AlUla is an area of outstanding natural and historical significance in North-West Saudi Arabia. Work is now underway to transform AlUla into one of the world’s premier destinations for nature, culture and heritage. Learn About Journey Through Time
New partnership will leverage the World Bank’s expertise to deliver a comprehensive and inclusive framework to power AlUla’s ongoing development Global financial and knowledge institution will provide technical support for RCU’s sustainability, inclusive, and cultural agenda
New peer-reviewed research into ancient stone-built animal traps, known as ‘desert kites’, reveals sophisticated and extensive hunting of wild animals from the Late Neolithic and shows the ingenuity and perhaps collaborative nature of the region’s peoples in the past.
AlUla, Saudi Arabia, 18 September 2020: The Royal Commission for AlUla (RCU) today announced it is in the final stages of restoration work on the centuries-old Hamad Bin Yunus and AlZawiyah mosques in AlUla Old Town. For over 800 years a stopping point for pilgrims to Mecca and situated near the ancient earlier spice and incense trade routes, the town was only abandoned in the early 1980s.