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.
After two successful weekends, the AlUla Dates Festival has expanded its programme to welcome visitors every evening in its third and final week until 17 October with farmers and family producers selling and showcasing their dates and other handicrafts and delicacies.
Delegates to the G20 Youth 20 Summit, the ‘Y20’, were taken on a virtual tour of AlUla in Northwest Saudi Arabia during a recent presentation by a fellow Y20 delegate.
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.