The landscape, the colors, the valleys, the mountains, all tell us about the geology story of AlUla.A story that begins long before the Nabataeans built the spectacular tombs at Hegra. A story that is written in the rocks.
Wherever you are in AlUla, you will see rocks. The rock faces surrounding Old Town. Amazing natural formations as you drive towards the Sharaan Nature Reserve. Rugged, sharp hills near the airport. Ancient volcanic landscapes. All around AlUla you will see an incredible variety of striking landscapes. Just walking down the street and you will see rocks. Red rocks that seem to change their features as the sun moves throughout the day. And dark rocks that look like an enormous table jutting high above the ground.
AlUla is a very special place for geology. We can find metamorphic, igneous and sedimentary rocks all in this region. This history can be seen as we move through AlUla from the south to the north, travelling almost a billion years through time.