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Royal Commission for AlUla unveils expansion with Accor in partnership with the Banyan Tree brand

The Royal Commission for AlUla (RCU) has announced a partnership agreement with Accor as part of its strategy to develop AlUla as a tourism destination for nature, culture and heritage.

Arab News en Français signs MoU with the Royal Commission for AlUla, another milestone alliance in bringing the region’s culture and heritage to the world

Arab News en Français, the newly launched online French language edition of the Middle East’s leading English language daily, today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with “Experience AlUla” aiming to enhance knowledge and enrich content in French focusing on archaeology, heritage, history and sustainable tourism.

Royal Commission for AlUla completes second phase of airport expansion, increasing annual capacity by 300% as several routes re-open

The Royal Commission for AlUla (RCU) has today announced, in collaboration with the General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA), the completion of the second phase of AlUla’s airport development project, a key component of its strategy to position the city as a major tourism destination and logistics hub.

Baby gazelle’s wobbly first steps point towards a new future for AlUla’s nature reserves and the potential return of Arabian leopards

The gazelle fawn took its first wobbly steps within the breathtaking Hejaz mountains of Saudi Arabia’s AlUla region. The fawn was watched by its mother and, unbeknownst to the pair, by rangers from AlUla’s Sharaan Nature Reserve.

Residents given the tools to design a new AlUla South with AlUla Design Studio (UDS)

The Royal Commission for AlUla (RCU) today launched the AlUla Design Studio (UDS), a new public service that will play a core role in the urban regeneration of AlUla’s public realm.

Building permits to open March 15 in AlUla South, says CEO Amr AlMadani

AlMadani: AlUla South will be the backbone of sustainable urban development to achieve AlUla’s vision

Major exhibition presenting treasures of the ancient crossroads of AlUla in Saudi Arabia opens at the Institut du monde arabe in Paris

AlUla is a historically significant desert oasis in the north west of Saudi Arabia.

RCU Governor HH Prince Badr bin Farhan Al-Saud directs start of substantial development projects in AlUla, expands community engagement initiatives

AlUla’s Prince Abdulmajeed Bin Abdulaziz Airport to be transformed by end of 2019 to meet international standards with increased aircraft parking and multiple structural and design upgrades, improving the travel experience.

Royal Commission for AlUla Announces Partnership with Prestigious Luxury Hotel & Resort Brand Aman

Three Aman destinations to be built at AlUla in North-West, Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia’s Royal Commission for AlUla Announces Birth of Two Arabian Leopard Cubs in Significant Boost to Critically Endangered Subspecies

The male and female cubs born in Saudi Arabia to 10-year-old mother Hamms represent hope for the renewal of a subspecies estimated to be less than 200 strong in the wild Cubs born on 26 April have passed crucial 12-week development milestone and undergone first examinations and vac

Royal Commission for AlUla hosts first workshop for Tour Operators in AlUla

On 27th June 2018, the Royal Commission for AlUla (RCU) held a constructive day of discussion and engagement with over 30 local and national tour operators in AlUla, introducing participants to the Commission and its mandate to d...

Royal Commission for AlUla organizes training programme to prepare 168 Saudi youth for international scholarship

10-week course to equip candidates with language and soft skills capabilities under guidance of expert teachers and counsellors The Royal Commission for AlUla is conducting an intensive 10-week language and skills development course for 168 young Saudi citizens ...

Royal Commission for AlUla launches Archaeology programme in AlUla

Integrated survey of AlUla region brings together world-leading archaeologists Closure of Mada’in Salih, Al-Khuraybah and Jabal ‘Ikmah re-opening to the public in 2020. A major integrated archaeological survey of the AlUla valley and beyond has been launched by the Royal Commission for...

In continuation of the Royal Commission for AlUla’s global partnerships, Saudi Arabia joins hands with France on sustainable development of AlUla

Agreement signed in the presence of His Royal Highness the Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, French President Emmanuel Macron Long-term project to protect, develop and promote AlUla’s historical and cultural sites, create thriving economy in line with Vision 2030

Royal Commission for AlUla launches international scholarship programme

Programme offers opportunity to study specialisations such as tourism, hospitality, agricultural technologies, archaeology and history Students can earn diplomas, Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees Entry to the programme open from 28 January to 28 February The Royal Commission for A.