Overview of Al Ula
Al Ula is a city some 110 km southwest of Tayma (380 km north of Medina) in north-western Saudi Arabia. Al-Ula was historically located on the Incense route.
It was the capital of the ancient Lihyanites (Dedanites). It is well known for archaeological remnants, some over 2000 years old.
Al-Ula is one of the cities of Saudi Arabia, located in the west of the Arabian Peninsula. It is administratively located in the Madinah area and is about 300 km north of it.
The total area of the province of Al-Ula (29261 km2) represents 19.6% of the area of Medina, the population of Alula province 65 thousand people.
Local Food and Restaurants in Al Ula
Al Ula has the best restaurants like Derwas Corner Restaurant, Samaha Restaurant, Kudu, and much more, which are popular in Al Ula.
Restaurants in Al Ula
How to Reach Al Ula
Airport is just 19km from the city center
Al Ula by Air
There is a major airport nearest to AL Ula is Prince Abdul Majeed bin Abdulaziz Domestic Airport, it is located 25 kilometres (16 mi) southeast of Al-Ula, Saudi Arabia. It was named after Prince Abdul Majeed bin Abdulaziz. The planned capacity of the airport was 100,000 passengers per year, particularly both tourists and locals. The airport began operations on 31 October 2011 when the first flight from Riyadh operated by Saudia. It is the closest airport to the pre-Islamic archaeological site of Mada'in Saleh and Al Ula Heritage Village. The airport is the first one in Saudi Arabia specifically designed to serve people coming to the region for visiting purposes
Al Ula by Bus
If you want to go to Al Ula by bus, there are bus services available from majorities of the city. The bus services are operated by Saudi Public Transport Company (SAPTCO).
Al Ula by Train
Madain Saleh Station is a station of the Hijazi railway line located in Madain Saleh city between Al-Dar Al-Hamra station and Al-Ula station in Saudi Arabia.
Hijaz train station is one of the stations near the city of Al Ula.
Best time to visit Al Ula
Al Ula has a continental climate is hot in summer and cold in winter.
Where To Stay
About Hotels in Al Ula
Al Ula provides a huge range of Hotels to stay for all kinds of travelers. You will find here from cheap, budget lodges to the most luxurious hotels. The best luxurious hotels around the world like Le Meridien, Sofitel and Radisson can be found here. There are various budget hotels which are located to conveniently reach the attractions in and around Al Ula. These are ideal for the budget travellers.