The Natural Wonders of AlUla

The Natural Wonders of AlUla

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An outdoor museum on its own curated by nature, AlUla showcases rock formations, canyons, and cliffs that rival the majestic wonders carved by its ancient settlers.

Here’s a checklist of must-see natural wonders that are bound to make your imagination wander:

  • Elephant Rock

    Elephant Rock

    The Elephant Rock, also known as Jabal Al Fil in Arabic, is an amazing geomorphological wonder located 11km northeast of AlUla. A spectacular example of natural erosive forces of water and wind over a period of millions of years, this natural wonder rises 171 ft into the air with mountains looming in the background.

  • The Dancing Rocks

    The Dancing Rocks

    Jabal Al Rukkab, located in the Raggasat Valley, features spectacular pieces of natural art including fantastic rock formations, a network of canyons and the labyrinth of valleys running through the massif. Among these, discover a silhouette of three spiraling rock formations that are dubbed as the Dancing Rocks, which are sculpted by sand blown by fierce winds.

    If you are in for more artventure, find 2,000-year-old petroglyphs on the rocks in Jabal Al Rukkab.

  • Harrat Mountain

    Harrat Mountain

    Towering mesas with wide expanses of igneous basalt columns in the west add to the aesthetics of AlUla. This iconic landscape was formed years by a then-active volcano.

  • AlUla Oasis Valley

    AlUla Oasis Valley

    Nestled amidst the vast sandstone Hijaz Mountains, AlUla's valley oasis is a lush haven that offers cool respite with its famous date palm groves and aromatic citrus trees along with harvests of wheat, barley, olives, figs, and oat. The AlUla Valley thrives due to the drainage basin and oasis’s natural springs.

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