From Prince Abdul Majeed bin Abdulaziz International Airport (ULH)
- Prince Abdul Majeed bin Abdulaziz Domestic Airport is located 25 km (about 55 min drive) southeast of AlUla, Saudi Arabia. It was named after Prince Abdul Majeed bin Abdulaziz.
To AlUla City
- AlUla is a city of the Medinah Region in north-western Saudi Arabia. Historically located along the incense route, the city lies within the Governorate of AlUla, one of seven in the Medinah Region, covering an area of 29,261 square kilometres. The city is 20 km (about 25 min drive) from the hotel.
Maraya Concert Hall
- The magnificent Maraya Concert Hall in the northwestern Saudi province of AlUla has set a Guinness record for the largest mirrored building in the world. Maraya (meaning mirrors in Arabic) has been dubbed the “mirrored wonder” due to the giant sheets of glass attached to its structure, which reflect AlUla’s breathtaking landscape.
Located 1,100 km from Riyadh in north-west Saudi Arabia, AlUla is a place of extraordinary natural and human heritage. The vast area, covering 22,561 sqkm, includes a lush oasis valley, towering sandstone mountains and ancient cultural heritage sites dating back thousands of years.
The most well-known and recognised site in AlUla is Hegra, Saudi Arabia’s first UNESCO World Heritage Site. A 52-hectare ancient city, Hegra was the principal southern city of the Nabataean Kingdom and is comprised of more than 100 well preserved tombs with elaborate facades cut into sandstone outcrops. Current research suggests Hegra was the most southern outpost of the Romans after conquering the Nabataeans in 106 CE.
In addition to Hegra, AlUla is home to a series of fascinating historical and archaeological sites such as: Ancient Dadan, the capital of the Dadan and Lihyan Kingdoms, which is considered one of the most developed 1st-millennium BCE cities of the Arabian Peninsula; thousands of ancient rock art sites and inscriptions; and Hijaz Railway stations.
There is no service charge in Saudi Arabia. Tipping is not necessary, but is a nice gesture.
All rooms are equipped with at least one electrical point. The standard plug is a British three-pin, 220-240 volts.
The local currency is Saudi Riyal (SAR).
In case of emergency, dial 999.
Visa requirements depend on the guest’s country of origin. Please check with your local Saudi Arabia Embassy or consulate.
Saudi Arabia culture follows the Islamic traditions. Please observe modesty in behavior and dress appropriately, especially during Islamic festivals and events.
Arabic is the official language of the country, though English is widely spoken.
Climate & Weather
Saudi Arabia has a desert climate with year-round sunshine, hot summers and mild winters. Mean monthly temperatures range from 14°C in January to 36°C in July, sometimes reaching highs of 40°C+ during the summer. Rain is infrequent, falling in brief showers mainly in winter. Winter nights in the desert can be cold.
Local time is GMT/UCT + 3 hours. There are no daylight savings adjustments.