Al Ula, one of the most historically and culturally-rich sites in Saudi Arabia, is set to reopen to the public from October 31
15 October 2020| Last updated on 18 October 2020
Saudi Arabia locals can visit Al Ula one day early before its reopening
Saudi Arabia's UNESCO-listed cultural destination, Al Ula, will reopen to visitors starting Saturday October 31 after a months-long closure due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Al Ula is set to allow the public once again but in a staggered approach, thus some will be able to visit the site before others. Saudi nationals will be given access first on Friday, October 30 before Al Ula reopens to the public.
Citizens are invited to visit the site free of charge, with entry allocated on a first-come and first-served basis.
The open-air heritage site is part of a list of other cultural locations in Saudi Arabia that will welcome people again.
The Royal Commission for AlUla (RCU) confirmed that the UNESCO-listed world heritage site, Hegra, the ancient kingdom of Dadan and the majestic canyons of Jabal Ikmah will be among the first sites to reopen to visitors.
Jabal Ikmah has been closed off to the public for two years .
Al Ula Old Town will also be open to visitors for the first time since December last year.
Those interested in exploring Al Ula can sign up on experiencealula.com to find out more about the bookings available for the heritage sites and when other experiences reopen.
Safety measures have been put in place as per the Saudi Arabia Ministry of Health protocols to combat the virus.
How to get to Al Ula
From Riyadh, Al Ula is a 10-hour long drive.
From Jeddah, Al Ula is a seven-hour long drive.
From Medina and Tabuk airports, the drive will take around three hours.