AlUla Old Town | Hala Yalla
AlUla Old Town
  • Al Ula
  • Ideal for men and women
AlUla Old Town A Heritage Site Like No Other. About: AlUla Old Town is located in the narrowest part of the AlUla Valley. Built on a slight elevation, the town is overlooked by the Musa bin Nusayr Castle, a citadel dating to at least the 10th century. Historical significance In the 12th century, AlUla Old Town became an essential settlement along the pilgrimage route from Damascus to Makkah. The city gradually replaced Qurh, to the south of AlUla, and is favourably mentioned by travellers from the 12th to the 20th centuries, when modern AlUla was constructed nearby. Info for visitors Currently, the site is being prepared for visitors and isn’t accessible in any way. One day, they will be able to climb the steps of the castle and gaze down on the abandoned, story-filled streets below a maze of 900 mudbrick houses, 400 shops and five rahbas, or town squares. Traces of original stone and mudbrick structures can be found at this remarkable site, with winding alleyways, windows glimpsing hidden lanes and roof-top terraces that only hint at the world within. For more info please click on More Info Scroll down to find us on WhatsApp, in case of queries
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