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Access to the site

Your journey to the stone site starts from the Winter Park (Northern Garden). When you arrive at the Winter Park (North Park) you can park your car in the free parking near the entrance. On arrival, one of our staff will welcome you and direct you to the location of the buses to Hejr. Please be at the Winter Park for the bus ride 40 minutes before the time marked on your ticket.

Wandering around

When you arrive at the stone, you will be taken to the directions area inside the Hejaz Railway, where you will start your journey with a short summary, dates and Arabic coffee before you board the luxurious air-conditioned bus to move inside the stone, which stops at four main points, and the ticket price includes transportation to and inside the stone. Once you are done exploring, just take the bus back to the Hejaz Railway where you can eat and drink and visit the gift shop for souvenirs before leaving.

let’s start

Experience the Hejaz Railway, which will deepen your understanding of AlUla as a prominent center for travel and exploration. The historic station houses a locomotive

An immersive audio guide) available as of December 2020 (which will take you back to a time when merchants and pilgrims traversed this land. Find out how the construction of the railway, beginning in 1900, helped modernize the way pilgrims travel. The railway is currently on the Tentative List for recognition as a site A UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Refine your knowledge of the inner workings of the Nabataean community, from how their settlements were built to the ways in which they practiced their religion, at Jabal Athleb,

It is a natural mountainous outcrop located east of Al-Hijr. Take a look inside the “Diwan”, a room carved into the rocks that was once a place

To hold lavish banquets and a meeting room for city leaders. Use the Explore AlUla app to see the ballroom return to its former glory and guests enjoying the feast.

Here you’ll also find the Siq, a narrow natural gorge through the mountains, perfect for taking pictures.

Next stop is Jebel Banat, one of the largest groups of burials in Hegra with 29 burials, skillfully carved facades on all sides of the sandstone. The name Jabal al-Banat refers to the number of burials owned, commissioned or commissioned by women of that period. There are examples of owners or commissioners of these burials throughout the stone, as well as inscriptions bearing the names of the women and their relatives.

Sometimes the craftsman who carved it mentions the date of its construction and the king who ruled at that time. Many include legal language to protect the tomb, and threaten to punish anyone who vandalizes them or its contents.

Continue your expedition to Jebel Al-Ahmar, which contains 18 burials, some of which were recently excavated. The name refers to the unique red color of the rocks.

The last stop on the tour is the tomb of Lahyan Ibn Kuz, the largest of the Hegra burials, about 72 feet high. Left unfinished, with jagged, unstained chisel marks surrounding its lower third, it is sometimes referred to as Qasr Al-Farid by locals, ‘the only castle’ in English, due to its remote location relative to other tombs.

When your tour ends, you will return to the Hejaz Railway Station, where the bus will take you to the Winter Park.