Place included in the heritage list of UNESCO.
In Saudi Arabia, opened the first cultural object for foreign tourists in the framework of the program of economic renovation VISION 2030. They became the center of al Ul in a thousand kilometers from Riyadh.
The main attraction of the center is the ancient city of Mada’in Salih, which was considered second in importance in Nebraska state. Its capital, Petra in Jordan, known to tourists from around the world.
Of Mada’in Saleh is the first monument in Saudi Arabia, included in the world heritage list of UNESCO. The complex features more than 100 rock tombs, decorated with statues and bas-reliefs.
In the future, in the territory of al-Ula promised to open a national Park that protects natural heritage and will become one of the leading archaeological, cultural and historical centers of the Middle East.
According to local authorities, al-Ul will work is seasonal, and the number of visitors limit, to avoid the crowds.
At the moment Saudi Arabia is open only for pilgrims. Tourist visas for foreigners are issued only while the participants of major events, including the “Formula 1”, the Winter festival at Tantora, and others.