The open-air museum located in the North West of Saudi Arabia is set to begin reopening from October 31.

AlUla is a place of breath-taking human and natural heritage where guests are invited to explore and witness such as wonders as preserved tombs, sandstone outcrops, historic dwellings and monuments, both natural and human-made that hold 200,000 years of largely unexplored human history. The Royal Commission for AlUla (RCU) confirmed that the UNESCO World Heritage Site Hegra, the ancient Kingdom of Dadan and the canyons of Jabal Ikmah will be among the first sites to reopen at the destination.

The reopening of these destinations will follow strict safety measures with regards to Coronavirus that have been put in place by the Ministry of Health protocols. These safety measures include mandatory pre-booking of tickets, temperature checks at the airport, social distancing and limitations of visitors at heritage and other sites.

Phillip Jones, Chief Destination Management and Marketing Officer, commented: “There is no doubt it’s been a challenging year for all industries but our teams have worked hard to deliver this important stage in our tourism journey, and in the next chapter of AlUla’s journey through time.”