Nature and Sustainability
Monumental rock formations include the iconic Elephant Rock, the bowling pin-shaped Jar Rock, the bridge like Rainbow Rock (home to semi-precious diamonds), and the mind-blowing Dancing Rocks that appear to sway together in unison. Set within the remote desert landscape, Gharameel is home to extraordinary sandstone formations, whilst promising sublime sunsets and some of the planet’s best stargazing. Lush, fertile and filled with life, the Oasis of AlUla is an area of greenery amid the sprawling desert, and has given life to AlUla’s residents, visitors, flora and fauna for millennia. Set across nearly 600 square miles of canyons, desert and valleys, the Sharaan Nature Reserve aims to conserve and protect the precious AlUla ecosystem. When it does open to visitors (on carefully considered tours with expert wildlife rangers) you can uncover an abundance of incredible wildlife – including red-necked ostriches, Nubian ibex and graceful gazelles.