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If you feel the need to head beyond Al Ula, you'll soon find that the surrounding area possesses a number of attractions waiting to be experienced.
If you're looking for indoor entertainment, you really can't go past Western Province's excellent history museums. These are good places to soak up some of the region's rich cultural tapestry and perhaps pick up a gift or two. Tourists to Western Province often spend time exploring the region's open-air museums and open-air exhibits.
Western Province offer some fun outdoor options for travelers who enjoy watersports. Scuba diving and swimming are both popular pastimes here.
Trying regional food is often about more than just nutrition. It is also a glimpse into people's lives and places. Mutabbaq (stuffed pancake) and mabshour (meatballs with rice and yoghurt) are just two popular choices that will delight visitors' palates with a true taste of Western Province.
Unification of the Kingdom is held on the 23rd of September, so if your visit coincides, take a break from sightseeing and spend the day celebrating with locals.
When booking your holiday to Al Ula, it's good to remember that the closest major airport, Prince Mohammad Bin Abdulaziz Airport, is situated in in Medina, 180 miles (290 kilometers) to the southeast.