Climb the 45-metre stairway into the air, or swing 85 metres above the ground.
There are lots of reasons to visit AlUla, and now we can add two more. If you can handle heights, then this one’s for you. The Saudi Arabian site has launched new attractions, AlUla Stairway and Giant Swing. The experiences are the first-of-their kind in the region, and sees a ladder suspended 45 metres in the air and a swing 85 metres above the ground.
Adventure seekers will be excited to hear about AlUla Stairway, which is located in the site’s Adventure Hub. AlUla Stairway offers a unique way to experience the historic landscape. The experience starts with a climb up the suspended ladder stairway, and a 150-metre zipline back down to the valley floor.
AlUla Giant Swing includes a 100-metre ferrata climb, which is followed by a drop into the canyons. Visitors can then bounce between the canyons on the swing.
AlUla is home to thousands of years’ worth of history, which visitors can experience with an air of exclusivity. The UNESCO World Heritage sites, ruins and rock art are just some of the gems. AlUla is also famous for welcoming big-name acts. In the last year, Maraya concert hall has hosted Alicia Keys, Andrea Bocelli, John Legend, OneRepublic, Usher and Westlife.
AlUla Stairway and Giant Swing is open to visitors aged 12 years or older, who are at least 110 centimetres tall and weigh between 20kg and 100kg. Visitors must wear comfortable clothing, including walking shoes or boots.
AlUla Stairway sessions last one hour and are available on Tuesdays to Sundays at 11am, noon and 1pm. Giant Swing sessions are available on Wednesdays from 1pm, 2pm, 4pm and 5pm, Fridays from 10am and noon, and Saturdays from noon and 1pm.
AlUla Stairway tickets start from SAR 150, and AlUla Giant Swing tickets start from SAR 250.
See you up there.
GO: Visit www.experiencealula.com for more information.