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Experience AlUla launches helicopter tours

Guests will be able to enjoy a birds-eye view of seven major sites in Saudi Arabia

Experience AlUla has launched twice-daily helicopter tours, offering visitors a unique perspective of the destination.

The 30-minute helicopter flights, priced SAR 750 per person, take in seven major sites of significance including the Jabal AlFil (Elephant Rock), AlUla’s most famous natural geological rock formation; Hegra, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the southern capital of the Nabataean civilisation; The Hijaz Railway and Maraya, the world’s largest mirrored building. The tour will also include Jabal Ikmah (the open-air library), the Dadan and Lihyan kingdoms, and AlUla Old Town, before landing at Fursan Village.

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Don Boyer, a geologist who was among the first to undertake research-based flights in the area said: “The landscape we see today is more or less the same landscape those guys saw 7,000 years ago. The pleasure of flying over this part of Arabia as opposed to heritage sites in Europe is that there is no clutter. In AlUla, it’s vast, you see things in their raw state and the state of preservation is generally very good indeed.”

For more information, visit www.experiencealula.com 

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