Madinah Province
Landmark

The Spectacular Elephant Rock - Al Ula

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Description

The Elephant Rock is one of the world’s most popular rocks and the highlight of the region of Al-'Ula, a city of the Medina Region in Saudi Arabia. Looking at it from afar, this rocks seems like an elephant with a ground-bound trunk. The Elephant Rock is also known as Jabal-Al’fil in the Arabic language. Standing at a height of 52 meters, the giant rock climbs three stories into the Arabian sky. It is hard to look at the gargantuan Elephant Rock and not feel awestruck by its tremendous size.

Landscape 

This mammoth stands out among the other hand-carved, ornate structures of nearby Hegra’s Nabataean tombs as it was shaped by natural forces. The trunk and body of this red sandstone beast were shaped through water and wind erosion that was caused over millions of years.

The huge elephant stands in a landscape of golden sands, surrounded by other rocky formations which are equally impressive in size. Regardless, the Elephant Rock still overshadows all that falls in its sight and acts as reminder of the sands of time. The beauty of this mighty elephant only increases at nightfall where it becomes more lifelike in the warm lights that have been installed at the site. Visiting the rock at night is advantageous to avoid the hot weather during the day. 

Refreshment

There are some seating arrangements near the rock, with sunken sofa areas and the option to light a fire; visitors can sit and enjoy the music and mountains. Coffee shops are located nearby where drinks and snacks are available. Most of the food places open at 4 pm, therefore it is advised to carry water along with some snacks due to the hot weather.

 

Location

Elephant Rock, AlUla Saudi Arabia

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Laurie Nason

Laurie Nason

10/18/2022 17:07

Google review

Amazing place. And done extremely tastefully by Saudi tourism. The ambiance and surroundings are awesome. Plus the dugout seating areas - genius! Bought dinner at Salt - not cheap but good, tasty and fairly fast. Great experience. Make sure you arrive am hope our so before sunset for the most amazing colours and shadows.
Divina Fatima

Divina Fatima

09/03/2022 15:38

Google review

Must visit when in Al Ula! A park in the middle of the desert. Place is free, with seats on the sand so you can dine and drink from a couple of food bars and refreshments. And comfort rooms also! How cool is that. You can sit and enjoy watching the sun setting against the golden landscape and awesome rock formations.
K 13u

K 13u

01/28/2022 19:46

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Nicely done to be able to sit and watch the day go by. Opens after 4pm on Friday Food and drinks available Access is by sandy track and be careful not to get stuck in the sand
Anna Japri

Anna Japri

01/11/2022 11:13

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Beautiful place and feel great to come here.. Elephant 🐘 rock the great land mark😍😍😍.. Just a bit sad coz we can't enter inside during my visit on 6.1.2022 and just took pictures from the far.
Faisal Awan

Faisal Awan

11/30/2021 08:14

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A beautiful and unique natural Monument which authorities are enhancing by providing facilities like cafes and washroom. Best time to visit is after 4 PM.
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