Saudi Arabia’s First UNESCO World Heritage Site, Hegra Promotes Ecotourism Through Wildlife Tours

Exploring Hegra, UNESCO's newest addition.

by Deeplata Garde
Saudi Arabia’s First UNESCO World Heritage Site, Hegra Promotes Ecotourism Through Wildlife Tours

Hegra Archaeological Site, nestled in the Kingdom, earns the prestigious distinction of joining UNESCO’s list of World Heritage locations. Nature aficionados and ecotourism enthusiasts alike find solace in its serene landscapes.

Preserving Nature’s Bounty At Hegra, AlUla

The Royal Commission for AlUla, in alignment with the Kingdom’s Vision 2030, strives for environmental equilibrium and sustainable resource management through the rejuvenation of wildlife and natural habitats at Hegra. Facilitated by the heritage, landscape, and experienced team, this endeavour fosters a harmonious coexistence with nature.

Hegra’s ecosystem, once a testament to biodiversity, faced challenges due to human activities and environmental degradation. However, with concerted efforts towards rehabilitation, the Commission aims to restore its former glory. By reviving native flora and fauna and implementing conservation measures, Hegra emerges as a beacon of environmental stewardship.

Immersive Experiences

Enthusiasts can indulge in Hegra’s wildlife and nature experiences program, which offers guided tours aboard suitable four-wheel drive vehicles. These excursions allow visitors to traverse the city, marvelling at its scenic beauty, distinctive rock formations, and diverse wildlife firsthand.

As participants embark on these immersive journeys, they are not merely spectators but active participants in the preservation of Hegra’s natural heritage. The guided tours provide insights into the delicate balance between conservation and exploration, fostering a deep appreciation for the interconnectedness of ecosystems.

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Preserving Heritage, Embracing Culture

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In its commitment to upholding heritage and cultural legacies, the commission ensures that Hegra’s treasures are meticulously preserved and presented by global standards. Hegra’s archaeological significance, spanning millennia of human history, is carefully curated to provide visitors with a glimpse into the region’s rich cultural tapestry.

From ancient petroglyphs to monumental tombs, each artefact serves as a testament to the ingenuity and resilience of past civilizations. By honouring this heritage, Hegra becomes not only a site of archaeological significance but also a symbol of cultural pride and identity for the Kingdom.

AlUla extends a warm invitation to all intrigued by the Hegra Archaeological Site. So, secure tickets via or through the visitor centre. With its immersive tours and captivating landscapes, Hegra promises an unforgettable journey into history and nature’s splendour. Whether wandering through ancient ruins or traversing rugged terrain, visitors are bound to leave with a newfound appreciation for the timeless beauty of Hegra.

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