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Will Saudi’s spectacular landscapes become the next climbing destination?


The Royal Commission for Al-Ula (RCU) announced plans to encourage the sport of rock climbing in the province.

Saudi and overseas climbers will be able to enjoy rock climbing in Al-Ula. This is an unforgettable experience in a unique historic and heritage site. With its historic treasures and spectacular landscapes, Al-Ula has the potential to become one of the most important tourist destinations in the world not only for cultural tourism, but also for sports, leisure and adventurous travel. Al-Ula is home to some of the world’s most extraordinary landscapes and rock formations that make it the perfect site for rock climbing enthusiasts and adventure tourists from around the globe.

This partnership is part of RCU’s mission to transform Al-Ula into a leading global destination in adventure, nature and wellness as well as in cultural and historical experiences that appeals to a worldwide audience. In addition to this, the local community of Al-Ula is at the heart of the initiatives implemented by RCU and they will be working with SCF to train locals of Al-Ula as climbing guides and safety officers to stimulate local job growth and support the local economy.

You have doubts that Saudi Arabia can become the future climbing destination? Do you remember Raha Moharrak? Saudi Arabia is famous with the youngest and first Saudi woman to conquer Everest, and is therefore one of the spearheads of female emancipation in the Kingdom and the surrounding Arabian region.



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