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AlUla introduces year-round hot air balloon attraction by Hero Balloon Flights

AlUla, October 3, 2023, AlUla, the exquisite boutique heritage destination nestled in the northwestern region of Saudi Arabia, has unveiled an exciting addition to its already timeless allure – a new year-round aerial attraction presented by Hero Balloon Flights, the nation's premier commercial hot air balloon operator.

Launched on October 1, 2023, this inaugural balloon flight lifted off with the dawn over AlUla, providing guests with a unique opportunity to tap into their inner explorers. From an altitude of 4,000 feet, they were treated to a mesmerizing panorama that included Saudi Arabia's inaugural UNESCO World Heritage Site, Hegra, as well as a captivating tableau of canyons, rock formations, and lush oases.

AlUla, steeped in 200,000 years of shared human history and boasting 7,000 years of continuous civilizations, offers a treasure trove of ancient and traditional wonders that unfurl its full splendor. Hero Balloon Flights joins the destination's already impressive array of experiences spanning adventure, culture, arts, heritage, sports, and more.

For those seeking to embark on this airborne adventure, the cost of a shared hot air balloon experience is SAR 995 per adult and SAR 795 per child. Alternatively, Hero Balloon Flights offers a private hot air balloon flight accommodating up to eight guests for SAR 9,995. Each booking includes complimentary transportation to and from the guests' hotels.

To book these hot air balloon experiences, interested individuals can visit

Hero Balloon Flights is the latest addition to a thrilling lineup of adventure experiences that capitalize on the city's expansive landscapes and unique terrain. From the Adventure Hub, which offers activities such as abseiling, rock climbing, and ziplining, to the AlUla Skies Festival and year-round helicopter rides, the city is at the forefront of sustainable development in its tourism and adventure offerings, laying the groundwork for an exciting future filled with even more exceptional experiences.

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