Architectural Design
Guidelines

The architectural design guidelines have been developed to help citizens and their appointed architects to design and renovate buildings that are in harmony with AlUla’s landscape and natural beauty.


Inspiration has been taken from the building practices of traditional homes of AlUla, featuring characteristics such as:

  • Shaded inner courtyards to improve ventilation
  • Increased use of natural light
  • Private outdoor space
  • Colours and materials that compliment AlUla’s natural landscape
  • Commercial properties set back from the street to create more space for walking
  • Shaded sidewalks and social areas to improve neighbourhoods

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