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AlUla Old Town, an Oasis of Heritage

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For nearly a thousand years, AlUla's Old Town in Saudi Arabia has sustained a rich, uninterrupted history, safeguarding its traditional way of life through extensive conservation projects. The Dar Tantora...

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Dr. Abdullah bin Adam Saleh Naseef was born in AlUla and received intermediate and secondary certificates from the Saudi Scientific Institute in Madinah, a bachelor of arts from King Saud University, Riyadh, and a Ph.D. from the faculty of arts, University of Manchester, UK, with a focus on the ancient monuments of the Arabian Peninsula. He has written numerous books on this subject, including An Historical and Archaeological Survey of Al-Ula with Special Reference to Its Irrigation System (1988).

Born in Scotland, Oliver Pilcher studied sculpture at the Edinburgh College of Art before embarking on a photographic career, which has taken him all around the world and given him the opportunity to shoot for some of the world’s finest brands. Oliver has been a contributing photographer at Condé Nast Traveler for over ten years. He currently divides his time between New York and Costa Rica with his wife, Abigail, and their four children, Andalucia, Bianca, Constantina and Herbie. He previously worked with Assouline on the best-selling Paris Chic (2020) and New York Chic (2023) and has contributed photos to Louis Vuitton Manufactures (2022), Riva Aquarama (2022), Saudi Coffee (2023), Saudi Dates (2023), Camels from Saudi Arabia (2024) and Falcons from Saudi Arabia (2024).

AlUla is undoubtedly the most strikingly beautiful oasis in all North Arabia.

— King Salman bin Abdulaziz

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Page count

224 pages

Number of illustrations

over 150



Released on

February 2024


W 25 x L 33 x D 4 cm

Cover materials

Silk hardcover




2.3 kg

Dr. Abdullah bin Adam Saleh Naseef

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