via Vogue Paris
Our beloved Elephant Rock, Hegra, and Desert X Al Ula are now literally an app away! Yes, you read that right, iconic Al Ula is welcoming virtual visits via our favorite app, Snapchat. So grab a crunchy snack, sit back in your couch, grab your smartphone, and travel to Saudi Arabia's and the world's largest living museum.
The Royal Commission for AlUla is behind this exciting project that a national feature to Snapchat. Al Ula's wonders have been transferred to the app in the form of innovative lenses and 360 videos, which are also available on experiencealula.com.
Saudi Arabia's Maraya Concert Hall in AlUla has set a new Guinness World Record as the largest mirrored building in the world. The structure, which could easily pass as a mirage in the desert, is made of 9,740 square meters of mirrors. pic.twitter.com/xq0SqZoYeT— About Her (@AboutHerOFCL) March 18, 2020
Given the current situation and following authorities' decision, our favorite heritage site is closed for an indefinite period. Home to the amazing Winter At Tantora festival, AlUla will hopefully receive tourists again in October 2020.
In the meantime, the public can indulge in a virtual tour of this extraordinary site and its awesome attraction via Snapchat!