13 Aug 2021

Rock Structures – Al Ula

Al Ula has many amazing rock structures many of which have names and are very photogenic. Four formations we visited on our trip were Jabal Al Feel, Hand Rock, Sparhawk Arch and Vassel Hole Rock all of which are in the same small area north of Al Ula town. Jabal Al Feel or Elephant rock is located near to Al Ula and is a natural sandstone rock of huge proportions in the shape of an elephant with its trunk touching the ground. The elephant also appears to have an eye made of natural rock formation. The best time to photograph the rock is in the morning at around 07:00 – 08:00 hrs as the sun is in a good position and the sunlight not too harsh. It is easy to get to from Elephant rock either by car and has a signpost in brown saying Jabal Al Feel on the main road indicating where it is. It is s short way from the road but is accessible by any car if care is taken. The other three sites are not as popular as Jabal Al Feel and we were the only people present during our visits they are still worth looking at, as they are very impressive rock formations. Hand Rock has some impressive rock art on one wall depicting many things including Ostrich and Camels.

Hand Rock

Hand Rock

Sparhawk Rock

Sparhawk Rock


Vassel Hole Rock

Jebal Feel - Elephant Rock

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