The Elephant Rock

Don’t miss seeing this Elephant Rock when you’re in Madain Saleh or Al Ula in Saudi Arabia.

Last weekend, some of us went camping for two nights at Al Ula. Yes, I know what you are thinking – it’s hot and it’s a freakin’ desert! Well, you’re wrong! There are rocky mountains and incredible mountain formations, too! We didn’t really see much of the desert as we were surrounded by rock monoliths and giant sandstones in various shapes and lengths.

The Elephant Rock at Al Ula, Saudi Arabia.
The Elephant Rock at Al Ula, Saudi Arabia.

Look at this gorgeous Elephant Rock! It’s a monolith in the middle of other hundreds of rock monoliths around Al Ula and Madain Saleh. As you can see it really looks like an elephant – a baby elephant! But, methinks it’s also a sea horse facing down. Do you think so? 🙂


Do you want to enjoy swimming in a pool while glamping in the middle of a desert? Habitas Al-Ula will surely wow you! Or do you want to stay in a caravan with 5-star amenities and service? The staff at Caravan by Habitas are waiting for your presence. For more great accommodations at Al Ula, you can find them here.

Things to do in Al Ula

There are a few things you can do in Al Ula. You can visit Madain Saleh, The Elephant Rock, the canyon, or go mountain climbing. Or if you just want to chill, you can always sit around a campfire and drink tea while enjoying your shisha. And don’t forget to marvel at the shimmering beauty of the Maraya Concert Hall – dubbed as the largest mirrored building in the world by the Guinness World of Records.


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