Celebrate Every Moment

Celebrate Every Moment

ALULA'S FESTIVALS AWAIT YOU

WE ARE PUTTING THE 'U' IN ALULA

Are you intrigued by the ancient? Excited by the shiny and new? Do you long for the thrill of adventure, the silence of the land, or stimulation of the mind and body? AlUla invites you to find yourself and indulge your passions. The upcoming months are jam-packed with experiences that feed all the senses. Come and find the YOU in AlUla and enjoy an unmissable choice of music, art, heritage, adventure, culture and food.

Download Calendar

What Not To Miss During Winter at Tantora

29 January Fursan Endurance Cup

The Fursan Endurance Cup returns to AlUla for a third time as part of the Winter at Tantora festival. A demanding 120 km horserace through the desert, this race sets the benchmark on endurance racing worldwide.

Learn More

11-12 February Richard Mille AlUla Desert Polo

In this high energy, trendy equestrian showcase, the chic Richard Mille AlUla Desert Polo welcomes Adolfo Cambiaso and La Dolfina Saudi Polo Team to the AlUla pitch. Join us for an exhilarating tournament weekend.

Learn More

IBN BATTUTA IMMERSIVE SHOW

Occurring each weekend in AlUla Old Town, starting December 30, this immersive live show introduces the audience to Ibn Battuta, a most iconic explorer, as he travels through AlUla. A Rawi, or guide, documents stories of people Ibn Battuta encountered.

Learn More

Harrat Viewpoint

Enjoy the outdoor terrace, built to blend in with the magnificent surroundings. Telescopes allow you to see further, finding constellations and stories among the stars. When hunger hits, OKTO is waiting. Enjoy deliciously authentic Greek food, perfect for sharing plates and conversation.

LEARN MORE

1-5 Febraury SAUDI TOUR

The Saudi Tour is a 2.1 stage race on the UCI calendar featuring 5 rigorous stages through the breathtaking and challenging desert terrain of AlUla from February 1-5, 2022.

Learn More

Upcoming Concerts

28 January Magida Roumi

The Lebanese star, Magida El Roumi, lights up the stage at Maraya on January 28. Her operatic soprano will ring across the stage as she sings the most beautiful songs from her extensive repertoire.

Learn More

18 February International Artist

Join us at Maraya for a sensational musical performance from a standout artist. Follow @AlUlaMoments on social or sign up for our alerts to be the first to know when we reveal this musical guest.

24 Feburary International Artist

Join us at Maraya for a sensational musical performance from a standout artist. Follow @AlUlaMoments on social or sign up for our alerts to be the first to know when we reveal this musical guest.

25 February International Artist

Join us at Maraya for a sensational musical performance from a standout artist. Follow @AlUlaMoments on social or sign up for our alerts to be the first to know when we reveal this musical guest.

18 March International Artist

Join us at Maraya for a sensational musical performance from a standout artist. Follow @AlUlaMoments on social or sign up for our alerts to be the first to know when we reveal this musical guest.

What's On & What's New

Date Range
More Filters Close Filters Filters
Category
Showing:
50 RESULTS (Follow @AlUlaMoments on Social to be the first one to know when tickets go on sale.)
Sort By

AlUla Dining Options

Now Open Myazu

Experience Japanese fine dining in a chic atmosphere through exquisite culinary compositions crafted to create a harmonious balance between smoky, sweet, spicy and vibrant flavours.

Learn More

Now Open SKLT

SKLT offers a rich menu of charcoal-grilled burgers, steaks and seafood with savoury sides and vegetarian items alongside charming views overlooking AlUla Old Town from AlJadidah.

Learn More

Now Open Somewhere

Somewhere, tucked into an oasis farm, is a delicious restaurant with beautiful outdoor seating where modern dishes are fused with authentic Mediterranean flavours.

Learn More

OKTO

OKTO is set atop the beautiful outlook area of Harrat Uwayrid, serving amazing, authentic Greek cuisine at the edge of the Earth. Stunning views and delicious food are perfect for sharing with family and friends.

Learn More

Circolo

Located on the edge of the AlUla Oasis sits the charming Italian restaurant Circolo. Find authentic antipasti, artisanal pizza and more in this gorgeous outdoor setting.

Learn More

Le Maschou

Le Maschou brings rich culinary flavours and a sophisticated ambience from the old alleyways of France to AlUla. An authentic array of wood-fire smoked meats will leave customers craving for more.

Learn More

Maraya Social by Jason Atherton

AlUla's first Restaurant by a Michelin Starred Chef. Exquisite dishes have been created to pair with AlUla's unique nature and beauty.

Book Your Table

Annabel's AlUla

Welcoming guests for dinner daily, offering a distinctive selection of the finest dishes and specialty mocktails.

Learn More

Tama at Habitas

Located in the gorgeous Habitas Eco-Resort, Tama is much more than a restaurant. Meaning ‘here and now’ in Aramaic, Tama embodies one of Habitas’ core brand experiences, the essence of being present and keeping people in the here and now.

Learn More

SALT

The juicy burgers and tasty softies you know and love are coming to AlUla! SALT is taking its food truck inspired menu off-roading and parking its latest branch in front of AlUla’s iconic Elephant Rock.

Learn More

Suhail Old Town

A high-end Saudi Arabian dining concept serving dishes inspired by old Arabian Peninsula spices and time-honoured traditions, matched with a modern twist and exemplary service.

LEARN MORE

Moon Shell

Who says healthy is boring? A rainbow of colours fills the plates and coconut bowls of Moon Shell. These organic, playful dishes will have your taste buds begging for more!

Learn More

Wacafe

Mouthwatering croissants and scrumptious cinnamon rolls fill the cases at Wacafe. Grab the perfect cup of coffee and settle in at this great AlUla Old Town café.

Learn More

ACME

ACME’s unique burgers and delicious bites bring fun new flavours to AlUla’s Old Town. From refreshing drinks to savoury snacks, an exciting menu awaits kids and adults alike.

Learn More

Le Moulin Bakery

Delicate French pastries and delicious coffee are served all day long at Le Moulin Bakery, found in AlUla’s Old Town.

Learn More

Pink Camel Pastry Boutique AlUla

Tucked away in AlUla’s famous date palms and citrus trees, find the adorable Pink Camel Pastry Boutique. Try their famous macarons or a savoury snack and some coffee and sit and enjoy the shade surrounded by the perfumes of the oasis.

LEARN MORE

Coming Soon Forces of Nature

Hidden in a canyon, deep in the desert, you'll find a dining experience like no other. Beautiful architectural installations become your cooking station and dining table, set around fire pits and surrounded by the warm glow of lanterns. Tempt your taste buds as you watch your chef cook with lava, a technique never used in a restaurant setting before. 

Coming Soon Incense Road Suppers

The Incense Road & Celestial Cycle showcases AlUla’s key position along the Incense Road. Combining fine dining and storytelling in an immersive digital experience, guests become travelers eating their way across the peninsula and through time.

Coming Soon Entercote

Entrecôte owes its reputation to its unique formula: a walnut salad, a sirloin steak with its famous sauce & golden French fries.

Merkaz

Serving a selection of traditional Saudi plates. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner with a selection of traditional sweets and hot drinks.

LEARN MORE

Rahba café

Offering breakfast, and lunch at this casual outdoor dining option in AlUla Old Town.

LEARN MORE

AlNakheel Café

A relaxed and casual dining venue, Palm Garden is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

LEARN MORE

Shaden Resort

Shaden Restaurant, Fish Market, Holi and Outback Steakhouse are located at the Shaden Resort. Call to check for hours of operation. Open year round.

Call for Reservation

Sahary Restaurant

International favourites, open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Call for hours of operation. Open year round.

Call for Reservation

Nakheel Barzan

Offering a mouthwatering mixture of Saudi Arabian, Egyptian and Syrian cuisine. Located near Dadan.

Call for Reservations

Al Mahkar

Located in the heart of AlUla Oasis, near AlUla Old Town. Arabic coffee, dates, sandwiches, cold drinks and a selection of cakes are available.

Heritage Garden Restaurant

Located in the city centre, this atmospheric restaurant serves a variety of traditional foods.

Restaurant Location

21 December - 12 February

Winter at Tantora

Winter at Tantora, the very first music and arts festival in the Kingdom returns – now in a six-week format. A stunning Candlelit Symphonic Concert at the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Hegra will set the tone for the festival season as the opening event.

LEARN MORE

21 December - 12 February

Winter at Tantora

Equestrian events will include the eagerly-awaited new haute couture horse fashion event, Hegra Fashion Calvary, the return of the competitive Fursan Endurance Race Cup and the oh-so-chic AlUla Desert Polo.

21 December - 12 February

Winter at Tantora

A new Citrus Festival will celebrate AlUla produce and the Harrat Observation Deck with Back to Black restaurant will offer stunning sunrise and sunset views of AlUla from the top of the Harrat Uwayrid.

21 December - 12 February

Winter at Tantora

Archaeology and cultural workshops will be introduced at the heritage sites, there will be live immersion shows at AlUla Old Town and in the oasis.

13 February - 31 March

AlUla Arts

From February 2022, the AlUla Arts festival will bring together exhibitions and encounters created by a diverse array of artistic talents, in celebration of AlUla’s legacy as a cultural crossroads.

13 February - 31 March

AlUla Arts

Championing the ‘art of our time’, an exhibition representing the cutting edge of contemporary art by some of the leading artists in the Kingdom will be hosted at the award-winning Maraya.

13 February - 31 March

AlUla Arts

AlJaddidah will be a vibrant hub of art activity and performances, with the outdoor Cinema El Housh presenting arthouse Saudi film-makers and curated art experiences populating the Oasis, and other landscapes within AlUla. The AlUla Arts festival can be experienced from February 13, with headline exhibitions running to the end of March.

27 February - 12 March

AlUla Skies

It’s no secret that the fascinating geological landscapes of AlUla, from the volcanic plains to the ancient heritage sites, are best seen from the air - introducing AlUla Skies.

27 February - 12 March

AlUla Skies

Whether it’s floating serenely over Hegra in a hot air balloon, zooming the length of the oasis in a vintage plane or taking a helicopter over the rock formations of Madakheel, the sky will be alive with action.

27 February - 12 March

AlUla Skies

The new sight and sound experience, Constellations, is a high-tech take on AlUla’s popular star-gazing tour, and Symphony under the Stars will be a spine-tingling musical performance set under a million twinkling stars. It is all bookable from 27 February to 12 March.

17 March - 27 March

AlUla Wellness Festival

Leaning into AlUla’s history as a place for respite and relaxation, AlUla’s cultural oasis will become a focal point for wellness.

17 March - 27 March

AlUla Wellness Festival

A stunning new Garden of Moments experience will use the elements of the environment interacting with space, light and sound in thought-provoking installations. In March 2022, a Five Senses Sanctuary will offer a full range of mind, body and soul experiences from expert yoga, meditation and mindfulness practitioners.

17 March - 27 March

AlUla Wellness Festival

For something more energetic, the Eco Trail returns to AlUla and AlUla Oasis Fitness Infusion will offer daily doses of endorphins in the form of expert-led group classes. AlUla Wellness Festival will run from 17 March to 27 March.

Events Not to Miss

Maraya Social by Jason Atherton

One of Britain's best-loved chefs and owner of multiple Michelin-starred restaurants worldwide, Jason Atherton's newest restaurant Maraya Social is located on the rooftop of the extraordinary Maraya. Open for dinner from Wednesday to Saturday; the cuisine takes inspiration from AlUla with produce sourced from local farms, all served up in Atherton's signature style.

Book Your Table

15 October - 13 March Sharaan Nature Reserve - 4x4 Safari

A thrilling adventure through the heart of Sharaan Nature Reserve to reach The Raqasat (Dancing Rocks). Enjoy the scenery from the comfort of an air-conditioned vehicle as our guide teaches you more about this untouched nature reserve.

Learn More

Coming Soon Via Ferrata Experience

The Via Ferrata is a journey through desert canyons with climbing points, bridges and suspended obstacles along the way. This exciting new addition to AlUla will be one to remember. A safety system will allow you to freely move and explore while keeping you safe along the route.

21 December - 31 March Vintage Aircraft Experience

Step back in time, don your vintage outfit and take to the skies in a vintage aircraft for a memorable, adrenaline-fuelled experience above AlUla’s beautiful landmarks.

21 December - 31 March AlUla Old Town - Historical Re-enactment Shows

Historical re-enactment shows at AlUla Old Town will take visitors back in time and bring ancient fables back to life.

11 March Symphony Under the Stars

A spine-tingling musical performance set under a million twinkling stars at famous Arch Rock, known as the most dramatic stargazing and photography location.

SIGN UP AND BE THE FIRST TO KNOW

WE WILL KEEP YOU INFORMED OF THE AMAZING THINGS COMING TO ALULA THIS WINTER. TICKETS SALE, ARTISTS ANNOUNCEMENTS, NEW PRODUCTS, HOTELS, SPECIAL DEALS, EXPERIENCES, FESTIVALS AND MORE.

#TheWorldsMasterpiece#ExperienceAlUla

AlUla Accommodation Options

Open Now Habitas AlUla

A trail-blazer in sustainable hospitality, Habitas brings luxury living to AlUla in an eco-friendly way. Nestled within an ancient oasis in the desert canyons of the Ashar Valley, find yourself surrounded by sandstone cliffs and palm groves.

Learn More

Open Now Shaden Resort

Nestled against magnificent rock formations, Shaden’s luxury villas, suites and rooms each offer private patios and access to a vast pool and lounge complex. Several on-site restaurants and coffee shops, a business centre and more ensure your stay is comfortable.

Learn More

Open Now Sahary AlUla Resort

Exquisitely landscaped and surrounded by AlUla’s trademark sandstone mountains, this secluded resort offers private suites and rooms with outdoor seating and garden views, an on-site cafe and a game room.

Learn More

Canyon RV Park Canyon RV Park

Retro Airstream RVs set in the breathtaking canyon valleys of AlUla is the perfect getaway. This unique concept brings a modern camping twist to AlUla.

Learn More

Open Now Gathern Accommodations

AlUla can be your home away from home. Explore chalets, farms, tents and camps available for short-term and long-term rentals.

Learn More

Opening In Q3/4 2022 Banyan Tree AlUla

Banyan Tree AlUla (previously known as Ashar Resort) will offer luxurious one, two and three-bedroom Pool Villas overlooking iconic AlUla landscapes.

Learn More

Opening 2023 Sharaan by Jean Nouvel

A tribute to AlUla’s breathtaking landscape, Sharaan’s rooms and villas are cut into a sandstone cliff face. Accommodations feature sandstone walls and balconies to connect guests to the natural beauty and history of AlUla.

Learn More

Opening 2023 Aman Resorts

Aman Resorts is building three new properties in AlUla: an upscale tented camp that will blend with the natural environment, a resort inspired by the local architecture located close to heritage sites, and a sophisticated ranch-style desert resort.

Plan & Book Your Trip

AlUla Moments

AlUla invites you to find yourself and indulge your passions. Find out what’s new and what’s on in The World’s Masterpiece.

Learn More

Flying to AlUla

Saudia Airlines and flynas flies into and out of AlUla International Airport (ULH). The newly renovated airport is located just 35 km (a 30-minute drive) from the city centre.

Learn More

PCR Testing

PCR testing is readily available in AlUla at our mobile laboratory. Book online using the easy online portal, available in multiple languages including English and Arabic. Open 8 am – 11pm, with at home testing options.

Book Your Appointment

What to Do

Unlock the secrets of this open-air museum, where an exciting collection of immersive experiences and activities bring its stories to life.

Learn More

Where to Eat

In AlUla there are many dining options to replenish your energy after a day of exploring. Casual to fine dining options are available.

Learn More

Where to Stay

Looking for a place to rest after a long day’s adventure? From high-end luxury to sustainable eco-resorts, AlUla offers a range of accommodation options.

Learn More

COVID-19 Information

We strive to make your visit to this amazing destination as safe as possible.

Learn More