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AlUla Moments Calendar 23-24
16 Nov - 2 Dec
Ancient Kingdoms Festival
Marking Hegra's 15th anniversary as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, this extraordinary festival returns to celebrate the interconnected oases of northwest Arabia - AlUla, Khaybar and Tayma. Discover immersive experiences that spark curiosity, inspire awe and foster a connection with our ancient past.
Winter at Tantora is returning for its fifth exhilarating season. The region’s longest-running music and arts festival, Winter at Tantora features intimate concerts with world-renowned musicians and hosts multiple events and experiences across culture, heritage, gastronomy and more.
The second edition of the popular running event, featuring ultra-marathons and family fun runs across AlUla and featuring iconic locations as Maraya, Elephant Rock and the Oasis on the routes. Choose from the 1.4K, 10K, 20K, 50K or 100K race.
The game of Kings is back. This high-energy tournament draws patrons and professionals from the global polo community, showcasing AlUla’s historical ties to horsemanship, heritage and culture. Meanwhile, the uber-chic crowd will showcase their winter looks while they cheer on the players.
A must-visit for any cycling enthusiast, from 2024 AlUla will also be both the name and the home of Saudi Arabia’s only UCI World Tour event, the AlUla Tour. Previously known as the Saudi Tour, this will attract some of the sport’s biggest names, including Team Jayco AlUla.
Returning in its fifth edition, the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques Endurance Cup will welcome riders to compete on the desert track with the finest horses from around the world. Equestrian enthusiasts and spectators will have an opportunity to experience AlUla’s ancient Arabian horse heritage culture.
The first Infinity race to ever take place outside of North America, this epic eight-hour competition challenges athletes to accomplish the largest number of laps around an obstacle course. The winner of this incredible event will be awarded one of the largest financial prizes in obstacle-course racing history.
From carefully curated contemporary art to gigantic outdoor art installations, craft workshops to artists’ residencies, the AlUla Arts Festival reflects both the region’s long-standing artistic heritage and celebrates local and international art in all its forms.
During the day, hot air balloon and helicopter rides offer birds'-eye views over AlUla's stunning scenery. Come nightfall, return to earth for stargazing, symphonies and drone shows that will add to unforgettable memories. AlUla Skies Festival is a celebration of all things sky.
‘The Pinnacle of Camel Racing’, the AlUla Camel Cup brings together some of the world’s finest racing camels to compete in one of the region’s oldest sports. Each day features a different kind of race, testing the speed, strength and endurance of these remarkable ‘ships of the desert’.
The first of its kind in the Kingdom, this unique running challenge will take place over the hottest time of the year. Runners from all over the world will participate in this sweltering desert race, across distances ranging from five kilometres to a full marathon.
Led by world-class industry experts and practitioners, the annual AlUla Wellness Festival is dedicated to experiences and activities that boost health and wellbeing among the stillness and serenity of AlUla’s spectacular scenery.
With 11 Grammy Awards and a string of chart-topping hits, Bruno Mars has become one of the biggest names in funk and R&B. The "Uptown Funk" singer brought his smooth vocals and electrifying live show for one night of top-class entertainment set in AlUla’s spectacular desert landscape.
Azimuth 2023 was suitably bursting at the seams with huge moments: Peggy Gou gave a DJ set to remember; Brit band The Kooks sang their indie hits under a canopy of stars; and Chet Faker made his presence felt between the towering cliffs. So many favourite moments across two days and nights of unforgettable performances. As the glitter settles on this year’s one-of-a-kind festival, it’s time to reflect on a sleepless but brilliant weekend.
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