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.

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Upcoming Concerts

10 December Lena Chamamyan

Lena’s enchanting soprano is sure to excite the stage at the award-winning Maraya. Coming to AlUla on 10 December, her unique style is not to be missed.

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17 December Cheb Khaled Concert at Maraya

An international superstar best known for his hit singles Didi and C'est la vie, live at the award-winning Maraya, December 17.

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24 & 31 December Hegra Candlelit Classics

Hegra Candlelit Classics is a magical night of music. Join us as we surround Hegra in the glow of thousands of flickering candles as the Stefan Lombard ensemble plays a gorgeous five-movement suite in a range of genres.

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7 January Abdulrahman Mohammed

Multi-talented Saudi star Abdulrahman Mohammed is set to take the stage at Maraya on January 7, 2022. Start the new year off in style at this fantastic concert.

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14 January Omar Khairat

Egyptian composer and pianist Omar Khairat is beloved across Egypt and the Middle East. Returning to AlUla for the third time, don't miss your chance to hear his unique talent live at the stunning Maraya on January 14!

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21 January Andrea Bocelli

The world’s most beloved Italian tenor Maestro Andrea Bocelli is returning to AlUla to mesmerise his audience and opera fans yet again during an extraordinary performance at the award-winning Maraya on January 21.

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28 January Majida Roumi

The Lebanese star, Majida 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.

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FLYING TO ALULA

Hey AlUla Explorer! Did you know flynas now has direct flights from Dubai, Kuwait, Riyadh, Jeddah and Dammam to AlUla International Airport? With the leader in sustainable hospitality, Habitas, opening an eco-resort tucked into the canyons of AlUla, a great weekend getaway just planned itself! Weekend getaways just got more adventurous!

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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.

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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 2021, 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.

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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.

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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 December Tantora Celebration

Following the announcement of the traditional winter harvest from the local community, this celebration brings together residents and visitors in a festive celebration with music and cultural performances.

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.

24 & 31 December Hegra Candlelit Classics

Hegra Candlelit Classics is a never-before-seen magical night of music. Join us 24 & 31 December as we surround Hegra in the glow of thousands of flickering candles as the Stefan Lombard ensemble plays a gorgeous five-movement suite in a range of genres.

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7 & 8 January - 14 & 15 January AlUla Citrus Festival

Explore the oasis farms bursting with the flavours of summer. Join in the festivities of AlUla's first Citrus Festival, smelling, tasting, and learning all about the 29 types of citrus fruits special to the area. Experience first-hand a local auction, as farmers sell their unique fruits the traditional way.

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.

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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.

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Opening In Q4 2021 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

How to Book

Find airline partners and a qualified a group of expert preferred travel companies who can work with you to help plan your trip to AlUla.

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Where to Stay

AlUla has a variety of accommodation on offer from luxury resorts to high-end villas surrounded by natural wonders.

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Getting to Alula by Air

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

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Road Trips

Peel back the layers of history that have shaped AlUla by taking a Road Trip.

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COVID-19 Information

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

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Explore AlUla Virtually

AlUla, at the crossroads of civilisations, is now on Google Streetview. Visit nine landmarks from wherever you are and explore ancient heritage sites and majestic landscapes

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