With unique activities, immersive experiences and stunning landscapes like you've never seen them before, it's your base and the beating heart of Ancient Kingdoms.
Must See in AlUla
23 Nov 2023 - 27 Jan 2024 | Tue-Sat
Hegra After Dark
Inspired by the Incense Road and the ancient Nabataeans who controlled it, this enchanting experience takes you on an unforgettable journey combining captivating flavours and fragrances, fascinating storytelling and illuminated spectacles.
Try your hand at stone carving and petroglyph rubbings, before embarking on a guided exploration of Ikmah's inscription-rich canyon. This unmissable experience then culminates with a spectacular show projected over Jabal Ikmah mountain.
1 Dec 2023 - 22 Mar 2024 | 20 Apr 2024 - 30 Jun 2024 | Daily
Hegra Wildlife & Nature Tour
Take a journey through Hegra's wild and natural beauty in the back of an open-top vintage vehicle. You'll explore a surprising wealth of flora and fauna, while also discovering the UNESCO site's iconic tombs, inscriptions and rock art along the way.
Go on a journey through an ancient valley and immerse yourself in the fascinating history and stunning natural beauty of this site. You’ll travel by buggy and on foot, enjoy Arabic hospitality and experience truly awe-inspiring vistas.
For Ancient Kingdoms, the Oasis will be a hub of activity throughout. Whether experiential local food, unique tours or eye-catching performances, there is something for everyone.
16 Nov 2023 - 3 Jan 2024 | Daily
The Memory Sanctuary
The Memory Sanctuary is an immersive installation and dessert lab that explores the intricate relationship between local flavour, memory and heritage. You’ll also have the chance to craft – and eat – your own nitrogen-frozen treat.
16 Nov 2023 - 20 Jan 2024 | Wed-Sat
Enjoy a carefully crafted hamper with friends or family, bursting with the delicious flavours of produce from the neighbouring sustainable farms. Few places are as perfect as the Oasis for an alfresco meal among the sights, sounds and scents of nature.
16 Nov 2023 - 20 Jan 2024 | Wed-Sat
Life & Memory Chest
Delve into a picnic of foods that are rooted to AlUla’s past in this gastronomic experience. Served in chests used by local people to store treasured keepsakes, dishes such as camel dumplings in harissa soup with spiced rice and pomegranate, are presented with pieces of Arabic poetry.
During the Ancient Kingdoms Festival, AlUla stands shoulder to shoulder with the other great oases of northwest Arabia - Khaybar and Tayma - in welcoming visitors from across the world for an unprecedented experience of history that spans millennia.
Khaybar, the volcanic desert ecosystem
Khaybar’s striking volcanic desert ecosystem and rich historical significance make it one of the world’s best-kept secrets. A uniquely enigmatic destination, culture meets nature and heritage to create an exceptionally remarkable landscape. Journey outside of AlUla and discover Khaybar’s timeless heritage sites and its breathtakingly epic scenery.
Tayma’s story is one of legacy, power and legend. A destination with an outstanding history of ancient cultures, today’s travellers can journey along the famed Incense Road to reach Tayma – the land of the last Babylonian King and other extraordinary figures embedded into the region’s rich history.
A tranquil desert sanctuary, Banyan Tree AlUla invites you to discover an uncharted new world. Inspired by the mysterious and exciting natural surroundings of the Ashar Valley, no two stays are ever the same.
Cloud7 Residence is a smart, modern low-rise bungalow complex designed with that home-from-home feeling in mind. Each unit comes with a comfy lounge and kitchenette, plus there’s a big shared pool with scenic views to enjoy while you swim.
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.
Check out last year's edition of the Ancient Kingdoms Festival 2022, including the After Dark heritage experiences, as well as experiences in Khaybar and Tayma, for a taste of what to expect this time around. Find more videos from the Ancient Kingdoms Festival on the AlUla Moments YouTube channel.