Ancient Kingdoms in Khaybar

Ancient Kingdoms in Khaybar

16 Nov - 2 Dec

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.

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16 Nov 2023 - 31 Jan 2024 | Daily

Oasis Soundscape

Reach new heights of serenity by wandering through the Khaybar Oasis while listening to the sounds of lute, drum and piano. This free-flow soundscape is designed to immerse visitors in nature while calming the body and mind.

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1 Nov 2023 - 31 Mar 2024 | Daily

Takya Restaurant

For traditional Saudi Arabian dishes with a tantalisingly modern twist, head to Takya. Found in an ancient restored dwelling at AlRawan Viewpoint, this heritage restaurant in Khaybar offers views of the forts and oasis.

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1 Nov 2023 - 1 Mar 2024 | Daily

Khaybar Camp

A rest stop en route to Khaybar, this recreation of a Bedouin camp offers an immersive insight into how they lived, as well as offering travellers refreshments such as coffee and dates.

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3 Nov 2023 - 9 Mar 2024 | Daily

3 Nov 2023 - 9 Mar 2024 | Daily Khaybar Heritage Tour

With its striking volcanic desert ecosystem and rich historical significance, Khaybar is where culture, heritage and nature meet. Join this tour and explore this destination that has redefined what we know about the Arabian Peninsula's history.

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Last Year's Highlights

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.

Khaybar Heritage Tour

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Discover Khaybar

Discover Khaybar, a jewel in a sea of lava - one of the natural wonders of northwest Arabia. Learn more about a region that has long been considered a sister oasis to AlUla and Tayma in legacy, legend, and heritage.

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Experience the sister oases

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.


AlUla, the heartbeat of Ancient Kingdoms

Encompassing more than 200,000 years of unexplored human history, AlUla is a destination of extraordinary human and natural heritage. It is home to countless historic treasures, including the Nabatean city of Hegra - Saudi Arabia’s first UNESCO World Heritage site, and the tombs of Dadan - the stone-built capital of the Dadanite and Lihyanite Kingdoms.

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Tayma, the emerging achaeological hub

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.

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Ancient Kingdoms Festival 2023

16 Nov - 2 Dec

Immersive and enriching, the festival aims to ignite a lifelong curiosity and sense of connection with the pivotal stories of the past that shape our understanding of the present.

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Plan Your Trip To AlUla

Flying to AlUla

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