Sports Events in AlUla

Sports Events in AlUla

A natural playground

AlUla’s diverse landscapes and challenging terrain make it a unique place to host a range of sporting events. From the world’s first sandy-pitch Polo arena to trail running through a UNESCO World Heritage Site, see what incredible sporting events are coming to AlUla below.

Upcoming Events

11 Jan - 12 Jan 2024

AlUla Trail Race

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.

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17 - 20 Jan 2024

Richard Mille AlUla Desert Polo

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.


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30 Jan - 3 Feb 2024

AlUla Tour

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.

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Feb 2024

Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques Endurance Cup

Returning in its fifth edition, the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques Endurance Cup will welcome international riders to compete on the desert track with the finest horses from around the world. Equestrian enthusiasts and interested spectators will have an opportunity to experience AlUla’s ancient Arabian horse heritage culture.

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24 Feb 2024

Tough Mudder Infinity AlUla

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.

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Apr 2024

AlUla Camel Cup

‘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’.


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Aug 2024

AlUla Desert Blaze

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.

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Cycling Opportunities in AlUla

As AlUla continues to grow as a cycling destination, learn more about cycling in AlUla — from hosting one of the most scenic world tour events, being a sponsor for a successful world tour team, expanding ride-safe paths around the area and more.

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Past Events

30 Jan - 3 Feb 2023

Saudi Tour

After an extremely successful first edition in AlUla, Saudi Tour returned in collaboration with the Saudi Arabia Cycling Federation. Cyclists from around the world were challenged in the third edition of the Saudi Tour between the beautiful surroundings of AlUla.

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AlUla Moments hosts the region’s bespoke events and flagship festivals. Unlock the wonders of AlUla and explore the extraordinary landscapes and unique events and festivals offered year-round - a year full of art, wellness, heritage, adventure, sports and music.

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