Sports Events in AlUla 2023

Sports Events in AlUla 2023

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.

30 Jan - 3 Feb

Saudi Tour 2023


After an extremely successful edition in AlUla in 2022, Saudi Tour returns in collaboration with the Saudi Arabia Cycling Federation. Cyclists from around the world will challenge in the third edition of the Saudi Tour between the beautiful surroundings of AlUla.

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23 Feb - 24 Feb

AlUla Trail Race 2023


The AlUla Trail Race returns to challenge international athletes, amateur runners, and children alike. From a 100km ultramarathon, a 50km marathon, a 25km half marathon, a 10km fun run, and a 1.4km kids' race, there is something for everyone.

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4 Mar

AlUla Endurance Cup 2023


Returning in its fourth edition, the AlUla Endurance Cup will welcome more than 200 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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7 Jun - 10 Jun

Extreme Adventure AlUla


High adrenaline and high heat in a highly challenging environment, Extreme Adventure AlUla brings a series of physical challenges and obstacles to maximise the surrounding landscapes of AlUla. From abseiling, hiking, cycling, dune buggies, rock climbing and many more – Adventure is part of AlUla’s DNA.

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AlUla Moments Calendar 2023

13 Feb - 28 Feb AlUla Arts Festival


A must-visit event on the global arts calendar, AlUla Arts Festival will offer a diverse, curated selection of art workshops and international art exhibitions. The flagship event for this edition is FAME: Andy Warhol in AlUla, a special exhibition curated for Maraya and the most extensive collection of Andy Warhol’s works to be shown in the Middle East.

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9 Feb - 12 Feb AlUla Arabian Leopard Week


The first-ever marquee fashion event in Saudi Arabia will be presented at the AlUla Arabian Leopard Week. With music and art inspired by the plight of the critically endangered Arabian Leopard, the AlUla Arabian Leopard Week is designed to raise awareness for this majestic animal.

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20 Apr - 4 May AlUla Skies Festival


AlUla’s skies will see 200 colourful balloons flying high over the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Hegra. Alongside the balloons will be a series of immersive events that celebrate the majestic ancient desert and the galaxy above, such as elevated stargazing experiences and much more.

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26 Sep - 16 Oct AlUla Wellness Festival


Bringing the best of the world of wellness, restoration and relaxation to AlUla this festival is the biggest wellness event in the region. The flagship event – The Five Senses Sanctuary – will return with renowned practitioners, offering yoga, meditation, talks, and fitness in the stunning surroundings of the oasis.

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17 Nov - 3 Dec Ancient Kingdoms Festival


In this second edition of the Ancient Kingdoms Festival, explore the relationship between the three interconnected ancient oases of Northwest Arabia – AlUla, Khaybar and Tayma. More immersive experiences and spectacular events will showcase these timeless oases' historic and natural landscapes.

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22 Mar - 22 Apr Ramadan & Eid Al-Fitr


With special Ramadan accommodation offers, spectacular Iftar and Suhoor settings, as well as a myriad of exciting outdoor evening adventures, AlUla puts a special emphasis on family time during Ramadan. Join in on the traditional celebrations of Eid AlFitr by sharing breakfast and trying fresh juices, tea and coffee with locals.

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1 July - 1 Sep Summer in AlUla


Summer has always been a special time in AlUla, where locals and travellers alike found refuge in the lush AlUla Oasis. As the heat rises across the Arabian Peninsula, AlUla’s verdant oasis bears fruits, gives shade and becomes a place for respite and relaxation, a gem of the Arabian Peninsula in the summer.

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22 Sep - 25 Sep Azimuth Festival


After a wildly successful 2022 edition featuring DJ Snake, Parov Stellar, BKR and many other regional and international DJs, AZIMUTH returns to AlUla. Taking place once again during the Saudi National Day Holiday, this music festival will offer a mix of music, art and more on a one-of-a-kind Sand Floor.

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8 Jul - 13 Jul Eid Al-Adha


Surrounded by breathtakingly beautiful natural landscapes, captivating history and culture, and unique dining concepts, AlUla is a fascinating place to spend the Eid AlAdha holiday. From exploring Hegra to challenging yourself at rock climbing, do something different this Eid.

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21 Dec 2023 - 20 Jan 2024 Winter at Tantora


Being the region’s longest-running music and culture festival, Winter at Tantora returns for its fifth season. Featuring cultural events, musical concerts, wellness, nature, fashion, dining and more, Winter at Tantora showcases the best of AlUla.

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Winter at Tantora: 22 Dec 2022 - 21 Jan 2023

The highly anticipated Winter at Tantora, the very first music and culture festival in the Kingdom, returns for its fourth edition. Featuring intimate concerts with world-renowned musicians and hosts multiple events across heritage, gastronomy and more, experience the best of AlUla.

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