Winter at Tantora

Winter at Tantora

22 Dec 2022 - 21 Jan 2023

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Celebrate Culture, Art and Music

The highly anticipated Winter at Tantora, the very first music and culture festival in the Kingdom, returned for its fourth edition from 22 December 2022 until 21 January 2023.

The name itself comes from a sundial, culturally significant to the people of the region, who relied on it to tell the time and celebrate the return of the planting season at the beginning of winter. This festive season was filled with high-end events, star-studded concerts, adventurous activities and historical heritage.

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Festival Events

28 Dec - 23 Mar Ashar Valley Fashion

The striking rock formations and soft sand dunes of Ashar Valley will be the site of an all-new series of exciting luxury retail pop-ups. Sure to delight, the high-end brands coming to this unique concept will be announced soon.

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31 Dec - 25 Feb Five Senses Sanctuary

Wellness interweaves into Winter at Tantora this year with an extension of the Five Senses Sanctuary. Various yoga classes will be offered at the same beautiful indoor and outdoor pavilions - with two daily women-only dedicated classes.

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2 Dec - 31 Mar (Fri- Sat only) Eco-Gardening

Great strides are being made to restore the lush AlUla Oasis to the verdant valley it once was. Using new techniques alongside generations of knowledge, Eco-Gardening aims to raise awareness about sustainability in order to preserve AlUla’s natural resources.

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3 & 4 Feb, 3 & 4 Mar Oasis Farming Experience

Learn about the sustainable farming practices of AlUla in this hands-on workshop, set in the heart of the AlUla Oasis. Use your skills to contribute to the restoration of the AlUla Oasis by planting new seeds and seedlings.

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27 Jan - 18 Mar Fresh Food Market

Free and open to all, stroll amidst outdoor stalls of fresh produce over two sunny weekends in AlUla. The Fresh Food Market is a community hub to meet up with friends, bring your children or get a taste of life in AlUla.

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22 Dec - 21 Mar Heritage Oasis Trail Tour

Walk the length of the Heritage Oasis Trail, from Dadan all the way to the centre of the AlUla Oasis, on this one-of-a-kind guided tour. Learn about the mudbricks that create the ancient walls lining the trail and see the lush farms being restored to their former glory.

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Hot Air Balloons in AlUla & Khaybar

Offering a bird’s-eye view of the otherworldly landscapes of AlUla and Khaybar, this hot air balloon experience is an absolute must when visiting the region. The diverse colours and vistas of the tethered and untethered flights will make for beautiful photographs and unforgettable memories.
 

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22 Dec - 28 Feb AlUla Hot Air Balloons

Inspiring child-like fun and wonder, hot air balloons are returning to AlUla, offering a bird’s-eye view of this impressive landscape. Because of its surreal, otherworldly features, AlUla is quickly becoming one of the most popular destinations in the world for hot air ballooning.

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15 Dec - 21 Feb Khaybar Hot Air Balloons

In a never-been-done-before experience, hot air balloons are coming to Khaybar. Offering a bird’s-eye view of this impressive landscape, some of the most important archaeological marvels of Khaybar are only able to be seen from above. 

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22 Dec - 21 Jan

Weekends at Winter at Tantora


See our Top 10 Lists for each weekend during the highly anticipated 4th edition of Winter at Tantora. Featuring hot air balloons, all things citrus, A-List musicians at Maraya, and more - plan your weekends to experience the best of AlUla.
 

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Concerts

10 Feb Abdelmajeed Abdallah

One of the most well-known performers of popular music in Middle East, Saudi’s own Abdelmajeed Abdallah will perform for the biggest concert held in AlUla yet. The Prince of Tarab will bring his passion for music and top hits, such as "Tetnafasek Denyaay", "Yabn Elawadem", " Ghalta" and more. Don’t miss out on this magical night with the spectacular backdrop of AlUla on 10 February.

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Winter at Tantora 2022-2023: Past Events

22 Dec - 23 Dec Shorfat AlJadidah

Live music as you’ve never seen it before - looking upwards. Giving a unique second-floor stage to The Saudi National Music Band, Shorfat AlJadidah had traditional cultural music spouting from the rooftops of AlJadidah.

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22 - 24 Dec & 29 - 31 Dec 2022 Tantora Celebration

The locals of AlUla have been celebrating the "Tantora," a sundial used to mark the beginning of the winter planting season, for generations. The Tantora Celebration was the perfect way to start the Winter at Tantora Festival, sharing the cultural legacy of AlUla.

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5 January 2023 Exclusive Citrus Inspired 4 Hands Dinner

Banyan Tree AlUla invited guests to experience an innovative culinary experience with a line-up of eight delectable courses at Saffron, Banyan Tree’s signature Thai restaurant. This one night event highlighted the creations of French Michelin star Chef William Ledeuil and Ricardo Lujan, Executive Chef at Banyan Tree AlUla, and was inspired by the AlUla Citrus Festival.
 

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29 Dec 2022 - 14 Jan 2023 Flavours of AlUla

AlUla’s first-ever food festival, this culinary showcase featured traditional regional cuisines and international flair in a melting pot of flavour and farm-fresh ingredients.

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6 & 7 Jan | 13 & 14 Jan | 20 & 21 Jan 2023 AlUla Citrus Festival

The AlUla Citrus Festival celebrated all things citrus during the height of harvest season, as the oasis farms were bursting with bright flavours and fragrant perfumes. It also showcased the many local products that come from these versatile fruits.

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Experiences Not To Miss

28 Dec - 23 Mar Ashar Valley Fashion

The striking rock formations and soft sand dunes of Ashar Valley will be the site of an all-new series of exciting luxury retail pop-ups. Sure to delight, the high-end brands coming to this unique concept will be announced soon.

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22 Dec - 21 Mar Heritage Oasis Trail Tour

Walk the length of the Heritage Oasis Trail, from Dadan all the way to the centre of the AlUla Oasis, on this one-of-a-kind guided tour. Learn about the mudbricks that create the ancient walls lining the trail and see the lush farms being restored to their former glory.

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3 & 4 Feb, 3 & 4 Mar Oasis Farming Experience

Learn about the sustainable farming practices of AlUla in this hands-on workshop, set in the heart of the AlUla Oasis. Use your skills to contribute to the restoration of the AlUla Oasis by planting new seeds and seedlings.

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27 Jan - 25 Mar Fresh Food Market

Free and open to all, stroll amidst outdoor stalls of fresh produce over two sunny weekends in AlUla. The Fresh Food Market is a community hub to meet up with friends, bring your children or get a taste of life in AlUla.

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1 January - 20 March Hegra After Dark

Explore the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Hegra during this incredible three-part after-dark experience. Awaken the senses with a beautiful candle-light display across Hegra’s historic tombs. Take a horse-drawn chariot tour and explore Hegra by starlight. Then, discover ancient inscriptions and carvings along the site’s Rock Art Trail. ge Site of Hegra during this incredible three-part after-dark experience. Immerse yourself in ancient Nabataean Civilisation. Awaken the senses, explore Hegra by chariot, and watch an immersive show.

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13 - 17 January & 3 – 10 March AlUla Youth Camp 2023

The AlUla Youth Camp returns to welcome adventurers from 11 to 17 years old to explore the beauty of AlUla while learning lifelong skills and making lasting friendships in a boundless journey of discovery.

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Until 19 March The Resonant Shell

The Resonant Shell is a new immersive art installation by artists Nathalie Harb and Youmna Saba. A deeply transformative experience, visitors can enter an accoustically isolated space and sit in a meditative silence, temporarily escaping from the outside world. 

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5 November - 21 March Hegra by Horse Carriage

Explore Saudi Arabia's first UNESCO World Heritage Site, Hegra, as the ancient Nabataeans would have atop a handcrafted wooden horse carriage in this private tour.

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Until 30 April AlUla on Wheels

Inspired by feel-good nostalgia, Good Intentions presents AlUla on Wheels, curated by Swizz Beatz. Don’t miss out on skating, dancing, and exploring this old-school, open-air roller rink in the heart of AlJadidah. Glide under the stars as you groove to some of the world’s freshest music.

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Starting from 11 November Incense Road

The pedestrian-friendly area of AlJadidah is being renovated to create an all-new Incense Road leisure and retail experience helping to connect AlUla Old Town to AlJadidah. Preserving the urban heritage of AlJadidah, visitors will find curated street art and public murals, along with new cafes and shops lining the roads.
 

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Until March 2023 Madrasat Addeera Workshops

Discover the traditional arts and crafts of AlUla through Madrasat Addeera. Free weekly workshops are offered by The Prince’s Foundation School of Traditional Arts on a wide variety of topics; all ages and skill levels are welcome.

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15 Nov – 16 May Silkscreen Studio

Free and open to the general public, families, and kids of all ages, learn about this unique style of art made famous by Andy Warhol. Visitors will create handmade silkscreen printed artworks in the pop art style at the new Madrasat Addeera Silkscreen Studio.

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17 Feb – 16 May FAME: Andy Warhol in AlUla

FAME: Andy Warhol in AlUla brings together some of Warhol’s most iconic artworks at the award-winning Maraya from 17 February to 16 May, 2023, featuring paintings and prints of Hollywood stars, sporting legends and musicians and his groundbreaking Silver Clouds.

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Open from 22 Nov AlUla Music Hub

Located in the bustling Arts and Culture District of AlJadidah, the AlUla Music Hub offers twice weekly live music performances and music classes for all ages.

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Plan Your Trip To AlUla

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