Winter at Tantora Festival

Winter at Tantora Festival

AlUla Moments

21 December - 12 February

Winter at Tantora, the very first music and arts festival in the Kingdom returns - now in a six-week format. 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. Now, this festive season is filled with high-end events and star-studded concerts, adventurous activities and immersive heritage experiences. Check out our exclusive events calendar and, don’t miss out on world-renowned musicians like Andrea Bocelli, Omar Khairat and more when they take the stage at the award-winning Maraya. Come, and celebrate every moment with AlUla Moments!

Winter at Tantora Concert Preview

Must See Concerts During Winter at Tantora

28 January Magida El Roumi

Magida El Roumi is a cornerstone of Lebanese and Middle Eastern music. From international fame to the stage at Maraya, don't miss out on seeing this musical legacy live on January 28.

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04 February Concerts at Maraya

Join us at Maraya for a sensational musical performance from a standout artist. Follow @AlUlaMoments on social or sign up for our alerts to be the first to know when we reveal this musical guest.

11 February Concerts at Maraya

Join us at Maraya for a sensational musical performance from a standout artist. Follow @AlUlaMoments on social or sign up for our alerts to be the first to know when we reveal this musical guest.

What Not To Miss During Winter at Tantora

29 January Fursan Endurance Cup

The Fursan Endurance Cup returns to AlUla for a third time as part of the Winter at Tantora festival. A demanding 120 km horserace through the desert, this race sets the benchmark on endurance racing worldwide.

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11-12 February Richard Mille AlUla Desert Polo

In this high energy, trendy equestrian showcase, the chic Richard Mille AlUla Desert Polo welcomes Adolfo Cambiaso and La Dolfina Saudi Polo Team to the AlUla pitch. Join us for an exhilarating tournament weekend.

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IBN BATTUTA IMMERSIVE SHOW

Occurring each weekend in AlUla Old Town, starting December 30, this immersive live show introduces the audience to Ibn Battuta, a most iconic explorer, as he travels through AlUla. A Rawi, or guide, documents stories of people Ibn Battuta encountered.

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Harrat Viewpoint

Enjoy the outdoor terrace, built to blend in with the magnificent surroundings. Telescopes allow you to see further, finding constellations and stories among the stars. When hunger hits, OKTO is waiting. Enjoy deliciously authentic Greek food, perfect for sharing plates and conversation.

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1-5 Febraury SAUDI TOUR

The Saudi Tour is a 2.1 stage race on the UCI calendar featuring 5 rigorous stages through the breathtaking and challenging desert terrain of AlUla from February 1-5, 2022.

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What's On in AlUla

AlUla has so much to offer, from thrilling ziplines to calming yoga sessions. Explore AlUla's heritage sites, hiking trails, helicopter rides and more. There truly is something for everyone at The World's Masterpiece.

Featured Experiences During Winter at Tantora

Annabel's AlUla

The world famous and utterly exclusive Annabel’s returns to AlUla. Featuring their signature series of uniquely themed private dining areas, menu favourites and bespoke mocktails inspired by AlUla are served high-class London style. Follow @AlUlaMoments on social to know when reservations are open.

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5 January - 10 March Cinema ElHoush

Tuesday - Saturday each week, the beautiful outdoor set up of Cinema El Housh will offer you the chance to enjoy a selection of world class movies from Saudi, Arab and International directors.

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2 February - 31 March Garden of the Moments

Walk through the bountiful farm in AlUla's Cultural Oasis District to find the Garden of Moments, an interactive sensory experience.

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AlUla Dining Options

Now Open Myazu

Experience Japanese fine dining in a chic atmosphere through exquisite culinary compositions crafted to create a harmonious balance between smoky, sweet, spicy and vibrant flavours.

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Now Open SKLT

SKLT offers a rich menu of charcoal-grilled burgers, steaks and seafood with savoury sides and vegetarian items alongside charming views overlooking AlUla Old Town from AlJadidah.

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Now Open Somewhere

Somewhere, tucked into an oasis farm, is a delicious restaurant with beautiful outdoor seating where modern dishes are fused with authentic Mediterranean flavours.

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OKTO

OKTO is set atop the beautiful outlook area of Harrat Uwayrid, serving amazing, authentic Greek cuisine at the edge of the Earth. Stunning views and delicious food are perfect for sharing with family and friends.

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Circolo

Located on the edge of the AlUla Oasis sits the charming Italian restaurant Circolo. Find authentic antipasti, artisanal pizza and more in this gorgeous outdoor setting.

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Le Maschou

Le Maschou brings rich culinary flavours and a sophisticated ambience from the old alleyways of France to AlUla. An authentic array of wood-fire smoked meats will leave customers craving for more.

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Maraya Social by Jason Atherton

AlUla's first Restaurant by a Michelin Starred Chef. Exquisite dishes have been created to pair with AlUla's unique nature and beauty.

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Annabel's AlUla

Welcoming guests for dinner daily, offering a distinctive selection of the finest dishes and specialty mocktails.

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Tama at Habitas

Located in the gorgeous Habitas Eco-Resort, Tama is much more than a restaurant. Meaning ‘here and now’ in Aramaic, Tama embodies one of Habitas’ core brand experiences, the essence of being present and keeping people in the here and now.

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SALT

The juicy burgers and tasty softies you know and love are coming to AlUla! SALT is taking its food truck inspired menu off-roading and parking its latest branch in front of AlUla’s iconic Elephant Rock.

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Suhail Old Town

A high-end Saudi Arabian dining concept serving dishes inspired by old Arabian Peninsula spices and time-honoured traditions, matched with a modern twist and exemplary service.

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Moon Shell

Who says healthy is boring? A rainbow of colours fills the plates and coconut bowls of Moon Shell. These organic, playful dishes will have your taste buds begging for more!

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Wacafe

Mouthwatering croissants and scrumptious cinnamon rolls fill the cases at Wacafe. Grab the perfect cup of coffee and settle in at this great AlUla Old Town café.

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ACME

ACME’s unique burgers and delicious bites bring fun new flavours to AlUla’s Old Town. From refreshing drinks to savoury snacks, an exciting menu awaits kids and adults alike.

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Le Moulin Bakery

Delicate French pastries and delicious coffee are served all day long at Le Moulin Bakery, found in AlUla’s Old Town.

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Pink Camel Pastry Boutique AlUla

Tucked away in AlUla’s famous date palms and citrus trees, find the adorable Pink Camel Pastry Boutique. Try their famous macarons or a savoury snack and some coffee and sit and enjoy the shade surrounded by the perfumes of the oasis.

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Coming Soon Forces of Nature

Hidden in a canyon, deep in the desert, you'll find a dining experience like no other. Beautiful architectural installations become your cooking station and dining table, set around fire pits and surrounded by the warm glow of lanterns. Tempt your taste buds as you watch your chef cook with lava, a technique never used in a restaurant setting before. 

Coming Soon Incense Road Suppers

The Incense Road & Celestial Cycle showcases AlUla’s key position along the Incense Road. Combining fine dining and storytelling in an immersive digital experience, guests become travelers eating their way across the peninsula and through time.

Coming Soon Entercote

Entrecôte owes its reputation to its unique formula: a walnut salad, a sirloin steak with its famous sauce & golden French fries.

Merkaz

Serving a selection of traditional Saudi plates. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner with a selection of traditional sweets and hot drinks.

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Rahba café

Offering breakfast, and lunch at this casual outdoor dining option in AlUla Old Town.

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AlNakheel Café

A relaxed and casual dining venue, Palm Garden is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

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Shaden Resort

Shaden Restaurant, Fish Market, Holi and Outback Steakhouse are located at the Shaden Resort. Call to check for hours of operation. Open year round.

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Sahary Restaurant

International favourites, open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Call for hours of operation. Open year round.

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Nakheel Barzan

Offering a mouthwatering mixture of Saudi Arabian, Egyptian and Syrian cuisine. Located near Dadan.

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Al Mahkar

Located in the heart of AlUla Oasis, near AlUla Old Town. Arabic coffee, dates, sandwiches, cold drinks and a selection of cakes are available.

Heritage Garden Restaurant

Located in the city centre, this atmospheric restaurant serves a variety of traditional foods.

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AlUla Moments

AlUla invites you to find yourself and indulge your passions. Find out what’s new and what’s on in The World’s Masterpiece.

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Flying to AlUla

Saudia Airlines and flynas flies into and out of AlUla International Airport (ULH). The newly renovated airport is located just 35 km (a 30-minute drive) from the city centre.

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PCR Testing

PCR testing is readily available in AlUla at our mobile laboratory. Book online using the easy online portal, available in multiple languages including English and Arabic. Open 8 am – 11pm, with at home testing options.

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What to Do

Unlock the secrets of this open-air museum, where an exciting collection of immersive experiences and activities bring its stories to life.

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Where to Eat

In AlUla there are many dining options to replenish your energy after a day of exploring. Casual to fine dining options are available.

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Looking for a place to rest after a long day’s adventure? From high-end luxury to sustainable eco-resorts, AlUla offers a range of accommodation options.

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