The AlUla Citrus Festival celebrated citrus in all forms and the farmers and producers who care for these magnificent trees. Taking place during the peak of the harvest season, the festival was an excellent opportunity for visitors to taste the ripest fruits the oasis had to offer.
Guests had the chance to buy fruits directly from the farmers, tasted the tang of freshly squeezed juice and found local, family-owned businesses selling citrus-based products, like jams, cakes, baked goods, handicrafts, perfumes, and soaps.
The Citrus Festival created a fun, family-friendly atmosphere. There were plenty of activities to keep the kids engaged, from dance performances and games to a live painting display and local bands.
Renowned chefs showed how to prepare locally-inspired dishes using fruits like sweet lemons, lime grapefruits, pomelos, kumquats and citrons, which are all grown in the lush AlUla orchards. As well as being used in traditional recipes, visitors discovered how the residents of AlUla have used fruits in local remedies, medicines and even perfumes for generations.
Citrus Inspired Art
Beautiful citrus displays were made by local artists, showcasing the many different varieties of citrus grown on the over 200,000 citrus trees of AlUla.