Exclusive Dining for Winter at Tantora

Exclusive Dining for Winter at Tantora

After new restaurants opening in AlUla? The mountainous desert escape has an exciting dining scene. Now more than ever, there are many big-name brands coming to town on top of cool local spots opening in the AlUla Oasis and trendy cafés popping up in AlJadidah.

From casual eateries to fine-dining options, AlUla will have foodies spoilt for choice. We’ve told you where to eat now, but are wondering what restaurants are coming soon? Here are the top new restaurants opening in AlUla to have on your radar.

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Exclusive Dining for Winter at Tantora

MAMZEL

From the beaches of Marbella to the hidden canyons of AlUla, MAMZEL shares the vibrant atmosphere of Spain with all who visit this secret hideout. With an inspired international menu and lively music, MAMZEL is the ultimate place to visit for dinner during Winter at Tantora.

Opening Mid-Dec 2022

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Exclusive Dining for Winter at Tantora

AWNA

Set against the carvings of the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Hegra, at AWNA, world-class chefs will offer a candlelit culinary experience inspired by the Nabataeans, bringing visitors one step closer to imagining life in this vibrant ancient kingdom.

Opening Mid-Dec 2022

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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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AlNakheel Café

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

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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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Dunkin'

First stop Dunkin', second stop adventure! This world-famous coffee and donut spot has landed in AlUla Old Town and Winter Park - ready to fuel all of your AlUla adventures.

Entrecote

The dining experience at Entrecôte Café de Paris brings a taste of the finest French cuisine to AlUla Old Town. Their world-famous steak frites and secret sauce make this set menu special.

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Harrat

Located within the beautiful landscapes of Banyan Tree AlUla, Harrat is an Arabic and International restaurant using fresh and seasonal ingredients to create a delightful array of dishes served day and night.

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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.

Temporarily closed

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MAMZEL

From the beaches of Marbella to the hidden canyons of AlUla, MAMZEL shares the vibrant atmosphere of Spain with all who visit this secret hideout. With an inspired international menu and lively music, MAMZEL is the ultimate place to visit for dinner during Winter at Tantora.

Opening Mid-Dec 2022

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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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Merkaz

Serving a selection of traditional Saudi plates, with a selection of traditional sweets and hot drinks.

Temporarily closed

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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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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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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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Saffron

The first of its kind in AlUla, this signature Banyan Tree restaurant serves award-winning contemporary Thai Cuisine, where every meal is a gastronomical journey - a passionate work of art that is a feast for the eyes and the palate.

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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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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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Starbucks

From Seattle to AlUla, Starbucks has found a new home in AlJadidah! Grab a coffee on your way to AlUla Old Town or the AlUla Oasis.

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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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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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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Winter at Tantora

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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Festival Events

9 & 10 - 16 & 17 December AlUla Fresh Food Market

Celebrate and partake in the rich traditions of AlUla's harvest season through farmers' markets, cultural workshops, and live cooking demonstrations and entertainment during the vibrant AlUla Slow Food Market this December.

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21 - 24 Dec Tantora Celebration

The locals of AlUla have been celebrating the “Tantora” for generations. The Tantora itself is a sundial used by the locals to mark the beginning of the winter planting season, a perfect way to start the celebrations of Winter at Tantora.
 

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22 Dec - 21 Jan Heritage Oasis Trail

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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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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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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8 Dec - 7 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 - 23 Dec From the Balcony to AlUla

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

 

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22 Dec - 21 Jan 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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22 Dec - Jan 7 Flavours of AlUla

AlUla’s first-ever food festival, walk the open-air aisle of food stalls and kiosks lining the AlUla Oasis. This culinary showcase features traditional regional cuisines and international flair in a melting pot of flavour and farm-fresh ingredients.

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23 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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6 - 7 Jan & 13 - 14 Jan AlUla Citrus Festival

Celebrate all things citrus and explore the oasis farms bursting with bright flavours and fragrant perfumes. The AlUla Citrus Festival celebrates citrus in all of its forms and the farmers and producers that care for these magnificent trees.

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12 Jan - 21 Jan Homegrown Market

This curated lifestyle concept market showcases local and regional designers in a unique, high-end pop-up exhibition. Rotating curators, designers and artists, each collection will have pieces inspired by AlUla in this one-of-a-kind shopping experience in AlJadidah.

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Dates to be announced AlUla Fashion Show

The AlUla Fashion Show returns with a celebrated international fashion house collaborating to create a runway show inspired by the beauty and heritage of AlUla. Before the show, guests are invited to a dazzling mocktail hour inspired by the desert landscapes and one-of-a-kind outfits will be on sale after the show. Fashion house to be revealed soon.

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