Tantora Celebration 2022

Dec 22, 2022 - Dec 31, 2022
Free

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

The locals of AlUla have been celebrating the “Tantora” for generations. The Tantora itself is a sundial used by the local people not only to tell time, but also to mark the beginning of the winter planting season. This culturally significant season has always been filled with festivities.

Tantora Celebration 2022
While Winter at Tantora is an extravagant month-long festival, the Tantora Celebration is a 3-day celebration focusing on sharing the traditions and culture of AlUla.

*Tantora Celebration Extended*
Due to its great success, the Tantora Celebration was extended for a second weekend from 29-31 Dec 2022. Visitors had a second chance to check out the Incense Road of AlUla Old Town for music, performances, Saudi coffee, historical characters & more.


Event Details:
Projection Show on the AlUla Fort Façade
Lighting up the historic AlUla Fort, history was projected across this AlUla landmark.

Celebrate Saudi Coffee
2022 was the Saudi Year of Coffee. The Tantora Celebration offered a gigantic display of traditional Saudi coffee pots, along with famed AlUla hospitality. Attendees were able taste local coffee and dates, with coffee giveaway bags to bring home.

Folkloric Dance & Music
Over 200 performers danced in the local, traditional style. A live orchestra performed international and Arab music.

Tantora Interactive Projection
Upon arrival to the AlUla Tantora, visitors witnessed an interactive projection depicting the story of the Tantora.

Getting to the Venue
Location: The Tantora Celebration will take place in AlUla Old Town, near to the AlUla Tantora.
Parking: Parking is complimentary at the Parking Area behind Kudu. Transportation from the parking area to the venue will be provided.
Tantora Celebration Day 1
Tantora Celebration Night 1

Tantora Celebration Event 2022

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

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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