What’s On Winter at Tantora

Weekend 1:  22-25 December

Top 3 Events for This Weekend

​​1. Tantora Celebration
Over three evenings, the Tantora Celebration focuses on sharing the traditions and culture of AlUla. See a fantastic projection show, taste Saudi coffee, watch live music and dance performances and more at this unique annual celebration.
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2. Heritage Oasis Trail
Take a stroll under towering date palms and smell the cool freshness of the earth on the Heritage Oasis Trail. The trail itself is free and open to all. However, you can take a 2-hour guided tour in the morning or evening for a deeper experience.
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3. AlUla & Khaybar Hot Air Balloons
With free flying morning flights in AlUla and tethered afternoon flights in AlUla and Khaybar, take a bird’s-eye view of this region’s unique landscapes. Get a new perspective on history with this one-of-a-kind experience.
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Concerts

4. Majid Al Mohandis
For those who have tickets for the legendary Majid Al Mohandis at Maraya on 23 Dec, make reservations at Maraya Social, by the Michelin-Starred Jason Atherton and take fine dining to a new level on top of the world’s largest mirrored building.
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5. Shorfat AlJadidah
Shorfat AlJadidah is a spontaneous, free concert on 22 Dec at 9:00 pm and 23 Dec at 11:00 pm. All are welcome to come and enjoy as the music flows freely through AlJadidah, bringing back the nostalgia of Saudi classics.
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Dining

6. MAMZEL
Marbella’s renowned acts have made their way to AlUla’s desert landscapes for something truly captivating. This fine-dining experience combines dinner and an extravagant show for an experience like no other.
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Heritage

7. Ikmah After Dark
Discover the ancient history of AlUla with an extraordinary after-dark tour of the rock art and inscriptions at Jabal Ikmah. Take a candlelit tour of the inscriptions and watch an immersive shadow show.
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Adventures & Outdoor

8. Rock Climbing
Take two hours to challenge yourself to climb the magnificent rocks of AlUla. Truly like no other rock climbing spot on earth, this one-of-a-kid climbing experience is offered in the morning through to the early afternoon.
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9. Stargazing
Unparalleled clear skies make AlUla one of the most sought-after stargazing destinations in the world. With a new moon, the skies are extra dark this weekend; don’t miss out on the breathtaking Milky Way.
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10. Eco-Gardening
Learn about the fertile soil of the AlUla Oasis and the abundance that grows in the rich land of AlUla at this Eco-Gardening experience. The soil of these farmlands has nourished AlUla for millennia, and sustainability initiatives such as this are working to restore it.
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Weekends at Winter at Tantora

22-25 December

What’s On Winter at Tantora Weekend 1


See the top 10 experiences for the first weekend of AlUla Moments' flagship festival Winter at Tantora - featuring the Tantora Celebration, the Heritage Oasis Trail, and AlUla & Khaybar Hot Air Balloons.
 

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29 Dec - 1 Jan

What’s On Winter at Tantora Weekend 2


See the top 10 experiences for the second weekend of AlUla Moments' flagship festival Winter at Tantora - featuring Ashar Valley Fashion, Hegra After Dark, and Flavours of AlUla.
 

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5-8 Jan

What’s On Winter at Tantora Weekend 3


See the top 10 experiences for the third weekend of AlUla Moments' flagship festival Winter at Tantora - featuring the AlUla Citrus Festival, Eco-Gardening, and the AlUla & Khaybar Hot Air Balloons.
 

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12-15 Jan

What’s On Winter at Tantora Weekend 4


See the top 10 experiences for the fourth weekend of AlUla Moments' flagship festival Winter at Tantora - featuring Flavours of AlUla, the Citrus Festival, the Khaybar Heritage Tour, and Hegra by Horse Carriage.
 

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Winter at Tantora Festival: 22 Dec 2022 - 21 Jan 2023

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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Winter at Tantora 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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