What’s On Winter at Tantora

Weekend 3:  5 - 8 January

Top 4 Events for This Weekend

1. AlUla Citrus Festival
A highlight of Winter at Tantora, the AlUla Citrus Festival returns with market stalls of unique citrus fruits and local citrus-based products, live music, kids’ activities, cooking sessions with world-class chefs, and so much more.
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2. Flavours of AlUla
Get ready for AlUla’s first-ever food festival, including the opportunity to attend one-of-a-kind masterclasses with world-renowned chefs, enjoy innovative food stalls, test your palate, and so much more. Open from 4:00 pm – Midnight.
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3. Eco-Gardening
Celebrate the planting season that inspired Winter at Tantora and learn about the abundance that grows in the rich land of AlUla at Eco-Gardening. 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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4. 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 on this one-of-a-kind experience.
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Dining

5. Saffron
Banyan Tree’s signature Thai restaurant offers guests the quintessential taste of contemporary Thai Cuisine prepared by Thai chefs - the first of its kind in AlUla. This intimate restaurant is perfect for special occasions.
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Heritage

6. Tayma Heritage Tour
Interconnected by the famed Incense Road, explore the sister oasis of Tayma – filled with rich history, legendary royalty and now a central hub for archaeological discoveries. Known as the Land of Kings, uncover the rich history of this cultural treasure.
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7. Dadan & Jabal Ikmah Tour
Take a journey through time to discover the ancient and influential civilisations of the Dadanite and Lihyanite kingdoms that have built and shaped AlUla. Explore an open library of inscriptions, rock art and petroglyphs set in a stunning desert canyon.
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Adventures & Outdoor

8. Twisted Maze Hike
One of Husaak's most challenging but rewarding hikes, be prepared to hike and swim using ropes and other techniques. This full-day excursion is ideal for those who want to go off the beaten track – where few have gone before.
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9. Abseiling
Take on new challenges and conquer fears as you use ropes to descend down a steep mountain located within the Warrior Group’s Adventure Hub. This adrenaline-packed experience is open to visitors of all experience levels and is offered in the morning through to the early afternoon.
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Fashion

10. Ashar Valley Fashion
Featuring exclusive items and designs inspired by AlUla, this series of luxury retail pop-ups set in the stunning landscapes of the Ashar Valley go beyond the original idea of retail. Free and open to all from 4:00 pm to 11:00 pm; tickets must be booked in advance.
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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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