What’s On Winter at Tantora

Weekend 5:  19 - 22 January

Top 3 Events for This Weekend

1. SHI Lounge
A new café in AlUla Old Town, SHI Lounge is overflowing with ambience, making it the perfect place to relax and unwind. Chill after a busy day exploring AlUla or keep the night going after dinner with friends.
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2. Suhail Opens a New Location
Opening a brand-new location in XX, this iconic staple of the AlUla fine-dining scene serves dishes inspired by ancient spices of the Arabian Peninsula and time-honoured traditions.
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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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Adventures & Outdoor

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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5. Khaybar Helicopter Tour
Just a day trip away from AlUla, this sister oasis is a treasure trove of history in the ancient Arabian Peninsula, with discoveries still being made. Explore historic sites, best seen from above, on a breathtaking helicopter tour.
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6. Wheels Bike Hub
For both daily cyclists and leisurely riders, the Wheels Bike Hub lets you explore 26km of cycling trails in the beauty of AlUla from the freedom of your bike. Enjoy refreshments at the Bike Hub Café after your ride.
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Heritage

7. 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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Fashion

8. 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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Relaxation

9. Five Senses Sanctuary
Set in a stunning and tranquil landscape, these indoor and outdoor spaces will host a programme of yoga classes designed to provoke the senses, activate conversations and inspire change.
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Concerts

10. Kadim Al Sahir
The ever-charming Arab superstar, Kadim Al Sahir, dubbed the ‘Caesar of Arabic Song’, is coming to AlUla for an upbeat night full of Arabic hits on 19 January. A well-known composer, poet and singer of the Arabic music world, don’t miss out on this magical night with the spectacular backdrop of the award-winning Maraya.
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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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