The 2022 edition of the exhibition, under the curatorial vision of Reem Fadda, Raneem Farsi and Neville Wakefield, featured newly commissioned works by 15 artists, bringing a plurality of voices from around the world. Under the theme of Sarab, the exhibition explored ideas of mirage and oasis, both intrinsic to desert history and culture, that have taken on complex worldwide significance over time. Invited to consider these ancient concepts, participating artists responded with new works that addressed dreams, camouflage, fiction, dis/appearance, extraction, illusion and myth.
Following a stop at beautiful the visitor's centre, guests could walk the area and visit each exhibition at their own pace. Dispersed throughout the canyon, Hakat al Fann, or the Art Narrators of Desert X AlUla 2022, had in-depth insight into each magnificent art installation. Their warm welcome and thoughtful descriptions greatly enhanced this one-of-a-kind experience. Guided tours, family workshops, live music and dance performances, and so much more were also offered throughout this incredible exhibition.