AlUla Citrus Festival

Jan 14, 2022 | 07:15 - Jan 15, 2022 | 07:15
Free To the Public

The festival is currently not available, we look forward to welcoming you again next harvest season in January 2023.  Follow @AlUlaMoments on Social to be the first one to know when tickets are  back on sale.

In its inaugural year, the AlUla Citrus Festival celebrates citrus in all forms and the farmers and producers who care for these magnificent trees. Join us for two festive weekends filled with market stalls of unique citrus fruits and local citrus-based products, live music, kids’ activities including puppet shows and storytelling, cooking sessions with world-class chefs, and so much more!
 
On  14-15 January, from 2:00 pm to 11:00 pm, the shaded walkways and green spaces of AlMahkar Farm will be transformed for this free event.

Coming Back Next Harvest Season

Taking place during the peak of the harvest season, the festival is an excellent opportunity for visitors to taste the ripest fruits the oasis has to offer. Buy fruits directly from the farmers, taste the tang of freshly squeezed juice and find local, family-owned businesses selling citrus-based products, like soaps and jams.
 
The Citrus Festival promises a fun, family-friendly atmosphere. There are plenty of activities to keep the kids engaged, from dance performances and games to a live painting display and local bands.
 
Chefs will also show how to prepare locally-inspired plates using fruits like sweet lemons, lime grapefruits, pomelos, kumquats and citrons, which are all grown in the lush AlUla Oasis. Join us for recipe demonstrations with a tea time tasting at 6:00 pm.
 
As well as being used in traditional recipes, visitors will also discover how the residents of AlUla have used fruits in local remedies, medicines and even perfumes for generations.
 
That’s not all! Find a beautiful citrus display made by local artists, showcasing the many different varieties of citrus grown on the over 200,000 citrus trees of AlUla. Be sure to check out the live painting display and the pop-up art gallery.
 
Don’t know how to bring all these goodies home? Zajil Express will have a booth to easily ship all goods safely and quickly to your home destination.

THIS SATURDAY, 15 OF JANUARY

Special guest, Chef Keiko, collaborates with Suhail’s Head Chef Abdullah

Sit for an exclusive set menu centred around citrus to celebrate the AlUla Citrus Festival! Special guest, Chef Keiko, collaborates with Suhail’s Head Chef Abdullah for this magical menu creation. Join us at 8:00 pm for a personal menu introduction by each chef. From an AlUla Orange and Lavender Salad to Chef Keiko’s Tangy Sweetness in AlUla Wonderland, don’t miss out on this delicious collaboration!

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Flying to AlUla

Saudia Airlines and flydubai fly into and out of AlUla International Airport (ULH). The newly renovated airport is located just 35 km (a 30-minute drive) from the city centre.

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