Five Senses Sanctuary

Mar 18, 2022 - Mar 27, 2022

In a wellness project unlike anything seen in the region before, the Five Senses Sanctuary was a one-of-a-kind, all-day wellness experience. Offering unlimited wellness activities from morning to night, each day was filled with classes, workshops and talks by celebrity yogis and renowned wellness practitioners from around the world. This extraordinary 10-day event brought together a like-minded community, sharing a unique experience of learning, growth and inspiration.

Flexible day passes allowed guests to fully customize their wellness experience, with unlimited access to the day's sessions, classes, workshops, talks and community-based experiences. Tucked away in the AlUla Oasis, the Five Senses Sanctuary was in a perfect location to drop in for a few sessions or stay for the whole day.

The Five Senses Sanctuary itself was a beautifully created space, thoughtfully laid out to foster a sense of community and awaken the five senses. Three pavilions surrounded a Central Dome, each focusing on a different aspect of wellness. The Move, Sweat, Flow Pavilion was all about movement, offering different styles of yoga and pilates classes throughout the day. The Meditate, Breathe, Align Pavilion encouraged guests to look inward, offering meditation, mindfulness and breathwork sessions. The Learn, Inspire, Grow Pavilion hosted inspirational talks, keynote speakers and Manish Pole’s Five Senses Academy, diving deep into the methodologies behind yoga, including Ayurveda, Philosophy and Mantras.

An idea of what a full day of wellness at the Five Senses Sanctuary looked like:

6:45 am: Rise with the sun for early morning meditation
Grab a fresh juice and breakfast at the Wildflower Café
9:00 am: Get your body moving at a Vinyasa or Acro Yoga class
11:00 am: Sit for Daily Mindfulness Training or listen to an inspirational talk
Grab a nourishing lunch at the Wildflower Café
2:00 pm: Create a lavender bag or make citrus lotion at an afternoon workshop
3:30 pm: Join the Five Senses Academy with Manish Pole for a yoga methodology certification class
5:30 pm: Try your hand at learning a new instrument at a Handpan Workshop
6:30 pm: Head to the Central Dome for a Cacao Ceremony
7:15 pm: Watch the moon at a special Moonrise Gathering
7:30 pm: Listen to live acoustic music and connecting with others
Reflect on an amazing day at the Five Senses Sanctuary

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Five Senses Spa

Guests were also able to relax, unwind and add to their full sensory experience with daily treatments. Bookable relaxing massages, deep tissue massages, head, neck and shoulder massages, and foot massages were all offered daily by renowned international massage therapists.

The Setting at Five Senses Sanctuary

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Keys Soulcare

An exciting addition to the Five Senses Sanctuary was inspired by the recent visit of international superstar musician, Alicia Keys. Guests of the Five Senses Sanctuary had the opportunity to experience “The KEYS Soulcare Affirmation Zone,” where they were invited to hear Alicia’s iconic voice reciting affirmations, set an intention and create the space to feel more powerful, more possible, more beautiful. That is Soulcare.


ShopatCulture is a unique online shop that promotes over 130 up and coming Saudi designers. For the Five Senses Sanctuary, 30 designers were chosen to create collections and pieces inspired by AlUla. Divided into three categories for a luxury retail experience, three shops were created: Wellness: yoga & movement; beauty & skincare and fragrance, Clothing & Accessories and Home & Gifts. The Five Senses Sanctuary proudly supported local small businesses.

Wildflower Café

A new premium food experience was created just for the Five Senses Sanctuary. The Wildflower Café was an open area café with seating at the Central Dome of the Five Senses Sanctuary, nourishing bodies and souls between classes. From freshly prepared salads with greens picked directly from the AlUla Oasis to ripe fruits cold-pressed for juice, the café served delightful dishes for any craving.

Plan Your Trip To AlUla

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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What to Do

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Where to Eat

In AlUla there are many dining options to replenish your energy after a day of exploring. Casual to fine dining options are available.

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Where to Stay

Looking for a place to rest after a long day’s adventure? From high-end luxury to sustainable eco-resorts, AlUla offers a range of accommodation options.

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