AlJadidah Arts District

Art is everywhere

Feel the stir of a lively souq, where oud music spills over balconies and the scent of freshly-baked bread wafts through the air. Welcome to the AlJadidah Arts District, a twinkling art district eager to be explored, with restaurant and cafe options ranging from artisanal coffee shops and gourmet oasis-to-table dining to a bustling knot of food trucks.

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Creative epicentre

Stroll around its pedestrian-friendly quaint and quirky streets, each with its own unique vibe, and you’ll soon discover that art is everywhere. Look to the walls and see one-of-a-kind murals and curated street art that tell stories through calligraphy and paint. Below your feet, find the world’s largest hand-painted carpet as you stroll along its streets dotted with galleries and pop-up exhibitions.

Madrasat Addeera

Look out, too, for AlUla’s dedicated Arts and Design Centre where the local community and curious travellers can try their hand at pottery and embroidery to help revive traditional crafts and age-old techniques.

Anyah Cooking Class

Guided by a professional chef, this culinary experience is about sharing special moments with your partner, family or friends while learning how to cook wonderful food. The meal you create will be inspired by the region’s rich gastronomic heritage and drawn from produce grown in AlUla’s own Oasis for a true oasis to table experience.

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Know Before You Go 

Insights to help make AlJadidah part of your AlUla experience

Location

Location

AlJadidah Arts District, Saudi Arabia

Yes, it is free and open to all.

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Since AlJadidah is pedestrian-friendly, the best way to explore it is by foot. Stroll around its quaint and quirky streets, and you’ll find murals, floor art and much more.

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Some parts of Old Town and AlJadidah Arts District will open early, such as coffee shops Out of Line and SAAD Cafe, but it really comes alive around 4 pm, with restaurants, food trucks and shops often staying open until at least midnight. It is the perfect place to end your day.

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Free parking is available at the Old Town South Parking or the larger North Parking in AlJadidah. Shuttle services are available from the parking zones to the entrance of Old Town or AlJadidah, respectively. Both areas are pedestrian-only and within easy walking distance of each other.

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Everything you need to know

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Practical information

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Things to do

Discover show-stopping natural wonders, thrilling adventures, hidden valleys, and a labyrinthine Old Town

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Food and drink

World-class chefs, mouth-watering menus, and spectacular scenery combine

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What's on

Explore everything from music and wellness festivals, sports and heritage events and art exhibitions

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