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Plan & Book Your Trip

Experience AlUla’s extraordinary heritage sites, stunning landscapes and epic adventures first-hand. Now is the time to plan your trip to this unforgettable place. Below you’ll find information on how to book the adventure of a lifetime, from airline and lodging info to travel packages and transportation services. Start planning your trip today.

Experiences Not To Miss

3 November - 31 December Hegra After Dark

Explore the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Hegra during this incredible three-part after-dark experience. Immerse yourself in ancient Nabataean Civilisation. Awaken the senses, explore Hegra by chariot, and watch an immersive show.

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5 November - 21 March Hegra by Horse Carriage

Explore Saudi Arabia's first UNESCO World Heritage Site, Hegra, as the ancient Nabataeans would have atop a handcrafted wooden horse carriage in this private tour.

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Starting from 11 November Incense Road

The pedestrian-friendly area of AlJadidah is being renovated to create an all-new Incense Road leisure and retail experience helping to connect AlUla Old Town to AlJadidah. Preserving the urban heritage of AlJadidah, visitors will find curated street art and public murals, along with new cafes and shops lining the roads.
 

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13 November - 18 March Tayma Heritage Tour

Uncover the rich history of Tayma, home to royalty and legendary personalities such as the last native Babylonian King. Now a central hub for archaeological excavation and discovery, Tayma is a cultural treasure that is continuously changing our understanding of the history of northwestern Arabia.

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15 Nov – 16 May Silkscreen Studio

Free and open to the general public, families, and kids of all ages, learn about this unique style of art made famous by Andy Warhol. Visitors will create handmade silkscreen printed artworks in the pop art style at the new Madrasat Addeera Silkscreen Studio.

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18 November – 31 December Ikmah After Dark

Discover the ancient history of AlUla with an extraordinary after-dark tour of the rock art and inscriptions at Jabal Ikmah. Enjoy a night of hospitality as well as an immersive show about the Kingdoms that once ruled AlUla.

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20 Nov – 18 Dec Watch the World Cup

As football takes over the world, AlUla will host fan zones screening live matches for the World Cup in fan zones across the city from 20 Nov to 18 Dec. Free and open to all, there’s something for everyone at these World Cup fan zones.

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Open from 22 Nov AlUla Music Hub

Located in the bustling Arts and Culture District of AlJadidah, the AlUla Music Hub offers twice weekly live music performances and music classes for all ages.

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26 November - 19 March Khaybar Heritage Tour

One of the oldest areas of human settlement in the Arabian Peninsula, shrouded in mystery for millennia, Khaybar is now unlocking the secrets of prehistoric Saudi Arabia. A landscape shaped by millions of years of volcanic eruptions with a lush oasis at its centre, its historical legacy has played a pivotal role in shaping the world around us.

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9 & 10 - 16 & 17 December 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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15 December - 2 Apr Khaybar Volcano Camp

Open from 15 Dec - 2 Apr, Khaybar Volcano Camp is an exclusive getaway aimed at immersing guests in the region’s breathtaking volcanic landscapes. Open Thursdays - Sundays, relax on the compound’s scenic outdoor deck or discover the story-rich history of Khaybar.

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22 Dec - 21 Jan Winter at Tantora

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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29 Dec - 14 Jan Flavours of AlUla

Introducing Winter at Tantora’s newest event: Flavours of AlUla - the first ever food festival in AlUla. Creating a unique and immersive culinary journey that showcases traditional local and regional cuisine merged with international flavours, follow the flavours and celebrate AlUla’s rich food culture.

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30 & 31 Dec, 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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6 - 7 Jan & 13 - 14 Jan AlUla Citrus Festival

In its second edition, the AlUla Citrus Festival celebrates citrus in all its forms over two festive weekends filled with tasty treats, homemade goods, performances, art and more.

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Until 19 March The Resonant Shell

The Resonant Shell is a new immersive art installation by artists Nathalie Harb and Youmna Saba. A deeply transformative experience, visitors can enter an accoustically isolated space and sit in a meditative silence, temporarily escaping from the outside world. 

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Until 28 January AlUla on Wheels

Inspired by feel-good nostalgia, Good Intentions presents AlUla on Wheels, curated by Swizz Beatz. Don’t miss out on skating, dancing, and exploring this old-school, open-air roller rink in the heart of AlJadidah. Glide under the stars as you groove to some of the world’s freshest music.

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Until March 2023 Madrasat Addeera Workshops

Discover the traditional arts and crafts of AlUla through Madrasat Addeera. Free weekly workshops are offered by The Prince’s Foundation School of Traditional Arts on a wide variety of topics; all ages and skill levels are welcome.

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Coming Soon Cinema ElHoush

AlUla’s arthouse cinema returns to AlJadidah - each week bringing a new theme featuring movies from different genres. Saudi first releases, world-class films, and old favourites will share the screen at this hub of cultural exchange. Stay tuned as we announce the upcoming schedule and exclusive live director Q&As.

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Dates to be announced AlUla Fashion Show

The AlUla Fashion Show returns with a celebrated international fashion house collaborating to create a runway show inspired by the beauty and heritage of AlUla. Before the show, guests are invited to a dazzling mocktail hour inspired by the desert landscapes and one-of-a-kind outfits will be on sale after the show. Fashion house to be revealed soon.

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17 Feb – 16 May FAME: Andy Warhol in AlUla

FAME: Andy Warhol in AlUla brings together some of Warhol’s most iconic artworks at the award-winning Maraya from 17 February to 16 May, 2023, featuring paintings and prints of Hollywood stars, sporting legends and musicians and his groundbreaking Silver Clouds.

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Upcoming Concerts in AlUla

23 December Majid Al Mohandis

Iraqi-Saudi singer and composer Majid Al Mohandis is coming to AlUla to perform an upbeat soundtrack of Arabic hits. Dubbed ‘the Engineer of Arabic song’ with a ‘Voice of a Diamond’, Al Mohandis is a well-known star in the Arabic music world, having won numerous awards and industry acclaim. Don’t miss out on his magical performance at the award-winning Maraya.

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30 Dec Mohamed Abdo

Mohamed Abdo, a Saudi singer who is renowned across the Middle East and Arab world, will perform live on 30 December. Widely described as "Artist of the Arabs”, Abdu’s artistic career spans over 50 years, with numerous awards and accolades – including two certificates from the Guinness Book of World Records. Don’t miss this legendary artist when he performs at the award-winning Maraya.

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6 Jan A-List Regional Artist

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13 Jan A-List Regional Artist

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21 Jan A-List Regional Artist

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Winter at Tantora: 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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Festival Events

9 & 10 - 16 & 17 December 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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21 - 24 Dec Tantora Celebration

The locals of AlUla have been celebrating the “Tantora” for generations. The Tantora itself is a sundial used by the locals to mark the beginning of the winter planting season, a perfect way to start the celebrations of Winter at Tantora.
 

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22 Dec - 21 Jan Heritage Oasis Trail

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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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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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 - 21 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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8 Dec - 7 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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22 Dec - 23 Dec From the Balcony to AlUla

Live music as you’ve never seen it before - looking upwards. Giving a unique second-floor stage to The Saudi National Music Band, From the Balcony to AlUla will have traditional cultural music spouting from the rooftops of AlJadidah.

 

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22 Dec - 21 Jan 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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29 Dec - 14 Jan Flavours of AlUla

AlUla’s first-ever food festival, walk the open-air aisle of food stalls and kiosks lining the AlUla Oasis. This culinary showcase features traditional regional cuisines and international flair in a melting pot of flavour and farm-fresh ingredients.

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23 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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6 - 7 Jan & 13 - 14 Jan AlUla Citrus Festival

Celebrate all things citrus and explore the oasis farms bursting with bright flavours and fragrant perfumes. The AlUla Citrus Festival celebrates citrus in all of its forms and the farmers and producers that care for these magnificent trees.

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12 Jan - 21 Jan Homegrown Market

This curated lifestyle concept market showcases local and regional designers in a unique, high-end pop-up exhibition. Rotating curators, designers and artists, each collection will have pieces inspired by AlUla in this one-of-a-kind shopping experience in AlJadidah.

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Dates to be announced AlUla Fashion Show

The AlUla Fashion Show returns with a celebrated international fashion house collaborating to create a runway show inspired by the beauty and heritage of AlUla. Before the show, guests are invited to a dazzling mocktail hour inspired by the desert landscapes and one-of-a-kind outfits will be on sale after the show. Fashion house to be revealed soon.

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AlUla Moments

The region’s bespoke events and flagship festivals. Explore our upcoming events and festivals in 2022-2023.

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Flying to AlUla

Saudia Airlines fly into and out of AlUla International Airport (ULH).

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How to Book Your Trip to AlUla

We have a qualified group of preferred expert destination management companies who can work with you on AlUla travel services and packages.

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Getting Here & Getting Around

Getting to AlUla by air or by car is simple, and once you’ve arrived, you have several options for exploring its endless wonders. Find out more about airports, rental cars and driving in Saudi Arabia.

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Saudia Holidays Packages to AlUla

Chose from 4 exclusive packages offered by Saudia Holidays. Each trip has carefully thought out itineraries, taking the effort out of planning.  All packages include accommodations, airport transfers, and tours. 

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Where to Stay

Pick the perfect home away from home. Choose from the variety of accommodations available.

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Where to Eat

Explore the dining options in AlUla.

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What to Do

Unlock the secrets of this open-air museum, where an exciting collection of immersive experiences and activities bring its stories to life.

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FAQ

Learn about AlUla's culture and explore trip ideas and day-by-day itineraries of what to do while in AlUla.

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Covid-19 Information For Our Visitors

In response to concerns about the impact of COVID-19 on travel, AlUla is observing the following protocols. By following these measures, we strive to make your visit to this amazing destination as safe as possible.

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Road Trip to AlUla

Surrounded by holy lands, modern capitals, futuristic sites and stunning coastlines, AlUla creates an ideal base for exploring all of Northwest Arabia. These detailed road trips, plus helpful travel tips, will get you inspired and road-ready.

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Saudia Holidays Packages to AlUla

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Road Trip to AlUla

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