How to Book Your Trip to AlUla

How to Book Your Trip to AlUla

ALULA IS OPEN AS A YEAR-ROUND DESTINATION

As we continue to add new accommodation, dining experiences, tours and experiences, we recommend you make the most of your time in AlUla by booking your trip through our recommended booking partners.

 
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Always book in advance to avoid disappointment. If possible, try weekdays.
 

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 AlUla Fresh Food Market

Celebrate and partake in the rich traditions of AlUla's harvest season through farmers' markets, cultural workshops, and live cooking demonstrations and entertainment during the vibrant AlUla Slow Food Market this December.

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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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22 December 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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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 AlUla Fresh Food Market

Celebrate and partake in the rich traditions of AlUla's harvest season through farmers' markets, cultural workshops, and live cooking demonstrations and entertainment during the vibrant AlUla Slow Food Market this December.

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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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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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22 Dec - Jan 7 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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Saudia Holidays

Saudia Holidays has put together exclusive packages to visit AlUla.

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Saudia Holidays Packages

AlUla Legacy 2–Night Package

Package Includes: *Hotel accommodation at Shaden Resort *Half Board *Tours to Dadan & Jabal Ikmah, Old Town *Round trip transfer from Shaden Resort to Winter Park

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AlUla Nights 2–Night Package

Package Includes: *Hotel accommodation at Shaden Resort *Half Board *Stargazing experience, Hegra, Dadan & Jabal Ikmah Tour *Round trip transfer from Shaden resort to Winter Park.

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Relaxation Getaway Experience 2–Night Package

Package Includes: *Hotel accommodation at Shaden Resort *Half Board Meal *Visit Winter Park (Leisure Time) *Round trip transfer from Shaden Resort to Winter Park

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AlUla Adventure Experience 2–Night Package

Package Includes: *Hotel accommodation at Shaden Resort *Half Board *Tour to Hegra, Dadan & Jabal Ikmah, Hidden valley Hike and the Helicopter Tour. *Round trip transfer from Shaden Resort to Winter park

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Zahid Travel

Zahid Travel is one of Saudi Arabia's leading travel services and destination management organisations, offering personalised corporate and leisure total travel solutions. Custom 2, 3 and 4 day travel packages featuring hotel stays at either the Shaden or Shahari Resorts have been created to help you plan.

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Zahid Travel AlUla Itineraries

3 Day Travel Packages Shaden Resort

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Alboraq Travel Packages

Alboraq is a multiservice travel company offering a complete range of related travel and tourism products from Destination management to Travel Management, Retails, VIP and MICE. The Alboraq team has customized three different itineraries that allow you to journey to AlUla to discover the rich heritage and culture.

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Alboraq Travel Packages

7 Days Mountain, Seas and Desert Tour

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2 Days ALULA EARLY CIVILIZATIONS

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1 Day ALULA CULTURAL TOUR

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ALULA TOUR & EXPERIENCE BOOKING AGENTS

AlUla Guides

A leading AlUla-based tourism company focused on organizing and servicing domestic trips to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

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Arnawa

Expert local AlUla-based travel services company with the passion for bringing the destination experience to life.

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BOOK YOUR ALULA GETAWAY

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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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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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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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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COVID-19 Information

We strive to make your visit to this amazing destination as safe as possible.

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Explore The World's Masterpiece

The World's Largest Living Museum Heritage

Take a journey to both the ancient and recent past. Uncover preserved tombs, sandstone outcrops, historic dwellings and monuments, both natural and man-made, that hold 200,000 years of largely unexplored human history.

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A DESERT OASIS BECKONS NATURAL WONDERS Nature & Outdoors

There’s a sense of openness, vastness and quiet that invites visitors to wander in AlUla – among dramatic rock formations, sand-swept dunes, lush valleys and ancient basalt lava flows.

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Thrilling experiences and outdoor excursions Adventure

By day, tour heritage sites, enjoy mountain hikes and experience thrills on zipline tours and cross through the dune on a leisurely bike ride. By night, relax with stargazing and other activities.

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A Land of Wondrous Inspiration Arts & Culture

From contemporary artists creating pieces made for the stunning desert backdrop to local artisans continuing the tradition of ancient handicrafts, the spirit of creativity and ingenuity can be discovered in every corner of AlUla.

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