Unlock the wonders of AlUla and explore the extraordinary landscapes and unique events and festivals offered year-round – a year full of art, wellness, heritage, adventure, sports and music.
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.
26 JAN – 28 JAN
RICHARD MILLE ALULA DESERT POLO
The game of Kings is back. This high-energy tournament features eight teams led by players from the legendary La Dolfina Polo team. Meanwhile, the uber-chic crowd will showcase their favourite winter looks while they cheer on the riders at this unique international event in partnership with Polo Club Saint Tropez.
9 FEB – 12 FEB
ALULA ARABIAN LEOPARD WEEK
The first-ever marquee fashion event in Saudi Arabia will be presented at the AlUla Arabian Leopard Week. With music and art inspired by the plight of the critically endangered Arabian Leopard, the AlUla Arabian Leopard Week is designed to raise awareness for this majestic animal.
16 FEB – 28 FEB
ALULA ARTS FESTIVAL
Returning for its second edition, this unique festival brings together curated contemporary art, large-scale installations throughout the landscapes, community murals, workshops, talks and more. As this edition’s flagship exhibition, the most extensive collection exhibited in the Gulf, the iconic artworks of Andy Warhol will be displayed at the award-winning Maraya for FAME: Andy Warhol in AlUla.
23 FEB – 24 FEB
ALULA TRAIL RACE 2023
The AlUla Trail Race returns to challenge international athletes, amateur runners, and children alike. From a 100km ultramarathon, a 50km marathon, a 25km half marathon, a 10km fun run, and a 1.4km kids’ race, there is something for everyone.
ALULA ENDURANCE CUP 2023
Returning in its fourth edition, the AlUla Endurance Cup will welcome more than 200 riders to compete on the desert track with the finest horses from around the world. Equestrian enthusiasts and interested spectators will have an opportunity to experience AlUla’s ancient Arabian horse heritage culture.
22 MAR – 22 APR
RAMADAN & EID AL-FITR
With special Ramadan accommodation offers, spectacular Iftar and Suhoor settings, as well as a myriad of exciting outdoor evening adventures, AlUla puts a special emphasis on family time during Ramadan. Join in on the traditional celebrations of Eid AlFitr by sharing breakfast and trying fresh juices, tea and coffee with locals.
7 JUN – 10 JUN
EXTREME ADVENTURE ALULA
High adrenaline and high heat in a highly challenging environment, Extreme Adventure AlUla brings a series of physical challenges and obstacles to maximise the surrounding landscapes of AlUla. From abseiling, hiking, cycling, dune buggies, rock climbing and many more – Adventure is part of AlUla’s DNA.
1 JULY – 1 SEP
SUMMER IN ALULA
Summer has always been a special time in AlUla, where locals and travellers alike found refuge in the lush AlUla Oasis. As the heat rises across the Arabian Peninsula, AlUla’s verdant oasis bears fruits, gives shade and becomes a place for respite and relaxation, a gem of the Arabian Peninsula in the summer.
8 JUL – 13 JUL
Surrounded by breathtakingly beautiful natural landscapes, captivating history and culture, and unique dining concepts, AlUla is a fascinating place to spend the Eid AlAdha holiday. From exploring Hegra to challenging yourself at rock climbing, do something different this Eid.
26 SEP – 16 OCT
ALULA WELLNESS FESTIVAL
Bringing the best of the world of wellness, restoration and relaxation to AlUla this festival is the biggest wellness event in the region. The flagship event – The Five Senses Sanctuary – will return with renowned practitioners, offering yoga, meditation, talks, and fitness in the stunning surroundings of the oasis.
22 SEP – 25 SEP
After a wildly successful 2022 edition featuring DJ Snake, Parov Stellar, BKR and many other regional and international DJs, AZIMUTH returns to AlUla. Taking place once again during the Saudi National Day Holiday, this music festival will offer a mix of music, art and more on a one-of-a-kind Sand Floor.
17 NOV – 3 DEC
ANCIENT KINGDOMS FESTIVAL
In this second edition of the Ancient Kingdoms Festival, explore the relationship between the three interconnected ancient oases of Northwest Arabia – AlUla, Khaybar and Tayma. More immersive experiences and spectacular events will showcase these timeless oases’ historic and natural landscapes.
21 DEC 2023 – 20 JAN 2024
WINTER AT TANTORA
Being the region’s longest-running music and culture festival, Winter at Tantora returns for its fifth season. Featuring cultural events, musical concerts, wellness, nature, fashion, dining and more, Winter at Tantora showcases the best of AlUla.