AlUla – Saudi Arabia’s Newest Gem Is Waiting To Be Discovered

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Located 1,100kms from Riyadh in north-west Saudi Arabia, AlUla is a place of extraordinary natural and human heritage. The vast area, covering 22,561km², includes a lush oasis valley, towering sandstone mountains and ancient cultural heritage sites dating back thousands of years.

Visitors will now have the opportunity to experience a living museum and a unique journey through time. AlUla, which is easily accessible by flight from  Riyadh and Jeddah, will be sought after by the discerning traveller as it is a destination with a rich heritage, offers a bounty of ancient and traditional cultural and artistic charms, has outstanding natural beauty featuring sandstone canyons, volcanic plains, oases covered in palm trees, mountains and valleys and features world class music concerts and performances by renowned international stars. It is the perfect destination for soft adventure activities like hot air ballooning, zip lining, camel and horse riding.

 

 

Visitors will now have the opportunity to experience a living museum and a unique journey through time. AlUla, which is easily accessible by flight from  Riyadh and Jeddah, will be sought after by the discerning traveller as it is a destination with a rich heritage, offers a bounty of ancient and traditional cultural and artistic charms, has outstanding natural beauty featuring sandstone canyons, volcanic plains, oases covered in palm trees, mountains and valleys and features world class music concerts and performances by renowned international stars. It is the perfect destination for soft adventure activities like hot air ballooning, zip lining, camel and horse riding.

Ziplining for adventure seekers
Explore AlUla or horseback or on a camel ride
Explore AlUla or horseback or on a camel ride

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Winter at Tantora Festival

AlUla’s rich history has been on full display during the iconic Winter at Tantora, an exhilarating festival which ran over two consecutive years – 2019 and 2020 between December to March. It has been a three-month luxury festival spanning sport, music, food, heritage, and modern art. The highlight of the festival has been the opportunity to experience world-class musical performances such as Lionel Richie, Enrique, Kool and the Gang, Craig David, Sister Sledge, and Jamiroquai. There have been art installations, spectacular hiking trails, hot air ballooning and even the option to see the historical area from the sky from the open cockpit of a vintage airplane. Restaurants and food trucks offered delectable cuisine.

Global sensation, Enrique Iglasias, performing at Maraya in Feb 2020
Desert Polo at AlUla during the Winter at Tantora Festival
Modern Art installations on display at the Winter at Tantora Festival

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AlUla is a destination that must be seen to be believed. There are various accommodation options with many new hotels opening up to keep up with the demand that is expected once the borders open and flights resume.

Royal Commission for AlUla (RCU) has appointed Beautiful Planet Destination Marketing as their representative to promote the destination in India. For more information on the destination visit www.experiencealula.com or email us on :

Beena Menon – [email protected]
Huzan Fraser – [email protected]

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