Celebrate nature and the arts during AlUla’s vibrant winter

The historical city of AlUla comes alive every year during the winter with a series of festivals and activities that celebrate the region’s diverse beauty. The most beloved of the festivals is Winter at Tantora, returning this year for the fourth time since its debut in 2018. So go on an exciting, luxurious adventure and experience the beauty of AlUla’s winter.


Explore the ancient rock wall art at Saudi’s first UNESCOWorld Heritage Site, Hegra; as well as the well-preserved tombscarved into rock formations dating back almost 2000 years, orgrab a 4x4 ride to explore the area with up to 7 people, the tourtakes you to sites including Maraya Hall, an impressive Guinness World Records Award-winning structure made up of mirrors reflecting the scenes of rich historical beauty surrounding it and hosts live world-class music performances annually.


So much more than its wintery festivities, AlUla offers manyactivities whether you prefer to go solo or in a group; some of these that should be included in your travel plans are: stargazing, volcano hiking, camel trekking, ziplining, observing a night-time light show, or enjoying an exhilarating yoga class in the desert.


For history enthusiasts, there’ll be ample opportunity toexperience the unique archaeology through hands-on workshops and immersive live shows held in the oasis and Old Town; as well as beautifully inspired theatrical performances and exhibits showcasing the cultural influences of the region.


Also on the festival’s itinerary are equestrian events ranging from horse racing at the Fursan Endurance Cup and the stylish Richard Mille AlUla Desert Polo tournament, to the HegraFashion Cavalry Show; an haute couture fashion show featuring elegant horses.


Don’t forget to taste the delicious oranges, tangerines andgrapefruits at the Citrus festival; held for the first time ever onthis year’s Winter at Tantora, it is an event celebrating the variety of citrus fruits farmed in the region.


Spend an extravagant winter vacation at AlUla with the help of Sana Tourism, we set up your trip from A to Z to ensure an experience that’s expertly crafted for you. Contact us to get started.

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