AlUla, the ancient oasis in northwest Arabia, is ready to welcome visitors from around the world to experience its extraordinary landscapes and unique events and festivals offered year-round. AlUla Moments, the brand that encompasses all the cultural, artistic, and entertainment activities in AlUla, has announced its 2023-24 event calendar, featuring eight flagship festivals that celebrate the diversity and richness of AlUla's heritage, art, wellness, adventure, sports, and music.
The event season will kick off with Azimuth, a two-day festival that will take place on September 21 and 22, 2023. Azimut will feature some of the hottest artists from all over the world, as well as top regional talent, who will perform on a one-of-a-kind sand floor stage surrounded by then ever, with a sizzling lineup that includes international artists to be announced shortly.
Following, AlUla will host the AlUla Wellness Festival from October 19 to November 4,2023. Now, in its third edition, the festival will bring the best of the world of wellness to AlUla, focusing on the healing power of silence, art, and nature. The flagship event of the festival is the Five Senses Sanctuary, where renowned practitioners will offer yoga, meditation, talks, and fitness sessions in a serene setting. The festival will also feature other activities, such as MindTravel piano concerts, Fitness X Music events, and the EcoTrail running race.
The next festival on the calendar is the Ancient Kingdom Festival, which will take place from November 16 to December 2, 2023. The festival will mark Hegra's 15th anniversary as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and celebrate the interconnected oases of northwest Arabia: AlUla, Khaybar, and Tayma. The festival will offer immersive experiences that spark curiosity, inspire awe, and foster a connection with the ancient past. Visitors will be able to explore untouched volcanoes, discover unprecedented history, and reconnect to the music of the ancient eras.
The highlight of the event season is Winter at Tantora, which will run from December 21, 2023 to January 27, 2024. Winter at Tantora is returning for its fifth exhilarating season as the region's longest-running music and arts festival. The festival features intimate concerts with world-renowned musicians and hosts multiple events and experiences across culture, heritage, gastronomy, and more. Winter at Tantora also includes the Richard Mille AlUla Desert Polo tournament, which draws AlUla's historical ties to horsemanship.
In February 2024, AlUla will hist the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques Endurance Cup, a prestigious equestrian event that welcomes riders to compete on the desert track with the finest horses from around the world. The event reflects AlUla's ancient Arabian horse heritage culture and attracts equestrian enthusiasts and spectators alike.
The following month, AlUla will celebrate its artistic legacy with the AlUla Arts Festival from February 8 to March 2, 2024. The festival will feature contemporary art exhibitions, outdoor art installations, craft workshops, artists' residences, and more. The festival reflects both the region's long-standing artistic heritage and celebrates local and international art in all its forms.
The latest festival on the calendar is the AlUla Skies Festival, which will take place from April 10 to April 20, 2024. The festival is a celebration of all things sky-related and offers visitors a chance to enjoy breathtaking views of AlUla's scenery from different perspectives. During the day, hot air balloon and helicopter rides will provide bird's - -eye views over AlUla's stunning landscapes. Come nightfall, visitors will return to Earth for stargazing sessions with expert astronomers who will guide them through AlUla's clear skies. The festival will also feature symphonies and drone shows that will add to unforgettable memories.
AlUla Moments invites visitors to discover AlUla's wonders and explore its extraordinary events and festivals throughout the year. With so many new restaurants, adventures, and natural wonders to explore in AlUla, there is something for everyone to enjoy. To book tickets and learn more about AlUla Moments, visit www.experiencealula.com or follow @experiencealula on social media platforms.