Huge 'Winter at Tantora' festival is returning to Saudi Arabia

Expect to be wowed with fun activities and guest performers…

Over the last few years we’ve seen more and more big events taking place in Saudi Arabia. There’s three whole months of fun to look forward to soon, as the awesome Winter at Tantora festival is returning to the country.

It will be the second time the festival has taken place in Saudi Arabia. This year, it kicks off on December 19, 2019 and runs every weekend until March 7, 2020. You’ll find it in the city of AlUla.

The festival promises its guests loads of fun activities – including hot air ballooning – a range of cultural and entertaining experiences, and even performances from some world-famous singers.


Cultural activities will include a heritage sites experience, shopping for local handmade products from a market and farm experiences at Hujrat Nora. When you’ve worked up a hunger, stop to grab a bite from one of the food trucks at Winter Park.

Fun activities to make the festival memorable for the whole family include riding in hot air balloons or choosing your mode of transport from cycling, hiking or 4X4 excursions to explore AlUla’s landscape.

Don’t miss the AlUla Desert Polo tournament or some huge musical performances at the Maraya concert hall. Some of the biggest performances will come from Latin star Enrique Iglesias and smooth-crooner Lionel Richie in February.


Festival-goers have a number of packages to choose from, ranging from one day to weekend packages. To make the most of your time there, you could also opt for an experience bundle, allowing you to experience some top activities.

An example of a weekend package (gold), valid from Thursday to Saturday, includes a return flight from Riyadh/Jeddah, hotel with breakfast, return airport transfer via bus.

Additionally, you’ll get a three-day pass for hop-on, hop-off bus, a heritage sites tour and a gold ticket for a concert and gala dinner.

We can’t wait to check it out…

Winter at Tantora, AlUla, Saudi Arabia, December 17, 2019 to March 7, 2020. experiencealula.com

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