A three-day festival is coming to the Al-Ula Desert

Expect music, food, film, history and art and more…

A three-day cultural event, titled Azimuth will take place in the stunning Al-Ula Desert in Saudi Arabia from Thursday March 5 to Saturday March 7.

The event will be a celebration of music, food, film, history and art bringing together eastern and western minds.

Ticket prices start from SAR1,828.

At the moment, we are awaiting details for the music-line up which organisers have said will be announced soon.

On the food front, however, plenty of top chefs have been announced.

Expect to tuck into food from the likes of Brazilian-Palestinian restaurateur Alex Atala, Nuno Mendes from Portugal, Indian chef Garima Arora and the pair behind New York’s Contra and Wildair, Fabian von Hauske and Jeremiah Stone.

Excited? A single-day will cost you SAR1,828 and will give you access to the full event day programme including music, food, film and art plus ground transportation to and from winter park.

If you want to attend all three days of the event, there’s a season pass which will be announced soon to help you save some riyals.

You can purchase the tickets . Do note that flights, excursions and accommodation are not included in this price.

Once you purchase your ticket, you can book your itinerary here.


Your one-day schedule will include refreshments upon arrival to the Azimuth site, lunch from the world-class chef – Alex Atala, a live event on the main stage, and dinner will be a gastronomical experience by Jeremiah Stone and Fabian von Hauske of Contra.

The three-day ticket will include a transfer from Al Ula airport to Camp Ashar, lunch at Annabel’s, mocktails at Maraya Hall – the beautiful mirror cube in the desert, dinner at Sass Cafe and options to either relax or check out excursions. And this is only day 1.

On Day 2 you will be able to enjoy a behind the scene look at the filming of Azimuth, a visit to Desert X, lunch, dinner and the live event at Azimuth site.

Day 3 includes breakfast at Camp Ashar, lunch at La Cantine and a visit to Elephant Rock.


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