Where to go and what to do in AlUla…

A trip to AlUla is looking set to be a fun one. From a thrilling safari adventure and exciting new culinary experiences to sophisticated music events, here are the dates you need for your diary this year.

Maraya Social by Jason Atherton

Book your reservation now at the newest restaurant in AlUla. Maraya Social, by acclaimed British chef Jason Atherton, is located on the rooftop of the award-winning venue of Maraya. The cuisine takes inspiration from AlUla with produce sourced from local farms, all served up in Atherton’s signature style.

When: Opens to the public on October 27. Available only for dinner from Wed to Sat.

Where: Rooftop, Maraya Concert Hall

Hiba Tawaji concert

Kicking off the events season in AlUla is a live performance by the renowned Lebanese singer, actor, and director, Hiba Tawaji. She will be enchanting the audience with records from her 14-year-old long repertoire of Arabic and non-Arabic music. With a limited number of seats available, don’t miss out on this year’s first concert at Maraya. Having had a huge regional and international fan base, Hiba was the first female singer to perform live in Saudi Arabia in 2017.

When: October 29, 8pm. Ticket price starts from SAR300. Book your tickets here.

Where: Maraya Concert Hall

Hegra after dark

Enter a darkened sensorium to taste, hear, smell, touch and see what the Nabataeans experienced every day. Start the night with an interactive performance about warrior Queen Shaqilath and end with an incredible stargazing experience at Hegra. As you gaze up at the stars, learn about the concepts of astrology and cosmology as practised in the Nabataean civilisation.

When: November 4 to December 4. Thurs to Sat 7pm & 9pm. Book your tickets here.

Where: Hegra. Meet at Winterpark Visitor Centre.

4×4 safari tour

Go on a journey through nature, where you will spend two hours of vintage jeep safari in the Sharaan Reserve to experience the great desert, valleys and mountains of AlUla. Enjoy the scenery of the beautiful sandstone mountains from the comfort of an air-conditioned vehicle. Prepare to spot some wild animals along the way.

When: November 1 to March 30. Price starts from SAR300. Book your safari tour here.

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Where: Sharaan Nature Reserve

Candlelit Symphonic concert

Taking place over two weekends, the Candlelight concert will be one of the standout music experiences in the Kingdom. Set in the resounding Unesco Heritage site of Hegra, this event will offer a repertoire of classical music performed live by Saudi musicians.

When: December 24 & January 1

Where: Hegra

Images: Experience AlUla