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Experience the magic of AlUla with Tales After Dark

The cultural journey will be happening across five locations…

AlUla, home to Saudi Arabia’s first UNESCO World Heritage Site, is premiering a cool new under-the-stars experience that you need to see. As part of Winter at Tantora, Tales After Dark in AlUla is an enchanting experience.

The free event is happening until Sunday January 21, and encompasses the story of AlUla. The tale comes to life with illuminating LED lights and music across four locations every night.

Move through a unique cultural journey of shimmering tales and landscapes, from the buzzing AlJadidah Arts District and lush Oasis to the magnificent Ashar Valley, hundreds of LED lights come sparkling to life, dancing and changing colour to music.

Each stunning installation tells a story related to its particular location, which also includes AlAtheeb Station.

Winter at Tantora has made its highly anticipated return to AlUla. Taking place from Thursday December 21 to Saturday January 27, the festival welcomes cultural explorers, entertainment enthusiasts, fashion admirers, music fans, sports fanatics, and nature lovers. The massive calendar of events has a little something for everyone.

Tales After Dark, various locations, 6.30pm to midnight. The event is free. experiencealula.com

Other events to look forward to in AlUla

Richard Mille AlUla Desert Polo

Richard Mille AlUla Desert Polo

Set against the magnificently dramatic backdrop of the AlUla canyons and the extraordinary landscapes of the Equestrian Village, near Saudi Arabia’s first Unesco World Heritage Site of Hegra, the tournament – widely regarded as the Sport of Kings – is played out in a purpose-built desert arena. The massive event returns in January 2024.

Richard Mille AlUla Desert Polo, Wed Jan 17 2024 to Sat Jan 20 2024. experiencealula.com

Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques Endurance Cup

Endurance Cup

Returning for its fifth edition on February 2024, the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques Endurance Cup will welcome riders to navigate 120 kilometres of AlUla’s unique and rugged desert terrain with the finest horses from around the world. Equestrian enthusiasts and interested spectators will have an opportunity to experience an exciting day out, with entertainment and food and beverage on offer while connecting AlUla’s ancient Arabian horse heritage culture.

The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques Endurance Cup 2024, AlUla, Feb 2024. experiencealula.com