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AlUla’s Ancient Kingdoms Festival

  From 16th November – 2nd December 2023, AlUla will host the annual Ancient Kingdoms Festival: a fortnight of unique immersive experiences chronicling the legends and legacies of AlUla’s constellation of ancient heritage sites in the unforgettable desert landscape of northwest Arabia.

AlUla’s( also read) Kingdoms Festival is an immersive journey through the legends and legacies of the ancient sites along the Incense Road.  With the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Hegra as the epicentre, the festival offers a fortnight of activities across a constellation of the three oases of AlUla, Khaybar and Tayma

  This year, the Festival shines a special light on the ancient cities of the Incense Road including Dadan and Hegra. The sites carry a rich legacy of being a historic crossroads connecting cultures across civilisations: vital hubs along the ancient Incense Road transporting precious goods such as frankincense, myrrh, spices and jewels.

Beyond Hegra and Dadan, the Festival programme features a suite of events that bring to life the stories of AlUla’s spectacular oasis and activates the historic oases of Khaybar and Tayma. Visitors can look forward to story-inspired recreations, hands-on history family events and imaginative heritage dining in the historic oasis.

For more information and to book tickets visit: I @experiencealula  I @alulamoments I #AncientKingdomsFestival

 About The Royal Commission for AlUla:

 The Royal Commission for AlUla (RCU) was established by the royal decree in July 2017 to protect and safeguard AlUla, a region of outstanding natural and cultural significance in North-West Saudi Arabia. RCU is embarking on a long-term plan to develop and deliver a sensitive, sustainable transformation of the region, reaffirming it as one of the country’s most important archaeological and cultural destinations and preparing it to welcome visitors from around the world. RCU’s development work in AlUla encompasses a broad range of initiatives across archaeology, tourism, culture, education and the arts, reflecting the ambitious commitment to cultivating tourism and leisure in Saudi Arabia, outlined in Vision 2030.


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