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Discover AlUla’s dramatic splendor of ancient human creations or play in our home’s interactive art installations from artists through our art & culture programming.

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Hegra

Visit Hegra to experience Saudi Arabia’s first UNESCO World Heritage Site. Here you’ll explore over 110 remarkably well preserved tombs set in a desert landscape, while learning about the ancient people and culture of AlUla.

Old Town

Get a glimpse into AlUla’s not-so-distant past on the AlUla Old Town Tour. A Rawi (guide) will lead you through AlUla Old Town, where pilgrims, travelers and permanent settlers congregated through the ages.

Desert X Art Installations

Our home features interactive art installations originally commission for Desert X AlUla from artists including Lita Albuquerque, Superflex, Manal Aldowayan and more. Ignite your inner child upon discovering these works.

Najma by Lita Albuquerque

Najma

Elyseria by Lita Albuquerque is a 25th century female astronaut – a fictional character, imagined by Lita Albuquerque – with a mission to teach about the stars and their related fields of astronomy and navigation.

One Two Three, Swing! by Superflex

One Two Three, Swing!

Comprised of several sets of three-seated swings conjoined by a zig-zagging orange support, One Two Three Swing! invites its users to activate the socially transformative potential of collective movement, challenging society’s apathy towards the political, environmental and economic crises of our age.

Now You See Me, Now You Don’t by Manal Aldowayan

Now You See Me, Now You Don’t

Examining their disappearance, AlDowayan establishes these ‘puddles’ as a symbol and indicator of the impending water crisis.

On Parade by Nadim Karam

On Parade

Here, in a fantastical procession, nature’s creatures are on parade, coming together to show off the forms and shapes of their diversity. Inspired by the flora and fauna of the Arabian desert, their linearity echoes time and the movement of the caravan people. They have come to a standstill for us, making themselves momentarily visible as they enter the fields of our perception.

Falling Stones Garden by Mohamed Ahmed Ibrahim

Falling Stones Garden

Falling Stones Garden is a site-specific installation composed of 320 sculptures that vary in size and hue, inspired by the natural rockfall at the base of the sandstone cliffs surrounding the exhibition dvalley in AlUla. Falling Stones Garden is a reflection of Ibrahim’s conceptual art practice and his distinctive land art works, inspired by a lifelong relationship with the environment of Khorfakkan (United Arab Emirates), his place of birth.