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Whether you’re just trying to fight off January blues by daydreaming of warm, sunny places or you started planning your next holiday, there’s a place that should definitely be on your radar. In 2020 all roads lead to Winter at Tantora, one of the most exciting and diverse festivals to be held this season. The festival is set to take place from December 19, 2019, to March 7, 2020 in the desert town of AlUla, in Saudi Arabia.

 

Unravel the magical history of AlUla

Al-`Ula is a place brimming with rich history of ancient civilizations that dates back to 6th century BC. The dramatic landscape features massive sandstone mountains and hidden gems like the Elephant Rock. Just outside of the city of Al-`Ula is Al-Hijr, Saudia Arabia’s first UNESCO World Heritage site. Built by the Nabataeans, it’s home to well-preserved relics and pre-Arabic inscriptions and petroglyphs. Beat the crowd and visit the region and its 200,000 years of history ahead of the public opening in October.

 

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Enjoy incredible live performances

To most people, music festivals are a way of letting out steam and watch some of their beloved artists perform and Winter at Tantora has a full lineup of world-class performances. From Jose Carreras who will make his Winter at Tantora debut, to Andrea Bocelli returning to the famed Maraya Concert Hall, the 500-person venue is covered entirely with mirrors on two sides, blending in with the environment. Among others, in the coming weeks Jamiroquai, Il Divo and Enrique Iglesias will be taking the stage.

 

 

 

See the culture come to life

The festival is a one of a kind experience for first-time visitors, that can also see it from a different perspective. AlUla Balloon Festival, the hot air balloon festival will be held from January 31 to February 9 and is absolutely #Instaworthy. The festival will also be adding events centered on sports and athletics, vintage aircraft flights and car experiences,  as well as fashion, arts, and cuisine to its line-up.

 

 

 

Dive into a mesmerizing beauty experience

Hot, dry and humid desert environment has an effect on your physical appearance, especially your skin. A perfect reason to explore the festival’s beauty hot spot – Whites pop up experience. As Saudi Arabia’s leading beauty and lifestyle retailer, this beauty pop up brings you on an immersive beauty adventure. Explore Whites’ diverse selection of brands and products and put yourself in the hands of their experts for your daily dose of glam.

 

 

Explore the unexplored

Maybe your new year’s resolution was to take more time off this year, or the traveler in you just wants to visit someplace new, but Winter at Tantora festival has something for every kind of traveler: from luxurious Beduin lodging and spa to exciting desert adventures. Beat the crowd, visit the region and learn about its 200,000 years of history ahead of the public opening in October.

 

 

 

 

Want a sneak peek at some of the incredible sights, scenes and experiences that await in AlUla? Check out their official Instagram

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