The AlUla Skies Festival 2023 is here, and it promises to be an unforgettable celebration of the sky’s wonders and a showcase of Saudi Arabia’s natural beauty and rich cultural heritage. Whether you’re an adventure seeker, a nature lover, a photography or cultural enthusiast, the festival has something to offer everyone. From hot air balloon rides to stargazing, helicopter tours to giant swings, and much more, here are the top 10 unmissable activities during the AlUla Skies Festival:
Soar high with hot air balloon rides:
One of the main highlights of the AlUla Skies Festival is the opportunity to take a breathtaking hot air balloon ride over the stunning landscapes of AlUla. Visitors can choose between untethered or tethered hot air balloon rides, capturing the unique rock formations, vast deserts, and ancient heritage sites.
Explore the cosmos with stargazing and astrophotography:
AlUla’s clear skies and minimal light pollution make it a perfect destination for stargazing and astrophotography. Enjoy a guided stargazing and photography experience surrounded by the impressive Gharameel rock formations, learning about the constellations, planets, and celestial events.
Embark on a mind-blowing helicopter tour over AlUla’s spectacular landscape:
Get a birds-eye view of AlUla’s natural wonders and historical sites with a 30-minute helicopter tour, including Elephant Rock, Hegra, Hijaz Railway, Maraya, Jabal Ikmah, Dadan, and AlUla Old Town.
Take in the bird’s eye view of the ancient city from Harrat viewpoint
Sat atop an ancient mountain, this elevated outlook offers spectacular views over AlUla’s landscape and a huge canopy of the night sky with exciting new additions specifically for the AlUla Skies Festival.
Embrace the thrill and amazing scenery on AlUla’s Giant Swing:
The heart-pumping experience involves leaping from a mountain’s edge and flying between canyon walls, taking in the views as you swoosh dramatically through the air.
Catch a movie under the stars at the Outdoor Cinema:
Relive the classic movie-going magic at this new AlUla Outdoor Cinema experience, set against the backdrop of AlUla Studios.
Fly high with AlUla Kites:
Watch in wonder as expert fliers sail and twirl their kites gracefully through the air before trying out your own kite-flying skills.
Witness spectacular drone shows in the AlUla skies
Prepare to be mesmerized by cutting-edge drone shows at the AlUla Skies Festival, creating dazzling displays of light and color in the night sky.
Marvel at the enchanting glow show
While anchored to the ground, dozens of hot air balloons will glow in a colorfully synchronized spectacle accompanied by atmospheric music.
Go up the 45-meter ladder and swift down the zipline from AlUla stairway
Climb up a 45-meter suspended ladder, ascending AlUla’s majestic mountain, with an exhilarating 150-meter zipline back down to the valley floor.
In addition to these activities, visitors can choose from an array of food and beverage experiences. Whether it’s fine dining, casual eats, or local flavors, the restaurants available at AlUla will cater to different taste buds and preferences. Some of these F&B outlets are available permanently in AlUla like Entrecote, Asfar, Acme, Alfa’s Lounge, along with other restaurants and cafes.
The AlUla Skies Festival is a must-visit event, offering a unique opportunity to experience Saudi Arabia’s beauty and culture in a spectacular way. Don’t miss out