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Tourism & Hospitality | Thursday 26 September, 2019 4:15 am |
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Saudi Arabia's "Winter at Tantora" Festival to Launch Its 2nd Edition in Dec. 19, 2019 3 Al-Ula

The festival will include a play show inspired by the glories and history of Al-Ula to be presented on February 14 by Caracalla Dance Theater titled “Jameel Bouthaina” and a concert of Beethoven music on 3 January, 2020.
The festival's events will also include a range of activities designed for arts, culture and adventure enthusiasts as well as lovers of history and sports, including a balloon festival, and the activity of "classic aircraft flights", in addition to the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques Cup for Endurance (Knights' Forum), the second largest endurance race in the world. It will also include experiences of cooking under the stars to be organized by international Michelin-class chefs.
The season will also host other attractions such as heritage markets along with areas designed to provide high-end international brands, whereas visitors can make tours throughout the ancient historical sites, dating back to about 2000 years and enjoy a unique experience that takes them on a journey through time using virtual reality technology.
The Festival of Winter at Tantora 2019 is inspired by the ancient deep-rooted traditions of Al-Ula governorate which was historically used to celebrate seasons changing including the start of winter, allowing visitors to enjoy the true essence of the this province beginning from its heritage and diverse markets to local performances.
The season allows the visitor to enjoy such a distinctive set of activities in a historical site that stands witness to the greatness of human civilizations of which their edifices are still alive today.

The festival will include a play show inspired by the glories and history of Al-Ula to be presented on February 14 by Caracalla Dance Theater titled “Jameel Bouthaina” and a concert of Beethoven music on 3 January, 2020.
The festival's events will also include a range of activities designed for arts, culture and adventure enthusiasts as well as lovers of history and sports, including a balloon festival, and the activity of "classic aircraft flights", in addition to the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques Cup for Endurance (Knights' Forum), the second largest endurance race in the world. It will also include experiences of cooking under the stars to be organized by international Michelin-class chefs.
The season will also host other attractions such as heritage markets along with areas designed to provide high-end international brands, whereas visitors can make tours throughout the ancient historical sites, dating back to about 2000 years and enjoy a unique experience that takes them on a journey through time using virtual reality technology.
The Festival of Winter at Tantora 2019 is inspired by the ancient deep-rooted traditions of Al-Ula governorate which was historically used to celebrate seasons changing including the start of winter, allowing visitors to enjoy the true essence of the this province beginning from its heritage and diverse markets to local performances.
The season allows the visitor to enjoy such a distinctive set of activities in a historical site that stands witness to the greatness of human civilizations of which their edifices are still alive today.

 

This year's "Winter at Tantora" festival will be organized under the title "A Journey through Time in a Timeless Historical Site" according to four themes: Re-embodiment of Heritage, Oasis of Culture, Adventure and Exploration and the Resort.
1- Re-embodiment of Heritage: It includes re-calling and summoning heritage through seeing replicas of fantastic sights of ancient historical cities, not only as archaeological monuments but as living communities, whereas visitors will learn how ancient civilizations lived through diverse experiences narrated by professional storytellers and the guests are given the opportunity to experience historical sites and practically share local traditions that were performed there. Moreover, visitors will have the opportunity to experience the latest technology and innovation such as virtual reality and smart device applications to exhibit fun interactive experiences filled with knowledge and information about these sites. In addition, the activities of the season will cover a variety of cultural aspects by offering special culinary events, including popular food in the winter park and fine culinary arts from across the region, available in the market of Wadi Al-Qura and other natural sites.
2- Oasis of Culture: It will present international stars from around the world within a variety of artistic and cultural performances at the modern 'Maraya Theater', which can accommodate 500 visitors, reflecting the beauty of the high mountains, unique nature and rich cultural history that surrounds the area of Al-Ula. The theater's guests can enjoy the spectacular performances and shows of classical and operatic artists from around the world.

 

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