Dancing on the Ceiling in AlUla

Lionel Richie among a stellar line-up for Winter in Tantora.

This years second edition of the Winter in Tantora festival in the magical AlUla region looks set to be pretty special, as the organizers reveal a very diverse series of events. Running from Decenber 19th to March 7th, the season sees some familiar faces returning alongside some brand new concepts.

From Beethoven and Ballooning to Eco Trail-running, the schedule for the 2020 season is all about showcasing the stunning setting and history of AlUla with the help of global stars, athletes and animals.

Following up on the success of their performances last year, both Andrea Bocelli and Yanni will be returning with their western-influenced repertoires. For those with a more Middle-Eastern ear Omar Khairat will again be bringing his great range of musical talent to the stunning mirrored Maraya Concert Hall.

Two eras of Pop are well represented with Enrique Iglesias and Lionel Richie bringing some smoothness and upbeat classics to the desert.

On the sporting front, the inaugural EcoTrail Al Ula will be staging 4 events in one, with 80km, 50km & 2x 10km races for professionals and amateurs, following in the footsteps of the ancient traders who visited the area thousands of years ago. Echoing this traditional angle, the Fursan Endurance Horse Race will also be making its second appearance and bringing the Arab love of horses together with the incredible history and setting of Maidan AlSaleh.

All ticket and additional travel information can be found at the official season website.

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