Desert X AlUla site goes permanent

Following the success of the inaugural DesertX AlUla art event in its unique Saudi setting, the Royal Commission for AlUla (RCU) has announced that the site will now become a permanent arts and cultural feature of the region.

In a move that will significantly boost the accessibility of the exhibition to visitors all year round, the RCU will be creating a new cultural destination that supports its wider plans to reinvigorate and enhance the AlUla region. DesertX will be one of a number of features that will include galleries, museums and exhibition spaces around the ancient city of Maiden Al Saleh.

The first DesertX AlUla attracted around 10,000 visitors in its 5 week run and carried a mix of works and installations from Saudi and international artists.

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