French Agency for
ALULA development


Gérard Mestrallet
Executive Chairman of Afalula

Saudi Arabia and France share a vision to implement a new economic and touristic development model, focused on the absolute preservation of the environment, respectful of history, and inclusive of local populations. Through art and culture, the project will be dedicated to offering an authentic touristic experience faithful to the traditions of hospitality in the Arab World.


The French Agency’s mission is to support its Saudi partner, the Royal Commission for AlUla (RCU), in the transformation of the AlUla region into a worldwide cultural and touristic destination.


The Royal Commission for AlUla signed two memorandums of understanding with the French companies Dassault Systèmes and the RATP group on long-term strategic partnerships

December 7, 2021

The memorandum of understanding signed with Dassault Systèmes aims to provide AlUla with a collaborative digital twin of the territory. The memorandum of understanding signed with the RATP group aims to develop local mobility.

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The French Agency for AlUla Development welcomes the signing of a partnership between the Royal Commission for AlUla and the French school of culinary arts and hospitality management FERRANDI Paris

December 7, 2021

The contract signed with the French school FERRANDI Paris aims to create a training college in culinary arts, hotel management and tourism professions

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France and Saudi Arabia sign an intergovernmental agreement for the creation in AlUla of a cultural institution of reference dedicated to the arts, the Villa Al-Hajar

December 6, 2021

The intergovernmental agreement signed for the creation of a Villa Al-Hajar aims for the development of a cultural institution of reference dedicated to the arts.

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