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.


Resumption of direct flights between Paris and the ancient oasis of AlUla

November 8, 2022

From December 4th, SAUDIA will resume its direct flights between Paris and AlUla in Saudi Arabia with one flight per week.

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AlUla announces its new Artist Residency programme

October 18, 2022

AlUla Saudi Arabia, 18 October 2022: The Royal Commission for AlUla (RCU) is launching its latest Artist Residency programme in partnership with the French Agency for AlUla Development (Afalula).

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A Monumental Lihyanite Statue from Saudi Arabia Deposited from the Royal Commission for AlUla (RCU) to the Musée du Louvre

September 6, 2022

A magnificent 2.3-meter-high statue carved from sandstone and presumably depicting an ancient Lihyanite king is on five-year loan from the Royal Commission for AlUla (RCU) to the Musée du Louvre. The Monumental Statue dates from the 5th to 3rd centuries BCE and was discovered by archaeologists working in Dadan in AlUla North- West of Saudi…

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