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.


Direct flight from Paris to the historic oasis of AlUla (Saudi Arabia) French visitors among the first to experience Saudi’s nature and culture heritage

January 25, 2022

The Royal Commission for AlUla (RCU), SAUDIA Airlines and the French Agency for AlUla development (AFALULA) announce the opening of a direct flight from Paris to AlUla (Saudi Arabia).

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The first edition of AlUla Art Residency closes with artists premiering contemporary works inspired by the historic oasis of AlUla

January 14, 2022

After eleven-weeks of exploration and experimentation, the first AlUla Art Residency programme, under the theme of ‘The Oasis Reborn’, has successfully concluded this weekend.

During three days of open studios, artists’ works – ranging from experimental sculptures to large-scale site specific or multimedia installations – were displayed in Mabiti AlUla and its surrounding palmgrove, inviting visitors to immerse themselves into the historical and cultural oasis of AlUla.

The artworks of the artists will also be displayed at the occasion of AlUla Arts festival taking place in AlUla from February 13 to February 26, 2022.

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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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