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Afalula Activity Report 2020/2021
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Famed fashion Photographer Gilles Bensimon Releases A Dream of AlUla – A Visual Exploration of Fabled Landscapes and Historical Gems
On the occasion of the publication of A Dream of AlUla, the Librairie Galignani (Paris, France) will welcome, on Tuesday April 12th, the artist Gilles Bensimon for an exclusive signing of his book.Read more
AlUla, the new Saudi El Dorado co-developed by the Royal Commission for AlUla (RCU) and the French Agency for AlUla development (AFALULA)
With 34 million inhabitants in an area of over 2 million square kilometers, Saudi Arabia is the largest country in the Middle East, covering two-thirds of the Arabian Peninsula on its own. A territory 4.5 times larger than France, which opened its doors to the world in 2019 and revealed previously hidden treasures like AlUla. This region, located in the province of Medina in the northwest of the country, is at the heart of the ambitious and modern development plan named “Vision 2030”, driven by HRH Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and implemented by the Kingdom since 2016.Read more
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
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).Read more
The first edition of AlUla Art Residency closes with artists premiering contemporary works inspired by the historic oasis of AlUla
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.Read more
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
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.Read more
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
The contract signed with the French school FERRANDI Paris aims to create a training college in culinary arts, hotel management and tourism professionsRead more
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
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.Read more
The first art residency pilot program in AlUla has been revealed today. Over a period of 11 weeks, until January 14, 2022, an exciting lineup of six artists will work on the ground, around the theme “rebirth of the oasis.”Read more
Thales and the Royal Commission for AlUla sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for smart and sustainable city development
The French group Thales has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with The Royal Commission for AlUla – the remarkable natural and cultural heritage destination in north-west Saudi Arabia – to implement its smart and sustainable city.
With a strong track record in delivering solutions that support smart, livable and sustainable cities, Thales will provide the Royal Commission with innovation excellence, technological expertise and global experience to support the ambition of becoming a global benchmark destination in sustainable development and as a place to visit, live and work.Read more