2024-04-24

Desert X is coming back to AlUla in 2024

The third edition is part of the AlUla Arts Festival

Art mode: activated. Desert X AlUla is coming back to the ancient oasis in Saudi for its third edition.

Desert X is coming back to AlUla
Desert X is coming back to AlUla

Wondering what is Desert X exactly? It’s an international art landscape exhibition where viewers will be able to enjoy large-scale artworks surrounded by AlUla’s majestic landscapes.

Desert X 2024 will be part of the AlUla Arts Festival, which is set to take place from Thursday February 8 to Saturday March 2. Official dates of Desert X AlUla 2024 have yet to be revealed so keep checking Time Out Riyadh for the latest.

There will also be a new art exhibition at the Maraya as part of the AlUla Arts Festival.

The AlUla Arts Festival and was initially established in the Coachella Valley of Southern California. The inaugural exhibition was held in 2020. The AlUla event marked the first site-responsive art (art reflecting its surrounding space and the story it tells) exhibition in Saudi and the first exhibition of its kind outside of the United States. The second exhibition followed in 2022.

Desert X AlUla 2024
Desert X AlUla 2024

The engaging event brings regional and international artists to the northwestern part of Saudi and gives viewers the chance to interact with masterpieces in a unique way.

Desert X AlUla 2024
Desert X AlUla 2024: the exhibition welcomes regional and international artists

The 2022 edition of Desert X featured a diverse range of artworks under the theme of Sarab, which played off the concept of desert culture and mirages.

Heading to AlUla soon? There are plenty of AlUla summer activities. You can challenge yourself to the hottest racing experience at Desert Blaze.

Desert X AlUla 2024
Desert X AlUla 2024

Turn up the volume over the Saudi National Day weekend at the AZIMUTH music festival then recharge at AlUla Wellness Festival in October. The AlUla 2023-2024 events calendar was revealed and there are plenty of exciting things in store. Remember that for your next Saudi staycation.

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