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An Enchanted Sanctuary Suspended in Time and Space

AlUla, Saudi Arabia, November 1, 2022 / TRAVELINDEX / Set against a breathtaking backdrop of majestic desert canyons, in the historical city of AlUla, is Banyan Tree Group’s first property in Saudi Arabia. Banyan Tree AlUla is the brand’s new all-villa tented resort is inspired by the nomadic nature of Nabataean architecture, enveloped by unparalleled nature and heritage.

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An enchanted sanctuary suspended in time and space.

Situated in the magical surrounds of AlUla in Saudi Arabia, our all-villa resort is a desert retreat located in one of the world’s most mysterious and exciting travel destinations, inspired by the natural surroundings of the Ashar Valley.

Journey in an open-air museum of valleys, cliffs and canyons, imprinted with the memory of 7,000 years of civilisation. Linger around a warm fire under an endless canopy of stars.

Embark on a multi-sensory experience at Banyan Tree AlUla. Be stunned by the stillness, peacefulness, the stunning rock formations, the sheer force of nature, and feel as if time and space were suddenly suspended, allowing the senses to fully awaken.

Set in the area known as the world’s largest living museum, our resort is just a short flight from either Riyadh or Jeddah, connected by direct flights from Dubai, all of which make AlUla more accessible for international travelers.

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Roam the intricate Old Town of nearly 900 mud-brick houses and 400 shops, and unearth handiworks by local craftsmen. Awaken your senses to the stories that unfold before you.