Expect a themed exclusive series of activity sessions led by visiting resident wellness practitioners, sunrise canyon trail hiking, stargazing with sound healing and more. Habitas AlUla and discover your peak potential whilst reconnecting with nature. A time to embrace the season’s dry heat, benefit from time away, break boundaries and take a journey to a nurturing environment, with wellbeing workshops and exploration. The experience led, eco hospitality group is collaborating with renowned wellness practitioners to provide 3-day unique programs, from Thursday – Sunday weekly, set amongst the otherworldly backdrop of AlUla.
Ideal for wellness adventurers, the programs provide speciality activities designed to test and evolve your body and mindset, including a range of power yoga and HIIT fitness training throughout the season with visiting resident practitioners, in addition to a breathtaking sunrise trail hike and sound healing meditation under the stars. The fun loving will also experience Manal AlDowayan’s trampoline installation “Now You See Me, Now You Don’t” as part of the first day warm up. There is time in the program to visit local sites, additional excursions to Hegra, Saudi Arabia’s first UNESCO world heritage site, and popular sunset spot Elephant Rock available upon request, or simply relax at the resorts large infinity pool or Thuraya Wellness center.
This unmissable experience is available weekly from 21 July through 25 September, every Thursday to Sunday evening, conveniently aligned with direct Dubai to AlUla flights and other regional destination options. The Summer Wellness Workshop includes; a 3-night villa stay, taxes, daily meals at Tama restaurant, an exclusive 3-day wellness program and sunrise guided canyon hike experience. Workshops are bookable individually, in couples or for groups. Habitas AlUla invites you to leave your comfort zone this summer to experience a shift in perspective and improve the way you connect with the world.
Habitas AlUla Summer Wellness Workshop
A series of weekly wellness programs designed to embrace the season’s dry heat. Led exclusively by visiting wellness practitioners, a variety of activity sessions throughout the season are inspired by natural elements and temperature to build endurance and reconnect inner strength. Set against the otherworldly landscape of AlUla, program highlights include; speciality activity sessions, a visit to Manal AlDowayan’s trampoline installation “Now You See Me, Now You Don’t,” a sunrise canyon trail hike and evening stargazing with sound healing.
- Dates: Every Thursday – Sunday, 21 July until end of September
- Price: SAR 3,600 per person or SAR 4,500 per couple
- Inclusions: 3-night villa stay, resort amenities and programming, taxes, daily meals at Tama restaurant, exclusive 3-day wellness program activities and sunrise guided canyon hike experience
Habitas is a global hospitality group created by a diverse community of people seeking human connection, authentic experiences and a better future together. Redefining the concept of traditional luxury in hotels, Habitas’ mission is to change people’s lives through creating deeper human connections and to make a lasting impact on local communities through education, employment and the creation of sustainable micro-economies. With Homes currently located in Mexico, Namibia and Saudi Arabia, Habitas is expanding globally across Latin America, Africa, the Middle East and Asia using its technology-driven approach and innovative vertically integrated model.
Located 620 miles from Riyadh, in North-West Saudi Arabia, AlUla is a place of extraordinary natural and human heritage. The vast area, covering over 14,000 sq. miles, includes a lush oasis valley, towering sandstone mountains and ancient cultural heritage sites dating back thousands of years to when the Lihyan and Nabataean kingdoms reigned. The most well-known and recognized site in AlUla is Hegra, Saudi Arabia’s first UNESCO World Heritage Site. A 130 acre ancient city, Hegra was the principal southern city of the Nabataean Kingdom and is comprised of 111 well-preserved tombs, many with elaborate facades cut out of the sandstone outcrops surrounding the walled urban settlement. Current research also suggests Hegra was the most southern outpost of the Roman Empire after the Roman’s conquered the Nabataeans in 106 CE.
In addition to Hegra, AlUla is also home to ancient Dadan, the capital of the Dadan and Lihyan Kingdoms and considered to be one of the most developed 1st millennium BCE cities of the Arabian Peninsula. And Jabal Ikmah, an open-air library of hundreds of inscriptions and writings in many different languages. AlUla Old Town, a labyrinth of more than 900 mudbrick homes developed from at least the 12th century, and Hijaz Railway and Hegra Fort, key sites in the story and conquests of Lawrence of Arabia.
The Royal Commission for AlUla (RCU) was established by royal decree in July 2017 to protect and safeguard AlUla, a region of outstanding natural and cultural significance in North-West Saudi Arabia. RCU is embarking on a long-term plan to develop and deliver a sensitive, sustainable transformation of the region, reaffirming it as one of the country’s most important archaeological and cultural destinations and preparing it to welcome visitors from around the world. RCU’s development work in AlUla encompasses a broad range of initiatives across archaeology, tourism, culture, education and the arts, reflecting the ambitious commitment to cultivate tourism and leisure in Saudi Arabia, outlined in Vision 2030.