ResortsBanyan Tree’s arrival in Saudi Arabia marks another milestone in the kingdom’s tourism journey.

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Banyan Tree’s all-tented villa resort will open in October.
Banyan Tree’s all-tented villa resort will open in October.

Banyan Tree is launching in Saudi Arabia with an all-tented resort that will add to the kingdom’s fast growing tourism assets.

The 79 tented villa resort will open in October in AlUla, a region with outstanding natural and cultural heritage, located in north-western Saudi Arabia.

Banyan Tree describes AlUla one of the world’s most mysterious and exciting new destinations, “infused with elements from the nomadic nature of Nabataean design and heritage” which is “attracting the attention of the world’s affluent travellers”.

The resort, set against a desert backdrop, will immerse guests into the essence of AlUla through outdoor treatments, nomadic chef’s tables, active adventures, and private events staged in spectacular settings.

“Founded in 6th century BC, AlUla is filled will so much history and we are honoured to be part of its heritage efforts,” said Eddy See, president and CEO, Banyan Tree Group.

Bespoke wellbeing and adventure excursions will allow a glimpse of the ancient landscapes of AlUla and the lives of the people who call it home.

A stunning rock pool will allow guests to cool off from the desert heat.
A stunning rock pool will allow guests to cool off from the desert heat.

“The selection of Banyan Tree to operate this resort was driven by the brand’s synergy with the vision of the Royal Commission for AlUla for the destination,” said John Northen, executive director, head of hotels and resorts, at the Royal Commission for AlUla.

The Royal Commission for AlUla (RCU) was established by Royal Decree in July 2017 to preserve and develop the AlUla region.

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