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Big news for Saudi Arabia!

A contemporary art exhibition held in the Coachella Valley, known as Desert X, will be heading to Saudi Arabia in 2020.

It all takes place from 31st January to 7th March 2020.

Desert X AlUla’s objective is to generate a new conversation which breaks boundaries and not defined by borders. The project also hopes to welcome individuals from all over the world to celebrate art and culture.

The Desert X art exhibition will be arriving in 2020

The AlUla region is defined by Saudi Arabia’s Royal Commission as an open museum which is focused on heritage and the arts. It is home to the country’s first UNESCO World Heritage Site, so it is literally the perfect location.

Desert X posted to Instagram announcing the collaboration, saying:

 “Desert X is expanding beyond the borders of the California desert and going international. Furthering our mission to connect desert communities and cultures around the world through contemporary art, Desert X is collaborating with the Royal Commission for AlUla (RCU) to present Desert X AlUla, which will take place in northwest Saudi Arabia”.

This announcement comes shortly after the announcement of Saudi’s new tourist visas and is another step towards achieving Vision 2030, whereby the aim is to increase tourism to the region.

Exciting times ahead!