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‘Maraya’, or mirror in Arabic, is a purpose-built event venue in AlUla, Saudi Arabia. A gem of Saudi’s new north-west, Maraya is a cornerstone of Saudi’s ambitious development plans and now represents a world-class event venue. Covered entirely in mirrors the building is a stunning visual, reflecting the impressive natural landscape of AlUla – seemingly built with sand and stars, there are few comparisons globally that can match up to the awe-inspiring first impressions of Maraya. Beyond first glances, Maraya is a modern wonder in a place of ancient wonders. AlUla itself is home to many thousands of years of history - a crossroads of civilizations since 6 BCE. In a place driving change and vision, there is nowhere more fitting to bring your event and add to the incredible history of one of Saudi Arabia’s most precious places.
PAST MEETS THE FUTURE In a land of ancient civilizations, Maraya is a feat of modern engineering. Designed by Italian Architects Gioforma, the building was named the Worldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s largest mirrored structure in January 2020 by the Guinness Book of World Records. At one with its environment, the venue aims to become a place of culture, commerce and celebration, hosting, in its unique location, music events, global conferences and innovative exhibitions. The 26-metre high theatre seats 550 people who face a giant retractable window of 800 square metres that can open to nature, seamlessly blending environment and entertainment.
TO MIRROR YOUR BRAND Maraya offers flexibility and has been purposely designed to allow for events of all sizes. From the concert of Andrea Bocelli to the first Hegra Nobel Conference, its dynamism has already been put into practice. Within Maraya
First Floor VIP Area
Area Main Auditorium
Conference Areas Ancillary Reception Area VIP meeting rooms x 11
THE STARS Maraya has three main dining areas which can cater to a silver service plated dinner to a buffet for 500. This includes an open-air roof terrace which allows guests to sit under a blanket of stars or view AlUlaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s breath-taking landscape from a height.
VIP Dining Room
Indoor Roof Terrace
Outdoor Roof Terrace
Panoramic Viewing Terrace
BEYOND MARAYA Maraya lies within 15 minutes of three of the regionâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s most significant historical sites. UNESCO World Heritage site, Hegra is the second largest Nabatean city after Petra, yet â&#x20AC;&#x201C; you can be one of only a handful who have witnessed its beauty in the modern day. Also visit Jabal Ikmah and see the rock art of the Ancient Arabian civilizations, see the capital of the Dadans and see the Hijaz Railway. AlUla is a gateway to the Red Sea and a trip can be combined with cruising and island hopping or a golf escape at King Abdulla Economic City
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GETTING THERE Air AlUla has a regional airport with Riyadh and Jeddah a short 1.5 hour flight. Private jets and international charters can also land at AlUla airport, we have 8 aprons and a new Executive terminal. Maraya is a 40 minute drive from the airport. Road Travelling from Medina or Tabuk by road you can reach AlUla and Maraya in 3.5 hours. Sea Equipment can be brought in through the sea port at Jeddah and KAEC.
ACCOMMODATION AlUlaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s accommodation is developed to allow you to immerse in the beauty that surrounds you without creating impact on the environment it is set in.
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ACCOMMODATION Ashar â&#x20AC;&#x201C; reopening January 2021
Aman Resorts - opening 2023 Three Aman resorts, the first in the Middle East.
Sharaan Resort by Jean Nouvel - opening 2023 A hyper lux, 40 key resort borne into the rock at Sharaan Nature Reserve.
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For more information contact: Alaa Allam Business Events Manager The Royal Commission for AlUla email@example.com www.experiencealula.com