AlUla is an area of untouched wilderness and natural beauty that for thousands of years was an important crossroads for ancient civilizations.
Film AlUla, a new film commission is being set up in Saudi Arabia specifically in the county of AlUla, which is in the northwest region of the country, according to Arab News.
The new film commission’s mission is to promote the county of AlUla as a filming destination and attracting local, regional and international productions to shoot films, TV series, commercials and documentary projects.
AlUla is an area of untouched wilderness and natural beauty that for thousands of years was an important crossroads for ancient civilizations. It is home to Saudi Arabia’s first UNESCO World Heritage Site, Hegra, which is a 52-hectare ancient city. The site of an ancient Nabataean city surrounded by over 100 monumental, beautiful and well-preserved tombs with elaborate facades cut into the natural sandstone rock outcrops.
This vast scope of environments provides filmmakers with an impressive and unique collection of filming locations making it the number one choice in the region for international and local productions.
AlUla boasts an array of modern and heritage buildings that offer a distinctive filming location, from our ultra-modern conference centre, Maraya Venue, to the old stations of the Hijaz railway. It also has a range of luxury hotels and resorts that can be used for filming and photoshoots.
The Film AlUla team includes local and international industry professionals who offer a range of services, expertise and resources to support production projects in AlUla.
They aim to build a film hub centred in AlUla that generates local and regional employment and educational opportunities for those interested in pursuing a career in the film industry.
AlUla will also be the first location to host the inaugural Extreme E five-stop global race next month.