ALULA: Fun seekers are being invited to get their skates on and head to the ancient city of AlUla for a new outdoor roller disco with music served up by international DJs.
AlUla on Wheels, being held in Al-Jadidah, will run from Thursday until Oct. 22, with organizers AlUla Moments promising an “old-school blast from the past” for roller-skate beginners and experts alike.
Skaters can “glide under the stars,” experience a different way of enjoying music, and join an international revival of the roller discos of the 1980s, all with skates and headphones provided.
The entertainment is curated by Good Intentions, an initiative started by Saudi Noor Taher and American record producer Swizz Beatz, the husband of US singer Alicia Keys.
Seating will be provided for those who want to soak up the entertainment without the potential bruises, and food trucks will also be open.
The venue is free to enter but those wishing to skate on the rink must buy a ticket.
Thursday and Friday nights have been reserved for the biggest parties. Tickets costing SR250 ($66.50) will allow entry for more than three hours of music from an international DJ playing what organizers promise will be “the world’s freshest music.”
For all other nights, tickets for 45 minutes of skating, starting at SR40, are available on the AlUla website. The rink is open from 7 p.m. until midnight.
AlUla on Wheels is being held as part of AlUla Wellness Festival, which aims to promote mental and physical health.
Follow @alulamoments and @experiencealula on Twitter for more information, or book via the website.