This picture taken on January 5, 2019 shows a view of the new purpose-built Maraya (Arabic for "Mirror") concert hall hosting the first "Winter at Tantora" music carnival in the ruins of Al-Ula, a UNESCO World Heritage site in northwestern Saudi Arabia. - Bathed in light, musicians belt out melodies among pre-Islamic desert ruins in northwestern Saudi Arabia, a heritage trove at the centre of efforts to put the kingdom on the tourism map. Hosted by the Al-Ula governorate -- where Nabatean tombs and rock art are chiseled into caramel-hued cliffs -- "Winter at Tantora" is the latest music carnival in the Islamic kingdom, where such events were unheard of just two years ago. (Photo by FAYEZ NURELDINE / AFP)
The new purpose-built Maraya concert hall will host concerts as part of the Winter at Tantora festival in Al-Ula, a Unesco World Heritage site in northwestern Saudi Arabia. AFP

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