That means ‘mirrors’ in Arabic, Maraya is extra than simply an architectural surprise. The gorgeous constructing additionally stands as a testomony to Saudi Arabia’s burgeoning cultural scene, an emblem of Saudi Arabia’s Imaginative and prescient 2030, which goals to complement cultural and touristic growth.
In-built 2019, the mirror-covered constructing was designed to mix seamlessly into the encircling desert. The result’s a mirage-like impression, making it onerous to inform the place the constructing ends and the desert begins. It’s a novel attraction in AlUla, which is thought for its UNESCO-listed heritage websites.
Throughout the mirrored partitions are a state-of-the-art live performance corridor, with a seating capability of 500, a convention centre and an arts pavilion. The venue has already hosted a formidable checklist of worldwide performers, with extra thrilling live shows on the schedule for 2024. Learn on to be taught extra.