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In pictures: Mirror concert venue at the ancient site of Saudi Arabia

Maraya - mirror in Arabic, a concert venue opened in Al-Ula region in Saudi Arabia, a Unesco World Heritage site was formerlly known as Al-Hijr or Hegra - where Nabatean tombs and art are chiseled into caramel-hued rock -- "Winter at Tantora" is the latest music carnival in the Islamic kingdom, where such events were unheard of just two years ago.

In pictures: Mirror concert venue at the ancient site of Saudi Arabia
Located in Mada'in Salih, 22km from the historic Al-Ula region in Saudi Arabia.
In pictures: Mirror concert venue at the ancient site of Saudi Arabia
A recently completed cultural event space called Maraya, or mirror in English, designed by Gio Forma Studio Associato.
In pictures: Mirror concert venue at the ancient site of Saudi Arabia
The UNESCO proclaimed heritage site was formerlly known as Al-Hijr or Hegra.
In pictures: Mirror concert venue at the ancient site of Saudi Arabia
Wrapped in a mirrored facade, Maraya features two sides covered entirely with reflective panels that refract abstract views of the mountainscape.
In pictures: Mirror concert venue at the ancient site of Saudi Arabia
Maraya spans 5,000m2, and features installations, an ‘immersive’ theatre, interactive exhibitions, and kinetic art by Leva-Todo.
In pictures: Mirror concert venue at the ancient site of Saudi Arabia
Maraya features two sides covered entirely with reflective panels that refract abstract views of the mountainscape.
In pictures: Mirror concert venue at the ancient site of Saudi Arabia
Inaugurating the space was 'Winter at Tantora', a festival ran by the residents of the area that shed light on the region's natural landscape.
In pictures: Mirror concert venue at the ancient site of Saudi Arabia
Maraya - mirror in Arabic, a concert venue opened in Al-Ula region in Saudi Arabia.