Saudi Arabia sets up commission to develop historic sites; Trade Arabia

Saudi Arabia – Al-Hijr Archaeological Site (Madâin Sâlih)

Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz has decreed the establishment of renovation commissions tasked with the development of two of the most important archaeological and historic sites in the Kingdom, Al Ola and Diriyah Gate.

These two areas’ historic, cultural and architectural significance are expected to make them major tourist attractions as Saudi Arabia’s hospitality and tourism industry matures to welcome both local and international travellers, said senior tourism officials.

The new Royal Orders issued recently to establish the Royal Commission for Al Ola Province and Diriyah Gate Renovation Commission are an outgrowth of Vision 2030, the kingdom’s roadmap to the future. The boards of both panels will be headed by HRH Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.

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