Al-Ula to host ‘Winter at Tantora’ festival; Saudi Gazette

Described as the archeological jewel of the Kingdom, Al-Ula is home to numerous archeological sites and is a meeting point of many civilizations. An ancient marker for the changing of the agricultural season, Tantora is a sundial located in Al-Ula’s old town. AL-ULA — This winter, the northern city of Al-Ula will play host to a special season of events and festivities.The Winter at Tantora festival will be the first event of its…

Read more from source

Advertisements

Winter at Tantora: Musical extravaganza at Saudi Arabia’s Al-Ula; Abdulaziz Al-Aquil; Arab News

JEDDAH: One of the most important historically preserved sites for culture and heritage in Saudi Arabia is set to experience an enchanting reawakening in the near future. Dec. 20 will mark the first…

Source: Winter at Tantora: Musical extravaganza at Saudi Arabia’s Al-Ula

UNESCO-recognized Saudi Ahsa region is cradle for many civilizations; Zafer Al-Bakry; Al Arabiya

In the oases of Al-Ahsa region, nestled in east Saudi Arabia, there are historical landmarks of…

Source: UNESCO-recognized Saudi Ahsa region is cradle for many civilizations

Why I fell in love with the Middle East and why you should too; Gemma; Travelettes

Source: Why I fell in love with the Middle East and why you should too

Test of time: How modern technology is saving Jeddah’s Al-Balad; Abdulaziz Alaquil; Arab News

JEDDAH: In comparison with the developments of modern urban infrastructure, Jeddah’s ancient port center of Al-Balad has largely stood the test of time.  Although Al-Balad has been a UNESCO Cultural…

Source: Test of time: How modern technology is saving Jeddah’s Al-Balad

In Wake of Khashoggi Murder, France Moves Forward with Multi-Billion-Dollar Cultural Initiative in Saudi Arabia; Art Forum

Shortly after Turkish officials confirmed that journalist Jamal Khashoggi had been murdered in the Saudi Consulate building in Istanbul earlier this month, French President Emmanuel Macron issued an official decree stating that plans for the French and Saudi cultural project of Al-Ula Province in Saudi Arabia would continue, reports the Art Newspaper.

Source: In Wake of Khashoggi Murder, France Moves Forward with Multi-Billion-Dollar Cultural Initiative in Saudi Arabia

Travellers reveal the secret to visiting every country in the world; Ben Groundwater; Traveller

Martina Sebova and Rachel Davey are two women who appear fairly normal, until you find out they’re currently attempting to visit every country in the world.

Source: Travellers reveal the secret to visiting every country in the world

‘Al-Ahsa offers great economic, investment opportunities,’ says Saudi; Arab News

JEDDAH: The addition of Al-Ahsa to the World Heritage List is great economic and an investment opportunity, according to Prince Sultan bin Salman, the president of Saudi Commission for Tourism and…

Source: ‘Al-Ahsa offers great economic, investment opportunities,’ says Saudi

ThePlace: Hail’s rock art; Arab News

Preserved history enhances the image of a country. It is a treasure the value of which cannot be measured in financial terms. Saudi Arabia has a rich history, preserved in the tales of the many…

Source: ThePlace: Hail’s rock art

Saudi sees summer tourism spending reach $3.59bn; Arabian Business

The kingdom is aiming to bring money spent by Saudis abroad back to the domestic market…

Source: Saudi sees summer tourism spending reach $3.59bn