Category: Saudi Arabia

Permanent art display in monumental desert set to become global icon; PR NewsWire

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Source: Permanent art display in monumental desert set to become global icon

Why the world’s top hotels are racing for space in a newly open Saudi Arabia; Christopher Cameron; NY Post

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A welcome liberalization of Saudi society is just a piece of a $1 trillion push to turn the oil-dependent nation into the world’s playground.

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Weighing the cost of increasing Saudi heritage tourism; Phys.org

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Source: Weighing the cost of increasing Saudi heritage tourism

Bringing The World To Saudi: A New Entrepreneur Middle East Report Looks Into Saudi Arabia’s US$1 Trillion Investment In The Tourism Industry; Erika Masako Welch; Entrepreneur

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The special report details how Saudi Arabia is evolving and developing its tourism sector from catering nearly exclusively to religious tourism in the past, to opening its doors to visitors from around the world in 2019 through major investments made in leisure tourism.

Source: Bringing The World To Saudi: A New Entrepreneur Middle East Report Looks Into Saudi Arabia’s US$1 Trillion Investment In The Tourism Industry

Left Untouched For 2000 Years, This Old City Is Now Saudi’s Tourist Hub; Mallika Bhagat; Outlook Traveller

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The necropolis of Hegra, in the desert town of AlUla, is Saudi’s first UNESCO World Heritage Site…

Source: Left Untouched For 2000 Years, This Old City Is Now Saudi’s Tourist Hub

Saudi Arabia shows ‘impressive’ cultural development project at Diriyah; Robert Tollast; National News

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The kingdom has put heritage at the heart of its economic reform programme…

Source: Saudi Arabia shows ‘impressive’ cultural development project at Diriyah

10 incredible facts about Hegra, AlUla’s architectural marvel; Alice Holtham; What’s On

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Saudi Arabia’s first UNESCO World Heritage Site tells a fascinating story packed with history and heritage… AlUla’s significance as a crossroads of ancient civilisations dates back thousands of years. While it’s largely been off-limits to visitors, that changed in 2020 when it opened to the public for the first time, transforming this historic town in Saudi Arabia into an incredible open-air musuem.

Source: 10 incredible facts about Hegra, AlUla’s architectural marvel

 

Bucket list: 6 incredible Unesco sites to visit in Saudi Arabia; Jumira Hancock; What’s On

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These wonders are recognised for their natural and cultural significance… Every Unesco World Heritage site has a tale to tell. From historic Jeddah to rock art Hima, we celebrate the six wonders of Saudi Arabia, all of which are remarkable examples that underscore the Kingdom’s importance in the region’s ancient and modern history. Let’s take a more in-depth look at each of these heritage treasures…

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Saudi Arabia celebrates UNESCO’s 75th anniversary with a shared; Tareq Al-Thaqafi; Arab News

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It has been 75 years since Saudi Arabia joined UNESCO, and for more than half a century, the Kingdom has developed plans and programs to promote its unique culture and heritage to the world.

Source: Saudi Arabia celebrates UNESCO’s 75th anniversary with a shared

Night tour of Hegra, Saudi’s 1st UNESCO World Heritage Site; Xinhua

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Let’s take a night tour of Hegra, Saudi’s first UNESCO World Heritage Site. Visitors can enjoy a stunning stargazing experience here, learning about the concepts of astrology and cosmology as practiced in the Nabataean Civilisation.

Source: Night tour of Hegra, Saudi’s 1st UNESCO World Heritage Site

5 reasons why you should visit the historic Makkah Gate in Jeddah; Rabiya Jaffery; What’s On

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It is one of the oldest standing structures in the city… Jeddah is one of the most cosmopolitan cities in Saudi Arabia but it is also a treasure-trove of history. It is one of the oldest cities in Saudi Arabia – much older than the Kingdom itself – and although it has changed and developed so much over the years, remnants of what it used to be still remain.

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Full travel guide to AlUla, Saudi Arabia; Jarone Ashkenzai; Wanderlust

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Full travel guide to AlUla, Saudi Arabia, including things to do, best cultural sites, when to go, how to get there, where to eat and where to stay

Source: Full travel guide to AlUla, Saudi Arabia

Jeddah Old Town Takes Center Stage for Red Sea Film Festival; Asharq Al-Awsat

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Saudi Arabia’s Red Sea International Film Festival will be launched at the iconic Jeddah Old Town UNESCO world heritage site. Launching the festival there is an opportunity to showcase Saudi Arabia’s attractions and offer a better understanding of the region, its culture and people.

Source: Jeddah Old Town Takes Center Stage for Red Sea Film Festival

8 Amazing Place to visit in Saudi Arabia; Hamza Moshrif; LinkedIn

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Saudi Arabia has several tourist places that can be visited during different seasons of the year. These places contain many activities and events that are suitable for different spectrums of society (individuals – couples – family).

Source: 8 Amazing Place to visit in Saudi Arabia

A glimpse into AlULa: World’s masterpiece; WION

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Saudi hospitality: Jubbah a city without doors; Samir Salama; Gulf News

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Saudi Arabia’s north-western city in Ha’il has been without doors since ancient times…

Source: Saudi hospitality: Jubbah a city without doors

New UNESCO World Heritage Sites Include Greek Inscriptions in Saudi Arabia; Patricia Claus; Greek Reporter

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Nine new sites, including Greek inscriptions on a cliff in Saudi Arabia, have now joined the list of UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites.

Source: New UNESCO World Heritage Sites Include Greek Inscriptions in Saudi Arabia

Latest additions to UNESCO World Heritage list; Benjamin Restle; Deutsche Welle

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The 44th session of the UNESCO World Heritage Committee, convening in the Chinese city of Fuzhou, has added several sites to its World Heritage list. Here is a selection.

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Sixth Saudi site makes UNESCO heritage list; Jago News 24

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Source: Sixth Saudi site makes UNESCO heritage list

5 reasons to visit AlUla, Saudi Arabia; Jarone Ashkenzai; Wanderlust

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AlUla, a city in the Medina region in the north west of Saudi Arabia, is an untouched and undiscovered destination. Here are five reasons to explore it…

Source: 5 reasons to visit AlUla, Saudi Arabia

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