Category: Saudi Arabia

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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AlUla will ring in the New Year with a candlelit concert; Selina Denman; The National

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AlUla will ring in the New Year with a candlelit concert…

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Saudi Arabia plans new hotel development near Diriyah World Heritage site; Josh Niland; Archinect

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Source: Saudi Arabia plans new hotel development near Diriyah World Heritage site

AlUla to host 2 world-class equestrian events in early 2022; Zaid Khashogji; Arab News

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The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques Endurance Cup 2022, will be held on Jan. 29

Source: AlUla to host 2 world-class equestrian events in early 2022

Marriott to open two hotels in Saudi Arabia’s historic Diriyah district; Selina Denman; The National

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Marriott to open two hotels in Saudi Arabia’s historic Diriyah district…

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Film AlUla’s Stephen Strachan On Region’s Production Push & Why Saudi Arabia’s Cultural Transformation Is “Opening It Up To The World”; Diana Lodderhose; Deadline

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Deadline sits down with Film AlUla’s Stephen Strachan to talk about the region’s production push and Saudi Arabia’s cultural transformation…

Source: Film AlUla’s Stephen Strachan On Region’s Production Push & Why Saudi Arabia’s Cultural Transformation Is “Opening It Up To The World”

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.

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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.

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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).

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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…

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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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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

Historical Diriyah Celebrates World Heritage Day as the Biggest Project Inaugurated by Saudi King; Ajel

Saudi Arabia on Sunday celebrates the World Heritage Day that is annually marked on April 18. Diriyah Gate Development Authority (DGDA) is racing against time to finish various projects aimed at developing and rehabilitating heritage sites in Diriyah, whose inauguration ceremonies were attended by the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud in November, 2019 in the presence of His Royal Highness Prince Mohammad bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, Crown Prince, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Defense and Chairman of the Board of DGDA.

Source: Historical Diriyah Celebrates World Heritage Day as the Biggest Project Inaugurated by Saudi King

AlUla: An unseen wonder; Business Today

Promote a brand, host a wedding or hold a special event at AlUla, the city where ancient history, heritage, natural wonders and modern-day marvels co-exist as a fine example of timeless appeal.

Source: AlUla: An unseen wonder

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