The World Travel & Tourism Council will this week convene in Riyadh, capital of Saudi Arabia, for the annual Global Summit. Ahead of the event, Breaking Travel News is publishing a series of features on the leading attractions in the destination – beginning with AlUla…
Designed to seamlessly camouflage into the surrounding landscape, it ascends from the sand like a mirage.
Discover ancient rock formations, travel by vintage 4×4 and learn the tales behind sacred tombs.
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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.
Left Untouched For 2000 Years, This Old City Is Now Saudi’s Tourist Hub; Mallika Bhagat; Outlook Traveller
The necropolis of Hegra, in the desert town of AlUla, is Saudi’s first UNESCO World Heritage Site…
Saudi Arabia shows ‘impressive’ cultural development project at Diriyah; Robert Tollast; National News
The kingdom has put heritage at the heart of its economic reform programme…
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.
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…
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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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Saudi Arabia’s north-western city in Ha’il has been without doors since ancient times…
New UNESCO World Heritage Sites Include Greek Inscriptions in Saudi Arabia; Patricia Claus; Greek Reporter
Nine new sites, including Greek inscriptions on a cliff in Saudi Arabia, have now joined the list of UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites.
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.