Category Archives: Saudi Arabia

How Saudi Arabia is aiming to make AlUla a tourism hotspot; Arabian Business


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RCU Expects over 90,000 Domestic Tourists to Visit AlUla in 2021; Asharq Al-Awsat

As the world hopes to turn a new page and for life to go back to normal with the start of the new year, there are hopes for a rejuvenation in the tourism and aviation industries. Touristic sites and facilities are preparing to host the many visitors who are planning to travel for vacation to compensate for missing out on their holiday getaways last year due to the novel coronavirus pandemic.

Source: RCU Expects over 90,000 Domestic Tourists to Visit AlUla in 2021

Saudi heritage site AlUla eyes 90,000 visitors in 2021; Josh Corder; Hotelier Middle East


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Hegra, an Ancient City in Saudi Arabia Untouched for Millennia, Makes Its Public Debut; Lauren Keith; Smithsonian Magazine

The archaeological site, now open to tourists, offers clues about the mysterious empire that built it and its more famous sister city of Petra in Jordan…

Source: Hegra, an Ancient City in Saudi Arabia Untouched for Millennia, Makes Its Public Debut

Guinness World Record for Al Ahsa Oasis of Saudi Arabia as Largest In The World; Aahil Shaik; Saudi Expatriates

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Pictures: Saudi Arabia’s Al-Ahsa Oasis enters Guinness World Records; Varun Godinho; Gulf Business

The oasis covers an area of over 85.4 square kilometers…

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Saudi Arabia: Al Ahsa Oasis enters Guinness World Records; Tawfiq Nasrallah; Gulf News

UNESCO World Heritage site breaks world record for largest self-contained oasis…

Source: Saudi Arabia: Al Ahsa Oasis enters Guinness World Records

Saudi giga project developers insist: ‘We’re not rivals’; Nabila Rahul; Arabian Business

Companies behind Neom, Amaala and Diriyah Gate say they are working together to transform Saudi Arabia.

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ThePlace: Rock inscriptions of Al-Shuwaymis, a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Saudi Arabia’s Hail; Arab News

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Saudi minister reviews progress of $17.1bln Diriyah Gate project; Saudi Gazette

Construction work began in June 2020…

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ThePlace: Qasr Al-Farid, in Madain Saleh, Saudi Arabia’s first World; Arab News

Qasr Al-Farid, in Madain Saleh in the AlUla governorate, is a unique place — a tomb with the largest facade in the archeological site, measuring about 13.85 meters. In 2008, Madain Saleh was selected as one of UNESCO’s historic heritage sites, making it the first World Heritage property to be inscribed in Saudi Arabia.

Source: ThePlace: Qasr Al-Farid, in Madain Saleh, Saudi Arabia’s first World

‘Saudi Summer’ provides perfect window into Kingdom’s rich heritage; Saudi Gazette

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Post-Corona Bucket List: 10 Places You Need to Visit After This Crisis Ends; Muhammed Kotb; Scoop Empire

With more than a billion people under lockdown and international flights grounded to a halt, the threats of the COVID-19 pandemic forced us all to undertake measures such as social distancing in an effort to flatten the curve. As the number of cases continues to rise, people on social media are thinking more and more […]

Source: Post-Corona Bucket List: 10 Places You Need to Visit After This Crisis Ends – Scoop Empire

These Four Saudi Female Engineers Are Working to Preserve Jeddah’s; About Her

The Red Sea port city of Jeddah is known for many remarkable things, but perhaps the most universal on being Al-Balad, the city’s historic neighborhood filled with heritage buildings and centuries of…

Source: These Four Saudi Female Engineers Are Working to Preserve Jeddah’s

Al Ula in Saudi Arabia: Here’s where UAE rulers spent their weekend; Yousra Zaki; Gulf News

This magical county in Saudi Arabia is a very special place…

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Saudi to inaugurate Diriyah Gate, a new tourism hotspot; Gulf Today

The restoration and reimagining of Diriyah, a sweeping 18th century adobe city that once served as the capital and stronghold of the first Saudi State, will be officially inaugurated at a special Nov.19 gathering.

Source: Saudi to inaugurate Diriyah Gate, a new tourism hotspot

ThePlace: Jubbat Hail, an old caravan route through the Nefud Desert; Arab News

Jubbat Hail, in the Hail region of northeast Saudi Arabia, is on an old caravan route through the Nefud Desert. It is one of the largest and most significant archaeological sites in Saudi Arabia, due…

Source: ThePlace: Jubbat Hail, an old caravan route through the Nefud Desert

An ultimate guide to Ad Diriyah: Saudi’s first ‘giga project’ and the home of At-Turaif; Ashleigh Stewart; The National

‘To Saudi Arabia, Diriyah is what the Acropolis is to Athens, what the Colosseum is to Rome’…

Source: An ultimate guide to Ad Diriyah: Saudi’s first ‘giga project’ and the home of At-Turaif

Saudi Arabia wants you to come on vacation; Julia Buckley; CNN

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Saudi Arabia has long been seen as off-limits for international tourists. But now the country is opening up fully to international visitors for the first time.

Source: Saudi Arabia wants you to come on vacation

View of Al-Balad, historical area in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia; Yurou; XinhuaNet

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