Saudi opens to tourists – so what is there to see?; Frank Gardner; BBC

The BBC’s Frank Gardner, a visitor to the kingdom for decades, shares his tips for places to see.

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Three key tourist sites to visit in Saudi Arabia; AFP

In 2017, the kingdom announced a project to turn 50 islands and other pristine sites on the Red Sea into luxury resorts.

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Nine Saudi Archeological Sites to Be Added to World Heritage List; Asharq Al-Awsat

Work is currently underway to register Saudi archaeological sites, including Darb Zubaydah, the Hejaz Railway, the Shami Hajj Road, the Egyptian pilgrimage route, Qaryat al-Faw, Rijal Almaa village, Dhee Ayn, and Duma al-Jandal on the list of World Heritage…

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Al-Ahsa… Oasis Of Arts; KUNA

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The Place: Al-Ahsa Oasis in Saudi Arabia’s Eastern Province; Daily Times

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Al-Ahsa Oasis is one of the largest and most famous natural oases in the world, with over 3 million palm trees producing delicious dates. The place is widely considered to have the greenest and most fertile land in Saudi Arabia’s Eastern Province. The region contains prominent archaeological and historical sites — some that date back…

Source: The Place: Al-Ahsa Oasis in Saudi Arabia’s Eastern Province – Daily Times

UNESCO heritage in Saudi Arabia; Surbhi Kapila; Media India

With parts of it still in use and cultural values that date since times immemorial, heritage in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) is like a tube between past and present. While some of it is a less…

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Al-Ahsa: Home to the most prominent archaeological and historical; Razan Alaqil; Arab News

Al-Ahsa is an oasis rich with green spaces and water springs, and was home to many ancient civilizations, some that existed as far back as 6,000 BC. It contains the most prominent…

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How to get a Saudi visa and what to do once you get there; Amelia Hagen; Matador Network

The kingdom is finally opening up to tourists.

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General Authority for Culture organizes cultural activities in Al-Ahsa; Arab News

The General Authority for Culture organized a number of cultural events in Al-Ahsa last week. The activities include workshops, art exhibitions and traditional Al-Ahsa music. These events are part of…

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Al-Ahsa named 2019 Arab Tourism Capital; Arab News

JEDDAH: Officials in Al-Ahsa congratulated King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman after the city was named Arab Tourism Capital for 2019 by the Arab Ministerial Council for Tourism on…

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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…

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‘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…

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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…

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New initiatives for local community to develop KSA’s Al-Ula heritage; Arab News

JEDDAH: Prince Badr bin Abdullah bin Mohammed bin Farhan Al-Saud, minister of culture and governor of the Royal Commission for Al-Ula, launched on Wednesday a program of initiatives that will put the…

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These Are the 13 New UNESCO Cultural Heritage Sites; India Irving; The Culture Trip

These incredible sites around the world will now be officially protected by law.

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Saudi thanks to Indonesia for its support to submit oasis Al-Ahsa into the UNESCO heritage list; Satrianov; NEWS24XX.COM

News24xx.com – The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia expressed great appreciation to the Government of the Republic of Indonesia which has provided support…

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Saudi, Oman, Turkey, India sites among Unesco’s World Heritage list; AFP

Saudi Arabia’s lush Al-Ahsa oasis is dotted with yet-to-be-excavated archaeological sites.

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Saudi UNESCO Representative Congratulates Leadership on Ahsa Oasis’ World Heritage Listing; Al-Awsat

Saudi Permanent Representative to the UNESCO Dr. Ibrahim Al-Balawi extended congratulations on Saturday to Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense…

Source: Saudi UNESCO Representative Congratulates Leadership on Ahsa Oasis’ World Heritage Listing

Saudi ‘al-Ahsa’ officially in UNESCO’s World Heritage List; Al Arabiya

Prince Sultan bin Salman, President and Chairman of the board of the Saudi Commission for Tourism…

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