AMAN debuts in Saudi Arabia with new resort ALULA; CPP Luxury

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Aman in Al Ula: Three new luxury hotels to open in Saudi Arabia; Hayley Skirka; The National

The eco-friendly resorts will welcome guests by 2023.

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AlUla: A wonder of Arabia; Arab News

The region of AlUla is an exquisite sight, from the deep green of the oasis and the ochre of the sand, to the red of the sandstone canyons and the black tones of the volcanic rocks. This…

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Saudi Arabia commits $25 million to UNESCO for heritage preservation; Reem Krimly; Al Arabiya

Saudi Minister of Culture Prince Badr bin Abdullah bin Farhan Al Saud and the Director-General of…

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The tomb of Qasr Al-Farid, an archaeological mystery in the Saudi desert; KAWA

In the middle of the dry and arid plains of northeastern Saudi Arabia, a mysterious and solitary building stands majestically on the sand. It is the tomb of Qasr Al-Farid. One of the most famous monuments of the Madain Saleh archaeological site, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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Leopards get a $20m boost from Panthera pact with Saudi prince; John C Cannon; Monga Bay

Wild cat conservation group Panthera has signed an agreement with a member of the Saudi royal family to help protect leopards worldwide, especially perhaps the rarest subspecies in the world, the Arabian leopard (Panthera pardus nimr). Panthera chairman Thomas Kaplan signed the deal June 7 in the county of Al-Ula with Bader bin Abdullah bin […]

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Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030 projects need more construction contractors; Oscar Rousseau; Construction Week Online

With its $1.1tn project pipeline, Saudi Arabia is looking for qualified builders to shape its most ambitious projects…

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How Saudi Arabia’s Al-Ula went from being underdeveloped…to having; Noor Nugali; Arab News

RIYADH: In almost no time, the city of Al-Ula in northwest Saudi Arabia went from being relatively unknown to a very early symbol of success for the Kingdom’s ambitious Vision 2030 reform plan.

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World Heritage Day: incredible sites from around the Middle East, in pictures; The National

As UNESCO celebrates World Heritage Day on Thursday, here are some of the most precious monuments and other sites around the middle east…

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Why is Al-Ula paving the way towards tourism in Saudi Arabia?; Euronews

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Louvre Abu Dhabi architect to design resort in Saudi Arabia; Lauren Keith; Lonely Planet

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Uncovering ancient kingdoms, Saudi Arabia develops modern sites in al-Ula; Reem Krimly; Al Arabiya

On Sunday, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman launched mega tourism projects in the ancient desert…

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Saudi Arabia: Sharaan Al-Ula cultural destination project; Lalla Merlin; blooloop

Saudi Arabia has launched the Sharaan project to turn the historic region of Al-Ula into a cultural tourism destination.

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ONE WOMAN’S JOURNEY INSIDE SAUDI ARABIA; Paula Froelich; Newsweek

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‘Haunted’ Saudi antiquities site tries to woo visitors; Reuters

AL ULA, Saudi Arabia (Reuters) – In a remote northern corner of Saudi Arabia sit the relics of an ancient civilization, which the kingdom hopes to turn into a global tourism destination as it tries to open up to the world and diversify its economy away from oil. Backed by billions of dollars in state-led … Continued

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Pics: Sheikh Mohammed tours historic site in Saudi; Gulf Business

Mada’in Saleh in Saudi’s Al-Ula province is an archeological site featuring carvings by the Nabataean civilisation…

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Four Months After the Murder of Jamal Khashoggi, Western Cultural Leaders Are Still Helping Saudi Arabia Become a Global Tourist Destination; Eileen Kinsella; artnet News

Current and former executives from Sotheby’s and UNESCO, among others, remain involved in the Al-Ula project.

Source: Four Months After the Murder of Jamal Khashoggi, Western Cultural Leaders Are Still Helping Saudi Arabia Become a Global Tourist Destination | artnet News

Unlocking a kingdom’s long-hidden treasures; Kareem Fahim; NY Times

The vast desert ruins of Al-Ula inspire awe. But Saudi Arabia’s crackdown on dissidents and Jamal Khashoggi’s killing could make tourism a harder sell.

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Al Ula, Saudi Arabia: tourist’s alternative to Jordan’s Petra – in pictures; Katy Gillett; The National

As the Winter at Tantora Festival takes place in Al Ula, we take a deeper look at the kingdom’s first city to appear on the Unesco World Heritage Site list…

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Al-Ula Treasures: How the site of Mada’in Saleh paved the historic Incense Route; Mohamed Hadi Hannachi; Al Arabiya

Mada’in Saleh, also called “Al-Hijr” or “Hegra”, was the first Saudi…

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