Saudi opening: How tourism is breaking down social barriers; Taylor Luck; CS Monitor

The Saudi initiative to bring foreign tourists to previously inaccessible sites is creating groundbreaking opportunities for those who live there.

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French Engineer Returns Ancient Coins to Saudi Arabia’s AlUla; Al-Awsat

A French geological engineer has returned historical coins he had received during a trip to AlUla in 1966. Lefèvre was on a mission with the Saudi Ministry of Petroleum and Mineral Resources when he visited AlUla in 1966. While wandering in the Hegra…

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Azimuth Festival: Closing the second season of winter at Tantora festival; Zawya

A Unique Experience Combing History and Eastern and Western Cultures in an Ancient Site…

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

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

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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, Katy Gillett takes a deeper look at the kingdom’s first city to appear on the Unesco World Heritage Site list…

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The kingdom built on frankincense and myrrh; Judith McKenzie; Apollo Magazine

A $20 billion project to transform Saudi Arabia’s al-Ula region has brought attention to a little-known ancient site – the Nabataean city of Hegra…

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Saudi Arabia’s Silent Desert City; Marjory Woodfield; BBC

Madain Saleh isn’t as well-known as Petra, but the Nabateans’ second-largest city played a crucial role in their mysterious empire.

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The Lonely Castle: Incredible abandoned tomb in the desert; Becky Pemberton; Daily Mail

In the middle of the Saudi Arabian desert is a magnificent single-stone tomb, which has been standing strong since the first century AD. The Lonely Castle is one of 131 tombs in the region.

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