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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