Work to start on Saudi’s ‘Diriyah Gate’ gigaproject in January; Josh Corder; Hotelier Middle East

The 7 sq km space will hold more than 100 restaurants and cafes…

Source: Work to start on Saudi’s ‘Diriyah Gate’ gigaproject in January

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Saudi Arabia Unveils New Cultural Tourism Destination; Iuliia Tore; Russia Tourism News

Located on the North-Western edge of the Saudi Arabia capital of Riyadh, Diriyah will be officially inaugurated at a special November 19th gathering.

Source: Saudi Arabia Unveils New Cultural Tourism Destination

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

Saudi Unesco site At-Turaif to open to public this month; Gavin Gibbon; Arabian Business

Jerry Inzerillo, CEO, Diriyah Gate Development Authority, says phase one of the giga-project to start in January 2020…

Source: Saudi Unesco site At-Turaif to open to public this month

Saudi Museum of Modern Art to open in Ad Diriyah; The National

As the kingdom seeks to boost its tourism, it is pushing to develop its creative sectors too

Source: Saudi Museum of Modern Art to open in Ad Diriyah

Saudi Crown Prince, Putin Tour Historic Turaif District in Diriya; Al Awsat


Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense, and Russian President Vladimir Putin toured the historic al-Turaif district in Diriya. The two leaders strolled through the neighborhoods that date back to the establishment…

Source: Saudi Crown Prince, Putin Tour Historic Turaif District in Diriya

These Five Upcoming Projects Will Help Saudi Arabia Become a Touristic Hotspot; Fatma Abusief; Emirates Woman

Saudi Arabia announced that it will be opening its doors to international tourists, and these five upcoming projects will help it become a touristic hotspot…

Source: These Five Upcoming Projects Will Help Saudi Arabia Become a Touristic Hotspot

Property developers eye up Riyadh: The City of Welcome; Mariam M Al Serkal; Gulf News

CEOs, hotel realtors explore Saudi as next tourist hotspot after Kingdom launches e-visas…

Source: Property developers eye up Riyadh: The City of Welcome

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

History in the making: Find out which countries are eligible for a Saudi visa waiver; Mariam M Al Serkal; Gulf News

Saudi set to gain US $27 billion in new tourism agreements with international investors…

Source: History in the making: Find out which countries are eligible for a Saudi visa waiver

7 things to do in Diriyah, a historic jewel of Saudi Arabia; DoTW

Once the kingdom’s capital and an enduring memorial to the nation’s past, Diriyah is an area of beauty and a must-visit for locals, expats and other visitors to Saudi Arabia​…

Source: 7 things to do in Diriyah, a historic jewel of Saudi Arabia

The wonder that is Salwa Palace, the original home of the Al-Saud; LOJIEN BEN GASSEM & NOOR NUGALI; Arab News

As the world marks International Museum Day on Saturday, Saudi Arabia is getting one of its national treasures in Ad Diriyah ready for opening to the public at the beginning of 2020. Arab…

Source: The wonder that is Salwa Palace, the original home of the Al-Saud

Inside Saudi Arabia’s Unesco-listed At-Turaif; Adam Workman; The National

At-Turaif offers travellers a rare chance to experience a world that was once well out of reach…

Source: Inside Saudi Arabia’s Unesco-listed At-Turaif

What It’s Like to Travel Saudi Arabia as A Woman; Nellie; Wild Junket Adventure Travel Blog

Saudi Arabia has always been one of the most difficult countries to travel to. Here’s what it’s like to travel Saudi Arabia.

Source: What It’s Like to Travel Saudi Arabia as A Woman – Wild Junket Adventure Travel Blog

Saudi Arabia opens up Unesco sites for visitors; TTN

Last month, the Ad Diriyah Gate Development Authority opened gates to At Turaif, one of five Unesco World Heritage Sites in Saudi Arabia, for the…

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Saudi Arabia launches Unesco heritage site restoration; GDN Online

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Saudi King Salman has launched the restoration of Unesco…

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Al-Turaif: How Saudi Arabia is bolstering future tourism by reviving; Rawan Radwan; Arab News

JEDDAH: In an increasingly accessible country with no shortage of cultural hidden gems, Saudi Arabia is in a unique position to develop and showcase its most fascinating heritage sites, from the…

Source: Al-Turaif: How Saudi Arabia is bolstering future tourism by reviving

Saudi Arabia launches Unesco heritage site restoration; TTN

Saudi King Salman has launched the restoration of Unesco world heritage site at Al Turaif in Ad Diriyah region of the kingdom. A historical district…

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13 things to see from 13 different regions in Saudi Arabia; StepFeed

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Saudi Arabia: Reconstructing history through ancient tourist site; Dhaka Tribune

Saudi Arabia – At-Turaif District in ad-Dir’iyah

For Saudi visitors, the center could serve as a way to “reinterpret” Wahhab’s teachings as the crown prince tries for social reforms that curb the influence of Wahhabism

Saudi Arabia is restoring 17th century fortresses, mosques and other structures in the ancient site of Diriyah – the Unesco World Heritage site – in an effort reconstruct its past.

According to Associated Press (AP), the kingdom is hoping to alter perceptions as it prepares to open the country to tourist visas and international tour groups later this year.

Renovating Diriyah is part of that effort – to both control the narrative of the country’s past for future generations of Saudis and “to revamp its image to curious world travelers.”

The historical site was and is an important site for the Al Saud family. The first Saudi dynasty was founded in Diriyah in the 15th century. In the 18th century, the place was the center of power for the Al Saud, but fell under Ottoman control in the early 19th century, writes AP.

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