It is one of the oldest standing structures in the city… Jeddah is one of the most cosmopolitan cities in Saudi Arabia but it is also a treasure-trove of history. It is one of the oldest cities in Saudi Arabia – much older than the Kingdom itself – and although it has changed and developed so much over the years, remnants of what it used to be still remain.
Jeddah Old Town Takes Center Stage for Red Sea Film Festival; Asharq Al-Awsat
Saudi Arabia’s Red Sea International Film Festival will be launched at the iconic Jeddah Old Town UNESCO world heritage site. Launching the festival there is an opportunity to showcase Saudi Arabia’s attractions and offer a better understanding of the region, its culture and people.
Source: Jeddah Old Town Takes Center Stage for Red Sea Film Festival
8 Amazing Place to visit in Saudi Arabia; Hamza Moshrif; LinkedIn
Saudi Arabia has several tourist places that can be visited during different seasons of the year. These places contain many activities and events that are suitable for different spectrums of society (individuals – couples – family).
These Four Saudi Female Engineers Are Working to Preserve Jeddah’s; About Her
The Red Sea port city of Jeddah is known for many remarkable things, but perhaps the most universal on being Al-Balad, the city’s historic neighborhood filled with heritage buildings and centuries of…
Source: These Four Saudi Female Engineers Are Working to Preserve Jeddah’s
View of Al-Balad, historical area in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia; Yurou; XinhuaNet
Different phases of Jeddah’s rich history under spotlight; Arab News
The King Abdul Aziz Foundation for Research and Archives (Darah) has published highlights of Jeddah’s heritage since the pre-Islamic era and the use of the city as a port for Makkah by Caliph Uthman ibn Affan in 647.
Source: Different phases of Jeddah’s rich history under spotlight
21, 39 Jeddah Arts celebrates the myths of its old town; Melissa Gronlund; The National
This year’s theme overall is Al Obour, or “crossing” – such as the new crossing into the old, the exterior crossing into the inside and, crucially, different generations crossing paths.
Source: 21, 39 Jeddah Arts celebrates the myths of its old town
Test of time: How modern technology is saving Jeddah’s Al-Balad; Abdulaziz Alaquil; Arab News
In comparison with the developments of modern urban infrastructure, Jeddah’s ancient port center of Al-Balad has largely stood the test of time. Although Al-Balad has been a UNESCO Cultural Heritage Site since 2014, many of its historical buildings have perished due to fire and disrepair.
Source: Test of time: How modern technology is saving Jeddah’s Al-Balad
VIDEO: How the historical area of Jeddah looked like 90 years ago; Majdi Wadoo; Al Arabiya
The historical area of Jeddah, which is locally called “Al Balad”, has finally received what it deserves after Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz agreed to the proposal of the Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman to establish an administration under the name of managing the Historical Old Jeddah project with an independent budget and under the supervision of the Ministry of Culture.
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WATCH: How an arts programme is helping to preserve Old Jeddah; Willy Lowry; The National
Old Jeddah’s buildings are hurting and crumbling. The Jameel House of Traditional Arts is trying to change that.
Source: WATCH: How an arts programme is helping to preserve Old Jeddah