Tag: SA – Historic Jeddah the Gate to Makkah

5 reasons why you should visit the historic Makkah Gate in Jeddah; Rabiya Jaffery; What’s On

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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.

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Jeddah Old Town Takes Center Stage for Red Sea Film Festival; Asharq Al-Awsat

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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.

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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

Saudi Arabia – Historic Jeddah, the Gate to Makkah

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.

Read more from source: VIDEO: How the historical area of Jeddah looked like 90 years ago