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Crown Prince Orders Restoration Processes Of Historical Buildings

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According to a report from the Saudi Press Agency, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has ordered the restoration of 56 historical buildings in Jeddah.

The first stage of the restoration processes are expected to cost around SAR50 million ($13.3 million), and it will include the buildings with rich architectural elements that are of historical significance.

This plan aligns with the desires of Crown Prince Mohamed Bin Salman to “preserve, revive, rehabilitate” the cultural sites from any possible threats that can cause their demolishing, as expected by UNESCO.

This will enable the registry of Jeddah as a World Heritage site, which further aligns with the 2030 Vision of the Kingdom.

This keen and interest will help in preserving the condition of these historic building; which are a solid witnesses to Saudi Arabia‘s cultural depth.

The renovation projects will take place under the guidance of the Ministry of Culture, and the supervision of technicians with experience in historical buildings.

Some of the buildings are houses more than 500-years-old, and archaeological monuments owned by Jeddah families.

“Saudi Arabia’s historical buildings will receive special attention from the Ministry of Culture to ensure that they remain in excellent condition and remain as solid proof of the cultural depth of the Kingdom,” the Minister of Culture, Prince Badr bin Abdullah bin Farhan said.

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Exhibition in Italy to Showcase the Kingdom’s Heritage

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The Saudi tourism and culture chiefs have jointed their forces to stage a huge exhibition in Italy that will showcase the heritage and history of both the Kingdom and the Arabian Peninsula.

The exhibition is entitled “Trade Routes in Arabian Peninsula: Masterpieces of the Monuments of Saudi Arabia through the Ages,” and is taking place in the National Roman Museum in Rome.

Organized by the Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage (SCTH) in cooperation with the Kingdom’s Ministry of Culture, the expo will run for three months starting in late October.

This exhibition is considered to be one of the most important international Saudi exhibitions, as it will display the cultural heritage of the Kingdom and highlight its rich history.

 

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This Promotional Video Will Make You Want to Fly to the Kingdom Right Away

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Saudi Arabia has released quite the impressive touristic campaign that showcase all the breathtaking destinations, ahead of the Kingdom’s new e-tourist visa launch.

The video is showing stunning locations in Saudi Arabia and is comparing them to the country to the likes of Maldives, Utah, Carribbean, Italy, Australia, Vietnam, Petra and Rockies, this comes in light of the e-tourist visas coming out in about 14 days.

I know the video will make you want to get on a plane right away, and well you’re in luck indeed, as tourists visas will be launched official at a private event on September 27, according to media reports.

 

 

 

 

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Saudi Arabia to Welcome International Tourists By the End of 2019

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The head of the Saudi Tourism and Heritage Authority, Ahmad al-Khatib announced during a meeting of the World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) held in Russia that Saudi Arabia will finally be welcoming international tourists before the end of 2019.

“Saudi Arabia is proud to be one of the first countries to work with the organization in the preliminary studies for the Measuring Sustainable Tourism (MST) project,” Khatib said.

This falls under the Vision 2030 set by Crown Prince Mohamed Bin Salman, which aims at diversifying the economy by shifting some of the attention to tourism.

The Kingdom has already been on the track of doing so by launching several seasons that shed the light of different parts of Saudi Arabia, in addition to hosting international superstars.

Now, international tourists will finally get the chance to discover the beauty and hidden gems of Saudi Arabia for the first time, and dwell on its magnificent desert and beach life as well as historical and ancient places.

 

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