Saudi heritage exhibition opens in Pittsburgh

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Updated 23 June 2013
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Saudi heritage exhibition opens in Pittsburgh

Prince Sultan bin Salman, President of the Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities (SCTA), opened in the city of Pittsburgh in Pennsylvania State on Friday night the Exhibition of ‘Saudi Archaeological Masterpieces Through the Ages.’ Saudi Ambassador to the United States of America Adel Ahmed Al-Jubeir and Governor of Pennsylvania Tom Corbett were present at the inauguration.
The Prince was greeted upon arrival at the headquarters of the Carnegie Museum of Natural History by a number of officials.
Prince Sultan cut a ribbon marking the opening of the exhibition in its second leg in the United States and toured the exhibition watching paintings and rock carvings, which highlighted the history of the Arabian Peninsula. Prince Sultan said the exhibition introduces the historical heritage of Saudi Arabia and its openness to world civilizations, pointing to the care and attention paid by Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah to the progress, development and prosperity in the Kingdom in all fields.
He talked about the achievements made in the field of the discovery of antiquities in the Kingdom and the introduction of its civilization heritage through the holding of the exhibition in the US and a number of countries.
The Saudi ambassador to the US commended relations between the Kingdom and the US, highlighting the Kingdom’s achievements under the leadership King Abdullah and his leading role in the call for dialogue among followers of civilizations and building bridges of trust and cooperation between nations.
For his part, the governor of the State of Pennsylvania expressed his pride in selecting the city of Pittsburgh to be the second leg of the exhibition in the US, praising the relations of friendship and cooperation between Saudi Arabia and the US.


Where We Are Going Today: Shatllah

Updated 22 March 2019
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Where We Are Going Today: Shatllah

  • Shatllah’s prices are reasonable, while the assistants are very friendly, knowledgeable and helpful

Do you need to add a little life and color to your surroundings? Houseplants are often said to be a source of positivity, and Shatllah has taken this concept to the next level.

Forget the idea of a lonely looking plant in a boring beige pot; this shop adds beautifully designed containers and creative touches that turn them into delightful decorations that are almost works of art. One in particular that caught my eye was designed to look like a tiny garden, complete with a miniature table and chair.

Shatllah’s creations make for perfect gifts, which is how I discovered the shop, in Jeddah’s Al-Zahra’a district, while looking for a present for a friend who loves houseplants. I was so impressed with its wares that I ended up buying some for myself as well. After all, who would not rather have a living plant decorating their home rather than artificial flowers or other fake items?

Shatllah’s prices are reasonable, while the assistants are very friendly, knowledgeable and helpful. They are more than happy to offer advice on picking the perfect plant and how to take care of it when you get it home.