Al-Baha tourism documentary wins gold at Cairo festival

A village built on a marble mountain attracts hundreds of thousands of tourists every year.
Updated 18 November 2017

Al-Baha tourism documentary wins gold at Cairo festival

RIYADH: A documentary about the rich heritage of Al-Baha tourism has won a top award at the Cairo Radio and Television Festival.
The Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage (SCTH) documentary, Al Baha Tourism 37, won gold at the festival held in Cairo from Nov. 6 to Nov. 10.
Zahir bin Mohamed Al-Shehri, the director general of the SCTH branch in Al-Baha and secretary-general of the Al-Baha Tourism Development Council (TDC), said the award was the outcome of the efforts of the Talent Development Company (TDC).
“The SCTH, Al-Baha branch, and the TDC made a distinguished effort with the Mufid Media Co. and the director of the documentary film, and the joint work has now been appreciated with the gold,” he said.
He said that the preparation of the screenplay was done with three themes in mind: Al-Baha’s participation in Vision 2030, the charm of Al-Baha and the presentation of its urban heritage, monuments, heritage villages, museums and forts.
“These themes combined well in the documentary presentation and won it the gold award,” Al-Shehri said.
He said the area’s beautiful landscape attracted tourists and vacationers from throughout the Kingdom and Gulf countries.
Al-Shehri praised the efforts of Al-Baha Governor Prince Husam bin Saud, who is the chairman of the Al-Baha Tourism Development Council, for his support for tourism services in the region under the attention of SCTH President Prince Sultan bin Salman.
The Kingdom is witnessing unprecedented attention of its national heritage with the support of King Salman under the umbrella of the Program for Caring for Cultural Heritage.


Houthis threaten global energy security: Arab coalition

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Houthis threaten global energy security: Arab coalition

  • The Arab coalition denounced Saturday's attack on a Saudi Aramco gas plant
  • The Yemeni militant attack sparked a fire but caused no casualties or disruption to production

RIYADH: The Arab coalition fighting to restore the internationally recognized government in Yemen on Monday denounced a Houthi attack on a Saudi Aramco gas plant in Saudi Arabia.
The militants claimed 10 drones struck the Shaybah natural gas liquefaction plant near the border with the UAE on Saturday.
“The Houthi militia have endangered global energy security by targeting Shaybah oil field in Saudi Arabia,” spokesperson Col. Turki Al-Maliki said.
The militants, who are based in Yemen and backed by Iran, have used drones laden with explosives to target infrastructure in the Kingdom.
Speaking at a weekly press conference in Riyadh, Col. Al-Maliki said the that Houthi and Daesh militias are conducting simultaneous operations in Yemen, stressing that the Houthis, who sparked the Yemen war in 2014, continue to pose a clear threat in the southern Red Sea.
The coalition, which includes Saudi Arabia and the UAE, intervened in the Yemen conflict in 2015 to support forces loyal to the internationally recognized government after it was driven from the capital Sanaa by the Houthis.