New gallery in Madinah showcases rare pictures of holy sites

People visit the newly opened gallery in Madinah to see rare pictures of holy sites on display. (AN photo)
Updated 07 December 2017
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New gallery in Madinah showcases rare pictures of holy sites

MADINAH: A new gallery showcasing rare photos of the holy sites in Makkah and Madinah was recently launched with the support from the King Abdulaziz Foundation for Research and Archives.
The gallery is located near the Prophet’s Mosque. People are visiting the venue in large numbers not only to refresh their knowledge but also to gain further insight into the history of these two cities.
For the first time ever, paintings from Istanbul’s Topkapi Palace Museum are showcased.
 


Guinness recognizes Saudi Arabia camel festival as largest in the world

Updated 22 September 2018
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Guinness recognizes Saudi Arabia camel festival as largest in the world

JEDDAH: The Crown Prince Camel Festival in Taif was named the largest in the world on Friday by Guinness World Records.
The festival included more than 11,000 camels, the largest number of camels in a race, and almost 800 races held between Aug. 11 until Saturday, the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported.
Prince Fahd bin Jalawi bin Musaed, President of the Saudi Federation of Camels, received the certificate from Guinness representative Ahmad Jamal Aldin.
Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman was scheduled to attend the closing of the festival on Saturday.
During the event, SR53 million worth of prizes were handed out to participants from Saudi Arabia, other Gulf States and Arab countries.
“The success of the festival was a great leap forward for the sport in its home country, among its fans and admirers,” SPA reported.