ThePlace: Masmak Fort: A historic symbol of the rise of the Saudi nation

Updated 14 April 2018
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ThePlace: Masmak Fort: A historic symbol of the rise of the Saudi nation

  • Masmak Fort is an acute and virtually official symbol of the pivotal rise of the Saudi nation
  • Masmak Fort captures the feel of old Arabia and the essence of a struggle that created the Kingdom

The Masmak Fort: The fort is a magnificent citadel that takes us back to the history of Saudi Arabia. This is the fort stormed by the late King Abdul Aziz bin Saud in 1902, creating a turning point in the history of the Arabian peninsula.

It is a tourists’ favorite and a must-visit destination in the capital city of Saudi Arabia. Not only do Saudis and expatriates appreciate the majesty of this vast architectural wonder, but it draws interest from across the world as well. 

Today, Masmak Fort is an acute and virtually official symbol of the pivotal rise of the Saudi nation. It captures the feel of old Arabia and the essence of a struggle that created a modern Saudi state today.

Within the fort, visitors can find traditional dresses and crafts, a diwan with an open courtyard, functioning well, and a mosque besides many other attractions that are a feast for the eyes. 


Saudi police shoot down unauthorized drone over restricted area in Riyadh

Updated 24 min 16 sec ago
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Saudi police shoot down unauthorized drone over restricted area in Riyadh

RIYADH: A remote-controlled drone was shot down by police on Saturday night after it was detected flying over a restricted area in Riyadh without a security clearance.

The drone, believed to be a toy, was intercepted by officers at Al Khuzama police station, a spokesperson for the Riyadh Police Department said. The police unit acted immediately and in accordance with relevant security instructions, and the authorities have launched an investigation into the incident, the spokesperson said.

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