Saudi tourism authority to begin Riyadh’s National Museum expansion project

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The Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage (SCTH) will implement the first phase of developing and expanding the National Museum of Saudi Arabia in Riyadh over the next two months. (SPA)
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The Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage (SCTH) will implement the first phase of developing and expanding the National Museum of Saudi Arabia in Riyadh over the next two months. (SPA)
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The Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage (SCTH) will implement the first phase of developing and expanding the National Museum of Saudi Arabia in Riyadh over the next two months. (SPA)
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The Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage (SCTH) will implement the first phase of developing and expanding the National Museum of Saudi Arabia in Riyadh over the next two months. (SPA)
Updated 12 June 2018

Saudi tourism authority to begin Riyadh’s National Museum expansion project

  • SCTH will start implementing the first phase of developing and expanding the National Museum of Saudi Arabia
  • The project will be among the biggest, and most modern and advanced museum projects regionally and worldwide.

JEDDAH: The Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage (SCTH) will start implementing the first phase of developing and expanding the National Museum of Saudi Arabia in Riyadh over the next two months .
The latest project will be among the biggest, and most modern and advanced museum projects regionally and worldwide.
The museum will be seen in a new concept and its social and cultural roles will aim toward more activity in the community.
New services will also be offered on the museum’s premises, including galleries, theaters, restaurants and training rooms, in addition to installing the latest interactive technologies.
The development project also includes establishing a four-star hotel with an essence of Saudi Arabian heritage.
SCTH Chairman, Prince Sultan bin Salman, issued a decree to form a board of trustees of the National Museum in Riyadh in a bid to prepare for the museum’s transformation into an independent institution.
A committee to review the master plans and projects of the museum will also be created. Full supervision to ensure the museum’s development program will also be intact.
A plan will be submitted with a specific timeline for the development committee’s work, as well as attracting experts to assist the committee in developing the museum.


Lead roles for Saudi stars as Okaz Nights concerts begin

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Lead roles for Saudi stars as Okaz Nights concerts begin

  • Abadi Al-Johar and Dalia Mubarak shine in wonderful musical evening

TAIF: The Okaz Nights series of concerts began with a wonderful evening featuring Saudi stars Abadi Al-Johar and Dalia Mubarak at the Okaz Main Theater, which has been given a new look.

The concerts are part of Taif Season, which is presenting events throughout August. The concert with Al-Johar and Mubarak, which sold out quickly, was well received by the audience of more than 2,500.

The evening began at 9.30 p.m. with a collection of new and old songs from Mubarak, supported by 27 musicians. Al-Johar then greeted her with beautiful and famous songs.

Emirati singer Hussain Al-Jasmi also performed at the theater, which will host Syrian musical artist Asala Nasri on Aug. 28 and Ahlam Al-Shamsi on Aug. 30.