King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture to make positive impact on human development

The program aims to provide a unique experience in the various sections of the center. (SPA)
Updated 08 August 2018
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King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture to make positive impact on human development

  • The center offers a unique cultural experience through the provision of several programs concurrently with Eid Al-Adha

DHAHRAN: King Abdul Aziz Center for World Culture’s Initiative, “Ithra,” aims to “make a tangible and positive impact on human development by inspiring a passion for knowledge, creativity, and cross-cultural engagement for the future of the Kingdom” — an ambition that ties into the Kingdom’s efforts to achieve social and cultural development and a knowledge-based economy that addresses all segments of society, focusing on a future generation of innovators and talented people.
The center, which has received more than 250,000 visitors since its opening, offers a unique cultural experience through the provision of several programs concurrently with Eid Al-Adha under the slogan “trips” in the period from Aug. 22 to 25.
Ali Al-Mutairi, director of Ithra Center, said that the program aims to provide a unique experience in the various sections of the center that will take visitors to a unique journey of thought, with an estimated 2.3 million visitors from 2018 to 2020.
“We believe that ‘Ithra’ can contribute significantly to these goals by focusing on fostering knowledge, creativity and cross-cultural interaction in many areas,” Mutairi said.


Governor of Makkah attends holy Kaaba washing ceremony

Updated 25 September 2018
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Governor of Makkah attends holy Kaaba washing ceremony

DUBAI: On behalf of King Salman, the governor of Makkah province, Prince Khalid Al-Faisal oversaw the washing of the holy Kaaba on Tuesday.

On his arrival at the Grand Mosque, he was received by Imam of the Grand Mosque Abdul Rahman Al-Sudais and the commander of Special Emergency Forces and commander of the Hajj Security Forces.

The Kaaba was washing from the inside with Zamzam water mixed with rose water and wipe down with a cloth.

After the Kaaba washing ceremony, the prince toured the Grand Mosque.