UAE ambassador to KSA: ‘Routes of Arabia’ expo is a rich addition to Louvre Abu Dhabi

Updated 05 November 2018
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UAE ambassador to KSA: ‘Routes of Arabia’ expo is a rich addition to Louvre Abu Dhabi

ABU DHABI: The UAE ambassador to Saudi Arabia has praised the “Routes of Arabia” exhibition which will open at the Louvre Museum Abu Dhabi end of this week.
Sheikh Shakhbut bin Nahyan Al-Nahyan commended the exhibition of Saudi artifacts, known as “Roads of Arabia: Archaeological Treasures of Saudi Arabia,” which will open on Nov. 8 under the patronage of Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan.
The exhibition organized by the Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage (SCTH) is set to continue until Feb. 16, 2019.
Sheikh Shakhbut stressed that the exhibition is a great and rich addition to the Louvre Abu Dhabi, adding that its significance lies in it being the most important mobile Saudi exhibition, held in several international capitals, of historical and cultural importance, before arriving in Abu Dhabi.
“I thank His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan for providing an opportunity for such a valuable exhibition, ‘Roads of Arabia: Archaeological Treasures of Saudi Arabia’. I also thank His Royal Highness Prince Sultan bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, Chairman of General Commission for Tourism and National Heritage, for choosing Abu Dhabi as one of the destinations of this exhibition,” he said.
The UAE ambassador said this rich exhibition will contribute to the knowledge of the Emirati society about Saudi artifacts, one of the important countries rich with archaeology from all ages.
He noted that the timing of holding the exhibition coincides Louvre Abu Dhabi’s first anniversary.


Sports authority sets up Italian-themed village for AC Milan and Juventus fans attending Supercoppa Italiana

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Sports authority sets up Italian-themed village for AC Milan and Juventus fans attending Supercoppa Italiana

  • The village emulates ancient Italian cities, as well as cultural and historical elements of Italy and Saudi Arabia
  • The village will host a variety of activities, including two theatrical performances

JEDDAH: The Saudi General Sports Authority (GSA) has set up an Italian-themed village for AC Milan and Juventus fans attending the Italian Super Cup match on Wednesday at King Abdullah Sports City stadium.

The village emulates ancient Italian cities, as well as cultural and historical elements of Italy and Saudi Arabia. 

Fans will also be served dishes from the cuisines of both countries and enjoy Italian music.

The village will host a variety of activities, including two theatrical performances. The first will commence at 6 p.m. and the second at 8 p.m.

The Italian village is located in front of gate 6. Events will take place between 4 p.m. and 10 p.m.

Juventus stars, including Cristiano Ronaldo, landed in Jeddah on Monday, while AC Milan team members arrived on Sunday morning. 

The Italian stars received a warm welcome by their fans in the Kingdom. 

The GSA announced on Twitter that cameras are not allowed during the Super Cup final.

Both AC Milan and Juventus have won the Super Cup title seven times since the annual football competition was launched in 1988.

Saudi Arabia will become the fifth foreign nation to host the Super Cup after the US, China, Libya and Qatar.

An agreement to host the match was signed in June by Turki Al-Sheikh, the GSA’s then-chairman, and Marco Brunelli, executive director of the Italian Professional Football League.