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.


World Scouting, Saudi Arabian Scout Association discuss global assessment tool

SASA has been helping Hajj pilgrims for 47 years. (SPA)
Updated 13 November 2018
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World Scouting, Saudi Arabian Scout Association discuss global assessment tool

  • The association prepared for the jamboree by setting up a radio station in its headquarters of the association in Riyadh

JEDDAH: World Scouting, represented by the Global Support Assessment Committee (GSAT), held a meeting with the members of the secretariat of the Saudi Arabian Scout Association (SASA) at its headquarters in Riyadh on Sunday.
They discussed the final evaluation stages by using the Global Support Assessment Tool (GSAT) adopted by the World Scouting for the assessment of its member countries.
The meeting also reviewed the criteria for global evaluation and all its procedures to ensure quality.
The Saudi association joined the World Organization of the Scout Movement (WOSM) in 1963 and hosted the Arab Jamboree in Taif in 2000. There are over 50 million Scouts in the world and 28 million of them are Muslim.
SASA has been helping Hajj pilgrims for 47 years, adapting along the way to keep up with changing times and making use of new technologies.
Recently, SASA took part in the World Scout Jamboree Jota 61 on the Air and Joti 22 on the internet. The association prepared for the jamboree by setting up a radio station in its headquarters of the association in Riyadh.