Visitors flock to King Abdul Aziz Palace during Eid

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Built in 1940 in two phases, it consists of the western palace, which was constructed first to receive official delegations and guests of the late King Abdul Aziz. (SPA)
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Built in 1940 in two phases, it consists of the western palace, which was constructed first to receive official delegations and guests of the late King Abdul Aziz. (SPA)
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Built in 1940 in two phases, it consists of the western palace, which was constructed first to receive official delegations and guests of the late King Abdul Aziz. (SPA)
Updated 09 June 2019
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Visitors flock to King Abdul Aziz Palace during Eid

  • The palace is supervised by the Saudi tourism authority, which is currently working on restoring and developing it to be one of the most important palaces internationally

AL-SAIH: Visitors have been flocking to the historic King Abdul Aziz Palace in Al-Saih city as part of Eid Al-Fitr celebrations.
Many enjoyed guided tours of the 80-year-old palace, which is currently being restored to preserve its ancient Islamic architectural style.
Built in 1940 in two phases, it consists of the western palace, which was constructed first to receive official delegations and guests of the late King Abdul Aziz. The second phase involved the building of the eastern palace, and a 160-meter bridge for the King’s car, which became the home of King Abdul Aziz and his family.
The palace is supervised by the Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage, which is currently working on restoring and developing it to be one of the most important palaces internationally.
Al-Saih is considered as the modern capital and economic and administrative center of Al-Kharj governorate. The city was established after the unification of the Kingdom, in an initiative by founder King Abdul Aziz.
The city has recently witnessed big investments and is home to several important government and economic facilities.
Developing the tourism sector is one of the top priorities of the Saudi government. There are 11 tourism seasons this year covering all regions of the Kingdom: The Eastern Region (Sharqiya) Season, Ramadan Season, Eid Al-Fitr Season, Jeddah Season, Taif Season, Eid Al-Adha Season, National Day Season, Riyadh Season, Diriyah Season, Al-Ula Season and Ha’il Season. 


Houthis have smuggled various weapons from Iran: Arab coalition

Updated 24 June 2019
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Houthis have smuggled various weapons from Iran: Arab coalition

  • Col. Al-Maliki also said that the Houthis are digging trenches and building fortifications in Hodeidah
  • Said Iran-backed militia is trying to provoke the coalition

RIYADH: The Arab coalition supporting Yemen’s internationally recognized government said on Monday that the Houthi militia has received various types of weapons smuggled from Iran.
Speaking at a weekly press conference in Riyadh, spokesperson Col. Turki Al-Maliki said the militia has suffered heavy losses and as a result they have been targeting civilians and civilian installations.
Col. Al-Maliki also said that the Houthis are digging trenches and building fortifications in Hodeidah in violation of the Stockholm agreement.
He said that the Iran-backed militia is trying to provoke the coalition, but “we will apply international law.”
He added that the coalition has started providing financial assistance to those affected by accidents in Yemen and the coalition has already compensated 116 people affected.