ThePlace: Princes’ School in Al-Ahsa one of Gulf region's earliest public schools

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Updated 13 July 2019

ThePlace: Princes’ School in Al-Ahsa one of Gulf region's earliest public schools

  • It was recently renovated by the Heritage Foundation and is now a small museum

Princes’ School in Al-Ahsa was one of the first public schools to be established in the Gulf region. It opened in 1941 and was attended by urban elite and royals.
It was recently renovated by the Heritage Foundation and is now a small museum that offers a window into traditional teaching methods.​
This photograph of Princes’ School was taken by Naif Al-Abbady as part of the Colors of Saudi competition.


GEA offers family festival celebrating naturalist Al-Jahiz

Updated 25 August 2019

GEA offers family festival celebrating naturalist Al-Jahiz

  • Al-Jahiz Square is part of the Taif Season festivals and events
  • The festival offers an interactive exhibition about Kitab-Al-Hayawan (Book of The Animals) written by Al-Jahiz

JEDDAH: The Saudi General Entertainment Authority has organized a family festival as part of the Taif Season.

The festival titled “Al-Jahiz Square” adopts a historic theme at the iconic Souq Okaz, offering families a chance to embark on a unique literary journey into the biography of Al-Jahiz, the acclaimed 9th Century African-Arab naturalist.

The festival offers an interactive exhibition about Kitab-Al-Hayawan (Book of The Animals) written by Al-Jahiz.

The festival will be running until the Aug. 31.