ThePlace: Saudi Arabia’s Zabal Castle

(Photo/Colors of Saudi)
Updated 28 July 2019

ThePlace: Saudi Arabia’s Zabal Castle

Built on the ruins of a Nabataean castle on a 50-meter rocky outcrop in the city of Sakaka in northwest Saudi Arabia, Zabal Castle consists of a reservoir and four towers that are connected by a single wall. 

The castle is believed to have been built 300 years ago, and is open to anyone fascinated by the rich Arab history this region has to offer.

This photo was taken by Ziyad Allahim 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.