Riyadh museum offers history lesson for Eid

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Visitors at the National Museum in Riyadh. (Photo/Supplied)
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Visitors at the National Museum in Riyadh (file photo)
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Visitors at the National Museum in Riyadh (supplied)
Updated 11 August 2019

Riyadh museum offers history lesson for Eid

  • Guests can enjoy documentaries about Kingdom’s history

RIYADH: Riyadh’s National Museum opened its doors for Eid Al-Adha to teach younger Saudi nationals about their national heritage and history.

The museum, which is based in the King Abdul Aziz Historical Center, is the most famous museum in the Kingdom.
The museum will receive visitors between 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. until Aug. 17, said Majid Al-Hasna, director of programs and visitor relations at the center.
He said that the center will allow guests to visit the museum’s archaeological pieces, manuscripts and other showcased items.
It offers a broad range of historical items from civilizations established in the region during the Islamic era. Guests will also be able to enjoy documentaries about the history of the Kingdom and its unification under King Abdul Aziz.
The director also said that holiday openings are key to enhancing local efforts aimed at preserving national heritage and sharing it with the public.
The first section in the museum is the Man and Universe Hall. This section leads to the remaining seven areas, including the Arab Kingdoms Hall, which displays ancient kingdoms of the Arabs, and the Pre-Islamic Era Hall, which contains Arabian history before Islam.

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Riyadh’s National Museum will receive visitors between 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. until Aug. 17, said Majid Al-Hasna, director of programs and visitor relations at King Abdul Aziz Historical Center.

The Prophetic Mission Hall narrates the mission of the Prophet Muhammad, where visitors will hear people from Madinah rejoicing at his arrival.
Visitors will then pass through a hall displaying the recent history of the Arabian Peninsula before entering the hall of the First and Second Saudi States.
Finally, guests will reach the Kingdom’s Unification Hall, which outlines the journey taken to unify Saudi Arabia, and a hall on Hajj and the development of the Two Holy Mosques.


185 disabled Saudi children ready for new academic year

Updated 22 August 2019

185 disabled Saudi children ready for new academic year

RIYADH:  Saudi Arabia’s Disabled Children’s Association (DCA) finished its preparations for the new academic year with the completion of its educational programs aimed at developing children’s mental, cognitive and motor skills.

The DCA’s centers are getting ready to welcome around 185 new students, who will be enrolled in the preparatory and elementary stages. The association is also housing early intervention children in 11 centers throughout the Kingdom.

“The DCA’s centers finished their preparations early in line with the directives of Prince Sultan bin Salman bin Abdul Aziz, chairman of the association’s board of directors,” said Awadh Al-Ghamdi, the DCA’s secretary-general.

He added: “The association is keeping pace with new technologies by developing the educational care system every year. It continuously adopts new methods for children with special needs by providing the centers with what is necessary for the development of linguistic, social and psychological skills.

“The DCA held consultative meetings to approve an implementation mechanism by consulting experts from the educational committee at King Saud University about the importance of establishing an innovative resources room in all of the DCA centers.

Al-Ghamdi said: “The project will be implemented in cooperation with the Ministry of Education after it is judged by specialists from Saudi universities and adopted as part of the association’s initiatives. This comes as a continuation of the DCA’s role in caring for children with special needs for more than 35 years.”

The director of the DCA’s center in Al-Rass governorate presented the project’s original idea, which included reviewing the centers’ educational care programs according to modern educational trends.

A working group, which included a number of specialists, was assigned to the investigation. It presented a final vision to the DCA’s secretariat with a guide to the project’s implementation.