Saudi tourism authority to begin Riyadh’s National Museum expansion project

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The Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage (SCTH) will implement the first phase of developing and expanding the National Museum of Saudi Arabia in Riyadh over the next two months. (SPA)
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The Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage (SCTH) will implement the first phase of developing and expanding the National Museum of Saudi Arabia in Riyadh over the next two months. (SPA)
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The Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage (SCTH) will implement the first phase of developing and expanding the National Museum of Saudi Arabia in Riyadh over the next two months. (SPA)
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The Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage (SCTH) will implement the first phase of developing and expanding the National Museum of Saudi Arabia in Riyadh over the next two months. (SPA)
Updated 12 June 2018

Saudi tourism authority to begin Riyadh’s National Museum expansion project

  • SCTH will start implementing the first phase of developing and expanding the National Museum of Saudi Arabia
  • The project will be among the biggest, and most modern and advanced museum projects regionally and worldwide.

JEDDAH: The Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage (SCTH) will start implementing the first phase of developing and expanding the National Museum of Saudi Arabia in Riyadh over the next two months .
The latest project will be among the biggest, and most modern and advanced museum projects regionally and worldwide.
The museum will be seen in a new concept and its social and cultural roles will aim toward more activity in the community.
New services will also be offered on the museum’s premises, including galleries, theaters, restaurants and training rooms, in addition to installing the latest interactive technologies.
The development project also includes establishing a four-star hotel with an essence of Saudi Arabian heritage.
SCTH Chairman, Prince Sultan bin Salman, issued a decree to form a board of trustees of the National Museum in Riyadh in a bid to prepare for the museum’s transformation into an independent institution.
A committee to review the master plans and projects of the museum will also be created. Full supervision to ensure the museum’s development program will also be intact.
A plan will be submitted with a specific timeline for the development committee’s work, as well as attracting experts to assist the committee in developing the museum.


ThePlace: Souk Al-Majlis of Qassim

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ThePlace: Souk Al-Majlis of Qassim

The Saudi marketplace Souk Al-Majlis, or the Divan Heritage Souk, is part of the old town of Al-Maznab and lies 7 kilometers from the urban center of the city in Al-Derah district.

Al-Maznab township itself is located  in southeastern Qassim province and covers an area of about 2 square kilometers.

It contains more than 380 houses of various sizes, while the old Divan Heritage Souk and the Masque of Bahla Palace form the starting point for the district and its main center.

The souk is popular with visitors and locals and hosts summer events, auctions and folklore presentations among other similar activities.