General Authority for Culture organizes cultural activities in Al-Ahsa

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These events are part of the Kingdom’s efforts to promote Saudi culture and tourism. (SPA)
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These events are part of the Kingdom’s efforts to promote Saudi culture and tourism. (SPA)
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These events are part of the Kingdom’s efforts to promote Saudi culture and tourism. (SPA)
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These events are part of the Kingdom’s efforts to promote Saudi culture and tourism. (SPA)
Updated 30 December 2018

General Authority for Culture organizes cultural activities in Al-Ahsa

  • Al-Ahsa was recently named Arab Tourism Capital for 2019 by the Arab Ministerial Council for Tourism

The General Authority for Culture organized a number of cultural events in Al-Ahsa last week. The activities include workshops, art exhibitions and traditional Al-Ahsa music.
These events are part of the Kingdom’s efforts to promote Saudi culture and tourism. Vision 2030 envisages transformation of Saudi Arabia into a local and global tourism hub.
Al-Ahsa was recently named Arab Tourism Capital for 2019 by the Arab Ministerial Council for Tourism. Al-Ahsa is also home to the largest oasis in the Kingdom, which has had human settlements from the Neolithic times. It is one of the many sites in the Kingdom to be awarded UNESCO’s World Heritage Site status.
Al-Ahsa Oasis includes the Jawatha archaeological site including Jawatha Mosque dating back to the Qarmatain state in the 9th century and Al Hazm Palace.
Tombs can be seen in several parts of the oasis dating back to ancient civilizations.
Al-Ahsa gets its name from the nature of its land; in Arabic, Al-Ahsa is a plural word of “Al-Hisa” which refers to the accumulated sand with a solid base underneath.
When it rains, the sand prevents the sun from drying up the water. There are around 60 to 70 springs of freshwater around the oasis.


Egyptian envoy meets Saudi foreign minister

Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan receives Egyptian Ambassador Ahmed Farouk Mohammed Tawfik in Riyadh on Monday. (SPA)
Updated 19 November 2019

Egyptian envoy meets Saudi foreign minister

  • The foreign minister appreciated the outgoing envoy’s efforts in strengthening the ties between Saudi Arabia and Sudan

RIYADH: Egyptian Ambassador Ahmed Farouk Mohammed Tawfik called on Saudi Foreign Minister  Prince Faisal bin Farhan in Riyadh on Monday. They reviewed bilateral relations and ways to enhance them. They also discussed issues of mutual interest.
The foreign minister also held a separate meeting with Mexican Ambassador-designate Anibal Toledo. He presented a copy of his credentials to Prince Faisal prior to submitting them to King Salman.
Sudanese Ambassador Abdulazim Al-Sadiq Al-Karoori called on Prince Faisal bin Farhan to bid him farewell. The foreign minister appreciated the outgoing envoy’s efforts in strengthening the ties between Saudi Arabia and Sudan.