ThePlace: Stunning landscapes make Saudi Arabia's Wadi Rum a must-see tourist destination

Photo/Saudi Tourism
Updated 11 May 2019

ThePlace: Stunning landscapes make Saudi Arabia's Wadi Rum a must-see tourist destination

Wadi Rum, in Tabuk, is characterized by beautiful landscapes and sand dunes embracing beautiful rock formations. The region is one of the desert tourism destinations in the Kingdom.
This photo by the photographer Mohammed Al-Mwais was a prize-winner in Colors of Saudi competition organized by the Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage.


Saudi minister calls on worshippers to respect safety measures in mosques

Updated 28 May 2020

Saudi minister calls on worshippers to respect safety measures in mosques

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia's minister of Islamic affairs called on Muslims to respect ongoing preventative measures to stop the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) inside mosques as the Kingdom eases some restrictions.

Sheikh Abdullatif Al-Asheikh said worshipers should bring their own prayer mats, wear masks and wash their hands prior to coming to the mosque to ensure the safety of other worshippers. 

Al-Asheikh said preventative measures will remain in place to ensure a safe return of worshipers to mosques for Friday prayers from May 31 until June 20, except in Makkah. 

Worshippers must keep two meters apart and leave a row of space empty between each row, he said.

The minister said the elderly and children under 15 should continue to avoid going to the mosque. 

The instructions follow other announcements in the Kingdom relaxing aspects of the lockdown, including reducing curfews and allowing freer movement of people.