Riyadh inaugurates first store to sell handicrafts made by Saudi artisans

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Some of the Saudi handicraft products available at Sawgha, (SPA)
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Some of the Saudi handicraft products available at Sawgha, (SPA)
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Some of the Saudi handicraft products available at Sawgha, (SPA)
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Some of the Saudi handicraft products available at Sawgha, (SPA)
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Some of the Saudi handicraft products available at Sawgha, (SPA)
Updated 24 June 2019

Riyadh inaugurates first store to sell handicrafts made by Saudi artisans

  • Sawgha is the first Saudi store specialized in selling pieces made by skilled Saudi artisans and craftsmen

RIYADH: The National Handicrafts Program (Bari) inaugurated the Sawgha store at the Radisson Blu hotel in Riyadh’s Diplomatic Quarter.
Sawgha is the first Saudi store specialized in selling pieces made by skilled Saudi artisans and craftsmen. 
These pieces include ceramics, weaving, embroidery, wall paintings, pottery, woodwork, jewelry and ornaments.
Bari is a flagship program of the Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage (SCTH).
The store is the result of cooperation between the STHC and the hotel industry with the aim of marketing the products of national artisans and craftsmen. 
Bari provided the store with 1,229 handicraft products made by 59 artisans from six Saudi regions.
The program has signed cooperation agreements with a number of hotels and resorts to support Saudi craft businesses and products for use in interior decoration, and market them in hotel gift shops. More than 4,600 Saudis are included in the national register of artisans and craftsmen.
 

 


Houthis drone attack targets Saudi Arabia’s Al-Jawf

Updated 5 min 57 sec ago

Houthis drone attack targets Saudi Arabia’s Al-Jawf

  • The drone was intercepted over Yemeni airspace
  • The coalition destroyed three drones during the earlier 24 hours

DUBAI: The Arab coalition destroyed a Houthi drone targeting Al-Jawf in the north of Saudi Arabia, state news agency SPA reported on Monday.

Coalition forces intercepted the drone while it was still in Yemen’s airspace.

Arab coalition spokesman Col. Turki Al-Maliki said, the militia’s continued attempted attacks would end in failure,

Earlier on Monday, the coalition announced that they successfully destroyed three Houthi drones and intercepted six ballistic missiles targeting Saudi Arabia over 24 hours.

The missiles, which were launched from Saada, were targeting civilian areas in Al-Jazan, Al-Maliki said.

Earlier in August, 10 drones were fired at the Shaybah natural gas liquefaction plant in Saudi Arabia, near the UAE border – the Houthis claim responsibility for the attack.

There were no injuries and operations were not disrupted.