Story of incense trade route spices up Taif Season

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The Taif rose became the most prominent economic product in the city due to its rare qualities and properties. (SPA)
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The Taif rose became the most prominent economic product in the city due to its rare qualities and properties. (SPA)
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The Taif rose became the most prominent economic product in the city due to its rare qualities and properties. (SPA)
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The Taif rose became the most prominent economic product in the city due to its rare qualities and properties. (SPA)
Updated 27 August 2019

Story of incense trade route spices up Taif Season

  • Taif Season, which is one of 11 festivals being held across the Kingdom to promote the country as a global tourist destination, runs until Aug. 31

TAIF: Visitors to the Taif Season of activities are being given an education on the history of the ancient incense trade route. The Taif region is famous for its rich heritage and important strategic location on the old incense road traveled by caravans of merchants carrying spices and luxury goods from Amman to Taif through the ports.
Taif Season visitors can learn more about the road’s history at the Village of Roses, where the memories of generations of rose growers are being recounted.
The Taif rose became the most prominent economic product in the city due to its rare qualities and properties. The people of Taif introduced the flower to the region, where it flourished in the soils and became of high economic value.
Taif Season, which is one of 11 festivals being held across the Kingdom to promote the country as a global tourist destination, runs until Aug. 31. More than 1,500 men and women have been trained as part of the festival to raise the quality of services on offer. 


Saudi Arabian delegation holds UNESCO reception in Paris

Updated 15 November 2019

Saudi Arabian delegation holds UNESCO reception in Paris

  • Session attended by permanent delegates of UNESCO member states
  • Hosted by Dr. Hamad bin Mohammed Al-Asheikh

PARIS: The permanent Saudi delegation to the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) held a reception to mark the 40th session of UNESCO’s General Conference in Paris, the Saudi Press Agency reported on Thursday.
The session was held in the presence of the Saudi education minister and deputy chairman of the National Committee for UNESCO, Dr. Hamad bin Mohammed Al-Asheikh.
The session was attended by the permanent delegates of UNESCO member states and senior officials from the organization.
“Today, we see the Kingdom’s Vision 2030 objectives coincide with UNESCO’s mission through the Kingdom’s keenness to support educational, cultural and scientific projects around the world because of its regional and international status, and its roles in strengthening relations between Arab and Islamic countries and the global agenda for sustainable development in the organization’s educational, cultural and scientific fields, Al-Asheikh said in his speech.
He affirmed the Kingdom’s continued cooperation with UNESCO member states in the fields of education, culture and science, and its continued support for the organization’s programs.
He said the Kingdom is one of the founding members of UNESCO, and the sixth country to sign the organization’s charter, on Nov. 4, 1946, upon the directives of the late King Abdul Aziz.