RIYADH: A delegation of evangelical Christian leaders visited NEOM as part of a tour of Saudi Arabia, the Saudi Press Agency reported. The delegation, headed by Joel Rosenberg, visited several sites of natural beauty and heritage locations within NEOM, including the beach areas of Gayal and Magna, the valley of Tayeb Al-Ism, as well as the 3,000-year old historical site of Al-Bada’a. “We can see why Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman believes it will draw tourists from all over the world and why it is an important part of his Vision 2030 plan,” said Rosenberg. “We are very grateful we got to see it in its early development and are eager to come back and bring others when the time is right.”
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.
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