ThePlace: Shoubra Palace, first historical palace in KSA’s highland city of Taif

Shoubra Palace of Taif. (Photo by Sarah Bawazir/Colors of Saudi competition)
Updated 23 November 2019

ThePlace: Shoubra Palace, first historical palace in KSA’s highland city of Taif

The Shoubra Palace was built in 1907, as the first historical palace in the beautiful city of Taif.

It represents distinctive architectural elements, and is one of the most important historic features in the city.

It is now a heritage and antiquities museum. The museum has three sections: The period before Islam, beginning from the Stone Age to Jahiliya; Islamic heritage; and the Kingdom’s unification. It contains a large number of important artifacts.

This photograph was taken by Sarah Bawazir as part of the Colors of Saudi competition.


Saudi executive to head Arab League copyright team

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Saudi executive to head Arab League copyright team

JEDDAH: A Saudi Arabian candidate, Sami Al-Sudais, was named chairman of the Arab League’s Technical Committee for Intellectual Property on Tuesday.
The two-year unanimous appointment recognizes Al-Sudais’ work on intellectual property projects as executive vice president for Intellectual Property Policies and Partnerships at the Saudi Intellectual Property Authority (SAIP).
The decision came during the committee’s fifth meeting, organized by the Department of Intellectual Property and Competitiveness at the Arab League headquarters.
“One of the committee’s chief objectives is to enhance coordination in the domain of intellectual property in Arab countries, unify opinions and benefit from the experiences and capabilities in the Arab countries, and improve the intellectual property system in the Arab countries,” Al-Sudais said.
SAIP initiatives are aimed at strengthening the intellectual property system in the Kingdom in addition to preparing the national strategy for intellectual property, he added.
Intellectual property is a key aspect of Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030 initiative to encourage business.
“Whenever we ensure that there is a compatible intellectual property system at the national level, we will ensure the facilitation of doing business as well as attracting foreign investment,” Al-Sudais said.