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 Arabia reports 29 COVID-19 deaths, 455 new cases

Updated 28 September 2020

Saudi Arabia reports 29 COVID-19 deaths, 455 new cases

  • 841 patients have recovered from the virus over the past 24

RIYADH: Saudi health authorities announced 29 deaths from COVID-19 on Monday, taking the Kingdom’s death toll from the virus to 4,712.
A total of 455 new cases were also announced, with 52 in Jeddah, 48 in Madinah, 35 in Makkah, 33 in the capital Riyadh and 32 in Hafouf, among the cities with the highest count. 
The total number of confirmed cases in the Kingdom has reached 333,648, with 11,090 active cases and 1,034 in critical condition. 

According to the health ministry, 841 patients have recovered from the virus over the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of recoveries to 317,846. 
The coronavirus pandemic has affected over 33.14 million people globally and the death toll has reached 997,236.