MADINAH: AlUla governorate will host the Conference of the Natural and Human Components of AlUla at Maraya Concert Hall on Feb. 11-12.
The conference is organized by the Saudi Geographical Society in cooperation with the Royal Commission for AlUla (RCU), the Saudi Press Agency reported on Wednesday.
The conference aims to review the natural components of AlUla, shed light on the impact of civilization, discuss ways to protect cultural and urban heritage, explore the economic employment aspects of cultural heritage resources, share experiences and practical applications of sustainable development in archaeology and tourism, employ geo-information technology in the management of archaeological sites, and hold scientific sessions and workshops.
Dr. Ali bin Abdullah Al-Dosari, chairman of the Saudi Geographical Society and head of the organizing committee, said that the society, in cooperation with RCU, was preparing for the success of the conference and was determined to achieve its goals through the different committees and by providing all requirements for holding the conference after receiving the approval of the Ministry of Education.
He said that the conference has been officially announced on the society’s website and shared on all its social media accounts.
Al-Dosari said that the conference will be accompanied by the 36th General Assembly of the Saudi Geographical Society, the signing of a joint cooperation agreement with the Russian Geographical Society, and a scientific lecture by Dr. Badr Al-Faqeer titled “The Prospects of Eco-tourism Products in AlUla.”