ThePlace: Qasr Al-Hukm, where citizens can meet the king since the reign of Imam Turki bin Abdullah

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Updated 18 July 2020

ThePlace: Qasr Al-Hukm, where citizens can meet the king since the reign of Imam Turki bin Abdullah

  • The interior spaces are largely composed of courtyards and wide corridors that provide a sense of openness

Qasr Al-Hukm Located in Riyadh, Qasr Al-Hukm’s design draws on the traditional architectural styles and consists of two sections.
The southern section of the palace has six floors and four towers and takes the form of a fortress that symbolizes strength. There is a fifth tower at the center for lightning, as well as for ventilation of the courtyards and offices below.
The northern section of the building consists of five floors and stands as a single dramatic façade with few windows.
The interior spaces are largely composed of courtyards and wide corridors that provide a sense of openness.
Qasr Al-Hukm has been the residence of the ruler and the place where citizens can meet the king since the reign of Imam Turki bin Abdullah. This photograph was taken by Hisham Shamma as part of the Colors of Saudi competition. 


Saudi Arabia announces death of Prince Nawaf bin Saad bin Saud bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud

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Saudi Arabia announces death of Prince Nawaf bin Saad bin Saud bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud

  • The funeral prayers were held on Tuesday in the Kingdom’s capital, Riyadh

DUBAI: Saudi Arabia has announced the death of Prince Nawaf bin Saad bin Saud bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud, state news agency SPA reported.
The funeral prayers were held on Tuesday in the Kingdom’s capital, Riyadh.
Jordan’s King Abdullah offered his condolences to Saudi Arabia’s King Salman, the royal family and the people of Saudi Arabia, state news agency Petra reported.