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. 


Royal Saudi Navy receives French fast interceptor vessels

Updated 20 September 2020

Royal Saudi Navy receives French fast interceptor vessels

  • Adm. Fahad Al-Ghufaili, commander of the Royal Saudi Navy, received the HS132 vessels
  • The HS132 is considered among the most advanced type of fast interceptor vessel in the world

DAMMAM: The Royal Saudi Navy on Sunday received the second and third batch of fast interceptor vessels from French firm CMN Group, the Saudi Press Agency reported.
The delivery is part of a joint cooperation initiative in military manufacturing between Saudi Arabia and France.
Adm. Fahad Al-Ghufaili, commander of the Royal Saudi Navy, received the HS132 vessels in the Kingdom’s Eastern Province. 
The agreement provides for the manufacture of HS132 vessels in France and in the Kingdom as part of a technology transfer program.
The HS132 is considered among the most advanced type of fast interceptor vessel in the world.