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 records increase in COVID-19 deaths, drop in new cases

Updated 30 October 2020

Saudi Arabia records increase in COVID-19 deaths, drop in new cases

  • 56,255 new tests were conducted across Saudi Arabia over the past 24 hours
  • A total of 5,383 people have succumbed to the virus in the Kingdom so far

LONDON: Saudi Arabia announced 20 deaths from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) and 398 new infections on Friday.

The new cases bring the number of total infections in the Kingdom to 346,880.

Of the new cases, 53 were recorded in Riyadh, 48 in Madinah, 38 in Yanbu, 37 in Jeddah and 32 in Makkah.

The total number of recoveries in the Kingdom increased to 333,409 after 404 more patients recovered from the virus.

A total of 5,383 people have succumbed to the virus in the Kingdom so far.

Meanwhile, 56,255 new tests were conducted across Saudi Arabia over the past 24 hours, according to the Ministry of Health.