ThePlace: Zabal Castle in Saudi Arabia’s Sakaka

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Updated 29 August 2020

ThePlace: Zabal Castle in Saudi Arabia’s Sakaka

  • Aside from being an archaeological marvel, the fort sits on the highest point in the area, offering panoramic views of the city

Built on the ruins of a Nabataean castle outside the city of Sakaka in northwest Saudi Arabia, Zabal Castle has one gate and four surveillance towers and is one of the city’s most popular tourist attractions.

The castle is believed to have been built 300 years ago, and is open to anyone interested in the region’s rich Arab history. Its mud and stone walls tell tales of the past.

Aside from being an archaeological marvel, the fort sits on the highest point in the area, offering panoramic views of the city.

This photograph was taken as part of the Colors of Saudi collection.


Saudi cybercamp to train jobseekers in programming

Updated 18 September 2020

Saudi cybercamp to train jobseekers in programming

A cybercamp to train jobseekers in the field of programming has been launched in Saudi Arabia.
The Human Resources Development Fund (Hadaf), in cooperation with the Saudi Federation for Cybersecurity, Programming, and Drones (SAFCSP), will run the skills initiative as part of the Tuwaiq Cybercamp training program.
Fifty trainees will take part in the learning scheme which will provide information on iOS and Android app programming, individual mentoring sessions, and practical application with certified programming certificates.
The accord also aims to provide support toward maintaining future job security.