TAIF: The second Taif Rose Festival was launched under the patronage of Makkah Gov. Prince Khalid Al-Faisal.
Organized by the Ministry of Culture, the festival celebrates the culture and traditions relating to the roses of Taif over nine centuries.
At Taif International Airport the arrival and departure halls are decorated with roses and murals that highlight the culture and beauty of Taif roses. The main roads, gates, buildings and squares of the governorate are all decorated with rose designs.
There will be more than 50 live shows and performance arts in 3 main locations over a period of 14 days, including the main theater and Arruddaf Park. They include concerts such as Al-Fayha Choir presenting 12 songs about flowers, a music show entitled “The Rose Medley” and popular dances from all over the Kingdom.
The “Share’ Thaqafi” (Cultural Road) will include an exhibition of paintings, a farmers’ market selling rose products, and kiosks selling rose-related foods by local cooks.
The ministry hopes that the festival will become a major cultural attraction nationally and internationally.