The exhibition, Common Ground, launched by the Ministry of Culture, highlights the cultural heritage and shared traditions of Saudi Arabia and Yemen.
The Saudi Development and Reconstruction Program for Yemen is also participating in the exhibition to showcase its ongoing projects in Yemen.
The exhibition in Diriyah covers fashion, visual arts, architecture, design, culinary arts, and other areas. Running until Sept. 20, it aims to promote cultural exchange and collaboration between the two countries.
Visitor Faisal Altaweel, owner of a real estate consulting company, said: “I felt that there is an amazing cultural dimension between Yemen and Saudi Arabia in terms of architecture, art, and the tools that are used in it in a very beautiful way.
“It is certain that the Yemeni people and the Saudi people are one people. We are all close, and I hope that we will be closer than before. I believe that an exhibition like this embodies the spirit of culture and unity that exists between Saudi Arabia and Yemen.”
Art forms such as poetry and music are explored along with the use of clay and architectural designs.
The exhibition also highlights examples of heritage and culture, including shared history and civilizations that once thrived on the Arabian Peninsula.
Hala Morali, a visitor and university professor from Tunisia, said: “I liked the show between nature and imagination. I felt immersed in the middle of the picture.
“I also liked the traditional items because they were similar to items in my Tunisian culture. This made me realize the common ground between Arab countries despite the distance between them.”
Moammar Al-Eryani, Yemen’s minister of information, culture, and tourism, recently visited the exhibition along with several Yemeni officials.
They were accompanied by Mohammed bin Saeed Al-Jabir, general supervisor of the Saudi Development and Reconstruction Program for Yemen.
The program is actively involved in revitalizing and safeguarding heritage, renovating historical structures, and enhancing the skills of the workforce in the cultural sector.
Additionally, the program implements various quality initiatives to support Yemen’s development and promote economic benefits in the country.
It has successfully conducted 229 development projects and initiatives in Yemen across the sectors of education, health, water, energy, transportation, agriculture, and fisheries.