History, mystery and magic as first Ancient Kingdoms Festival wraps up in Saudi Arabia

  • KHAYBAR: Past, present and future came together as the inaugural Ancient Kingdoms Festival drew to a close with a series of dramatic events showcasing three historic oases of the northwest — AlUla, Khaybar and Tayma — for a modern audience. The festival, launched on Nov. 11, was the first of ...
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History, mystery and magic as first Ancient Saudi Arabia’s Festival wraps up

  • KHAYBAR: Past, present and future came together as the inaugural Ancient Kingdoms Festival drew to a close with a series of dramatic events showcasing three historic oases of the northwest — AlUla, Khaybar and Tayma — for a modern audience. The festival, launched on Nov. 11, was the first of ...
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AlUla Moments’ Ancient Kingdoms Festival showcases Saudi Arabia’s archaeological treasures Tayma and Khaybar

  • DUBAI: For centuries, the importance of the ancient cities of Tayma, near the modern-day city of Tabuk in northwestern Saudi Arabia, and Khaybar, an oasis north of Madinah, had been largely forgotten. Now, the Royal Commission of AlUla, or RCU, is bringing these precious sites back to life as...
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The book that drew the world’s attention to Saudi Arabia’s prehistoric rock art 

  • LONDON: In May 1976, Majeed Khan, a young graduate of the University of Sindh, Pakistan, traveled to Saudi Arabia to join the Ministry of Tourism as an archaeological consultant, advising on the development of museums and the conduct of archaeological investigations in the country. It wa...
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Riyadh Season celebrates Oman’s 52nd National Day

  • RIYADH: Boulevard Riyadh City, one of the entertainment zones of the third Riyadh Season, celebrated the 52nd Omani National Day on Nov. 18 with a range of activities. The zone witnessed a spread of the colors of the Omani flag as people joined in a march to celebrate the country’s heritage a...
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Saudi Arabia and Thailand: Burgeoning ties bind two friendly kingdoms

  • RIYADH: Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s official visit to Thailand, participation in the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit and meetings with several Asian heads of government are the latest highlights of a successful tour of Asia. Friday’s engagements in Bangkok came after an offici...
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How the Saudi Green Initiative seeks to turn the desert green

  • JEDDAH: Although the majority of Saudi Arabia’s terrain is covered by desert, a surprisingly large number of indigenous plant species are able to withstand the harsh climate. Now, under the umbrella of the Saudi Green Initiative, efforts are underway to preserve, and even increase, the amount o...
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Why Saudi Arabia’s Eastern Province is a top tourist destination in its own right

  • DUBAI: The vast rock formations of Al-Qara Mountain in Saudi Arabia’s Eastern Province have long been a source of inspiration to pilgrims, traders and even modern-day architects. Through antiquity, the fertile landscape served as a welcome rest stop for early pilgrims traveling to Makkah, whi...
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Saudi Arabia chooses movie ‘Raven Song’ to represent Kingdom at Oscars

  • RIYADH: The Saudi Film Commission has chosen the film “Raven Song” to officially represent the Kingdom in the Oscars in the Best International Feature Film category. The film was chosen by the Saudi Oscars committee, headed by Abdullah Al-Ayyaf, CEO of the Film Commission, which also includes ...
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Saudi Games 2022 officially launch with spectacular opening ceremony

  • RIYADH: The opening ceremony of the first edition of the Saudi Games, the largest national sports event of its kind, took place on Friday at King Fahd Stadium in Riyadh with the attendance and participation of more than 6000 athletes. The event welcomed esteemed guests, including HRH Prince F...
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