Latest technology helping to put Saudi art under global spotlight

  • RIYADH: Technology and traditional practices are being combined to help raise the profile of Saudi art on the global stage. With the assistance of an immersive experience design company, artists taking part in major events being held in the Kingdom are using augmented, virtual, and mixed real...
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More resources needed to protect Arab cultural treasures: Riyadh university study

  • JEDDAH: A Saudi university study has called for efforts to combat terror groups to be stepped up as part of a campaign to protect cultural heritage in Arab countries. The study, carried out by Naif Arab University for Security Sciences in Riyadh, highlighted the critical role national legisla...
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‘Art of Orientation’ offers visitors an immersive experience using sight and sound

  • DHAHRAN: The exhibition “Shatr Almasjid,” or the “Art of Orientation,” brings together the largest collection of Islamic art masterpieces ever displayed in the Kingdom in unprecedented global and national partnerships. Its aim is to assist Muslims to deepen their appreciation for their religi...
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Saudi Arabia’s Ithra hosts ‘Amakin’ art exhibit, straight from Jeddah

  • DHAHRAN: A popular Arabic song by a legendary Saudi singer inadvertently became the inspiration for an entire art exhibition that debuted last year in Jeddah. For the first time, that exhibit is now housed in Dhahran, where original works of art serve as personalized portals of nostalgia that a...
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Al-Ahsa bisht festival showcases rich culture, heritage

  • RIYADH: Tuesday marks the end of the Hasawi Bisht festival, which is held in the Souq Al-Arbi’a in Al-Ahsa. The bisht is a traditional men’s cloak popular in Arab countries, worn over a thobe. It is placed on the shoulder and down to the leg without sleeves. The week-long festival featured ...
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Saudi Arabia readies for influx of cultural tourists

  • JEDDAH: For the first time in two years, Ramadan’s sights and sounds are providing foreign tourists glimpses of the rich culture of the Kingdom, a fitting prelude to an expected influx of travelers seeking to experience the country’s widening array of attractions. To support the cultural tour...
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A place called home: Artists reveal their favorite places at 21,39 Jeddah Arts 

  • JEDDAH: The Saudi Art Council has announced this year’s 21,39 Jeddah Arts, a program of special exhibitions, workshops, and educational forums that are being held across Jeddah through June featuring the work of 27 artists from the Kingdom and other countries. The exhibition will then be...
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Native species return home as Saudi Arabia heeds call of the wild

  • JEDDAH: Saudi Arabia has answered the call of the wild by releasing some of its most revered endangered native species into their ancestral home at AlUla’s Sharaan Nature Reserve. The 20 Arabian oryx, 50 sand gazelles and 10 Nubian ibex were released by the Royal Commission for AlUla to mark ...
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A new dawn for Saudi diwaniya: AmCham holds its first Women in Business committee meeting

  • RIYADH: In Saudi culture, a diwaniya is typically a place where men gather in a home or casual setting to engage in dialogue. While sitting on sofas, they dive into conversation and friendly exchanges to resolve the political and social issues affecting their community. The diwaniya held on F...
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Saudi Arabia’s Qassim unearthing economic opportunities with white truffles

  • JEDDAH: Truffles evoke luxury and expense. Rare and delectable, they can be found in dishes at fine dining restaurants, in specialty food stores, or nestled in a corner of the exotic produce section at some supermarkets. Truffles are touted as one of the most expensive food items because they...
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