Saudi tourists spend SR11.2b in Q1

Saudi Gazette - The Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage reported Saudi tourists spent around SR11.2 billion during the first quarter of 2016, Al-Madina reported. Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage Center for Information...

SCTNH to promote fine arts on tourism, heritage & culture

Arab News - Reiterating its commitment for the promotion of tourism in the Kingdom, the Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage (SCTNH) said it would support and finance exhibitions and events related to fine...

33 films to compete in Youth Film Festival

Arab News - Thirty-three films have been selected out of hundreds of submissions for screening at the Jeddah Literary Club during the Youth Film Festival, which will begin on Saturday. The movies will compete for Best...

Arabian Gulf formerly named ‘Al-Ahsa Gulf’

Arab News - An ancient map drawn up by Italian sailors in Venice in 1693 had once named the Arabian Gulf as the ‘Al-Ahsa Gulf.’ This is according to Sami Al-Maghlouth, a historian and map specialist....

Archaeological finds reflect Saudi Arabia’s rich heritage

Arab News - Recent archaeological findings in the Eastern Province show that the area was home to a civilization more than 7,000 years ago. These discoveries by Saudi and international teams, under the supervision of the...

SCTNH earmarks 3 sites for tourism development

Arab News - The Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage (SCTNH) put at the disposal of investors working in the tourism industry three sites that will be dedicated to a hostel and environmental camps. The...

Over 223,000 Saudis vacationing abroad during school break

Saudi Gazette - More than 223,000 Saudis are expected to visit major tourist destinations around the world during mid-term school vacation, according to Walid Al-Subaie, a member of the travel and tourism committee at Riyadh...

SCTA to honor owners of private museums

Arab News - Upon directives from Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman, the Saudi Commission for Tourism & Antiquities (SCTA) has decided to honor ten private museum owners. The awards will be given at...

Makkah set to join top 10 global cities

Arab News - Makkah for Strategic Planning and Monitoring Secretary Adel Saleh Feeda said the municipality has a future vision for Makkah to be included among the top 10 cities worldwide in municipal services that...

Germany issued 74,000 visas to Saudis in 2015

Arab News - The German Embassy in Saudi Arabia has revealed it had issued 74,000 visas for Saudi citizen in 2015, a 25 percent rise from 2014, and the highest in its history in the...

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