Accord to preserve historic mosques

Arab News - The Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage (SCTNH) and the Ministry of Islamic Affairs will jointly preserve 900 historic mosques in various regions of the Kingdom, according to an online newspaper. The...

Orphans find trip to World Circus highly entertaining

Arab News -  The ongoing World Circus at north Obhur has brought smiles on the faces of orphans, with its show of acrobats featuring 20 performers and clowns. The orphans of Al-Rawdah district charitable organization...

Dates festival highlights Jubail heritage

Arab News - The Date and Palm Festival's activities were launched on Thursday at the Al-Fanateer waterfront in Jubail Industrial City. The event, organized by the Royal Commission for Jubail (RCJ), will run through Sept....

‘Tourism industry is hungry for qualified Saudis’

Saudi Gazette - The tourism sector has plenty of jobs to offer to young Saudis, according to Dr. Ibrahim Al-Sini, dean of the Tourism Institute at King Abdulaziz University. “The tourism industry is hungry for qualified...

Film festival to focus on tourism-related productions

Arab News - The organizing committee of the Third Saudi Film Festival has announced that it is now ready to receive contest submissions for short, animated, student and documentary films. This year’s festival includes the “Saudi...

Qatif Festival draws 33,000 visitors

SPA - Young Saudi men and women as well as children participate in a drawing competition held as part of the First Qatif Festival, which is being held on the seafront of the Arabian Gulf....

New tourism regulations in 5 months

Arab News -  The Committee on Tourism at the Riyadh Chamber of Commerce, in coordination with the branch of the Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage (SCTNH) in Riyadh, recently held an introductory...

Visitors from KSA still biggest in volume of Dubai tourists in 2015

Saudi Gazette - Annual figures released by Dubai’s Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (Dubai Tourism) show Dubai attracted over 14.2 million overnight visitors in 2015, recording a strong 7.5% increase over 2014 – double...

‘Take advantage of ready sites at Grand Mosque’

Saudi Gazette - Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman has issued directives to take advantage of the ready sites in the expansion of the Grand Mosque and the northern, western and southern open...

Hajis’ number to touch 5m in five years

Arab New - The number of Haj pilgrims is expected to reach five million and Umrah pilgrims 30 million in the next five years, said Haj Minister Bandar Hajjar on Thursday. Speaking to businessmen in...

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