Traditions To The Fore

SPA - One of the scenes of the 10th edition of Souk Okaz on Friday shows an old Arab man in colorful traditional attire worn during olden times. The wide variety of programs and activities...

300,000 expected to visit Souk Okaz

Saudi Gazette - More than 300,000 people are expected to visit the 10th edition of the annual Souk Okaz festival, which was inaugurated by Makkah Emir Prince Khaled Al-Faisal at Al-Arfa Historic Souk area here...

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....

Prince Khaled inaugurates Souk Okaz festival

Saudi Gazette - Prince Khaled Al-Faisal, emir of Makkah and adviser to Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, inaugurated the 10th edition of the annual Souk Okaz festival at Al-Arfa Historic Souk area in Taif...

NUHC launches database project for urban heritage

Arab News - The National Urban Heritage Center (NUHC) has launched a database project to protect and promote urban heritage across the Kingdom by developing a system that shares the list of national infrastructure. The Geographical...

Oldest human bone discovered in Tabuk

Arab News - A joint research team comprising Saudi archaeologists and experts from Oxford University discovered the oldest human bone during an excavation at Tayma in Tabuk, a large oasis in the Nafud Desert with...

Growing revenue peps up investors in tourism sector

Saudi Gazette - Domestic tourism has flourished in recent years and the resultant dividend has encouraged Saudi businessmen and businesswomen to invest more funds in this sector. “Recent statistics revealed remarkable increase in tourism revenues,” said...

SCTH to open 140 heritage sites as part of reform plan

Saudi Gazette - The Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage (SCTH) has announced that it will establish 140 new heritage projects as part of its national reform program plan. A source said the projects would...

Yanbu — The city of springs

Saudi Gazette - THE Red Sea coastal city of Yanbu is known for its exceptionally tranquil atmosphere, lofty mountains and sandy beaches. Its state-of-the-art petrochemical plants and towering oil refineries that glitter all night will...

High charges wean local tourists away from region

Saudi Gazette - Local Gulf residents are choosing to spend their holiday abroad rather than in the region as in comparison they are bound to shell out more money in the Kingdom and elsewhere in...

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