Red Sea International Film Festival Announces Second Edition

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia – The second edition of the Red Sea International Film Festival will take place from Dec. 1-10 this years, organizers said. It follows the event’s successful inaugural edition late last year, which presented 138 films to more than 30,000 filmgoers who came out to celebrate the landmark festival in Jeddah. ‘We are … More Red Sea International Film Festival Announces Second Edition

Saudi Arabia Donates $30M For Protection Of International Cultural Heritage

PARIS, France – Saudi authorities on Monday announced a donation of $30 million to support the work of the ALPH Foundation, the International Alliance for the Protection of Heritage in Conflict Areas. Prince Badr bin Abdullah bin Farhan, the Kingdom’s minister of culture, made the announcement during the foundation’s second donors’ conference, which took place … More Saudi Arabia Donates $30M For Protection Of International Cultural Heritage

Lebanese Museum Returns Artefacts From Syria’s Ancient City Of Palmyra

BEIRUT – Five Roman artefacts from the ancient city of Palmyra, a site damaged during Syria’s decade – long conflict, were returned to Damascus on Thursday by a private Lebanese museum where they had been on display since 2018. The limestone statues and carved funerary stones dating from the Roman second and third centuries AD … More Lebanese Museum Returns Artefacts From Syria’s Ancient City Of Palmyra

Saudi Culture Minister To Open Saudi Day Celebration At Expo 2020 Dubai On Friday

PARIS, France – Prince Badr bin Abdullah bin Farhan, culture minister and chairman of the supervisory committee of the Saudi Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai, will head an official Saudi delegation that will visit the UAE to attend the Saudi Day celebration on Friday, Saudi Press Agency said on Wednesday. The Pavilion is preparing to … More Saudi Culture Minister To Open Saudi Day Celebration At Expo 2020 Dubai On Friday

Louvre Abu Dhabi License Extended Until 2047

The Louvre Abu Dhabi’s license has been extended by 10 years to 2047, the French presidency said Friday during a visit by Emmanuel Macron to the United Arab Emirates. The French president and Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed agreed to the ‘extension for 10 years of the partnership over the Louvre Abu … More Louvre Abu Dhabi License Extended Until 2047

Dubai Wins Bid To Host Intl Council Of Museums Conference In 2025

PARIS, France – In a recognition of UAE’s leading position in the fields of creativity and innovation, the country has won the bid to host the 27th International Council of Museums (ICOM) General Conference 2025 in Dubai.  This was revealed by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and … More Dubai Wins Bid To Host Intl Council Of Museums Conference In 2025

Archaeologists In Saudi Arabia Excavate Forgotten Kingdoms

AL ULA, Saudi Arabia – Amid the arid desert and mountains of Al Ula in northwest Saudi Arabia, archaeologists are working to excavate the remnants of the ancient and long – forgotten kingdoms of Dadan and Lihyan. Al Ula, a flagship tourist destination since it opened in 2019, is known chiefly for the majestic tombs … More Archaeologists In Saudi Arabia Excavate Forgotten Kingdoms

Saudi Culture Ministry Issues 149 More Scholarships

Saudi Arabia’s Culture Ministry on Tuesday said it issed 149 additional scholarship, which will provide specialized learning opportunities for Saudi male and female students at prominent international institutions. It is part of the ministry’s cultural scholarship program. Female students dominate the new batch of scholarships at 74 percent. The ministry said so far 50 percent … More Saudi Culture Ministry Issues 149 More Scholarships

Saudi Arabia’s Ithra Celebrates Ramadan With Cultural Events, Activities

Saudi Arabia’s King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture (Ithra) is celebrating the holy month of Ramadan with a wide selection of cultural events and interactive activities. Ithra is offering visitors a chance to take part in events focused on national traditions and  Saudi Arabian heritage, as well as different interactive workshops. The centre’s Ramadan program also includes a collection … More Saudi Arabia’s Ithra Celebrates Ramadan With Cultural Events, Activities

Saudi Arabia’s Inaugural Red Sea International Film Festival Unveils New Dates

Saudi Arabia’s inaugural Red Sea International Film Festival has confirmed it will take place in November in Jeddah after it was postponed last March due to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to organizers. ‘The 1st edition of the Red Sea International Film Festival will take place from the 11th to the 20th of November 2021 in … More Saudi Arabia’s Inaugural Red Sea International Film Festival Unveils New Dates