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

Arabic Calligraphy Inscribed Into UNESCO Heritage List

PARIS, France – UNESCO on Tuesday added Arabic calligraphy, a key tradition in the Arab and Islamic worlds, to its Intangible Cultural Heritage list. A total of 16 Muslim – majority countries, led by Saudi Arabia, presented the nomination to the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, witch announced the listing on Twitter. ‘Arabic calligraphy is … More Arabic Calligraphy Inscribed Into UNESCO Heritage List

BUSINESS | Jean Novel Concept Designs For Sharaan Resort In AlUla Unveiled

New concept designs for the Sharaan by Jean Nouvel resort revealed today after a deeper understanding of the architect’s daring vision for AlUla, the cultural oasis in north-west Arabia. Located deep within the Sharaan Nature Reserve, the design draw on the nearby Nabataean wonders of Hegra, Saudi Arabia’s first UNESCO World Heritage Site. In a … More BUSINESS | Jean Novel Concept Designs For Sharaan Resort In AlUla Unveiled

TRAVEL | Al-Asha Named World’s Largest Date Palm Oasis By Guinness

RIYADH | SAUDI ARABIA – Saudi Culture Minister Prince Bader Bin Abdullah Bin Frahan announce Thursday, that Al-Ahsa Governorate has been registered in the Guinness World Records at the world’s largest date palm oasis. According to Guinness’s website, the oasis includes more than 2.5 million palm trees feeding on a vast aquifer through 280 artesian … More TRAVEL | Al-Asha Named World’s Largest Date Palm Oasis By Guinness

NEWS | UNESCO Says Logo Being Used Illegally For Arts Trafficking

PARIS | FRANCE – The United Nations’ cultural agency has warned that its name and logo are being illegally emblazoned on false documents to facilitate illicit trafficking in African cultural property. UNESCO urged ‘vigilance’ Wednesday after it received numerous reports of such fraud and instance where its name was being used to certify the monetary … More NEWS | UNESCO Says Logo Being Used Illegally For Arts Trafficking

ARTS & CULTURE | Saudi Arabia Is Launching An Art Residency Programme For Emerging Artists

JEDDAH – Jeddah Historical District will soon be home  to Art Residency Albalad, a six-week-long programme for which seven participants have been sought out, marking the pilot of a five-cycle-long initiative announced by the Saudi Ministry of Culture. The final shortlist of applicants will be carved down to five artists, one writer and one curator. … More ARTS & CULTURE | Saudi Arabia Is Launching An Art Residency Programme For Emerging Artists

SAUDI ARABIA | Saudi Crown Prince Receives UNESCO Chief Audrey Azoulay

RIYADH | SAUDI ARABIA – – Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman on Thursday received Andrey Auzoulay, the Director – General of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). During the meeting, they reviewed Saudi Initiatives and programs in the field of cultural and means of enhancing bilateral cooperation in line with the Kingdom’s … More SAUDI ARABIA | Saudi Crown Prince Receives UNESCO Chief Audrey Azoulay

BREAKING NEWS | Minister of Culture: UNESCO’S Mission, SDGs, in Line With Saudi Vision 2030

MILAN/ITALY – The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia affirmed the importance of promoting sciences, culture and the arts to contribute to the spread of dialogue and communication among nations, for a prosperous present and a better future for next coming generations. In a speech, at the 40th Session of the UNESCO General Conference, Prince Bader bin … More BREAKING NEWS | Minister of Culture: UNESCO’S Mission, SDGs, in Line With Saudi Vision 2030

BREAKING NEWS | Italian Tenor Bocelli Joins Saudis and UNESCO To Help Children Affected By War

PARIS/FRANCE – Italian opera singer Andrea Bocelli launched his “Voices of the World” musical education program at UNESCO’s headquarters in Paris on Wednesday to help children affected by armed conflicts. The multi-year program will expand on the renowned blind tenor’s 2016 “Voices of Haiti” project that provided musical therapy and training, lessons, rehearsal;, play time … More BREAKING NEWS | Italian Tenor Bocelli Joins Saudis and UNESCO To Help Children Affected By War

BREAKING NEWS | Saudi Arabia To Inaugurate Diriyah Gate: A New Cultural, Lifestyle Tourism Destination

RIYADH/SAUDI ARABIA  – The restoration and re-imagining of Diriyah, a sweeping 18th century adobe city that once served as the capital and stronghold of the first Saudi state, will be officially inaugurated on November 19. This cornerstone-laying event comes as the Kingdom continues its pioneering plans to welcome visitors from near and far, and underlines … More BREAKING NEWS | Saudi Arabia To Inaugurate Diriyah Gate: A New Cultural, Lifestyle Tourism Destination