Quotes: MENA   Enter Symbol: NewsLetter: Search: advanced

'Heritage studies needed to record rich Saudi history'  Join our daily free Newsletter

MENAFN - Arab News - 11/12/2013
No. of Ratings : 0
Add to Mixx!



(MENAFN - Arab News) The Kingdom needs to introduce studies at higher education institutions to ensure the country adequately documents its rich history including the expansions of the two holy mosques. This was one of several recommendations issued at the National Heritage Forum at Madinah's Taiba University recently. Delegates said the Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities (SCTA) should ensure this happens.
About 100 national and international scientists, researchers and specialists are taking part in the forum.
In a workshop entitled "The role of municipalities in the preservation of urban heritage," governors of the regions said the government should allocate special budgets at municipal level for the development of heritage sites. Prince Sultan bin Salman, chairman of the SCTA, praised agencies and individuals for restoring the country's ancient sites and turning them into attractive tourist destinations.
Prince Sultan said there was ongoing development taking place in the downtown area of Hofuf and its market area, and a project to develop the old city of Jeddah. He said the SCTA was cooperating with municipalities in both cities on these projects.
He said the Kingdom was working with the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) to declare these areas world heritage sites. He said the SCTA would also soon launch a special project for the creation of heritage hotels in the Kingdom.
Khalid bin Abdul Qader Taher, secretary of Madinah region, said the city has worked out a plan to presve its architectural sites. Hani Abu Ras, mayor of Jeddah, said this was also taking place in his city, with the establishment of special departments and committees. In Dammam, efforts are continuing to establish a center for urban heritage in the Eastern Province, delegates heard.

Delegates at the forum said that a special budget has to be allocated for projects to boost job creation and growth in the tourism sector. There was also a need for training, and for mayors of various cities to travel and learn from other regions.
Several speakers at the event highlighted the various developments taking place in Madinah including Fahad Al-Samari, who delivered a paper on the "History of Madinah and its connection to the Saudi State." Tanaidab Al-Faydi, a researcher, said more attention should be focused on protecting ancient architectural and culturally rich sites. The Tourism Information and Research Center (MAS) of the SCTA revealed the the average tourist expenditure per night during the National Forum on Architectural Heritage in Jeddah in 2011, and the Eastern Region in 2012, was SR118 and SR347. Jeddah had more expensive accommodation and shopping events.
In the overall assessment of the events associated with the forum, results suggested the Eastern Province outperformed the other locations by 13 percent. A total of 80 percent of the participants said transport for tourist trips were excellent, 61 percent of the visitors said they were completely comfortable, and 81 percent scored the organization of the events 4.2 out of 5.


 


Arab News




  MENA News Headlines
 May 2 2016 - Kerry: 'Critical hours' to halt carnage in Syria's AleppoThe Journal Of Turkish Weekly
(MENAFN - The Journal Of Turkish Weekly) >U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry began a diplomatic push in Geneva on May 1 as world powers seek to halt the mounting violence in Syria's Aleppo Province. ...

 May 2 2016 - Turkey begins making its debut hibious assault shipThe Journal Of Turkish Weekly
(MENAFN - The Journal Of Turkish Weekly) >Turkey has launched the building phase of its amphibious landing platform dock (LPD) warship for the Turkish Naval Forces with a ceremony on April 30. ...

 May 2 2016 - Coalition drones take off from Turkey hit ISIL in Syria for second dayThe Journal Of Turkish Weekly
(MENAFN - The Journal Of Turkish Weekly) >Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) targets in Syria’s north were hit by armed drones belonging to the U.S.-led coalition on May 2. Four MQ-1 ...

 May 2 2016 - UAE- Anti-Money Laundering and Suspicious Cases Unit and Financial Services Regulatory Authority sign MoUEmirates News Agency (WAM)
(MENAFN - Emirates News Agency (WAM)) ABU DHABI 2nd May 2016 (WAM)-- The Anti-Money Laundering and Suspicious Cases Unit (AMLSCU) at the Central Bank of the UAE and the Financial Services ...

 May 2 2016 - Saif bin Zayed visits NMC Pavilion at Abu Dhabi International Book FairEmirates News Agency (WAM)
(MENAFN - Emirates News Agency (WAM)) ABU DHABI 2nd May 2016 (WAM) H.H. Lt. General Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Interior today visited the National ...

 May 2 2016 - Knowledge without Borders participates in 26th Abu Dhabi International Book FairEmirates News Agency (WAM)
(MENAFN - Emirates News Agency (WAM)) SHARJAH 2nd May 2016 (WAM) -- Knowledge without Borders KwB the Sharjah-based cultural project that works to promote reading and literature throughout the ...

 May 2 2016 - Dubai FDI-led mission to US spurs interest among innovators and knowledge-based industriesEmirates News Agency (WAM)
(MENAFN - Emirates News Agency (WAM)) DUBAI 2nd May 2016 (WAM) -- Dubai's ambitious growth plans as well as policy focus on competitiveness and innovation have been explained to US investors and ...

 May 2 2016 - Qatar- HE Foreign Minister Discusses Aleppo with Saudi U.S. and German FMsQatar News Agency
(MENAFN - Qatar News Agency) Doha May 01 (QNA) - HE the Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani held on Sunday a number of separate phone calls with the Minister of Foreign Affairs ...

 May 2 2016 - Qatar- HE Foreign Minister Meets Riad HijabQatar News Agency
(MENAFN - Qatar News Agency) Doha May 01 (QNA) - HE the Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani met here on Sunday with the Coordinator-General of the Supreme Commission for Syrian ...

 May 2 2016 - Qatar Will Continue Improving Workers' Conditions HE Minister SaysQatar News Agency
(MENAFN - Qatar News Agency) Doha May 01 (QNA) - HE Minister of Administrative Development Labor and Social Affairs Dr. Eissa bin Saad Al Jafali Al Nuaimi said today that the State of Qatar under the ...

 May 2 2016 - Qatar Regulates All World Cup Projects Carefully Official SaysQatar News Agency
(MENAFN - Qatar News Agency) Doha May 01 (QNA) - Secretary-General of the Supreme Committee for Legacy and Delivery Hassan Al Thawadi said Sunday that all projects related to the World Cup are being ...

 May 2 2016 - Gulf Legislatures' Coordination and Follow-up Committee Convenes in DohaQatar News Agency
(MENAFN - Qatar News Agency) Doha May 01 (QNA) - The meeting of the coordination and follow-up committee of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) States' Legislatures started here on Sunday. The ...

 May 2 2016 - Qatar- HH Sheikha Moza Attends Graduation Ceremony of HBKU's 2016 ClassQatar News Agency
(MENAFN - Qatar News Agency) Doha May 01 (QNA) - In the presence of HH Chairperson of Qatar Foundation (QF) Sheikha Moza bint Nasser and HE Vice Chairperson and CEO of QF Sheikha Hind bint Hamad ...

 May 2 2016 - Qatar- Minister of State for Defense Affairs Meets Senator Marco RubioQatar News Agency
(MENAFN - Qatar News Agency) Doha May 01 (QNA) - HE the Minister of State for Defense Affairs Dr Khalid bin Mohamed Al Attiyah met today with US Senator Marco Rubio a member of Senate's Intelligence ...

 May 2 2016 - UAE Foreign Minister Arrives in DohaQatar News Agency
(MENAFN - Qatar News Agency) Doha May 01 (QNA) - HH Minister of Foreign Affairs of the United Arab Emirates Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan arrived in Doha today on an official visit during which ...

 May 2 2016 - Qatar- HE Deputy Prime Minister Meets Omani AmbassadorQatar News Agency
(MENAFN - Qatar News Agency) Doha May 02 (QNA) - HE Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs Ahmed bin Abdullah Al Mahmoud met Monday with HE Ambassador of the Sultanate of ...

 May 2 2016 - Qatar- Seoul: N. Korea's April 23 SLBM Launch Ended in FailureQatar News Agency
(MENAFN - Qatar News Agency) Seoul May 02 (QNA) - North Korea made a false claim about the April 23 launch of its submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM) multiple government sources in Seoul said ...

 May 2 2016 - Qatar- US Cruise Ship Travels to Cuba for First Time in DecadesQatar News Agency
(MENAFN - Qatar News Agency) Miami May 02 (QNA) - An American cruise ship is sailing to Cuba from the US the first such trip in more than 50 years. The Adoni has sailed from the port of Miami ...

 May 2 2016 - Qatar- UN: 741 People Killed in Violence across Iraq in AprilQatar News Agency
(MENAFN - Qatar News Agency) Baghdad May 02 (QNA) - A total of 741 Iraqis were killed and another 1374 were injured in acts of terrorism violence and armed conflict in Iraq in April 2016 a UN ...

 May 2 2016 - Qatar- Iranian President Meets South Korean CounterpartQatar News Agency
(MENAFN - Qatar News Agency) Tehran May 02 (QNA) - President of Iran Hassan Rouhani met Monday with President of South Korea Park Geun-hye currently visiting Tehran. During the meeting they ...

more...


 






Google

 
 

Middle East North Africa - Financial Network

MENAFN News Market Data Countries Tools Section  
 

Middle East North Africa - Financial Network
Arabic MENAFN

Main News
News By Industry
News By Country

Islamic Finance News
Private Equity News

How-To Guides
Technology Section

Travel Section

Search News

Market Indices
Quotes & Charts

Global Indices
Arab Indices

Commodoties

Oil & Energy

Currencies Cross Rates
Currencies Updates
Currency Converter

USA Stocks
Arab Stocks
 

Algeria 
Bahrain 
Egypt 
Iraq
Jordan 
Kuwait 
Lebanon
Morocco 
Oman 
Palestine
Qatar 
Saudi Arabia 
Syria
Tunisia 
UAE 
Yemen

Weather
Economic Calendar
Financial Glossary


Financial Calculators

RSS Feeds [XML]

Corporate Monitor

Events

Real Estate
Submit Your Property

Arab Research
Buy a Research

Press Releases
Submit your PR

Join Newsletters


 
© 2014 menafn.com All Rights Reserved.  Terms of Service | Privacy Policy | Contact Us | Advertise | About MENAFN | Career Opportunities | Feedback | Help