Al-Ahsa Becomes Deputy Head at UNESCO Creative Cities Network in Crafts, Folk Arts

Al-Ahsa stands out for the unique creative assets it possesses and its cultural heritage and deep history in the field of handicrafts and folk arts. SPA
Al-Ahsa stands out for the unique creative assets it possesses and its cultural heritage and deep history in the field of handicrafts and folk arts. SPA
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Al-Ahsa Becomes Deputy Head at UNESCO Creative Cities Network in Crafts, Folk Arts

Al-Ahsa stands out for the unique creative assets it possesses and its cultural heritage and deep history in the field of handicrafts and folk arts. SPA
Al-Ahsa stands out for the unique creative assets it possesses and its cultural heritage and deep history in the field of handicrafts and folk arts. SPA

Represented by Dr. Ibrahim Al-Shabith, Saudi Arabia’s Al-Ahsa won the position of deputy head of the UNESCO Creative Cities Network in crafts and folk arts, a field that currently encompasses 66 cities from around the world.

This feat comes after Al-Ahsa became a member of the network in the creative field, following an initiative by Al-Ahsa Municipality in 2015.

This success is supported by national entities, represented by the municipality; Al-Ahsa Governorate; the Culinary Arts Commission; the Saudi National Commission for Education, Culture and Science; the Heritage Commission; and the Royal Institute for Traditional Arts.

Al-Ahsa stands out for the unique creative assets it possesses and its cultural heritage and deep history in the field of handicrafts and folk arts.

Al-Ahsa has worked on developing the general objectives of integrating and highlighting the connection between education and cultural and creative activities to enhance the sustainability of handicrafts and folk arts.

Over the past years, Al-Ahsa has shared expertise in preserving handicrafts and folk arts with creative cities worldwide through numerous international meetings and conferences in South Korea, Poland, France, the United States, Australia, and Brazil.

Al-Ahsa became the first Gulf city and the third in the Arab world to join the network in the creative field. It has achieved close cooperation in development programs among creative cities, with a focus on sustainable development and heritage preservation.



Hira Cultural District Launches ‘Summer of Hira’ Events

Located next to Jabal Al-Nour, one of Makkah’s most famous landmarks, the district opens its doors daily to visitors from around the world  - SPA
Located next to Jabal Al-Nour, one of Makkah’s most famous landmarks, the district opens its doors daily to visitors from around the world - SPA
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Hira Cultural District Launches ‘Summer of Hira’ Events

Located next to Jabal Al-Nour, one of Makkah’s most famous landmarks, the district opens its doors daily to visitors from around the world  - SPA
Located next to Jabal Al-Nour, one of Makkah’s most famous landmarks, the district opens its doors daily to visitors from around the world - SPA

The Hira Cultural District on Saturday launched the activities of “Summer of Hira,” which will run until Saturday, August 8th.

The events, designed to cater to both residents and visitors of the Makkah Region, include various activities such as 360-degree corners, ice cream and juice service, camel and horse rides, painting workshops, calligraphy sessions, and displays by productive families. Additionally, there will be a kids’ zone, a caravan, and events featuring pets, birds, and a photo contest, SPA reported.

Visitors can also experience a unique cultural journey at the Revelation Exhibition, which features life-sized models of the Cave of Hira and a large screen narrating the story of the revelation to the Prophet Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him).
Located next to Jabal Al-Nour, one of Makkah’s most famous landmarks, the district opens its doors daily to visitors from around the world, showcasing Saudi Arabia's advancements in developing historical sites and enriching the religious and cultural experience of its guests. The district offers a unique and enriching experience, providing an entertaining, cultural, and historical journey into the past that leaves a lasting impression.
Spanning approximately 67,000 square meters, it accommodates a diverse range of tourists from various nationalities and social segments.