Saudi Arabia to Launch Compass Program to Boost Knowledge, Cultural Content in Red Sea Fields

The program will run for five days at the Red Sea and West of Saudi Arabia History Center in the Jeddah Governorate.
The program will run for five days at the Red Sea and West of Saudi Arabia History Center in the Jeddah Governorate.
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Saudi Arabia to Launch Compass Program to Boost Knowledge, Cultural Content in Red Sea Fields

The program will run for five days at the Red Sea and West of Saudi Arabia History Center in the Jeddah Governorate.
The program will run for five days at the Red Sea and West of Saudi Arabia History Center in the Jeddah Governorate.

The Red Sea and West of Saudi Arabia History Center, affiliated with the King Abdulaziz Foundation for Research and Archives (Darah), is set to launch the "Compass" program on July 22.

The program aims to document the region's history and offers interactive summer programs. It boasts a competition to simplify and produce content using innovative means to enrich the knowledge and cultural content of the Red Sea fields.

The program will collaborate with the College of Communication and Media at King Abdulaziz University, the Volunteering and Community Partnership Program "Lenobadir" in the Jeddah Governorate, the Jeddah Historic District Program, and the Saudi Committee for Traditional Games.

The program will run for five days, with daily activities from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM at the Red Sea and West of Saudi Arabia History Center in the Jeddah Governorate.

Winners will receive financial prizes, and participants will be awarded certificates of attendance. Experts and specialists will present specialized guidance sessions in the program. There will also be accompanying activities, such as a folk games competition and a visit to the historic Jeddah area.

The "Compass" program comprises three main tracks. The first focuses on digital production, which includes producing short films, photography, infographic design, and motion graphics. The second focuses on culture and arts, covering folk games, artwork, literary works, souvenirs, handicrafts, and performing arts. The third focuses on emerging technologies, including artificial intelligence, augmented reality, educational technologies, and information technology.

The program covers a wide range of fields such as history, geography, environmental sciences, language and literature, social and human sciences, marine sciences, communication and media, earth sciences, tourism, natural sciences, architecture and planning, architectural engineering, health, energy and industry, logistics and transportation, supply chains, emerging technologies, intangible heritage, submerged heritage, textiles and fashion, interior design, sports, and many others.

Registration for the program is open.



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.