These tourism gems give a glimpse of how todays saudi arabia came to being through history. Latest news and events.
The united nations educational scientific and cultural organization unesco world heritage convention that was established in 1972 is concerning with the protection and preservation of cultural or natural heritage.
Unesco heritage sites saudi arabia. There are five unesco world heritage sites in saudi arabia as of 2019 all of which are cultural. Due to their rich history and appearance unesco has designated the four sites as world heritage sites. Sites from kenya oman and saudi arabia inscribed on unesco world heritage list friday 29 june 2018 at 185000 entrance at kochieng enclosure and buttresses at either side for stability thimlich ohinga archaeological site kenya.
This is a list of world heritage sites in the arab states in western asia and north africa occupying an area stretching from the atlantic ocean in the west to the arabian sea in the east and from the mediterranean sea. Saudi arabia and the 2003 convention. Sites in iraq japan the netherlands and saudi arabia inscribed on world heritage list saturday 21 june 2014 director general celebrates inscription of the madain salih site on the world heritage list during official visit to the kingdom of saudi arabia 16 19 march 2009 tuesday 24 march 2009.
The intangible cultural heritage website of unesco serves as a clearing house and key entry point to all the official information related to the new inscriptions to the representative list of the. The regional antiquities museums office in hail is responsible for the protection and management of rock art inscriptions and archaeological sites in the region and any noted interference or damage to rock art can be reported directly to the ministry of the interior by the saudi commission for tourism and national heritage scth or by the. Though saudi arabia annually receives 200000 tourists it has a unexplored gem of tourism destinations that are rich in history and breathtaking to view.
This is an ancient archaeological site that originated to the pre islamic. The intangible cultural heritage website launched in arabic. Al hijr archaeological site madain salih al hijr archaeological site is a cultural unesco world heritage site in saudi arabia.
There are 5 unesco world heritage sites in saudi arabia inscribed from 2008 to 2018. Saudi arabia in the eastern arabian peninsula the al ahsa oasis is a serial property comprising gardens canals springs wells a drainage lake as well as historical buildings urban fabric and archaeological sites. They represent traces of continued.
Sites from kenya oman and saudi arabia inscribed on unesco world heritage list.