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Saudi Arabia set to host first winter festival

This winter, the north-western city of Al-Ula will experience a magical reawakening as it gears up to host Saudi Arabia's first winter festival. Designed to showcase the wonders of Al-Ula to the rest of the world, the Winter a

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Saudi Arabia launches Unesco heritage site restoration

Saudi King Salman has launched the restoration of Unesco world heritage site at Al Turaif in Ad Diriyah region of the kingdom. A historical district, Al Turaif is said to be one of the only living museums and the largest mud-brick city in the wo

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Saudi Arabia launches Unesco heritage site restoration

Saudi King Salman has launched the restoration of Unesco world heritage site at Al Turaif in Ad Diriyah region of the kingdom. A historical district, Al Turaif is said to be one of the only living museums and the largest mud-brick city in the wo

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Saudi, Oman sites added to Unesco heritage list

Unesco on Saturday announced the addition of new sites to its World Heritage List, including sites in Saudi Arabia, Oman, India, Kenya and other countries. The decision was made during meetings of the World Heritage Committee in B

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L’oréal-Unesco to honour ME women scientists

L’oréal-Unesco For Women in Science Middle East Fellowship is once again looking for worthy candidates for this year’s program. The annual initiative, in partnership with Zayed University in the UAE and under th

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Bahrain showcases tourism credentials at key regional event

A delegation from the Bahrain Tourism and Exhibitions Authority (BTEA), headed by Shaikh Khaled bin Humood Al Khalifa, chief executive officer of BTEA, is participating in the Second World Tourism Organization and Unesco Conference on Tourism an

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Unesco launches framework for education in Arab region

Unesco has launched its strategic framework for education in emergencies in Arab region for 2018-2021 in bid to achieve its goal of providing quality education and promoting lifelong learning opportunities for all by 2030. The Str

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Iraq workshop on groundwater management

The European Union (EU) and Unesco recently organised a high level meeting on building a roadmap for effective groundwater management in Iraq, a report said. This comes in the context of the EU-funded project entitled “Advan

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Unesco official visits UAE's first World Heritage Site

Irina Bokova, director general of Unesco, visited Al Ain today, home to the UAE's first Unesco World Heritage Site. Led by Mohamed Khalifa Al Mubarak, chairman of Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority (TCA Abu Dhabi), the

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Climate change threatens iconic tourist sites: UN experts

Extreme weather is becoming one of the biggest risks to World Heritage icons like the Polynesian Easter Island or Britain's Stonehenge, posing a threat to tourism and economies alike, scientists and UN experts said on Thursday.

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