TRAVEL | AlUla Has Now An Airport That Can Receive 400,000 Passengers Every Year

Home to some of Saudi Arabia’s most talked-about events, from Formula E to the hot air balloon festival to Winter At Tantora, Al Ula is a historic region in the north west of the Kingdom that attracts visitors from across the globe to its mesmerizing sandstones and rich heritage. This week, it has been announced that the region’s airport is getting a much – needed expansion, one that will allow it to receive a staggering 400,000 tourists a year.

As the region gears up to reopen its doors in October to visitors (following months of precautionary measures aimed at curbing the spread of COVID-19), the Royal Commission of Al Ula announced that the second phase of works to Al Ula Airport has just been completed, further bolstering the region’s standing as a key tourist destination, as well as a logistic hub. The second phase of the development works has been focused on renovating the main building of the airport, expanding its runway, and adding a VIP reception hall.

As part of its efforts to open to tourism, the government of Saudi Arabia has been developing its sports, cultural, and heritage offerings, and Al Ula has been the top of the country’s efforts as it is home to some of the most extraordinary landscapes in the world and renowned locally for its archaeological remnants, some over 2,000 years old.

Indeed, this over-five-thousands-year-old region is filled with centuries of rich culture and history and has been home to a number of great civilizations such as the Dadanites, Lihyanites, and Nabateans. Today, the over 22,000 – square-kilometer region, which is roughly the size of Belgium, offers locals and visitors an array of events and experiences, from concerts, to culinary events, to breathtaking hiking and climbing trails.


Ramadan Kareem From Christian Louboutin Beauty

This Holy Month, pamper you loved ones by gifting them beauty treasures from Christian Louboutin Beauty. Full of generosity and appreciation, you 2021 Ramadan promises to be unforgettable. For this special moment, the traditional glossy boxes for lips and fragrances will be dressed in a customised red sleeve featuring a crescent moon and a lantern. To fully embrace the spirit of … Continue reading Ramadan Kareem From Christian Louboutin Beauty

Diptyque’s New Fragrance Traces the Path Of An Iconic Arab Explorer

Celebrating the French fragrance maison‘s 60th anniversary, Diptique’s new launch – Eau Rihla – has a special connection to the Middle East. Named after the Arabic word Rihla, meaning journey, the new frageance was inspired by the 14 century globe – trotting merchant, Ibn Battuta and his travels throughout the known world. Perfumer Fabrice Pellegrin drew his inspiration directly from … Continue reading Diptyque’s New Fragrance Traces the Path Of An Iconic Arab Explorer

Prince Harry And Meghan’s First Netflix Project To Focus On Invictus Games

Britain’s Prince Harry and his wife Meghan will produce their first Netflix Inc. series that will focus on athletes competing in the Invictus Games for injured veterans in the Hague in 2022. The series will provide – the – scenes stories of athletes and organizers as they prepare for the event, which been delayed until next spring … Continue reading Prince Harry And Meghan’s First Netflix Project To Focus On Invictus Games

WELLNESS | What Are Essential Oils, And Do They Work?

Essential oils are often used in aromatherapy, a form of alternative medicine that employs plant extracts to support health and well – being. However, some of the health claims associated with these oils are controversial. The article explains all you need to know about essential oils and their health effects. What Are Essential Oils? Essential oils … Continue reading WELLNESS | What Are Essential Oils, And Do They Work?

ARTS & CULTURE | Amsterdam Studio VOUW’s Luminous Installation ‘City Gazing Riyadh’ Celebrates Hope

Noor Riyadh which is opened in Saudi capital on March 18 (last Friday), one of the most exciting light and art festival globally, combining the highest quality of light artworks across the largest city footprint. Celebrated Dutch design studio VOUW feature on the roster of more than 60 global artists who have been selected to … Continue reading ARTS & CULTURE | Amsterdam Studio VOUW’s Luminous Installation ‘City Gazing Riyadh’ Celebrates Hope

Britain’s Prince Harry Gives Advice To Grieving Children In New Book

Britain’s Prince Harry has written the forward for a new book aimed the children of frontline workers who died in the COVID-19 pandemic, sharing the pain he suffered as a boy after the death of his mother, Princess Diana. Harry wrote that losing his mother at age 12 left ‘a huge hole inside of me’, … Continue reading Britain’s Prince Harry Gives Advice To Grieving Children In New Book

No Zoom, No Sweatshirts As 93rd Oscars Producers Plan For Live, In – Person Event

With nominations set and just over a month until showtime, details are tricking out about the 93rd Oscars and neither sweatshirts not zoom made the cut. ‘Our plan is that this year’s Oscar will look like a movie, not a television show’, said show producers Jess Collins, Stacy Sher and Steven Soderbergh in a statement on … Continue reading No Zoom, No Sweatshirts As 93rd Oscars Producers Plan For Live, In – Person Event

Noor Riyadh: Spectacular Installations Light Up Saudi Capital’s Night Sky

Noor Riyadh, a magnificent light and art festival begin on Thursday for the first time with spectacular installation’s lighting up the night sky of the Saudi Arabian capital for 17 days till April 3, 2021. The magnificent installations will be visible to all in public spaces across the city. Displayed will be significant works of … Continue reading Noor Riyadh: Spectacular Installations Light Up Saudi Capital’s Night Sky

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