ThePlace: Ashikar Heritage Village in Riyadh

Ashikar Heritage Village. (Photo/Saudi Tourism)
Updated 09 February 2019
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ThePlace: Ashikar Heritage Village in Riyadh

  • Tourists can visit museums and restaurants serving traditional foods, located around the heritage center site

The most popular port of call for visitors to Riyadh is the historic Ashikar Heritage Village.
Characterized by its old mud buildings the site, 200 km northwest of the Saudi capital, has become a major attraction for tourists and locals alike.
Residents of Ashikar initiated the restoration of the town, and with the support of the Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage (SCTH), it has been turned into one of the Kingdom’s most treasured architectural gems.
Tourists can also visit museums and restaurants serving traditional foods, located around the heritage center site.


Muslim World League chief elected as president of LIU in Cairo

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Muslim World League chief elected as president of LIU in Cairo

  • The organization’s operations focus on supporting scientific research in the field of Islamic studies, achieving convergence and integration among Islamic universities by monitoring their curricula
CAIRO: The League of Islamic Universities (LIU) elected Dr. Mohammed bin Abdul Karim Al-Issa, secretary-general of the Muslim World League (MWL), as president at its 11th General Conference.
He received congratulations and warm wishes from prominent Islamic and political figures from throughout the Islamic world.
The conference discussed the amendment of some articles of LIU’s statutes and its working regulations, and approved the minutes of the last session held at Alexandria University last year.
LIU was established in 1969 and includes the largest universities from around the world.
The organization’s operations focus on supporting scientific research in the field of Islamic studies, achieving convergence and integration among Islamic universities by monitoring their curricula.
LIU is working to overcome the challenges facing the Muslim world particularly extremist ideology. In addition to its focus on the Muslim world, it has signed exchange and cooperation agreements with Western and Far Eastern universities in regard to cultural studies, intercultural dialogue and oriental studies.