Story of incense trade route spices up Taif Season

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The Taif rose became the most prominent economic product in the city due to its rare qualities and properties. (SPA)
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The Taif rose became the most prominent economic product in the city due to its rare qualities and properties. (SPA)
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The Taif rose became the most prominent economic product in the city due to its rare qualities and properties. (SPA)
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The Taif rose became the most prominent economic product in the city due to its rare qualities and properties. (SPA)
Updated 27 August 2019

Story of incense trade route spices up Taif Season

  • Taif Season, which is one of 11 festivals being held across the Kingdom to promote the country as a global tourist destination, runs until Aug. 31

TAIF: Visitors to the Taif Season of activities are being given an education on the history of the ancient incense trade route. The Taif region is famous for its rich heritage and important strategic location on the old incense road traveled by caravans of merchants carrying spices and luxury goods from Amman to Taif through the ports.
Taif Season visitors can learn more about the road’s history at the Village of Roses, where the memories of generations of rose growers are being recounted.
The Taif rose became the most prominent economic product in the city due to its rare qualities and properties. The people of Taif introduced the flower to the region, where it flourished in the soils and became of high economic value.
Taif Season, which is one of 11 festivals being held across the Kingdom to promote the country as a global tourist destination, runs until Aug. 31. More than 1,500 men and women have been trained as part of the festival to raise the quality of services on offer. 


We seek to improve quality of teaching, Saudi education minister tells UNESCO meeting

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We seek to improve quality of teaching, Saudi education minister tells UNESCO meeting

PARIS: Saudi Minister of Education Hamad Al-Asheikh participated in the seventh meeting of the Steering Committee of the Sustainable Development Goals for Education 2030, held at the headquarters of the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization in Paris.

In his speech, Al-Asheikh stressed that Saudi Arabia and other countries in the region are committed to the fourth objective of the UNESCO 2030 agenda, and to the top priority policies in the Arab regions. 

These policies included: Ensuring equitable and comprehensive provision of quality education for displaced and affected people, improving the quality of teaching and learning, increasing funding for education and innovating its use.

Al-Asheikh  said that Saudi Arabia is working on these three priorities, and that “we are focusing our efforts on the second policy priority related to the quality of teaching and learning, as a result, we have made significant reforms in the educational policy related to curriculum, assessment and professional development of teachers, with an ongoing focus on learning outcomes at all levels.”

He ensured that education will be a top priority in the agenda of the G20 summit that will be hosted by the Kingdom in 2020.