France hosts Exhibition of Saudi Arabia’s Wonder “Al-Ula”

Open-air museum; pre-eminent Al-Ula re-opens in October

France will host the exhibition of the Saudi Arabia’s wonder “Al-Ula” at the headquarters of the Arab World Institute in the French capital Paris next week.

“The exhibition aims to introduce the governorate of Al-Ula and its beauty as well as unique natural and archeological resources,” President of the Arab World Institute and former French Minister of Culture, Jack Lang told a press conference.

“In partnership with the Kingdom, the exhibition will allow visitors to discover the beauty of Al-Ula area and its natural diversity, as well as to learn about its history and civilizations witnessed over 7,000 years through artistic works, paintings and archaeological sculptures,” he added.

Jack Lang also hailed the efforts being made by the Royal Commission for the Governorate of Al-Ula and the dynamism they are dealing with in order to introduce Al-Ola to the world.

The head of the Institute of the Arab World and the former French Minister of Culture has lauded the close relations between the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and France at all levels, especially in the cultural field, which contribute to holding several cultural exhibitions in Jeddah and the capital Riyadh, praising the Kingdom’s decision to open its doors to tourists from around the world and launch e-tourist visa.

Lang also said that the exhibition “Al-Ula, Kingdom’s Wonder” will allow tourists to discover the cultural, tourist and historical richness being enjoyed by the Kingdom.

He expressed deep thanks and appreciation to the leadership of the Kingdom for its keenness and efforts made in this regard.

Lang concluded his speech by saying “We are witnesses to the real changes that the Kingdom is experiencing in many areas, including the empowerment of women, and the support and development of national talents in the cultural fields with all their outputs.”