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The Royal Commission for AlUla launches the second phase of its scholarship programme

• The programme contributes to building a knowledgeable society with the necessary skills and abilities, in line with RCU’s strategic objectives; • Students will receive a high-quality education and unique experiences that will make them valuable assets in the transformation and revitalisation of th...

Royal Commission for AlUla launches Hammayah program

• The Hammayah program aims to build awareness among AlUla locals regarding the importance of preserving their cultural and natural heritage and celebrating their roles as custodians of their culture • RCU will select 2500 locals to attend organized workshops as a means to increase local participati...

Royal Commission for AlUla announces the Sharaan Nature Reserve and The Global Fund for the Arabian Leopard

● The Sharaan Nature Reserve was announced as part of the Launching the Vision for AlUla event and will focus on the conservation of natural heritage by restoring the region’s ecosystem and conservation of threatened species ● RCU will create the largest fund for the endangered Arabian Leopard worl...

Royal Commission for AlUla Launches the Sharaan Resort

● The development, announced at the recent Launching the Vision for AlUla event and expected to be completed in 2023, will feature a resort, residential estates, a spa, and an international summit centre ● The resort will be designed by iconic French architect Jean Nouvel The Royal Commission for ...

Royal Commission for AlUla hosts ‘Launching the Vision for AlUla’

• The Royal Commission for AlUla announced its vision to responsibly develop AlUla as a world heritage destination centered around conservation and collaboration with the local community • Projects announced include the Sharaan Nature Reserve, Sharaan Resort and the establishment of The Global Fund...

Royal Commission for AlUla and Panthera partner on new Arabian Leopard Initiatives (ALI) to champion global leopard conservation

His Highness Prince Bader bin Abdullah bin Mohammad bin Farhan Al Saud, the Minister of Culture and Governor of the Royal Commission for AlUla (RCU), has signed an agreement with Dr. Thomas Kaplan, the Chairman of Panthera, the global wild cat conservation organisation, to support important regional...

Saudi students urged to shape Al-Ula’s future through global scholarship scheme

AL-ULA: An international scholarship program to forge a new generation of entrepreneurs and leaders who will change the face of this northwestern city has been launched by the Saudi Royal Commission for Al-Ula. The scheme, announced under the banner “Investing in the human infrastructure,” will enco...

In continuation of the Royal Commission for Al-Ula’s global partnerships, Saudi Arabia joins hands with France on sustainable development of Al-Ula

Paris, Rajab 24, 1439, April 10, 2018, SPA -- The Royal Commission for Al-Ula is very pleased to announce the signing of a historic agreement of cooperation as part of the ambitious development project of Al-Ula county. A region of outstanding natural and cultural significance in northwest Saudi Ara...

Discovering Saudi Arabia's hidden archaeological treasures

Out of the windy darkness a fine sand was blowing across the road from Medina to AlUla. Flat desert on either side, a few lights. The Moroccan traveller Ibn Battuta passed this way on camel back in 1326, and wrote of its emphatic wilderness: “He who enters it is lost and he who leaves it is born.” ...

Is Saudi Arabia the next big heritage tourism destination?

Leaning out of a helicopter's open door, 500 feet above the ground, David Kennedy is treated to bird's eye views of immense sand dunes and lava fields strewn with giant black domes and boulders. Among these natural wonders are mysterious triangular constructions, a beautifully preserved ghost town a...