Diriyah project officially inaugurated by the King

Diriyah project officially inaugurated by the King

Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Salman bin Abdul Aziz al-Saud arrives REUTERS/Yuya Shino
Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Salman bin Abdul Aziz al-Saud arrives REUTERS/Yuya Shino

The Al-Bijairi project in Diriyah district was recently inaugurated by Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman, as reported by Arab News.

Diriyah houses historical documents and other valuable materials dating back to period of Imam Muhammad bin Saud and Sheikh Muhammad bin Abdul-Wahab in 1157H (1744), when it was chosen as the capital.

The project is being implemented by the high commission for the Development of Arriyadh (ADA) as part of an ambitious programme to convert Diriyah from a historical site into a cultural-cum-tourism center. Al-Bijairi is now one of cultural suburbs in Diriyah whose significance will be boosted following implementation of the landmark scheme.

The inauguration event was attended by royal family members and officials, including Prince Sultan bin Salman, chairman of Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities (SCTA).

Prince Faisal bin Bandar, Riyadh governor and ADA head, said: “Diriyah represents three centuries of Islamic unity, security and peace. The project is also linked to Saudi Arabia’s state and cultural heritage.”

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