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RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s Tourism Minister Ahmed Al-Kateeb on Monday inaugurated the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Turaif and Bujayri Terraces in Diriyah.

DGDA hosted a special gala dinner for the many World Travel and Tourism Council delegates who were in Riyadh for the 22nd WTTC Global Summit.

The summit will be held for the first time at the King Abdulaziz International Conference Center in Riyadh from 28 November to 1 December.

This year’s WTTC Summit brought together a wide range of key industry players to showcase Saudi Arabia’s pioneering efforts to reshape the global tourism map in a still recovering post-corona world. One of the largest events in the industry, this annual forum aims to make travel sustainability a reality on a global scale.

The opening gala dinners at At-Turaif and Bujairi Terrace included Saudi Tourism Minister Ahmed Al-Khateeb, WTTC Chairman Arnold Donald, WTTC President and CEO Julia Simpson, DGDA Group CEO Jerry Inzerillo and a wide range of other guests. List attended. A well-known industry leader.

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As part of its opening, At-Turaif will offer a 75-minute guided walking tour in both Arabic and English that takes visitors through the former seat of power of the Al Saud family in the kingdom, built in the 1700s. increase.

Next week, visitors will have the chance to explore At-to-Life, home to the first Saudi state to be listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and dine at some of the world’s finest Michelin-starred restaurants at Bujairi Terraces.

Visitors can step back in time as they walk through At-to-Life mud-brick palaces and pathways that perfectly showcase traditional Najdi architecture.

As part of its opening, At 2 Life will offer a 75-minute guided walking tour in both Arabic and English that takes visitors through the former seat of power of the Al Saud family in the kingdom, built in the 1700s. increase.

Upon opening, visitors can explore At-T-Life’s Salwa Palace, a 10,000-square-meter complex whose first phase was built by the first ruler of the first Saudi state, Mohammed ibn Saud. increase.

The Turaif Palace of Najdi architecture, pathways and detailed carvings offer a glimpse into the past and evoke its Saudi origins.

In addition to announcing the opening of At-Turaif, the DGDA will also host a variety of public activities including theatrical performances, Arabian horse shows, calligraphy sessions, mud brick making shows and a Saudi Arabian coffee experience.

Al Nuzr Street hosts daily immersive theatrical performances in 13 buildings, allowing visitors to experience life at-to-life during the first Saudi state.

Following the opening of At-Turaif, Diriyah will host a calendar full of public events and activities during the Winter 2022 season.

Bujairi Terrace is also set to open to the public on December 4 and aims to become the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s premier fine dining restaurant. Located in Wadi Hanifa, Bujayili Terrace has 20 restaurants and coffee shops, some of which are Michelin-starred restaurants, such as Chevruno, Hakkasan, Lonchim, Tateru, overlooking Athi tu Life. increase.

International brands located at Bujairi Terrace include Angelina, Brunch & Cakes, Café de l’Esplanade, Coba / Coba Pasticeria, Flamingo Room, Joe & The Juice, Sarabeth and Villa Mamas.

Local brands include TAKYA, Altopiano, Somewhere / Somewhere Dessert Bae, Sum + Things and Hi.

Constructed from the same mud, water, and straw used to build At2Life, Bujayri Terraces will showcase culture, culture, and culture through live shows, historical programs, interactive entertainment, and traditional performances by Saudi artists and musicians. Combining history and luxury.

Earlier this week, about 1,500 DGDA employees signed adobe bricks that will be used to restore At-Turaif, the former home of the Saudi royal family and the country’s first capital.

DGDA Group CEO Jerry Inzerillo told Arab News: In love and admiration to King Salman, patron of the Two Holy Mosques, restored At-T-Life, built of bricks by the Saudis, whose names no one knows.

“Now we are using the same material, the same mud, the same straw, the same palm trees to make a new Diriyah and change it, but now we know everyone by name.

“The next 300 years will be built by all these people and will remain very emotional and special to them.”

DGDA aims to develop the Kingdom’s birthplace into a world-class tourism, entertainment and cultural destination. Once complete, Diriyah will be his $50 billion giga project featuring some of the world’s most luxurious restaurants and hotels built in traditional Najdi architectural style.

This is just the first stage of Diryah’s opening. Once completed, Diriyah will offer over 150 fine dining restaurants and cafes, 28 luxury hotels and resorts, and 400 luxury and lifestyle brands.

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