Al-Diriyah Gate Renovation Commission approved

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Saudi Gazette report
Jeddah -- A Royal Order on Thursday approved the establishment of Al-Diriyah Gate Renovation Commission.
The board of directors of the commission will be chaired by the Crown Prince, Deputy Premier and Minister of Defense, who is also Chairman of the Council for Economic and Development Affairs.
Prince Dr. Abdulaziz Bin Mohammed Bin Ayyaf Al Miqren, Ahmed Bin Aqeel Al-Khateeb, Dr. Fahd Bin Abdullah Al-Sammari and Eng. Ibrahim Bin Mohammed Al-Sultan have been appointed as members.
Al-Ula and Al-Diriyah are among the most important cultural heritage sites throughout the history of the Kingdom. They comprise great archeological monuments some of which can be seen above the surface while others are still buried under the ground. They have ancient monuments dating back to the Thamud and Madaen Saleh epochs and the Stone Age. It is an integrated tourist city.
Through its care for these sites, the Kingdom tries to make them among the most important visiting places in the Middle East. The Kingdom aims to attract over one million tourists from within the Kingdom and abroad.
Diriyah Gate is a vital cultural tourism project as it comprises the biggest Islamic Museum in the Middle East.
There is a mud city including King Salman Library, markets, malls, restaurants and celebration sites.
The area of the Project for Developing Diriyah Gate exceeds 1.5 million square meters. It will be a vital project and a destination for the residents and visitors to Riyadh.

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