VIDEO: King Salman, GCC leaders open restored historical al-Turaif district

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Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdulaziz and fellow Gulf Cooperation Council leaders opened the restored al-Turaif district in old city of Dareiyah following the conclusion of the summit’s 39th session.

Saudi King Salman sponsored on Sunday the opening of the historical Turaif district’s restoration ceremony, at the old city of Dareiyah.

Turaif restoration is among a wider project aiming at rehabilitating the historical Dareiyah program.

Turaif, founded in the fifteenth century AD, bears the traces of the unique architectural style of Najd which defined the central region of the Arabian Peninsula. Its redevelopment project includes the implementation of public utility networks and infrastructure, and the archaeological restoration of important buildings and their rehabilitation to preserve architectural features.

“Commenting to mark the occasion, Prince Faisal bin Bandar bin Abdulaziz, Governor of Riyadh Region and the Chairman of Riyadh Development Authority extended thanks and acknowledgement of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques for his generous auspices of the ceremony, pointing out that the event is a fruitful off-shot of the King's personal work as well as a longstanding attention he paid for developing ancient Dareiyah and turning it into a tourist-cum-cultural hub at the Kingdom-wide level,” a statement on SPA earlier read.

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