Culture

June 22, 2014UNESCO names Jeddah among new World Heritage Sites
June 2, 2014Crown Prince chairs Cabinet session (6/2/14)
May 3, 2014Passport DC event hosted by the Embassy
April 24, 2014Saudi Arabia’s Archeological Masterpieces Exhibition opens in Kansas City
April 21, 2014Crown Prince chairs Cabinet session (4/21/14)
March 31, 2014Crown Prince chairs Cabinet session (3/31/14)
March 30, 201436th King Faisal International Prizes awarded
February 12, 2014Crown Prince opens 29th Janadriyah National Heritage and Culture Festival
January 27, 2014Crown Prince chairs Cabinet session (1/27/14)
January 14, 2014Winners of 36th King Faisal International Prize announced
December 19, 2013Prince Sultan inaugurates Saudi Archeological Masterpieces Expo in Houston
November 25, 2013Crown Prince chairs Cabinet session (11/25/13)
November 7, 2013SACTA President meets with Smithsonian delegation
June 21, 2013Prince Sultan bin Salman opens Saudi Archeological Exhibition in Pittsburgh
May 4, 2013Saudi Embassy hosts annual Passport DC Event
May 1, 2013Saudi Embassy Participates in Passport DC
April 8, 2013Crown Prince chairs Cabinet session (4/18/13)
April 4, 201328th Janadriyah Festival opens doors to visitors
April 1, 2013Saudi Committee for Palestinian Relief, UNESCO sign cooperation agreement
March 30, 201335th King Faisal International Prize handed out
March 18, 2013Crown Prince Salman chairs Cabinet session (3/18/13)
March 16, 2013Crown Prince Salman receives Prince Charles
March 12, 2013Crown Prince attends cultural events in Madinah
January 22, 2013Saudi Ambassador holds reception for U.S. Congress members
December 29, 2012Minister: TV channels threatening unity to be shut down
December 2, 2012U.S. mayors’ delegation meets with tourism and industrial officials
November 26, 2012King Abdullah Interfaith and Intercultural Dialogue Center opened
November 16, 2012Saudi Archeological Masterpieces Exhibition opens at the Smithsonian
November 16, 2012Syracuse University honors Prince Sultan bin Salman with Chancellor’s Medal
November 15, 2012Prince Khalid bin Saud bin Khalid visits Embassy
September 24, 2012Saudi Embassy Celebrates National Day
September 17, 2012Crown Prince chairs Cabinet session (9/17/12)
May 18, 2012“From Washington to Riyadh” exhibition opens at National Museum
May 16, 2012Prince Sultan bin Salman visits Smithsonian Museums
May 9, 2012Prince Sattam receives President of Discovery Channel
May 7, 2012King Abdullah chairs Cabinet session (5/7/12)
May 3, 2012Embassy to participate in Passport DC 2012 event
May 1, 2012Saudi Arabia’s Archaeological Masterpieces Exhibition to move to U.S.
April 25, 2012King Abdullah receives UNESCO Gold Medal
February 13, 2012King Abdullah chairs Cabinet session (2/13/12)
February 10, 2012King Abdullah condemns failure of Security Council resolution
February 9, 2012King patronizes opening of Janadriyah Festival for Heritage and Culture
February 6, 2012King Abdullah chairs Cabinet session (2/6/12)
February 4, 2012Al-Janadriyah musical operetta cancelled in solidarity with Syrian people
February 1, 2012Saudi Archaeological Masterpieces Exhibition scheduled to debut in U.S.
January 17, 2012Winners of King Faisal International Prize for 2012 announced
January 15, 2012King Abdullah receives Chinese Premier
January 4, 2012U.S. State Department official meets with Prince Saud and Dr. Khoja
December 5, 2011King Abdullah chairs Cabinet session (12/5/11)
November 2, 2011Kingdom hails acceptance of Palestine as full member of UNESCO
October 7, 2011GCC Ministers of Culture and Information meet in Abu Dhabi
October 4, 2011Prince Sultan bin Salman meets with Smithsonian President
October 3, 2011Exxon to sponsor Saudi antiquities exhibitions in the U.S.
June 27, 2011King Abdullah chairs Cabinet session (6/27/11)
June 3, 2011D.C. students put on performance at Saudi Embassy
May 30, 2011King Abdullah chairs Cabinet session
May 2, 2011King Abdullah chairs Cabinet session (5/2/11)
April 29, 2011Embassy to participate in Passport DC event
April 21, 20112.5 million visitors have attended Al-Janadriyah Festival
April 18, 2011King Abdullah chairs Cabinet session (4/18/11)
April 15, 2011More than 200,000 people visit Al-Janadriyah Festival on opening day
April 13, 2011King Abdullah opens 26th Janadriyah Festival
April 11, 2011King Abdullah chairs Cabinet session
March 13, 2011Prince Turki addresses meeting on Peace and Dialogue Among Cultures
March 7, 2011King Abdullah chairs Cabinet session
January 17, 2011Winners announced for 2011 King Faisal International Prize
January 3, 2011Crown Prince Sultan chairs Cabinet meeting
November 19, 2010Secretary-General of the King Abdulaziz Foundation for Research and Archives' service extended
September 17, 2010King Abdullah International Foundation for Charity established
August 4, 2010Dir’iya added to World Heritage List
July 28, 2010Ambassador Al-Jubeir holds reception for Saudi Boy Scouts
July 27, 2010Saudi Embassy hosts Saudi women photo exhibit
July 26, 2010Saudi Embassy to Host Saudi Women Photo Exhibit
July 19, 2010Crown Prince Sultan chairs Cabinet session
July 13, 2010French President receives Saudi Foreign Minister
July 12, 2010Saudi Foreign Minister meets French counterpart
July 10, 2010Ambassador Al-Jubeir chairs meeting of Saudi student clubs
July 4, 2010U.S. Senate delegation visits KACND
June 9, 2010Minister of Culture and Information launches Live Transmission Website
May 28, 2010Saudi exhibition on Arabian horses opened in Kentucky
May 26, 2010“A Gift from the Desert” Exhibition opens tomorrow in Kentucky
May 17, 2010King Abdullah chairs Cabinet session
May 5, 2010Embassy participates in 2010 Passport DC cultural event
April 3, 2010U.S. scout delegation visits Kingdom
April 1, 2010Conference on Terrorism concluded
March 22, 2010King Abdullah chairs Cabinet meeting
March 18, 2010King attends opening ceremony of 25th Janadriyah Festival
March 17, 2010Saudi Dialogue Forum held in Paris
March 16, 2010KACST, Google presidents hold meeting
March 15, 2010King Abdullah chairs weekly Cabinet meeting
March 14, 2010Fourth FM radio license awarded
March 9, 20102010 King Faisal International Prizes handed out
March 8, 2010King Abdullah chairs Cabinet session
March 3, 2010Minister of Culture and Information opens Riyadh International Book Fair
February 13, 2010Second private radio license granted
January 24, 2010Arab information ministers hold extraordinary meeting
January 12, 2010Turkish Prime Minister wins King Faisal International Prize for Service to Islam
January 7, 2010“AIDS and the Media Conference” concluded in Jeddah
January 2, 2010SCTA Chief receives U.S. Ambassador
December 24, 2009Thousands of Saudi artifacts returned to Kingdom
December 4, 2009King Abdullah awarded Arab Federation for Libraries and Information (AFLI) prize
October 7, 2009Minister of Information opens first Arab Publishers Conference
October 1, 2009Ambassador Al-Jubeir hosts National Day reception
September 23, 2009Saudi Arabia Celebrates 79th National Day
August 20, 2009Crown Prince Sultan helps provide 250,000 books for Yemeni institutions
July 7, 2009Grand mufti calls for acceptance of differing viewpoints
May 27, 2009D.C. students put on performance at Embassy
May 19, 2009First International Media Conference concluded
May 6, 2009Saudi-U.S. Trade & Culture Festival opens in Taif
May 3, 2009Embassy participates in Passport DC cultural event
March 4, 2009King Abdullah attends National Festival for Heritage and Culture
February 14, 2009King Abdullah appoints first female minister
January 27, 2009Winners of the 2009 King Faisal International Prizes announced
December 9, 2008King urges interfaith dialogue among Muslims
December 9, 2008Grand Mosque imam calls for greater tolerance in Eid Al-Adha prayer
December 8, 2008New Kiswah placed on Holy Ka'aba
December 6, 2008King Abdullah awarded first Lech Walesa Prize
November 29, 2008New Kiswah handed to chief gatekeeper
October 12, 2008King Abdullah launches major exhibition in Jeddah
September 29, 2008Saudi leadership congratulates Muslims on the Eid Al-Fitr
September 20, 2008Prince Nayef Islamic Prizes awarded in Makkah ceremony
September 17, 2008GCC and OIC sign cooperation agreement
August 29, 2008Saudi novelist wins Arab creativity award
April 29, 2008Translation award winners honored in Riyadh
April 28, 2008World-class applied media institute opened in Riyadh
April 27, 2008Saudi antiquities to be exhibited at the Louvre in 2010
March 24, 2008King Abdullah calls for interfaith meeting
March 24, 2008Prince Saud calls for dialogue among religions
March 18, 2008New media institute to be launched in April
March 9, 2008King Faisal International Prizes for 2008 presented
March 8, 2008King Abdullah meets with Jenadriyah guests
March 5, 2008King Abdullah opens 23rd Jenadriyah heritage festival
January 10, 2008King Faisal International Prize winners for 2008 announced