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Culture and Heritage

​Since the days of antiquity, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has played a pivotal role in the world by being at the crossroads of Asia, Africa and Europe. Today, from the skyline of Riyadh to the archaeological riches of Al-Ula, and from the unspoiled corals of the Red Sea to the expansive dunes of Rub Al Khali (the Empty Quarter), the Kingdom offers a stunningly wide range of things to do and see.​​​


​More than 11,000 Archaeological Si​tes

In total, there are more than 11,000 archaeological sites throughout the Kingdom, telling the story of the civilizations that lived here. There is extensive national efforts to safeguard that legacy with more than 230 restoration projects having been completed. The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is proud to have five UNESCO World Heritage Sites.