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Culture and Heritage Tourism
Last Update : 2/5/2019 1:37 PM
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Cultural and Heritage tourism refers to everything that includes the activities and customs associated with the tangible and intangible heritage, with culture being the main motive of it represented in visiting archaeological sites, historical monuments and museums and getting informed of traditional industries or any form of artistic expressions along with attending some cultural events such as exhibitions or festivals.
To conserve, rehabilitate and develop the national cultural heritage and to consider it a collective responsibility to which every citizen contributes through enriching knowledge and raising awareness among citizens of the Kingdom's heritage and culture and the importance of conserving it, developing it and investing it by transforming its elements, resources and constituents into vital, valuable and sustainable cultural and heritage tourist project that achieve economic, social and cultural profits.
Contribute to the enrichment of knowledge and raising citizens’ awareness of the KSA's heritage and the importance of conserving and developing this heritage.
Conserve, rehabilitate and develop the national cultural heritage and consider it a collective responsibility to which every citizen contributes.
Achieve local community participation in everything related to heritage and enable them to play key roles.
Raise awareness and identification of the national cultural heritage and its cultural and economic significance locally and internationally.
Develop belonging to the KSA's cultural and Islamic heritage.
Create job opportunities for local communities.
Provide broad prospects for benefiting from the national heritage components and investing them in a way that achieves revenue to support local economies.
Develop new concepts that make use of our heritage resources for the benefit of the areas in which they are located.
The culture and heritage tourism style is designed to back up, support and guide the efforts of the Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage and its partners to develop and improve elements of heritage and culture as attractive tourism products, and activate them in archaeological and heritage sites and in natural and urban sites all over KSA’s regions; and work to highlight these sites within the framework of the SCTH in collaboration and coordination of the SCTH’s relevant sectors and with partners in the public and private sectors; and facilitate the opportunity to move between the regions of KSA; and identify the KSA’s cultural depth and its heritage and environmental diversity.
Activities and Areas Concerned with Culture & Heritage Tourism Style
Tribal customs, traditions and norms
Authentic Arabic coffee and traditional methods of preparing it.
Popular cuisine in the desert.
Traditional costumes and ornaments.
Heritage and folk arts
Historical and archaeological palaces
Historical and archaeological Trails
Historical and heritage villages
Castles and forts
Hot springs and sulfuric water
Meditation, hunting trips and safari
Camel caravan parades
Equestrian and camel riding
Dunning Sport (Tatees)
Sand skiing / Paragliding / Mountaineering
Culture & Heritage Tourism Elements:
Housing, clothing, transportation and tools used in daily life, both old and new
Desert (sand dunes, mountain ranges, oases, floodplains “Fiad”)
Desert hotels and inns
Natural sites (ground caves (Dohoul), caves, water springs, hot springs)
Daily habits, traditions, ideas and diversity of cultures
Heritage hobbies and sports (horse riding, camel riding, falconry and hounds)
Camping in spring times
Crafts and handicrafts
Desert popular cuisine
Traditional costumes and ornaments
Long walk trips
Medical tourism in the desert