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From calligraphy to smart cities: Saudi Arabia’s cultural diversity on display

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The Ministry of Islamic Affairs of Saudi Arabia has participated in the 34th edition of Sarajevo International Book Fair. The fair is an opportunity for the Kingdom to showcase its culture, history, and tourist attractions to visitors. The pavilion, which was run by the King Fahd Cultural Center, exhibited several aspects of Saudi culture, including fine Arabic calligraphy, books, and publications issued by the Ministry and other cultural and educational centres. Additionally, the pavilion screened documentary films on the Saudi Vision 2030, the Kingdom’s smart cities, tourist attractions, traditional folkloric costumes, as well as children’s games and events. The fair, which was held from April 12 to 17, 2023, was an opportunity for Saudi Arabia to share its heritage with visitors from around the world.

Saudi Culture on Display

The King Fahd Cultural Center pavilion showcased various aspects of Saudi culture. Visitors to the pavilion could view beautiful Arabic calligraphy and learn about the history and significance of this ancient art form.

The pavilion also exhibited books and publications issued by the Ministry and other cultural and educational centres. Visitors could browse through these works to learn more about Saudi Arabia’s rich cultural heritage and history.

Documentary films screened at the pavilion provided visitors with a glimpse into the Kingdom’s smart cities, tourist attractions, ethnic traditional dress, as well as children’s games and events. These films showed the world that Saudi Arabia is a country with a rich history and diverse culture.

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Promoting Saudi Arabia’s Tourist Attractions

The pavilion at the Sarajevo International Book Fair showcased the Kingdom’s tourist attractions, including its smart cities and traditional folkloric costumes. This is part of a broader effort to promote tourism in Saudi Arabia. Saudi Arabia has been working hard to develop its tourism sector in recent years. The Kingdom has made significant investments in infrastructure and has opened its doors to tourists from around the world.

One of the most significant initiatives in this regard is the Saudi Vision 2030. The Vision aims to make Saudi Arabia a global tourism destination and a hub connecting Asia, Europe, and Africa. The Kingdom hopes to attract 100 million tourists annually by 2030.

By participating in events such as the Sarajevo International Book Fair, Saudi Arabia is showing the world its unique cultural heritage and inviting people to visit and experience the country for themselves.

Cultural ties

Saudi Arabia and Bosnia and Herzegovina have a long history of cultural and economic ties. The two countries have been working together to strengthen these ties in recent years. In 2020, the King Fahd Cultural Center held an exhibition in Sarajevo to mark Saudi Arabia’s 90th National Day. The exhibition showcased Saudi Arabia’s culture and history and was attended by many Bosnians. The participation of Saudi Arabia in the Sarajevo International Book Fair is another example of the Kingdom’s commitment to strengthening its relationship with Bosnia and Herzegovina.

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The participation of Saudi Arabia in the Sarajevo International Book Fair is a positive step towards promoting Saudi culture and tourism. The pavilion run by the King Fahd Cultural Center provided visitors with a glimpse into the Kingdom’s rich cultural heritage and diverse tourist attractions. The Kingdom’s participation in events such as this is part of a broader effort to promote tourism and strengthen cultural ties with countries around the world. It is also an opportunity for Saudi Arabia to share its unique heritage with the world and invite people to visit and experience the country for themselves.