All you need to know about the King Salman Bin Abdulaziz Royal Reserve Festival

It takes place from April 14 to 18 at the Cultural Centre in Al-Qurayyat Governorate…

Help foster a love of nature in the next generation as you spend a day at the King Salman bin Abdulaziz Royal Reserve Festival.

Organised by the Reserve Development Authority, the festival celebrates the rich Saudi heritage and the natural beauty encapsulated within the largest wildlife reserve in the Middle East.

The event kicks off today (Sunday April 14) and will run until Thursday April 18 at the Cultural Centre in the Al-Qurayyat governorate.

As reported by the Saudi Press Agency, the King Salman bin Abdulaziz Royal Reserve Festival aims to showcase tourist and recreational sites within the reserve and encourage local community involvement in reserve activities.

The King Salman bin Abdulaziz Royal Reserve is the largest wildlife reserve in the Middle East, covering an area of over 130,000 square kilometres. It is home to a diverse range of wildlife, including 350 species of mammals, birds, reptiles, and amphibians.

It works to protect and encourage wildlife by conserving biodiversity and reintroducing endangered species back into their natural habitats. The reserve also contains Unesco-registered archaeological sites, extending across four regions: Al-Jouf, Hail, Tabuk, and the Northern Borders.

Here’s what you can expect at the five-day event.

Families of all ages are encouraged to participate in this fun-filled day of recreational, cultural, artistic, and awareness activities. There is a children’s area with games and drawing activities and an artisan’s market that celebrates Saudi heritage and traditional crafts.

Wildlife enthusiasts will have the opportunity to explore the wildlife area and the afforestation and planting area, to educate visitors on the significance of tree planting and vegetation development.

There will also be a performing arts theatre featuring cultural shows and segments highlighting heritage, history, poetry evenings, theatrical performances, and folk arts, making this a guaranteed good time.

So, step in, explore and indulge your wild side.

King Salman bin Abdulaziz Royal Reserve Festival, April 14 to 18, 4pm to 11pm, The Cultural Centre, Al-Qurayyat Governorate. Free entry. @ksrnreserve

Visit: ksrnr.gov.sa

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