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King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture - Ithra - Dharan

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King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture - Ithra, Ring Road, Dhahran Saudi Arabia
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Description

The King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture,  also known as Ithra is a museum located in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia. 

Architecture and History 

The center was built and inaugurated in 2016 with a focus on culture, learning and cross-cultural activities. The building was designed by a Norwegian architectural firm and is an amazing sight with its futuristic architecture. The center was also listed by the Time magazine as one of the top 100 places to visit in 2018. 

Entertainment

The museum is suitable for all age groups and inside the center, one can find a children’s museum, library, cinema, theater, exhibition halls, and a separate gallery for natural history.The theater inside the museum has a 900-seat auditorium.

The center hosts seasonal events, exhibits and workshops that people can sign up for on the museum’s website. An energy exhibit is held in a separate building which showcases multiple interactive displays and gives a detailed explantion about oil refining, production and the energy industry.

The building has a huge library where visitors can sit either to study or marvel at the architecture. Some restaurants and pop ups are also found in the vicinity. The trip to the museum can be very educational and enlightening. It provides an excellent learning opportunity in terms of culture and art especially for children.

The indoor activities are open until 10 pm but most sections begin to close down after 9 pm. Visitors should plan trips of 4 to 6 hours at least in order to experience everything the museum has to offer.

Location

King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture - Ithra, Ring Road, Dhahran Saudi Arabia

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Ali Salih

Ali Salih

07/06/2022 19:57

Google review

The center is great and good for family. There are many sections . One of which that I enjoyed most was the kids one that contains multiple types of entertainment such as library, coloring 😀, mind games suitable for age 6 to 12. On the other hand, there is the theater and the energy exhibit which you will experience the 🛢 oil extraction tools . Moreover, the center helds different announced activities.
Saad Al-Faadhel

Saad Al-Faadhel

11/30/2021 07:54

Google review

Nice place, there is a museum for adults and children, a museum and a theater for children. The Museum of the Two Holy Mosques is very beautiful and children are not allowed to enter, but there is also a theater for children, all of them require entrance fees, whether the museum for children or adults, as well as there is a restaurant for eating and drinking and there is a library without entrance fees and many fun things. Thank you to all those in charge of it of employees and administrators
Mohamed Ismail

Mohamed Ismail

08/20/2021 13:25

Google review

Must visit place for both adults as well as kids. Has a big library. Few exhibitions are free of cost and few are paid. If you are interested in some particular event it is better to book it. There are many parking slots, parking 5 is the nearest one to entrance. Much of the information is available on the website.
Sal D

Sal D

05/25/2021 13:37

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Love this place, it’s a great cultural center with lots to do. They have a lot of seasonal events and workshops that you can see/sign up for on their website. The library is huge and white and every nice to sit in to study or otherwise. There’s a few restaurants and pop ups to try. Definitely recommend you go check it out if you’re in the area, you won’t regret it.
Marlon Legaspi

Marlon Legaspi

03/17/2021 08:31

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One of a kind must visit place in the kingdom. it features a wide variety of attractions especially the historical museums. Aside from it, there are other stuffs offered like outdoor cinema, musical playground etc which provides bonding activities for the family. it also have instagramable views which will delight photography enthusiasts. this place is highly recommended.
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