Visitors have been flocking to the historic King Abdul Aziz Palace in Al-Saih city as part of Eid Al-Fitr celebrations.
Many enjoyed guided tours of the 80-year-old palace, which is currently being restored to preserve its ancient Islamic architectural style.
Built in 1940 in two phases, it consists of the western palace, which was constructed first to receive official delegations and guests of the late King Abdul Aziz. The second phase involved the building of the eastern palace, and a 160-meter bridge for the King’s car, which became the home of King Abdul Aziz and his family.
The palace is supervised by the Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage, which is currently working on restoring and developing it to be one of the most important palaces internationally.
Al-Saih is considered as the modern capital and economic and administrative center of Al-Kharj governorate. The city was established after the unification of the Kingdom, in an initiative by founder King Abdul Aziz.
The city has recently witnessed big investments and is home to several important government and economic facilities.
Developing the tourism sector is one of the top priorities of the Saudi government. There are 11 tourism seasons this year covering all regions of the Kingdom: The Eastern Region (Sharqiya) Season, Ramadan Season, Eid Al-Fitr Season, Jeddah Season, Taif Season, Eid Al-Adha Season, National Day Season, Riyadh Season, Diriyah Season, Al-Ula Season and Ha’il Season.