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SCTH Begins Souk Okaz Transformation

Saudi Commission for Tourism & National Heritage (SCTH) has recently begun the developmental works at Souk Okaz, the iconic landmark in Taif, to transform it into a year-round leading cultural tourist destination.

H.R.H. Prince Sultan bin Salman, president, SCTH, revealed that the significance of the project is based on the fact that Souk Okaz is one of the most important ancient Arab souks.

He added, “It is now subjected to archaeological studies and excavations and the initial surveys showed that the site is very rich of antiquities."

Estimated to occupy an area of 1,000ha the new development is expected to attract more than 266,000 tourists annually while also creating over 4400 additional jobs.