ARC-WH visit to Al-Ahsa

In close cooperation with the Commission of Tourism and National Heritage in Saudi Arabia, ARC-WH represented by its Director Mounir Boucnakhi visited the province of Al-Ahsa. The visit included the Oasis of Al-Ahsa, a site inscribed on the tentative list in 2015

Bahrain Deputy Prime Minister visits ARC-WH

The Deputy Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Bahrain Sheikh Mohammed Bin Mubarak Al-Khalifa visited the Arab Regional Centre for World Heritage and praised the role of the Regional Centre in protecting and promoting both Cultural and Natural Heritage.

The Inscription of Baptism Site “Bethany Beyond the Jordan” (Al-Maghtas) on the World Heritage List

Situated on the eastern bank of the River Jordan, nine kilometres north of the Dead Sea, the archaeological site consists of two distinct areas: Tell Al-Kharrar, also known as Jabal Mar-Elias (Elijah’s Hill) and the area of the churches of Saint John the Baptist near the river.

The Newly inscribed Rock Art in the Hail Region of Saudi Arabia

This property includes two components situated in a desert landscape: Jabel Umm Sinman at Jubbah and the Jabal al-Manjor and Raat at Shuwaymis. A lake once situated at the foot of the Umm Sinman hill range that has now disappeared used to be a source of fresh water for people and animals in the southern part of the Great Narfoud Desert.

Latest News

  • ARC-WH visit to Al-Ahsa Province

      In close cooperation with the Commission of Tourism and National Heritage in Saudi Arabia, ARC-WH represented by its Director Mounir Boucnakhi vi

    read more
  • World Tourism Day

      In celebration of Bahrain’s beautiful past and present - as a gorgeous country  brimming with fabulous ancient historical sites reminiscent of th

    read more
  • IUCN Director General Inger Andersen visits ARC-WH

    Arab Regional Centre for World Heritage (ARC-WH) Chairperson Shaikha Mai bint Mohammed Al Khalifa has received a delegation from the International

    read more
  • UNESCO and Iraq launch project for conservation of World Heritage site of Samarra

    UNESCO and Iraq signed an agreement for the Conservation and Management of the World Heritage site of Samarra Archaeological City, which will start

    read more
  • Palmyra Chief Archaeologist's execution condemned

    The brutal beheading of Syrian antiquities scholar Khaled al-Asaad in Palmyra has been strongly condemned.

    read more
  • World Heritage Committee inscribes 24 new sites

    The World Heritage Committee chaired by Maria Böhmer, Minister of State at the German Federal Foreign Office and member of the Bundestag, inscribed

    read more
  • Merging Natural and Cultural Management Plans of Iraqi Marshlands

    The participants in the meeting on June 14th and 15th in Amman, included representatives of the ‎Ministry of Environment and the Ministry of Touris

    read more
  • Risk preparedness and assessment

    In the framework of supporting Arab countries that are undergoing conflicts affecting their ‎cultural heritage, ARC-WH in partnership with UNESCO o

    read more
  • ARCWH Director in a Mission to Erbil

    At the invitation of the World Monuments Fund, Mr.

    read more

Latest Videos

Photo Gallery

upcoming events

  • September 2015

    World Tourism Day

    Celebrating World Tourism Day, the Regional Centre will launch the Cultural Tourism Passport Time

    read more