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  • Joelle Garriaud Maylam, Senator in charge of French Citizens Abroad, Secretary of the Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee , visited the Centre Thursday, October 29, 2015 accompanied by HE Mr Bernard Regnauld Fabre Ambassador of France in Bahrain and Mr Christophe Freschi director of Alliance Fr


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  • In close cooperation with the Commission of Tourism and National Heritage in Saudi Arabia, ‎a ‎delegation of ARC-WH represented by its Director Mounir Bouchenaki visited ‎the oasis of Al-‎Hasa, inscribed in 2015 on World Heritage tentative list.‎


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  • World Tourism Day

    01st Oct, 2015

      In celebration of Bahrain’s beautiful past and present - as a gorgeous country  brimming with fabulous ancient historical sites reminiscent of the fabled Garden of Eden - the Bahrain Authority for Culture & Antiquities, launched the “Cultural Tourism Passport” in celebration of World Touris


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  • Arab Regional Centre for World Heritage (ARC-WH) Chairperson Shaikha Mai bint Mohammed Al Khalifa has received a delegation from the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN) led by Director-General Inger Andersen.


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  • UNESCO and Iraq signed an agreement for the Conservation and Management of the World Heritage site of Samarra Archaeological City, which will start with the restauration of the Great Mosque and Al-Malwiyah Minaret. The site has been on UNESCO’s List of World Heritage in Danger since 2007.


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  • The brutal beheading of Syrian antiquities scholar Khaled al-Asaad in Palmyra has been strongly condemned.
    Arab Regional Centre for World Heritage (ARCWH) Chairperson Shaikha Mai bint Mohammed Al-Khalifa denounced the heinous crime which was ruthlessly perpetrated by Daesh.


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  • The World Heritage Committee chaired by Maria Böhmer, Minister of State at the German Federal Foreign Office and member of the Bundestag, inscribed 24 new sites on UNESCO’s World Heritage List and approved extensions to three existing sites.


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