Diriyah’s JAX District granted status of industrial heritage site

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Wed, 2024-05-08 22:36

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s Heritage Commission has designated Diriyah’s JAX District, near Riyadh, as an industrial heritage site.

Its industrial days behind it, the district is now known as a creative arts hub in the heart of Diriyah, which is also where the UNESCO world heritage site of At-Turaif can be found.

The official recognition of its past role falls under the aims of the Industrial Heritage Preservation Program to protect and celebrate places of historical significance to the industrial sector in the Kingdom.

JAX is home to a striking assembly of large warehouses that once formed an important industrial center in Riyadh region. (Supplied)
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