King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture (Ithra)

Dhahran, Saudi Arabia

The King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture (Ithra) is the leading cultural destination in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia.

Visitors from all over the world are welcomed into the iconic steel-pipe building. As a prestigious Center, visitors are inspired to enrich their lives through workshops, programs, and events.

Ithra’s pillars of creativity, culture, community, art, and knowledge continuously inspire a passion to learn, fosters talent development, and events for all ages, offered in both Arabic and English. Under its slogan, “Inspiring Hearts, Enriching Minds”, Ithra instills and encourages passion and creativity in its visitors, as well as inspires knowledge and learning.

As the leading cultural and creative destination in the Kingdom, the Center has hosted local and regional talent, and has welcomed global performers, professionals, and programs. Across the Center, diverse venues cater to a broad range of creatives, thinkers, and professionals at the Theater, Cinema, Idea Lab, Library, Children’s Museum, and the Museum. High-level creatives and professionals have opportunities to flourish through various: creatives are inspired to learn and elevate their skills during the leading annual creativity season, Tanween; readers and writers are inspired to develop their skills and talent during the iRead program, and emerging and established artists have a great opportunity to showcase their art with the Ithra Art Prize.

Ithra continues to achieve a tangible and positive impact on human development by inspiring a passion for knowledge, creativity, and cross-culture engagement for the future of the Kingdom.

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