Commuters on Falasteen Street in Jeddah get to see Jeddah’s once iconic structure called the Jeddah Dome in a deteriorated state. In fact, most of us have gotten used to seeing it that way as it has been shuttered for about 40 years.
But that is set to change soon thanks to the Minister of Culture Prince Badr Al Saud. Jeddah Dome would be renovated and reopened in collaboration with the Ministry of Municipal and Rural Affairs.
Prince Badr visited Jeddah Dome and shared photos of the place on his Twitter account.
— بدر بن عبدالله بن فرحان آل سعود (@BadrFAlSaud) June 18, 2019
The Saudi Gazette reported that the Jeddah Dome was built in the 70s and functioned as the country’s first art gallery.
Jeddah Dome was also seen briefly in Saudi film “Barakah Meets Barakah”
Saudi culture minister announces plan to renovate Jeddah Dome, an iconic art building from the 1970s that has been long neglected. If you watched @mahsabbagh’s film “Barakah Meets Barakah” you may have seen a glimpse of it https://t.co/5n9E7MzHin
— Ahmed Al Omran (@ahmed) June 19, 2019