Genre : Cultural operator, Production
Status : Public administration
Principal country concerned : Column : Cinema/tv
8386 Ring Rd, Gharb Al Dhahran,
34461 Dhahran
Saudi Arabia
Tel. : +966 13 816 9799

Inspire your world
Ithra welcomes you to a new adventure and new experiences that fuel your creativity, inspiration and your passion to learn.

3M+ Visitors
20+ Exhibitions

A Center for World Culture
The King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture (Ithra)-meaning "enrichment" in Arabic-was built as part of Saudi Aramco's vision to be an ambitious initiative for the public. Ithra is the Kingdom's leading cultural and creative destination for talent development and cross-cultural experiences. Since its opening in 2018, each attraction by Ithra serves as a window to global experiences, celebrating human potential and empowering creativity.

The pillars include culture, creativity, community, art, and knowledge. With the visionary platforms and key pillars, Ithra continuously offers inspiring workshops, performances, and events.

At Ithra, we envision a future in which Saudi Arabia is a beacon for knowledge and creativity.

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

Our Facilities
- Museum
- Children's Museum
- Theater
- Library
- Idea Lab
- Cinema
- Energy Exhibit
- Ithra Academy
- Dining Experience

Visiting times of Ithra center:
Saturday to Wednesday: 9:00 AM -12:00 AM
Thursday: 9:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Friday: 4:00PM - 1:00 AM
Sunday: Closed

Note: Children Museum and Energy Exhibit close their doors two hours before general closing

8386 Ring Rd, Gharb Al Dhahran, Dhahran 34461

International: +966 13 816 9799
Toll Free: 800 122 12 24

Media & Press:
Partnerships & Collaborations:

2023 Saudi Arabian Oil Co. King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture



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  • Media, Sports and Entertainment Group (MSE)
  • Gens de la Caraïbe
  • Groupe 30 Afrique
  • Alliance Française VANUATU
  • Zimbabwe : Culture Fund Of Zimbabwe Trust
  • RDC : Groupe TACCEMS
  • Rwanda : Positive Production
  • Togo : Kadam Kadam
  • Niger : ONG Culture Art Humanité
  • Collectif 2004 Images
  • Africultures Burkina-Faso
  • Bénincultures / Editions Plurielles
  • Africiné
  • Afrilivres

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