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Saudi Arabia opens museum dedicated to the Prophet

The International Exhibition and Museum of the Life of the Prophet and Islamic Civilization has been inaugurated in Saudi Arabia.

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The museum features state-of-the-art technology, including holography, a 4DX theater, virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR), reports Arab News.

It is located near the Prophet’s Mosque in the Al Madinah Province of Saudi Arabia. It features an exhibition dedicated to the history of women in Islam.

The opening ceremony was attended by the Governor of Madinah, Shehzada Faisal bin Salman. He praised the museum’s use of technology and said the museum is the first of many similar offerings in Islamic countries.

The Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia, Muḥammad bin Salman, said the project is part of the country’s vision to enhance visitor experiences and offerings.

The museum will be managed by Raabta-e-Alam-e-Islami, also known as the Muslim World League (MWL), an NGO based in Mecca, Saudi Arabia.

VR and AR at new museum in Saudi Arabia

MWL said the museum hopes to “instill the spirit of love and goodness and the meanings of mercy, humanity, moderation, tolerance and coexistence, as well as to spread the message of Islam among people using state-of-the-art means”.

The attraction is dedicated to the life of Prophet Muhammad and other Prophets. It explores justice, peace, mercy, tolerance and moderation, as well as the history of Islam.

Prince Faisal said the museums represents “a historical legacy from which to spread the correct Prophetic approach… to all parts of the world so as to demonstrate the tolerance and moderation of Islam.”

Saudi Arabia is creating a host of attractions and giga-projects as part of Vision 2030. This aims to diversify the economy and reduce the country’s reliance on oil.

Don Potts, President of Parks and Attractions at Qiddiya, previously shared an exclusive update and video footage with blooloop.

Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund (PIF) recently launched Cruise Saudi, which will contribute to the Kingdom’s attempt to become a tourist destination, in line with Vision 2030.

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Bea Mitchell

Bea is a journalist specialising in entertainment, attractions and tech with 10 years' experience. She has written and edited for publications including CNET, BuzzFeed, Digital Spy, Evening Standard and BBC. Bea graduated from King's College London and has an MA in journalism.

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