By FATIMA SIDIYA | ARAB NEWS
JEDDAH: Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah has approved the restoration of two historic mosques in Jeddah, Prince Sultan bin Salman, president of the Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities, said on Wednesday.
He said Al-Shafi and Al-Mimar mosques would be refurbished after he visited the city’s historical area.
When asked about the delay by UNESCO to consider the area a heritage site, he replied: “The UNESCO issue has been discussed much more than it deserves. It is not a difficult issue. When we work in the right way, Jeddah’s historical area will remain historic whether it is registered with UNESCO or not.