Stuart Jeffries

Saudi Arabia’s burgeoning art scene

The Crown Prince hopes to transform a cultural dustbowl into a jewel in the Arabian crown and sanitise a country known for oil and oppression

Where the desert can admire its own reflection: the world’s largest mirrored building, the Maraya cultural centre in Al-’Ula, home to a concert hall and the exhibition What Lies Within. Credit: Tuul and Bruno Morandi / Alamy Stock Photo

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