The King Abdul Aziz House will hold the first Saudi Heritage Market at the King Abdul Aziz Historic Center
in Riyadh from September 19 through 26. The market, or souq, will feature models of the weekly markets
that have traditionally been held in the various parts of the Kingdom. The event, reflecting the
organization's concern to preserve Saudi culture and enlighten citizens about their heritage, is part of the
program marking the selection of Riyadh as Cultural Capital of the Arab World for the year 2000. It also
coincides with the Kingdom's National Day, which is celebrated on September 23.