Ithraeyat Magazine

Welcome to Ithraeyat Magazine!

Ithraeyat, a monthly Cultural Magazine was launched digitally by The King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture (Ithra).

Created to inspire minds and enrich hearts, this Saudi inspired platform with an expansive international outlook will capture the art scene and the culture of art by bringing together a mosaic of stories collected from across the Kingdom, the region and beyond.

Isolation (Issue#1)
Ithraeyat introduces their first issue digitally; featuring the work of Saudi artist pioneer Tagreed Al Bagshi on the cover, the theme is isolation. The first edition delivers cultural tales that inspire during COVID-19’s precarious times. Browse it now!

Numbers (Issue#2)
An exclusive debut art piece by Saudi pioneer artist Lulwah Al-Homoud, to our special guest columnist Sheikha Alyazia bint Nahyan Al-Nahyan and a downloadable ‘Eid Gift’ from Barjeel Art Foundation, founded by UAE’S cultural icon Sultan Sooud Al Qassemi. Browse it now!

Nostalgia (issue #3)
We pay homage to Nostalgia in all its forms. In this issue we remeet 'the mother of art" Safeya Binzagr, the legendary artist behind Makkah Gate (Dia Aziz Dia) and reflect over the comics, the food, and the art that make us reminisce. Browse it now!

Joy (issue #4)
In this issue of Ithraeyat Magazine we pay homage to joy's many forms and colors. We meet renowned artists HH Shaikha Hala Al-Khalifa, HH Princess Reem Al-Faisal, Abdulrhman Al-Faiz and many others who explore the joy of art in their lives. We also welcome a treasure from the prestigious Aga Khan Museum, and special 'art coloring' Eid gifts from the celebrated Barjeel Art Foundation and Google Art and Culture. Browse it now!

Legends (issue #5)
Moon and Sun gods and goddess. A golden mask, a lost city in the desert, women who rode lions, and mysterious magical creatures—these are just a handful of legends from Arabia and later Saudi Arabia you can discover in this latest issue of Ithraeyat. On the cover is the exclusive debut of ‘Al Qatt Al Thamudi’ by Saudi artist Ali Al-Shareef who has been studying rock art for three decades. It will be taken to Unesco. Browse it now!

Nation (Issue#6)
In this latest issue of Ithraeyat, we celebrate the Nation and all it stands for and our connection to our homeland. We explore its art, its symbols, its music, and the Saudi figures from history and the many who played a role in the foundation of such a vibrant, multifaceted nation. We also celebrate the 90th Saudi National Day, and pay homage to its many stories. Browse it now!

Gardens (Issue#7)
We pay homage to Gardens in the 7th issue of Ithraeyat, for a garden has brought many a sense of peace and purpose in the COVID-19 era of isolation and anxiety. In this issue, we enjoy the bold and vibrant art of Saudi artist Nawal Musali, featured on the cover, we reflect on 'Chaharbagh' and Islamic gardens, we are taken on an aromatic journey in Taif-- the City of Roses-- and many other colorful stories. Browse it now!

Travels (Issue#8)
In this latest issue of Ithraeyat, we pay homage to Travels. Here we discover past and present explorers, re-meet historic figures like the 'Lion of the Sea', read about a unique traveling minbar, trek across books and deserts to legendary sites like Okaz, and honor the precious tools we once carried to navigate through the world and our lives. We reflect over renowned Saudi artist Maha Malluh's cover art titled "Journey of a lifetime" in honour of the legendary traveler Lady Zainab Cobbold (1867-1963).Browse it now!

Childhood (Issue#9)
In homage to those fun times, Ithraeyat pays tribute to Childhood. From our favorite candy to board and video games, to cartoons and songs to fairytales and toys, we each have a special attachment to those days when all was possible, even creating a spaceship from discarded cardboard boxes and blankets or chasing a rusty old wheel. A great part of our childhood is shared with our families, and so we chose the intimate cover art by the iconic Saudi artist Dia Aziz Dia, titled ‘Doha ya Doha.’ Enjoy discovering the different playful stories in issue 009.There is something for everyone in this issue.(1867-1963).Browse it now!