1001 Inventions success in Dhahran


50,000 visitors at Aramco Cultural Program

19th July 2012, Dhahran, KSA
: The award-winning interactive exhibition, 1001 Inventions, has completed a blockbuster residency in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, welcoming more than 50,000 visitors over a 4-week period. The exhibition was an anchor attraction at the Saudi Aramco Cultural Program (SACP), between the 21st of June and the 18th of July 2012, at the Aramco Cultural Park in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia.

Following successful residencies in London, Istanbul, New York, Los Angeles and Abu Dhabi - where it has attracted a combined audience of 2 million - 1001 Inventions partnered with Saudi Aramco to introduce this blockbuster exhibition to audiences in Saudi Arabia for the first time.

1001 Inventions Exhibition has specially designed this bi-lingual exhibition for the Middle East. It uses highly sophisticated technology featuring many new electronic games and hands-on exhibits, which utilise the latest advances in interactive entertainment. This has all been possible thanks to the generosity of numerous supporters, including our ‘Global Strategic Partner’ Abdul Latif Jameel Community Initiatives (ALJCI).”

About Saudi Aramco Cultural Program

The Kingdom-wide 2012 Saudi Aramco Cultural Program, is an array of entertaining, educational and athletic activities for everyone. A series of events including arts, culture, heritage, education, sports and entertainment taking place in Dhahran, Riyadh, Jiddah, Abha, Najran and Medina.

About 1001 Inventions

1001 Inventions is a leading and award-winning international science and cultural heritage brand reaching over 50 million people around the world.

1001 Inventions uncovers a thousand years of scientific and cultural achievements from Muslim Civilisation from the 7th century onwards, and how those contributions helped create the foundations of our modern world.

Through its award-winning educational programmes, books, blockbuster exhibitions, live shows, films and learning products, 1001 Inventions showcases the contributions of inspirational men and women of different faiths and cultures in a civilisation that spread from Spain to China.


Construction of the new 1001 Inventions touring exhibition was sponsored by Abdul Latif Jameel Community Initiatives (ALJCI). ALJCI is the Corporate Social Responsibility arm of the ALJ Group, which is a Toyota automobiles distributor in 13 different countries. ALJCI plans and operates numerous global programs, such as poverty-alleviation initiatives, artistic and educational projects and technology innovation grants, including a long history of scholarships for students at Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

For further information about Abdul Latif Jameel Community Initiatives visit www.aljci.org.