1001 Inventions welcomes 450,000 visitors in Jeddah

Award-winning exhibition enjoys record-breaking 4 weeks

Jeddah, KSA, February 16, 2014 – More than 450,000 people visited an award-winning 1001 Inventionsexhibition held in Jeddah during a one month-long residency in the Saudi city, which closed last week. The exhibition highlighted the scientific and technological achievements of Muslim Civilisation, and was an anchor attraction within the Saudi Aramco iThra Knowledge Programme – one of the programmes organized by King AbdulAziz Center for World Culture.

This large scale 1001 Inventions exhibition had been previously declared the world’s best by the European museums Industry in 2011, and enjoyed blockbuster residencies in LondonNew YorkLos Angeles,Washington DC and Istanbul prior to visiting Jeddah. The show has also visited Sweden and Malaysia, with more than 3.5 million people coming to visit the exhibitions to date.

1001 Inventions is an international educational organization that creates productions that highlight a period known as the “Golden Age of Muslim Civilisation.”

Ahmed Salim, Producer and Managing Director of 1001 Inventions, said: “The incredible public response to this 1001 Inventions in Jeddah has shown that there is huge interest in The Kingdom for the history of Muslim Civilisation and its relevance to our lives today. We are grateful for the support our work has received from the people of Saudi Arabia and Saudi Aramco, who have been instrumental in ensuring that this important, world-renowned show, is being made available to the people of this country.

“We look forward to working closely with our local partners and supporters to ensure that the importance of Muslim heritage in the fields of medicine, engineering, astronomy, agriculture, geology, mathematics, and architecture are given the recognition it deserves. Many of those achievements still have an impact of the way we live our lives today.”

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The exhibition shown in Jeddah featured more than 60 exhibits targeting all age groups. The hands-on, interactive and state-of-the-art family-friendly show introduced visitors to the wonders of scientific advancement the world had inherited from Muslim Civilisation. This 1001 Inventions exhibition was voted the world’s best touring exhibition by the Museum and Heritage Excellence Awards in London in 2011.

About 1001 Inventions

1001 Inventions is an award-winning educational organisation that is championing an international effort to celebrate the achievements of Muslim Civilisation.

Working with a network of high profile international partners and world’s leading academics, 1001 Inventionsproduces world-class experiences, blockbuster interactive exhibitions, short feature films, live shows, books and classroom learning materials that are being used by hundreds of thousands of educators around the world.

Through its award-winning multi-media productions, 1001 Inventions showcases one thousand years of contributions from inspirational men and women of different faiths and cultures in a civilisation that spread from Spain to China.

1001 Inventions has already helped engage with over 70 million people. It is unique both in terms of its quality content and productions, and its unrivalled success in reaching the hearts and minds of millions of people around the world.

The 1001 Inventions brand focuses on socially relevant media aiming to accelerate change, engage and inspire audiences.


  • Brand reaches over 70 million people worldwide
  • Award-winning films seen by over 33 million viewers
  • Blockbuster exhibitions visited by over 3.5 million people
  • Over 200,000 worldwide book sales
  • Over 16.5 million website visitors.
  • Over 2,5 million registered member fan base
  • Media Coverage in 78 countries
  • 27 International Awards

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