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DUBAI: Japanese Ambassador to Saudi Arabia IWAI Fumio is taking his followers through every step of his journey in the Kingdom’s UNESCO World Heritage site, AlUla.
On Monday, Iwai tweeted explaining that after the conclusion of a series of events celebrating Japan, including the Emperor’s Birthday, he will be touring different regions in Saudi Arabia. He added that he hoped to see his friends wherever he goes.
بعد اختتام فعاليات المهرجان الياباني بنجاح والحمد لله. أعود لأستأنف موسم جولاتي في مناطق المملكة… أتطلع إلى رؤية أصدقائي أينما ذهبت…— Iwai Fumio🇯🇵 (@FumioIwai) March 14, 2022
Later that day, the ambassador posted that he had arrived at the site safely, preparing to show his followers what he will be up to during his time there.
الحمدلله وصلت إلى العلا بالسلامة. pic.twitter.com/BMbLdUYphU— Iwai Fumio🇯🇵 (@FumioIwai) March 14, 2022
On Tuesday morning, Iwai posed for a picture in front of the scenery at AlUla, describing the fresh and crisp air, claiming he had woken up early just to catch a whiff of it. The Japanese ambassador said in a tweet that the weather was colder than he had anticipated.
أسعد الله صباحكم بالخير والبركة من مدينة العلا هذه المرة … استيقظت مبكرًا حتى أتمكن من استنشاق الهواء الصافي والنقي … هذا الصباح— Iwai Fumio🇯🇵 (@FumioIwai) March 15, 2022
الجو كان باردًا ولم أتوقع ذلك. pic.twitter.com/AOSE2l4z8S
He went on to explain that he visited Al Hajar, which is a municipality and village in AlUla. He also visited the site’s Dadan area, the ancient Kingdom of the Lihyanite and Dadanite civilizations. Afterwards, he saw Jabal Ikmah, a mountain near to the ancient city of Dadan.
Iwai said he enjoyed learning more about the Arabian Peninsula’s ancient history.
من خلال زيارتي إلى كل من منطقة الحجر ودادان وجبل عكمة، تعرفت على عراقة وتاريخ الجزيرة العربية من جديد والذي أعجبني إعجابًا كبيرًا. pic.twitter.com/5NsrI1xcPv— Iwai Fumio🇯🇵 (@FumioIwai) March 15, 2022
The ambassador made sure to include his wife, Mrs. Iwai, in his photo series, tweeting that she was also enjoying her first day touring the heritage site.
استمتعت زوجتي بجولتها في اليوم الأول بالعلا والحمدلله. pic.twitter.com/t82EDfOyH3— Iwai Fumio🇯🇵 (@FumioIwai) March 16, 2022
Iwai is greatly popular on Twitter, with many of his followers joyful he tweets in Arabic and is very involved in Saudi Arabia’s culture.