Saudi Arabia introduces virtual reality historical tours on metaverse platform

Saudi Arabia has introduced an array of heritage attractions and immersive experiences in the metaverse, marking a significant leap in cultural engagement and expression.

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The Ministry of Culture has launched the Saudi Heritage Metaverse platform, a pioneering initiative that offers virtual reality history walks dedicated to various aspects of Saudi culture, including music, art, history, culinary arts, and crafts. This platform, accessible to people in the UK and worldwide, also features mini-video games for added entertainment.

Powered by the artificial intelligence system for Generative Media Intelligence (GMI), this technology represents a groundbreaking national endeavor. Interested individuals can register for participation through the designated link provided by the Ministry.The Saudi Heritage Metaverse platform presents a diverse range of cultural shows, performances, and digital innovations, all enhanced by GMI technology. It provides users with a dynamic digital environment where they can engage in various activities and attractions, offering a lifelike experience that mirrors real-life celebrations, including the Kingdom’s Founding Day festivities.

Moreover, the platform's Performance Center hosts live streaming events, such as the Founding Day Commencement Symphony Concert, further enriching the cultural experience. Designed as a fully immersive, web-based experience compatible with Mobile XR, the Ministry's Metaverse platform ensures accessibility across a wide range of devices, including mobile phones, VR headsets, desktops, and other digital devices. This accessibility underscores the Ministry's commitment to inclusivity, enabling a diverse global audience to explore and engage with Saudi culture's rich history.

This initiative represents a significant milestone in cultural participation, offering millions of people from Saudi Arabia and around the world the opportunity to experience Saudi events in the metaverse. By partnering with DroppGroup and utilizing Hyperledger Fabric 2.5 blockchain technology, the Ministry is at the forefront of advancing cultural expression and participation in the digital age.

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