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  • Ahmed Saleh

Ministry of Culture launches Cultural Universe platform for immersive heritage experience

Riyadh, March 17, 2024, The Ministry of Culture has unveiled Cultural Universe, an innovative platform (https://cup.moc.gov.sa) that harnesses metaverse technology to offer users an immersive and interactive experience of Saudi Arabia's diverse heritage.

Upon entering the platform, visitors are invited to embark on a virtual journey through time, starting from the establishment of Saudi Arabia in 1727 and spanning to the present day. Cultural Universe delves into various facets of Saudi culture, including arts, architecture, design, heritage, theater, cinema, culinary arts, libraries, visual arts, and literature.

What sets Cultural Universe apart is its extensive customization features. Users can personalize their experience by creating avatars, controlling their movements within the platform, and adjusting graphics and language settings to suit their preferences. The platform provides a captivating 360-degree view of the virtual environment, allowing users to explore every detail and immerse themselves fully.

Moreover, Cultural Universe offers insights into the Ministry of Culture and its affiliated entities, providing users with a deeper understanding of ongoing efforts to preserve and promote Saudi Arabia's cultural legacy.

This groundbreaking platform represents a significant advancement in leveraging metaverse technology for cultural purposes. It offers a unique and engaging opportunity for people worldwide to discover and appreciate the rich tapestry of Saudi culture, fostering a deeper connection with its history and traditions.


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