The King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture is located in Dhahran in the Eastern Province the Cultural Center will provide for a wide range of activities serving the local population and becoming a cultural landmark on both a regional, national and global horizon. The project contains diverse cultural facilities, including an auditorium, cinema, library, exhibition hall, museum, and archive. The auditorium will seat 930 visitors and will provide for a wide range of events ranging from opera, symphony concerts, musicals, and lectures etc. Together with the smaller cinema, this will be an unrivaled venue for the performing arts in the Kingdom. The library will become a center of learning containing some 200,000 books on open access and catering for all ages and categories of users. The great exhibition hall will accommodate large scale traveling exhibitions, as well as providing the setting for social events, banquets, and conferences. The museum and archive facilities connect the vibrant cultural life of the center to the past and to the very roots of the society from which this center is conceived.