Dar Al Rahmaniah
The city of Al Ghat is the birthplace of His Excellency Prince Abdulrahman Al Sudairy, where he was raised and lived with his family, and despite the lengthy times the founder spent away from his hometown he was keen on visiting it frequently accompanied by his sons and daughters.
In the year 1424H (2003 AD), based on the Founder’s wishes, his offspring decided to establish the Cultural Centre in the city of Al Ghat which they named Al Dar Al Rahmaniah. This Centre is a division of The Abdulrahman Al Sudairy Charity Foundation, and receives its own independent funding. Its vision and goals are derived from the main vision and goals of Abdulrahman Al Sudairy Cultural Centre.
Dar Al Rahmaniah is located in the middle of Al Araynah Orchard, which the founder dedicated to his parents on the date 06/03/1407H in their loving memory – peace be upon their soul. All the proceeds from the Orchard are used to fund Dar Al Rahmaniah.
During the construction of Dar Al Rahmaniah the surrounding rural environment of Al Ghat was taken into consideration, and as a result it was built according to the authentic Najdi style, where we see many mud buildings, Najdi arches, and a mosque with an open prayer courtyard overlooking the beautiful patio.
Perhaps one of the most distinguished features of Dar Al Rahmaniah was the usage of natural materials during construction, most of which were taken from the local environment, such as local hay and straw blocks, to construct the walls and ventilation towers. The ceilings were built using clay, palm leaves and local wood, while the floors and adjacent areas were constructed using Al Ghat stone and a tent canvas was used as a ceiling in the Lecture Hall.
The method of architecture used and the distinctive Najdi character added extra beauty to Dar Al Rahmaniah . In addition, the ancient-modern day cooling system it relies on to provide cool air has added extra value to this beautiful architectural site and has helped in reducing the costs of electric power making it one of the most popular environment friendly heritage buildings in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, a matter that perfectly summarizes the vision and wishes of its Founder.