Ahmed Al-Issa new education minister

Updated 12 December 2015
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Ahmed Al-Issa new education minister

JEDDAH: In a shakeup announced on Friday, Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman relieved Education Minister Azzam Al-Dakhil of his position and appointed him as an adviser at the Royal Court.
Ahmed bin Mohammed Al-Issa was appointed as the new education minister.
The royal decree relieved Saleh bin Abdul Rahman Al-Shuhaib of his position as the deputy minister of civil service and Abdullah bin Saad Al-Malfi was appointed to that post.
Tawfiq Abdul Aziz Al-Sudairi was appointed as the deputy minister of Islamic Affairs, Call and Guidance for Mosques and Endowments Affairs.
Ali bin Nasser Al-Ghufais was relieved of his position as the governor of Technical and Vocational Training Corporation (TVTC) and Ahmed bin Fahd Al-Fuhaid was appointed to that post.
The royal order also appointed Abdul Aziz Al-Rowais as governor of the Communications and Information Technology Commission (CITC).
Mohammed Al-Suwaiket was relieved of his position as chairman of the Saudi Railways Organization (SRO) and Rumaih bin Mohammed Al-Rumaih was appointed to that post.
The royal order made Ali bin Nasser Al-Ghufais, Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz Al-Darrab and Saleh bin Abdul Rahman Al-Shuhaib new members of the Shoura Council.
Fahd bin Mohammed Al-Hathyan was appointed as a consultant at the Interior Ministry, and Jamaan bin Raqoosh as president of Naif Arab University for Security Sciences (NAUSS).
Saad bin Abdullah Al-Qahtani was appointed as a consultant at the Royal Court.


Family Zone proves a big hit at Ad Diriyah E Prix

Updated 10 min 15 sec ago
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Family Zone proves a big hit at Ad Diriyah E Prix

  • On offer were physically challenging activities such as a zipline, a net climbing wall, and a horse corral for the younger kids
  • At the heart of the park was an area dedicated to local artists and vendors, with everything from traditional foods to handmade soaps to artwork and clothing on display

RIYADH: The festivities at the Ad Diriyah E Prix event continued with the Family Zone, located at a park inside historical Ad Diriyah. Activities were many and varied, with both adults and children partaking in and enjoying the variety of activities on offer.

On offer were physically challenging activities such as a zipline, a net climbing wall, and a horse corral for the younger kids. In the middle of the park was a maze, and a VR biking station where you could race your friends on a digital track.



Costumed performers also entertained guests and posed with them for selfies. There was also a photobooth where guests could take commemorative photos with event-related props.

At the heart of the park was an area dedicated to local artists and vendors, with everything from traditional foods to handmade soaps to artwork and clothing on display. There were also challenge games where prizes could be won, and a craft area where you could create your own Formula E inspired artworks.

Further on, in the Al Bujairi section, were a photography exhibit, an art exhibit, and live musical acts. The area was adorned with oversized racecar driver helmets, painted by local artists.