TheFace: Lubna Alomair, KSA's first female Olympic fencer

Lubna Alomair with her child. (AN photo by Ziyad Alarfaj)
Updated 21 June 2018
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TheFace: Lubna Alomair, KSA's first female Olympic fencer

  • She has a master’s degree with honors in business information technology from DePaul University, Chicago
  • She now works for the Quality of Life Program, a Vision 2030 program

Lubna Alomair is the first Saudi female Olympic fencer. In celebration of her achievements, an image of her was showcased on the tallest building in Riyadh during Saudi National Day in 2017. In 2014, she co-founded the Dhahran Fencing Club, the first in the country for women to train in the sport. She has a master’s degree with honors in business information technology from DePaul University, Chicago. She worked for Saudi Aramco in the engineering services department for three years, and for more than a year in the office of the minister of energy and mineral resources on a special assignment. She now works for the Quality of Life Program, a Vision 2030 program. Besides all of this, she is also a wife and a new mother.


Saudi Hajj Ministry issues new web link for Qatari pilgrims after Doha blocking

Updated 20 July 2018
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Saudi Hajj Ministry issues new web link for Qatari pilgrims after Doha blocking

  • The new link was made available as part of King Salman’s efforts to facilitate the arrival of all pilgrims
  • The Saudi Ministry of Hajj and Umrah said it welcomes the arrival of Qatari pilgrims this year irrespective of the on-going Gulf dispute

RIYADH: The Saudi Ministry of Hajj and Umrah announced that is has allocated a new website link to receive the requests of Qataris who wish to perform Hajj after the Qatari authorities blocked the old one.
Qataris wishing to perform Hajj can use the following link: https://qh1.Hajj.gov.sa instead of the old one (https://qh.Hajj.gov.sa), Saudi Press Agency reported.
The new link was made available as part of King Salman’s efforts to facilitate the arrival of all pilgrims and ensure that any obstacles that they may face are overcome.
The Saudi Ministry of Hajj and Umrah said it welcomes the arrival of Qatari pilgrims this year irrespective of the on-going Gulf dispute.
Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and the UAE — collectively known as the Anti-Terror Quartet — imposed a boycott on Qatar in June 2017 over Doha’s alleged ties with terror groups. Doha denies the charges.