TheFace: Samira Khalid Al-Ghamdi, clinical psychologist and TV presenter

Samira Khalid Al-Ghamdi. (AN photo by Ziyad Alarfaj)
Updated 14 September 2018
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TheFace: Samira Khalid Al-Ghamdi, clinical psychologist and TV presenter

  • Al-Ghamdi says her main goal in life is to see that every child gets their right to a safe and secure home and a healthy environment
  • Al-Ghamdi does her bit by dedicating her free time to community service and charitable foundations, specifically those dealing with children and family abuse

As a clinical psychologist, TV presenter, media specialist and member of the protection committee in the Saudi Ministry of Health, Samira Khalid Al-Ghamdi wears several hats.

A single mother with three children — 26-year-old Abdul Malik who is an economics major, 23-year-old Jummar, a dentistry graduate; and 19-year-old Jana who is studying pharmacology — Al-Ghamdi says her main goal in life is to see that every child gets their right to a safe and secure home and a healthy environment.

As the founder and chairman of Hemaya — Saudi Arabia’s first anti-bullying foundation — she does her bit by dedicating her free time to community service and charitable foundations, specifically those dealing with children and family abuse.

This is when she is not presenting news on several TV channels in Saudi Arabia and the UAE.

Her hobbies include traveling and exploring different countries, something that resulted from her love for history, which she considers to be the foundation of every culture.

She says her only dream now is to live a simple life — one that is devoid of technology — on a farm with her three Pomeranian house dogs. 


UAE body lauds Saudi Arabia’s efforts at enhancing security

Updated 17 January 2019
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UAE body lauds Saudi Arabia’s efforts at enhancing security

  • “The Kingdom acts as a safety net for the Arab and Islamic worlds,” says Federal National Council chair

JEDDAH: A prominent member of the UAE Federal National Council (FNC) has praised the Kingdom’s efforts at enhancing security and development.

Amal Al-Qubaisi, FNC chairperson and speaker, met with members of the Saudi Shoura Council during a delegation visit to the UAE headed by Ahmed Al-Ghamdi, deputy chairman of the Saudi-Emirati Parliamentary Friendship Committee.

Al-Qubaisi reiterated that unity on various regional and international issues enhances security and stability.

“The Kingdom acts as a safety net for the Arab and Islamic worlds,” she said during a meeting at the FNC headquarters in Abu Dhabi. “King Salman is a father figure to both the Saudi and Emirati people.”

Al-Qubaisi said Saudi-Emirati strategic relations are reflected in coordination efforts between the Shoura Council and the FNC and commended the work of Shoura Council Chairman Abdullah Al-Asheikh.

Al-Ghamdi said strong fraternal relations between the two countries would strengthen regional unity and counter foreign actors attempting to sow the seeds of discord.

He also reiterated that the two nations share a common history, lineage and culture.

During the meeting, the two sides discussed ways that the council and FNC could enhance parliamentary relations.

The delegation also met with the Gulf Cooperation Council Parliamentary Friendship Group, which was headed by Mohammed Al-Ameri, chairman of the FNC Defense, Interior and Foreign Affairs Committee. FNC Secretary-General Ahmed Al-Dhaheri was also present at the meeting.

Delegation members also partially attended a regular FNC session, in which they got a glimpse into the council’s day-to-day operations.