FaceOf: Dr. Osama bin Mohammed Al-Shuaibi, Saudi ambassador to Indonesia

Dr. Osama bin Mohammed Al-Shuaibi
Updated 12 November 2018
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FaceOf: Dr. Osama bin Mohammed Al-Shuaibi, Saudi ambassador to Indonesia

  • Al-Shuaibi holds a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Cleveland State University in Ohio, US

Dr. Osama bin Mohammed Al-Shuaibi is Saudi Arabia’s ambassador to Indonesia.

Prior to his appointment as the envoy in September 2016, he served as the military attaché in Indonesia and Singapore between 2001 and 2016. Before joining the diplomatic corps, he was an officer in the Saudi armed forces. In the forces, he served his country in different capacities.

Al-Shuaibi holds a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Cleveland State University in Ohio, US. He graduated in 1989. 

He also attended several courses in Saudi Arabia and abroad including 17 specialized military courses. He has also represented the Kingdom at various conferences and symposiums in Asia.

Earlier this year, Indonesia’s University of Pendidikan awarded Al-Shuaibi with an honorary doctorate in human relations from the Department of Values and Ethics Education. The university awarded the doctorate in recognition of his efforts in supporting education in his host country. Al-Shuaibi is the first ambassador in Indonesia to have received such an honor.

On Saturday, the Saudi ambassador met with a team from the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief) in Jakarta. 

KSRelief team is currently undertaking relief operations in the Indonesian central island of Sulawesi following an earthquake. The KSRelief is distributing food and shelter aid in the devastated parts of the island.

During the meeting, Al-Shuaibi said the Kingdom always proactively takes part in humanitarian projects across the world.


Saudi ministry: More than 3 million Umrah visas issued so far

The Vision 2030 reform plan aims to attract more than 30 million Umrah pilgrims, and provide them with excellent services and an outstanding experience. (SPA)
Updated 20 January 2019
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Saudi ministry: More than 3 million Umrah visas issued so far

  • Developing Hajj and Umrah organizations and services in the Kingdom is among the top priorities of the Saudi government

JEDDAH: The number of Umrah visas issued this year has reached 3,024,272, of which 2,561,541 pilgrims have arrived in the Kingdom, according to data provided by the Hajj and Umrah Ministry.
There are 399,479 pilgrims still in the Kingdom, with 277,372 in Makkah and 122,107 in Madinah.
Most pilgrims — 2,288,789 — came to the Kingdom by air, while 257,266 entered by land and 15,486 arrived by sea.
The largest number of pilgrims are from Pakistan (681,392) followed by Indonesia (447,450), India (306,470), Yemen (146,067), Malaysia (142,290), Algeria (92,752), Turkey (86,925), Egypt (85,438), Bangladesh (53,131) and the UAE (62,927).
The weekly data also included the number of Saudi staff within Umrah companies and institutions. They are 9,983 Saudis including 8,259 males and 1,724 females.
Developing Hajj and Umrah organizations and services in the Kingdom is among the top priorities of the Saudi government.
The Vision 2030 reform plan aims to attract more than 30 million Umrah pilgrims, and provide them with excellent services and an outstanding experience.