FaceOf: Fahad Al-Jubeir, mayor of the Eastern Province

Fahad Al-Jubeir
Updated 31 January 2019

FaceOf: Fahad Al-Jubeir, mayor of the Eastern Province

Fahad Al-Jubeir has been mayor of the Eastern Province since March 2013.

The central Awamiyah project in Qatif was opened by the province governor, Prince Saud bin Naif, on Wednesday.

Al-Jubeir said he was delighted at the progress made in central Awamiyah, calling it one of the most ambitious transformations in the Kingdom.

“The inauguration of the central Awamiyah project is a vital step in the comprehensive development of Qatif and its cities, so that it remains a cultural hub,” he said.

“It was an architectural masterpiece, with its high towers, spacious courtyards, traditional souqs and cultural center and would become a source of pride in Qatif.”

Al-Jubeir has a bachelor’s in civil engineering from King Saud University (KSU) and a diploma in advanced project management from the University of Arizona.

He was in a project management position with Riyadh municipality until 1987 and led the Unaizah Municipality from 1993 to 1999.

Al-Jubeir was at the Ministry of Municipal Affairs between 1999 and 2004, and mayor of Al-Ahsa from 2004 until 2013.

He has been the head of the Al-Ahsa Municipality Council, a member of the National Traffic Safety Committee, the Saudi Engineers Council, the Saudi Heritage Preservation Society, the Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage in Al-Ahsa, the education council in the Eastern Province and the supervisory committee at KSU’s engineering faculty.

He is chairman of the Gulf Road and Transport Engineering Society and a board member of the General Entertainment Authority.

Crown prince award ‘will build Saudi-Sino cultural bridges’

Updated 22 February 2019

Crown prince award ‘will build Saudi-Sino cultural bridges’

ARAB NEWS BEIJING: Leading academics and literary talents from Saudi Arabia and China will be honored under an award scheme sponsored by Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.
Saudi Arabia’s Minister of Culture Prince Badr bin Abdullah bin Farhan announced the Prince Mohammed bin Salman Award for Cultural Cooperation between the Kingdom and China during a visit to King Abdul Aziz Public Library at Peking University in Beijing on Thursday.
The announcement was made on the eve of the Saudi crown prince’s visit to China, the latest stop on an Asian tour.
The cultural cooperation award will honor leading academics, translators and high-achievers from the Kingdom and China in the categories: Best scientific research in Arabic, best artistic work, best Chinese-Arabic book translation and vice versa, person of the year, and most influential person of the year in the cultural milieu.
Prince Badr bin Abdullah bin Farhan said: “This partnership is in the name of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and represents the common commitment to build cultural bridges between the two countries, developing cultural exchange, and promoting artistic and academic opportunities for our citizens.”
He said the yearly award will promote language, literature, and Arabic and creative arts in China, and encourage cultural exchange.
The Kingdom and China have a long history of cultural cooperation, including the annual Arabic Arts Festival.
The King Abdul Aziz Public Library at Peking University was inaugurated in 2017 during King Salman’s official visit to China, where he received an honorary doctorate degree.