Abdulhadi bin Ahmed Al-Mansouri, president of the General Authority for Civil Aviation

Abdulhadi bin Ahmed Al-Mansouri
Updated 09 May 2019

Abdulhadi bin Ahmed Al-Mansouri, president of the General Authority for Civil Aviation

  • Al-Mansouri holds a bachelor’s degree in computer science from King Abdul Aziz University in Jeddah
  • He served as assistant to the minister of transport, undersecretary at the Ministry of Health, and an adviser to the minister of energy, industry and mineral resources

Abdulhadi bin Ahmed Al-Mansouri has been appointed president of the General Authority for Civil Aviation (GACA) with the rank of minister, according to a royal decree issued on Tuesday.

Al-Mansouri expressed his thanks and appreciation to King Salman and the crown prince and said that he will exert all efforts to upgrade civil aviation performance.

Al-Mansouri holds a bachelor’s degree in computer science from King Abdul Aziz University in Jeddah. 

He served as assistant to the minister of transport, undersecretary at the Ministry of Health, and an adviser to the minister of energy, industry and mineral resources.

Al-Mansouri worked as vice president of financial affairs and operations at the King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center, director of the human resources department at King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center and administrative principal of international recruitment/ Saudis recruitment at Saudi Aramco.

He is the founder and director of Aramco Overseas Company Limited, president of the Arabian Society for Human Resource Management (ASHRM), and a board member of the International Federation of Training and Development Organization (IFTDO).

Al-Mansouri also served on a number of prominent boards, commissions and working groups. 


Madinah museum showcases over 2,000 rare artifacts

Updated 23 August 2019

Madinah museum showcases over 2,000 rare artifacts

  • The museum has issued more than 44 books and publications on Madinah’s architecture

MADINAH: Dar Al-Madinah Museum offers visitors the opportunity to view historical pieces associated with the Prophet’s life. It features artifacts that capture the history, heritage, social life and culture of Madinah.

The museum’s executive director, Hassan Taher, said that it aims to promote the noble values of the Prophet Muhammad, encourage a sense of belonging and capture the history, culture and heritage of Madinah. The exhibits start with the Prophet’s life and end with the Saudi era.

Taher said: “The museum carries out specialized research in Madinah’s architectural heritage. It contains a library of relevant books, research and magazines, all of which are accessible to researchers.”

He said that the museum has issued more than 44 books and publications on Madinah’s architecture.

Taher explained that when preparing the museum’s narrative, it was necessary to reconcile temporal and spatial contexts so they created an added moral and intellectual value for the visitor.

He added: “There are around 2,000 artifacts in the museum’s exhibition halls. These include antiquities, extremely accurate models, handicrafts, manuscripts, documents, correspondence, old publications, postage stamps, photographs and artworks.”

One of the museum’s most valuable exhibits is a large collection of rare pieces associated with important moments in the Prophet’s life and the history of Madinah. 

These include various parts of the Kaaba, rare coins used in Madinah during different eras, ancient pottery, Islamic manuscripts, jewelry and collectibles from the pre-Islamic era.

Taher said that the museum has a professional team of guides who speak several languages, including English, Turkish, Urdu and Malay.