Ibrahim bin Abdullah Alrwosa, spokesman of the Saudi General Authority of Civil Aviation

Updated 14 May 2019

Ibrahim bin Abdullah Alrwosa, spokesman of the Saudi General Authority of Civil Aviation

Ibrahim bin Abdullah Alrwosa was recently appointed as the official spokesman for the General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA), in addition to his role as the director of its media center.

Alrwosa has a track record of working for different media institutions in Saudi Arabia in different capacities. 

He started his career as a journalist. He worked as the editor in chief of Alfyha E-News between 2003 and 2007. Prior to that, he worked at the Imam Mohammad bin Saud University Magazine between 1999 and 2003.

In 2007, he joined the Saudi Press Agency, where he worked for almost 12 years until 2018. Alrwosa has also worked for Al-Jazirah newspaper as an investigative journalist and editor.

He is currently the editor in chief of GACA’s Civil Aviation Magazine. Alrwosa has also spent time as a journalism lecturer at Imam Mohammed bin Saud University between 1999 and 2003.

Alrwosa has a bachelor’s degree in Arabic from the Riyadh-based Imam Mohammad bin Saud Islamic University. He is also an accredited media trainer and author, with his byline appearing in several publications. He writes on a wide range of issues. 

Alrwosa’s latest book, published in 2018, explores a range of tools and skills for editors, including digital news content management systems, technical features of digital media, modern editorial features, and more. He has also presented a number of radio and television programs.

During the latest meeting of the Saudi Journalists Forum recently held in Riyadh, participants congratulated Alrwosa on his latest appointment at the aviation authority. 

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.