Prince Saud Al-Faisal laid to rest

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Updated 13 July 2015

Prince Saud Al-Faisal laid to rest

RIYADH: As Prince Saud Al-Faisal was laid to rest in Makkah on Saturday, the profound diplomatic impact of his actions on Saudi foreign policy was recalled.
Secretary-General of King Abdul Aziz Center for National Dialogue (KACND) Faisal Al-Muammar said Prince Saud's far-sighted vision characterized Saudi Arabia’s diplomacy under extremely complex circumstances.
Al-Muammar expressed this view while conveying his condolences to Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman and the Saudi people on the death of Prince Saud in Los Angeles on Thursday.
He said such policy has maintained Saudi Arabia’s values and principles which established its position in the world by promoting cooperation, fraternal values, effective coexistence and peace building.
It fights against terrorism and extremism. Saudi Arabia has been associated with a global presence closely rooted in his ideas, his personality and professionalism.
Saudi Arabia and the Arab and Islamic worlds have lost a great political figure, he said.
Al-Muammar said: “It was due to his wisdom that his strategic vision of events and variables at different stages of his leadership of Saudi foreign policy that had significant impact on the success of many initiatives led by the Kingdom in his 40 years of service.
“His record has been full of national achievements in global politics and gave the Kingdom a privileged position in the field of international relationships built on respect and appreciation.”

Saudi drivers to make racing history with debuts at Ad Diriyah

Updated 13 December 2018

Saudi drivers to make racing history with debuts at Ad Diriyah

  • Two local heroes to take to the track in the first-ever Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY contest for production-based electric cars
  • Ahmed Bin Khanen and Bandar Alesayi of the Saudi Racing team will be among the first drivers to test Ad Diriyah track

RIYADH: Saudi motorsport has never looked so good as two drivers prepare for a historic debut in the Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY, the world’s first international championship for production-based electric cars, being launched at the racetrack created at the stunning UNESCO World Heritage site of Ad Diriyah.

Flying the flag for Saudi Arabia, the General Sports Authority (SAMF) and the Saudi Arabian Motor Federation (SAMF), Ahmed Bin Khanen and Bandar Alesayi of the Saudi Racing team will be among the first drivers to take to the track tomorrow.

Saudi fans can cheer them on during their free practice session at 3.45pm tomorrow (Friday, December 14), and see if they make it to the final of eTROPHY at 12.50pm on Saturday (December 15).

Ahmed Bin Khanen, Saudi Racing said: “It’s really great to be part of the Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY Championship, especially as the first race is in Saudi Arabia with my family and friends. I hope to get a good race result and most importantly, make the race exciting for fans to watch.”

The Saturday eTrophy final precedes the main ABB FIA Formula E race, the 2018 ‘Saudia’ Ad Diriyah E-Prix.

Single-day tickets from Friday at SR330 are still available at, along with three-day tickets from SR950.