Record number of travelers cross King Fahd Causeway over Eid

The King Fahd causeway. (AFP)
Updated 03 July 2017

Record number of travelers cross King Fahd Causeway over Eid

JEDDAH — The King Fahd Causeway recorded the highest number of travelers since its opening with 342,810 people crossing during four days of the Eid Al-Fitr holiday.
Spokesman for Eastern Province Passports Department Col. Mualla bin Marzouq told Al-Hayat newspaper that the increased flow of travelers did not affect security aspects and the speed of processing paperwork at the crossing.
The 25-kilometer-long and 23.2-meter-wide causeway connecting Saudi Arabia and Bahrain was opened in November 1986 and has since contributed in expanding the two countries’ commercial exchange. The bridge cost $564 million and took over four years to build.


Abdullah bin Mufreh Al-Dhayabi, president of Tabuk University

Updated 11 December 2019

Abdullah bin Mufreh Al-Dhayabi, president of Tabuk University

  • Al-Dhayabi began his academic career as a lecturer at KAU
  • Al-Dhayabi is a member of the higher committees for female colleges in the Kingdom

RIYADH: Dr. Abdullah bin Mufreh Al-Dhayabi has been the president of Tabuk University since October 2017.

Prior to that, he was the deputy head of educational affairs at King Abdul Aziz University (KAU) in Jeddah, where he served in the position for one year. 

He has also been the chairman of the promotion and job competition committee, as well as the safety committee, at Tabuk University since November 2012. 

Al-Dhayabi began his academic career as a lecturer at KAU, where he received his bachelor’s degree in mathematics from the College of Science. 

He later traveled abroad to pursue his higher education, earning his master’s degree in mathematics from the University of Missouri, US. He obtained his doctorate from the University of Birmingham, UK.

After that, he returned to the Kingdom and joined KAU as an assistant professor. He remained in that position from 2005 to 2010, then served as an associate professor between 2010 and 2014.

Al-Dhayabi is a member of the higher committees for female colleges in the Kingdom and the community colleges higher committee at the Ministry of Higher Education.

He congratulated King Salman on the release of the government’s annual budget for 2020.

“Approximately one-fifth of the budget is allocated to education, which reflects the leadership’s keenness to invest in the human element through education and training ... to open new horizons and job opportunities for Saudi youth and encourage them to invest in the diverse resources in the Kingdom,” Al-Dhayabi said.