Saudi cultural buzz brought to Crown Prince Camel Festival in Taif

The Saudi culture authority seeks to provide myriad cultural activities suitable for all segments of society. (SPA)
Updated 14 September 2018

Saudi cultural buzz brought to Crown Prince Camel Festival in Taif

  • The program includes an exhibition of visual arts, Arabic calligraphy, live theater performances

The General Culture Authority has announced its participation in the exhibition accompanying the Crown Prince Camel Festival in Taif, through a variety of programs and cultural events.

The program includes an exhibition of visual arts, Arabic calligraphy, live theater performances, as well as workshops to provide opportunities for Saudi artists to highlight their talents and inspire the young generation to develop their creative skills.

The authority seeks to provide myriad cultural activities suitable for all segments of society as part of its plans to enhance the local cultural movement to achieve Vision 2030 and provide an innovative environment that paves the way for raising a generation distinguished in culture, arts and literature. 


Hani Al-Muqbil, Saudi nominee to the ALECSO executive council

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Hani Al-Muqbil, Saudi nominee to the ALECSO executive council

Hani Al-Muqbil was recently nominated as Saudi Arabia’s representative in the executive council of the Arab League Educational, Cultural and Scientific Organization (ALECSO), based in Tunisia. 

King Salman approved the nomination based on the recommendation of Prince Badr bin Abdullah bin Farhan, culture minister and chairman of the Saudi National Commission for Education, Culture and Science.

Al-Muqbil has more than 17 years’ experience in different governmental entities, including in the cultural and charitable sectors. He recently worked on a project to nominate the Kingdom for membership of UNESCO’s executive board, and was secretary of the nomination committee. 

He worked as executive director of the King Salman Youth Center between 2014 and 2017, then as a member of its board of directors.  

He worked as an adviser to the secretary-general of the Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdul Aziz Foundation (Misk), where he is a member of several boards, including the board of directors of the Misk Art Institute, the Misk Initiatives Center, Manga Productions and the Misk Media Forum. 

Prior to that, Al-Muqbil served as general manager of communication for the King Abdul Aziz and His Companions Foundation for Giftedness and Creativity (Mawhiba), which provides training and internship opportunities to gifted students across the country.

Al-Muqbil is a graduate of Harvard Business School in the field of leadership, where he completed various executive training programs. He also holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from King Saud University in Riyadh.