Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman arrives in Taif for camel festival’s closing ceremony

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Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman arrived in Taif on Saturday. (SPA)
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Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman arrived in Taif on Saturday. (SPA)
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Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman arrived in Taif on Saturday. (SPA)
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Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman arrived in Taif on Saturday. (SPA)
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Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman arrived in Taif on Saturday. (SPA)
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Crown Prince Mohammed oversees the closing ceremony of the Crown Prince Camel Festival. (SPA)
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Crown Prince Mohammed oversees the closing ceremony of the Crown Prince Camel Festival. (SPA)
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Crown Prince Mohammed oversees the closing ceremony of the Crown Prince Camel Festival. (SPA)
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Crown Prince Mohammed oversees the closing ceremony of the Crown Prince Camel Festival. (SPA)
Updated 22 September 2018

Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman arrives in Taif for camel festival’s closing ceremony

TAIF: Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman arrived in Taif for the closing ceremony of the Crown Prince Camel Festival on Saturday, accompanied by Abu Dhabi’s Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al-Nahyan and Chairman of the Bahraini Olympic Committee Sheikh Nasser bin Hamad Al-Khalifa. Several other officials were present.

As patron of the Crown Prince Camel Festival, Crown Prince Mohammed was in Taif to oversee the closing ceremony of the festival, and donated SR 10 million to the camel racing field in the city on Saturday. 

The Crown Prince Camel Festival was named as the largest event of its kind all over the world by the Guinness Book of Records, having broken records after hosting 11,186 races along 787 routes.

 

 


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

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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.