Prince Fahd bin Turki bin Abdul Aziz, commander of Arab coalition forces in Yemen

Prince Fahd bin Turki bin Abdul Aziz
Updated 05 June 2019

Prince Fahd bin Turki bin Abdul Aziz, commander of Arab coalition forces in Yemen

Prince Gen. Fahd bin Turki bin Abdul Aziz has been the commander of the joint forces of the Arab coalition to restore the legitimate government in Yemen since February 2018.

Before joining the coalition forces, he was the commander of the Royal Saudi Ground Forces, commander of paratroopers units and special forces. He also served as special operations commander of the coalition.

Prince Fahd is the son of Prince Turki bin Abdul Aziz, who is former deputy minister of defense and aviation, and the 21st son of King Abdul Aziz, the first monarch and founder of Saudi Arabia. 

Prince Fahd joined the military service in 1983 and was awarded a diploma from the US Army Field Artillery School at Fort Benning, Georgia, in 1984. 

He also received a master’s degree in International Business Administration (MIBA) from the US International University in June 1983.

Recently, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman visited Jazan and met top civilian and military officials stationed there. The crown prince was received by Prince Mohammed bin Abdul Aziz, deputy governor of Jazan and Prince Gen. Fahd bin Turki bin Abdul Aziz.

The crown prince appreciated the role of Saudi military personnel in protecting their homeland, the holy sites and the people of the country. He also conveyed the greetings and appreciation of King Salman on the advent of Eid Al-Fitr.


All-female Saudi tourist group explores wonders of Tabuk

Updated 21 October 2019

All-female Saudi tourist group explores wonders of Tabuk

  • About 20 women from different parts of the Kingdom took part in the sightseeing trip to the province bordering the Red Sea

JEDDAH: Saudi Arabia’s first all-female tourist group has explored the environmental and archaeological wonders of Tabuk in the northwest of the Kingdom.

About 20 women from different parts of the Kingdom took part in the sightseeing trip to the province bordering the Red Sea.

“They were astonished to see such sights in their country, especially the area of Ras Al-Sheikh Humaid,” said Heba Al-Aidai, a tour guide in Tabuk who organized the trip.

“They did not expect to see such a place in Saudi Arabia. They looked speechless while standing close to the turquoise water of the sea. It is a truly breathtaking view.”

Al-Aidai and her colleague Nafla Al-Anazi promoted the trip on social media and attracted a group of homemakers, teachers and staff workers from all over the Kingdom, aged from 22 to over 50.

The tour was educational, too, and the women were told about the history of the places they visited. “They were taken to the Caves of Shuaib (Magha’er Shuaib), the place where Prophet Moses fled after leaving Egypt, and where he got married to one of the daughters of Prophet Shuaib, according to some historians. It was really a positive experience,” Al-Aidai said.

The visitors also explored Tayeb Ism, a small town in northwestern Tabuk, where there is a well-known gap in the towering mountains through which water runs throughout the year.

Al-Aidai said such trips aim to encourage tourism in Tabuk, and introduce Saudi tourists and other visitors to the landmarks of the region.