Saleh bin Manea Al-Khalewi, member of the Saudi Shoura Council

Saleh bin Manea Al-Khalewi
Updated 15 June 2019

Saleh bin Manea Al-Khalewi, member of the Saudi Shoura Council

Saleh bin Manea Al-Khalewi has been a Saudi Shoura Council member since December 2016, and is a member of the Saudi-Jordanian Parliamentary Friendship Committee.

He is also chairman of the Arab Company for Drug Industry and Medical Appliances. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Riyadh’s King Saud University.

Al-Khalewi served as deputy minister of finance for central services, and as a specialist in foreign aid at the Finance Ministry.

He also served as director-general of the ministry’s Department of International Development Cooperation, director-general of customs, and director-general of administrative and financial affairs at the ministry.

He has completed many courses in management and finance, and has participated on the boards of government institutions and companies, including as chairman.

A Shoura Council delegation headed by Al-Khalewi will begin an official visit to Jordan on Sunday. He said the visit will further strengthen Saudi-Jordanian ties.

“Our relationship is witnessing continuous development in various fields, strengthening cooperation and relations between the Shoura Council and the Jordanian Parliament Council and Senate,” he added.


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.