More than 1,500 people trained as part of Taif Season

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Updated 24 August 2019

More than 1,500 people trained as part of Taif Season

  • Taif Season seeks to contribute to achieving goals within the Kingdom’s Vision 2030 reform plan

TAIF: More than 1,500 men and women have been trained as part of Taif Season to raise the quality of services and enrich the visitor experience on offer.
Taif Season, which is one of 11 festivals being held across the Kingdom to promote the country as a global tourist destination, runs until Aug. 31.
The workshops aim to provide training and qualification for Saudis from government agencies, as well as workers in the tourism sector such as guides, vendors and craftsmen.
Participants registered for the workshops through the Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage’s website, and received certification after training was completed. The workshops attracted 790 men and 731 women.
Training covered areas such as visitor engagement skills, developing the skills of product vendors, tourism, security and safety in tourism sector facilities, first aid, and basic tour guide skills.
Taif Season seeks to contribute to achieving goals within the Kingdom’s Vision 2030 reform plan, which aims to improve the quality of life, raise living standards, and create career and investment opportunities in Saudi Arabia.


Mustafa Al-Mahdi, CEO of the Royal Commission for Jubail and Yanbu

Mustafa Al-Mahdi
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Mustafa Al-Mahdi, CEO of the Royal Commission for Jubail and Yanbu

Mustafa Al-Mahdi has been the CEO of the Royal Commission for Jubail and Yanbu since October 2018.
Al-Mahdi did his bachelor’s in electrical engineering at the King Abdul Aziz University in Jeddah in 1986. He continued doing different professional courses and certification programs from different countries around the world to keep himself abreast of the latest developments in his profession.
Al-Mahdi began his professional life at the Saudi Arabian Marketing and Refining Co, (SAMAREC). After a brief stint at SAMAREC, he joined the oil giant Saudi Aramco in 1993 as a coordinator at the Saudi Strategic Storage Division.
He climbed the corporate ladder at Aramco and served in key positions in different departments of the energy company.  In September 2013, he left Aramco as manager of the company’s Yanbu Refinery.
Subsequently, he freelanced as a business strategy consultant before his appointment as the chief executive officer at the Royal Commission for Jubail and Yanbu. He is also member of the board of directors at Marafiq.
On Monday, Indian Ambassador Dr. Ausaf Sayeed called on Al-Mahdi in Jubail. They discussed aspects of cooperation between Saudi Arabia and India. They reviewed ways to boost cooperation in the industrial sector.