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.


Abdulrahman Al-Jadhai, CEO of Al-Elm Information Security Co.

Dr. Abdulrahman Al-Jadhai
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Abdulrahman Al-Jadhai, CEO of Al-Elm Information Security Co.

  • Al-Jadhai gained a Ph.D. in computer science from the University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Dr. Abdulrahman Al-Jadhai has been CEO of Al-Elm Information Security Co. since 2012.
The company offers a wide range of ready-made and customized digital solutions in areas ranging from consulting to training and support.
It recently signed a share purchase agreement to acquire 100 percent of the Saudi Company for Exchanging Digital Information (Tabadul) from the Public Investment Fund (PIF).
Al-Jadhai believes the deal is an important milestone for the company as it expands its products and digital custom solutions in the transport and finance sectors.
It also offers an opportunity to develop national logistics services that meet current market requirements and the need of beneficiaries, he said.
Al-Jadhai is a board member of several institutions in the Kingdom, chair of the advisory board of the Central First Health Cluster in Riyadh region, and a board member of the Taibah Valley company.
He joined Al-Elm in 2006 as a manager where he served for more than two years before becoming strategy and planning manager in 2008, a position he held for three years until 2011.
Later, he served as e-services manager for less than a year between 2011 and 2012.

He also worked at the Saudi Telecom Co. as an infrastructure manager between 2002 and 2005.
Al-Jadhai gained a Ph.D. in computer science from the University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He obtained a master’s degree in the same major at Michigan State University.
He received a bachelor’s degree in computer engineering from King Saud University in 1989.