Brig. Gen. Prince Bader bin Saud bin Mohammed Al-Saud, assistant commander for special forces security at Makkah’s Grand Mosque

Brig. Gen. Prince Bader bin Saud bin Mohammed Al-Saud
Updated 26 September 2019

Brig. Gen. Prince Bader bin Saud bin Mohammed Al-Saud, assistant commander for special forces security at Makkah’s Grand Mosque

Brig. Gen. Prince Bader bin Saud bin Mohammed Al-Saud is the assistant commander of the special force for the security of the Grand Mosque in Makkah, which is administered by the Ministry of Interior.

He obtained a bachelor’s degree in security sciences from King Fahd Security College in 1992 and completed a postgraduate diploma in police sciences in 1995 at the same institution.

Later, the prince gained a master’s degree in international journalism from London’s University of Westminster, in 2005, and a Ph.D. in media and communication from Goldsmiths, University of London in 2014. He is also a Ph.D. candidate in information sciences at King Abdul Aziz University.

After his graduation, Prince Bader worked as an officer, detective and search officer with the Riyadh provincial police department before being posted to the Saudi General Intelligence agency to join its special operations section. He then moved to the General Directorate of Public Security and worked as a detective with Makkah police.

A promotion to the post of director of Makkah police public relations and media department was to follow, and subsequently the prince was appointed director of the internal patrol section of the Holy Mosque’s special forces in Makkah.

He is a recipient of King Faisal’s Merit from the fourth rank.

Prince Bader has also worked as a journalist, being a regular contributor to the opinion pages of various national dailies, and his research papers have been published in a range of journals.


Jackie Chan hopes to make films in Saudi Arabia

Jackie Chan thanked Saudi Arabia for inviting him to the country. (File/AFP)
Updated 20 October 2019

Jackie Chan hopes to make films in Saudi Arabia

  • Jackie Chan expressed hopes the Kingdom would become a leading center of regional film and television

DUBAI: Hong Kong martial artist and actors Jackie Chan, who was recently in Riyadh to accept a Joy Excellence award, is looking forward to filming movies in Saudi Arabia, Chinese press has reported.

The actor also told the crowd gathered at the Joy Forum19, which gathered entertainment promoters and industry pioneers along with global stars including Indian actor Shah Rukh Khan and Hollywood star Jean-Claude Van Damme, that he had found a location in the Kingdom to make another action film.

“It’s my first time in Saudi, and I know it’s a big country. After only a few hours [travelling] here and looking at locations I know there’s a good place for car chasing, explosions, action; so, next time, I hope to come back with my crew,” Chan said.

The movie legend also thanked Saudi Arabia for inviting him to the country, and expressed hopes the Kingdom would become a leading center of regional film and television.