Rustom Al-Kubaisi, deputy chairman at the Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage

Rustom Al-Kubaisi
Updated 21 October 2019

Rustom Al-Kubaisi, deputy chairman at the Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage

Rustom Al-Kubaisi has been deputy chairman for antiquities and museums at the Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage (SCTH) since December 2018.

He has held several positions at the SCTH.

He is also the commission’s senior adviser, and has been the executive director of Jazan PTO at the SCTH branch in Jazan.

Jazan’s tourism development strategy aims at transforming the port city, in the Kingdom’s southwest, into a thriving visitor destination, particularly in the area of marine and wellness tourism.

Al-Kubaisi has supervised developments in the Farasan Islands, where he was involved in planning major tourism investments. The Farasan Islands comprise 84 coral islands that form an archipelago in the Red Sea. Its historical sites, remote beaches and rich marine fauna make it a popular destination, especially for divers. 

Al-Kubaisi recently participated in the second joint meeting of Arab tourism and culture ministers that was held in Tunis, where he expressed his hopes in improving coordination between nations.

Al-Kubaisi said: “The different topics we discussed are important for the integration of tourism and culture, and they aim to enrich and advance sustainable tourism in Arab countries. Based on this approach, we have all launched serious work that deserves more attention and care, whether on the level of tourism or culture and heritage — both tangible and intangible.”


Saudi Arabia’s King Salman patronizes closing of 4th King Abdulaziz Camel Festival

Updated 4 min 44 sec ago

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman patronizes closing of 4th King Abdulaziz Camel Festival

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s King Salman patronized on Sunday the closing ceremony of the Fourth King Abdulaziz Camel Festival.
The king welcomed his guests from across the Gulf countries, including Kuwait’s Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah.
During the ceremony, chairman of the Camel Club’s board and general supervisor of the festival, Fahad bin Falah bin Hathleen, thanked King Salman for his patronage and the “festival has become a destination for all (camel) owners within” within the Kingdom and serves as a platform “to bring together people from the Gulf and the Arab world.”
Hathleen also said that the club launched a package of economic decisions that will contribute to the development of this sector, and constitute an attractive factor for investments.