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.”


Flu jabs for Riyadh schools

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Flu jabs for Riyadh schools

  • Director of School Health Affairs, Dr. Hamad bin Abdullah Al-Hajjri, said that the campaign aimed to prevent seasonal flu, which spread easily at this time of year

RIYADH: Students in Riyadh’s 4,700 schools will be vaccinated against seasonal flu as part of a campaign by the Department of School Health Affairs and the Department of Human Resources.
The vaccination program was launched on Sunday by Hamad bin Nasser Al-Wahaibi, director-general of the Riyadh Education Department.
Director of School Health Affairs, Dr. Hamad bin Abdullah Al-Hajjri, said that the campaign aimed to prevent seasonal flu, which spread easily at this time of year.
The flu virus can be transmitted in the air or by touching contaminated surfaces. The infection period ranges from one day before the onset of symptoms to up to seven days afterwards, but can continue for a longer in children and adults with immune deficiency, he said.