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.”