Yaser bin Ibrahim Al-Ali, Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage GM in Al-Jouf 

Yaser bin Ibrahim Al-Ali
Updated 06 November 2019

Yaser bin Ibrahim Al-Ali, Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage GM in Al-Jouf 

Yaser bin Ibrahim Al-Ali has been the general manager of the Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage (SCTH) branch in Al-Jouf since April 2019. 

Al-Ali is also the secretary-general of the Al-Jouf Tourism Development Council. 

He has held a number of leading positions in Al-Jouf  SCTH branch including serving as the head of tourism development. He joined the commission in 2007.

He played a role in the success of many festivals in the region and founded Al-Jouf Olive Festival, one of the most important agricultural and cultural festivals in the country.

Al-Ali worked for Jouf Agricultural Development Company for nine years between 2000 and 2009. During his tenure he helped to reduce production costs, increasing activities and expanding sales outlets. 

He also worked as a reporter and editor at a number of media outlets. 

Al-Ali holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Imam Muhammad bin Saud Islamic University. 

Recently, Al-Ali revealed that the number of tour guides in Al-Jouf region had increased 89 percent by the fourth quarter of 2019. He also said that the first female tourist guide in the region was licensed this year.

Al-Ali said that more people are keen to apply for a tourist guide license. This rise in demand comes with an increase in the number of tourists in the area after initiating tourist visas.

The Al-Jouf region is a rich historical destination, which makes it one of the top tourist destinations in the Kingdom, he said.


Oman, UAE praise Saudi Arabia for reaching a deal between Yemeni parties

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Oman, UAE praise Saudi Arabia for reaching a deal between Yemeni parties

  • Gulf countries praise Saudi Arabia’s role in brokering the Riyadh Agreement.
  • The deal ends a feud between the government and the STC and refocuses efforts on fighting the Houthi militia

RIYADH: Oman welcomed on Tuesday Saudi Arabia’s efforts in bringing together the Yemeni government and southern separatists to sign a power sharing agreement. 
The two parties signed the Saudi-brokered deal in Riyadh last week to end a power struggle in the country’s south. Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman hailed the agreement as a step toward a wider political solution to the Yemen conflict.
Oman’s foreign ministry said it “hopes the agreement will pave the way for a comprehensive settlement in Yemen.”
Saudi Arabia’s Deputy Defense Minister, Prince Khalid bin Salman, visited Oman on Monday and met Sultan Qaboos bin Said.
The UAE Cabinet also welcomed on Tuesday the signing of the agreement and expressed confidence that it will establish a “new era of unified and effective work to meet the aspirations of the Yemeni people.”
“The Cabinet affirmed the UAE’s support for all efforts exerted by Saudi Arabia, through its leadership of the Arab Coalition, in order to stabilize Yemen and allow it to regain it role in the region,” the state WAM news agency reported.
The new arrangement calls for an equal number of ministries between the Southern Transitional Council (STC) and the government of President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi.
The Kuwaiti Cabinet also welcomed the Riyadh Agreement on Monday and thanked Saudi Arabia for its efforts.
Yemen’s government was forced to flee the capital Sanaa when Houthi militants and their allies seized the city in 2014. 
The government and the STC are part of a military coalition against the Iran-backed Houthis, which also includes Saudi Arabia and the UAE.