Musalli Al-Muammar, adviser to the chairman of the Saudi General Entertainment Authority

Musalli Al-Muammar
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Updated 19 February 2020

Musalli Al-Muammar, adviser to the chairman of the Saudi General Entertainment Authority

  • Al-Muammar worked as a sports news analyst at Al Arabiya News Channel for more than seven years, and was a weekly sports columnist for Asharq Al-Awsat newspaper between 2007 and 2017

Musalli Al-Muammar was recently appointed as an adviser to the chairman of the General Entertainment Authority (GEA) on sports affairs and international communications.
Last month he announced his resignation as president of the Saudi Professional League after serving two years in that role, with his decision surprising many. Al-Muammar expressed his gratitude to those who had expressed their concern about his departure, and thanked people he had worked with
while president.
Al-Muammar holds a bachelor’s degree in finance from King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals in Dhahran, and a master’s degree in marketing communications from Manchester Metropolitan University.
He has a global executive master’s in international sports law from the Higher Institute of Law and Economics in Spain.
He was the head of the marketing and communications department at Dhahran Techno Valley King Fahd University between 2013 and 2018, and corporate communications manager at Saudi Telecom Co. from 2008 until 2013.
He was also the editing director of Shams newspaper between 2005 and 2007.
Al-Muammar worked as a sports news analyst at Al Arabiya News Channel for more than seven years, and was a weekly sports columnist for Asharq Al-Awsat newspaper between 2007 and 2017.
The chairman of the GEA is Turki Al-Sheikh, and the authority is responsible for organizing, developing and leading the entertainment sector in the Kingdom as part of the country's Vision 2030 reform plan. Twitter: @musalli9


Saudi Arabia’s ‘Awdah’ initiative helps over 12,790 expats return home

Updated 04 June 2020

Saudi Arabia’s ‘Awdah’ initiative helps over 12,790 expats return home

  • Residents with exit and re-entry visas, final exit visas and individuals with visit visas are eligible for the service
  • People can register through the Absher platform

DUBAI: Saudi Arabia’s initiative Awdah helped 12,798 expatriates return home amid the coronavirus travel bans, state news agency SPA reported.
The program, which means return in Arabic, was launched by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to help stranded expats return to their home countries and received a total of 178,452 individual registrations between April 22 to June 3. Only those whose countries have agreed to receive them have been flown out.
Residents with exit and re-entry visas, final exit visas and individuals with visit visas are eligible for the service.
To register, a person must use the Absher platform to provide residency number, date of birth, phone number, city of departure and name of airport at home country, the report added.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Hajj and Umrah, the Ministry of Human Resources and Development, the General Authority of Civil Aviation and other governmental organizations are working together to help stranded expats return home.