Kingdom to host 1,000 Palestinian Haj pilgrims

ROYAL GUESTS: The Kingdom has hosted 13,000 Haj visitors from Palestine in the last seven years.
Updated 08 August 2016

Kingdom to host 1,000 Palestinian Haj pilgrims

JEDDAH: The Kingdom will host nearly 1,000 Palestinians this year under the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques Haj Visitors Program.
Most of them are relatives and family members of those who have been martyred.
Zaid Al-Dakan, deputy chief of the Haj visitors program, recently met Palestine Haj Committee chief Abdul Aziz Al-Saleh, along with Egyptian Embassy’s Abdel Hadi Al-Omari and Abdul Jabbar Al-Husami, head of the Saudi Arabian Airlines (Saudia) in Egypt.
The visitors program directorate has mandated early training as a way to provide best services to the pilgrims in coordination with the authorities concerned. “This will ensure that all pilgrims obtain the required visas from the Saudi Embassy in Egypt and are supplied with return travel tickets and reservations through Saudia,” Al-Dakan was quoted as saying in local media.
During the meeting, a review of events during the previous year and a documentary film made by the directorate was shown, featuring the pilgrimage’s most prominent events and recommendations for the coming year.
Al-Dakan thanked the officials at the Saudi Embassy as well as the Saudia staff in Egypt for their efforts. He hailed the role of the Kingdom in providing pilgrimage services to the Palestinians.
The Palestine Haj Committee follows up on all visitors through eight subcommittees, including Housing, Administrative and Financial Affairs, Media, Services, Transport, Holy Places and Madinah Committee.
Under the program, the Kingdom has hosted 13,000 Haj visitors from Palestine in the last seven years.


Abdullah bin Mufreh Al-Dhayabi, president of Tabuk University

Updated 11 December 2019

Abdullah bin Mufreh Al-Dhayabi, president of Tabuk University

  • Al-Dhayabi began his academic career as a lecturer at KAU
  • Al-Dhayabi is a member of the higher committees for female colleges in the Kingdom

RIYADH: Dr. Abdullah bin Mufreh Al-Dhayabi has been the president of Tabuk University since October 2017.

Prior to that, he was the deputy head of educational affairs at King Abdul Aziz University (KAU) in Jeddah, where he served in the position for one year. 

He has also been the chairman of the promotion and job competition committee, as well as the safety committee, at Tabuk University since November 2012. 

Al-Dhayabi began his academic career as a lecturer at KAU, where he received his bachelor’s degree in mathematics from the College of Science. 

He later traveled abroad to pursue his higher education, earning his master’s degree in mathematics from the University of Missouri, US. He obtained his doctorate from the University of Birmingham, UK.

After that, he returned to the Kingdom and joined KAU as an assistant professor. He remained in that position from 2005 to 2010, then served as an associate professor between 2010 and 2014.

Al-Dhayabi is a member of the higher committees for female colleges in the Kingdom and the community colleges higher committee at the Ministry of Higher Education.

He congratulated King Salman on the release of the government’s annual budget for 2020.

“Approximately one-fifth of the budget is allocated to education, which reflects the leadership’s keenness to invest in the human element through education and training ... to open new horizons and job opportunities for Saudi youth and encourage them to invest in the diverse resources in the Kingdom,” Al-Dhayabi said.