Dubai crown prince arrives in Jeddah

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Dubai Crown Prince Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed arrives in Jeddah on May 26. (SPA)
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Dubai Crown Prince Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed arrives in Jeddah on May 26. (SPA)
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King Salman received Dubai's crown prince at Al-Safa Palace in Makkah later on Sunday where they had iftaar together. (SPA)
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King Salman receives Kuwait’s National Assembly Speaker Marzouq Al-Ghanim at Al-Safa Palace in Makkah. (SPA)
Updated 26 May 2019
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Dubai crown prince arrives in Jeddah

  • King Salman received the crown prince at the Al-Safa Palace in Makkah later on Sunday where they had iftaar together
  • Sheikh Hamdan was received at King Abdulaziz International Airport by the UAE’s ambassador to Saudi Arabia Sheikh Shakhbout bin Nahyan Al-Nahyan

RIYADH: Dubai Crown Prince Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed arrived in Jeddah on Sunday.
Sheikh Hamdan was received at King Abdulaziz International Airport by the UAE’s ambassador to Saudi Arabia Sheikh Shakhbout bin Nahyan Al-Nahyan, the deputy governor of Makkah region Prince Abdullah bin Bandar bin Abdul Aziz as well as other officials.

King Salman received the crown prince at Al-Safa Palace in Makkah later on Sunday where they had iftaar together, along with other officials including  Kuwait’s National Assembly Speaker Marzouq Al-Ghanim and the chief of the Presidency of the Two Holy Mosques Sheikh Abdulrahman Al-Sudais. 


The visit of Dubai’s crown prince follows his wedding in a religious ceremony during the holy month of Ramadan, an occasion in which two of his brothers also got married.

 


Saudi pilot Yasmeen Al-Maimani’s first flight celebrated

Hail International Airport and Nesma Airlines celebrated the first official flight of Saudi pilot Capt. Yasmeen Al-Maimani. (GACA)
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Saudi pilot Yasmeen Al-Maimani’s first flight celebrated

  • Yasmeen Al-Maimani has a commercial pilot’s license (CPL) from the US

RIYADH: The Saudi General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA), represented by the management of Hail International Airport and Nesma Airlines, celebrated the first official flight of Saudi pilot Capt. Yasmeen Al-Maimani, 29, on Sunday.
Al-Maimani made her first official flight between Hail International Airport and Prince Nayef bin Abdul Aziz International Airport in Qassim, becoming the first Saudi woman to fly a commercial aircraft as a co-pilot with Nesma Airlines.
She received the opportunity after the airline advertised vacant positions for co-pilots on its New Pilots Program — 11 were accepted, including Al-Maimani, who has a commercial pilot’s license (CPL) from the US.
Following their acceptance into the program, the pilots underwent a four-stage training regimen at Prince Sultan Aviation Academy in Jeddah, including practice on multi-engine planes with multiple crews.
Ground training using an ATR 72-600 aircraft at Nesma Airlines’ training center in Hail followed, before progressing to simulators in Jakarta and Madrid.