Prince Abdul Majed bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud

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Abdul Majed Bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud

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Birthplace: Riyadh, Riyadh Province, Saudi Arabia
Death: May 05, 2007 (67)
Seattle, WA, United States (Leukaemia)
Immediate Family:

Son of Ibn Saud and Princess Haya bint Sa'ad al-Sudairy
Husband of Private
Father of Prince Faisal bin Abdul Majed
Brother of Private; Prince Badr (I) bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud; Private; Private; Princess Huzza bint Abdul Aziz Al Saud and 1 other
Half brother of Prince Fahd (I) bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud; Princess Sara bint Abdul Aziz Al Saud; Prince Jiluwi (I) bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud; Prince Abdul Salem bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud; Prince Majed (I) bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud and 77 others

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About Prince Abdul Majed bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud

Prince Abdul Majed bin Abdul Aziz (Arabic: عبد المجيد بن عبدالعزيز آل سعود‎) (1940 –May 5, 2007) is a prominent Saudi prince. He was seen as a close ally of his half-brother, King Abdullah. He served as Governor of Tabuk Province from 1980-1986. He served as Governor of Medina Province from 1986-2000. He was governor of Makkah Province from 2000-2007.

Early Life and Education

Abdul Majed was born in Riyadh as the 33rd son of King Abdul Aziz. His mother was Abdul Aziz's tenth wife, Haya bint Sa'ad al-Sudairy. He had two full brothers, Prince Badr and Prince Abdul Illah.

He received his early education in Riyadh in traditional schools, including the Sheikh Abdullah Al-Khayyat and the Al-Anjal School in Riyadh. He served in the Royal Saudi Navy and then studied in the United Kingdom.

Governorships

He returned to Saudi Arabia to become Governor of the northerly Tabuk Province in 1980. Agriculture was developed in the province during his governorship, and the area became one of the kingdom's main producers crops such as wheat and fruit.

After the death of his half-brother, Abdul Mohsen, in 1986, Abdul Majed took his brother's place as Governor of Medina Province. The Prophet's Mosque in Medina and surrounding areas were redeveloped during his 14-year term of office. He also established the Taiba Investment Corporation in Medina.

In 2000, he became the governor of the Makkah Province and chairman of the Mecca Development Authority. He was also chief of the central hajj committee. In 2000, Mecca became the provincial capital of the region including Jeddah. An ambitious program of development was undertaken in Mecca under his stewardship at a cost of more than $27 billion. The developments were centered on the Two Holy Mosques, the Masjid al-Haram in Mecca and the Masjid-e-Nabawi in Medina, the key destination in the annual Hajj pilgrimage, which attract millions of visitors each year. Huge commercial developments sprouted in surrounding areas, such as the Jebel Omar scheme, which houses hotels, convention and conference centers, and prayer facilities. Architectural historians criticized the accompanying destruction of historic sites. Communications links were improved, including port facilities were improved at Jeddah, airports, and roads.

He called for participation of women in public life in Saudi Arabia. The Khadeeja bint Khuwailed Centre for Businesswomen was established in Jeddah in 2003 by the Jeddah Chamber of Commerce and Industry, under his patronage. He also served on many public and charitable committees. He pushed for the creation of the first motor racing track in Saudi Arabia, and for mandatory blood testing before marriage to avoid disease.

Personal Life

He married Sara bint Abdul Mohsen al-Angari, and they had one son, Faisal bin Abdul Majed. He suffered from leukaemia in later years, and died in Seattle, Washington after returning to the US following earlier surgery.

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Prince Abdul Majed bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud's Timeline

1940
1940
Riyadh, Riyadh Province, Saudi Arabia
2007
May 5, 2007
Age 67
Seattle, WA, United States
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