Faisal bin Abdullah

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Faisal bin Abdullah
Head of the Saudi Arabian Red Crescent Society
In office20 November 2006 – 2016
MonarchKing Abdullah
Full name
Faisal bin Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud
HouseHouse of Saud
FatherKing Abdullah
ReligionWahhabi Hanbali Sunni Islam

Faisal bin Abdullah (Arabic: فيصل بن عبد الله‎) was head of the Saudi Arabian Red Crescent Society and a member of House of Saud.

Early life and education[edit]

Prince Faisal is a son of late King Abdullah. He went to Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, but he could not complete his education and dropped.[1] He graduated from the American University in London in 1983.[2] He also attended and completed a special course in security and intelligence studies with the British Army in 1988.[citation needed]


Faisal bin Abdullah was one of then Crown Prince Abdullah's advisors.[3][4] In 1991, he was appointed director general of the Department of Documents and Information at the National Guard and served there until 2000. Faisal then served as an advisor to the head of General Intelligence from 2000 to 2006.[5] He was named as the head of the Saudi Arabian Red Crescent Society with the rank of Minister on 20 November 2006.[2][5][6] He also has some business activities.[1]


Prince Faisal filed a lawsuit due to perceived defamation against one of Al Watan journalists, Saleh al Shehy in June 2007.[7]


  1. ^ a b Kechichian, Joseph A. (2001). Succession in Saudi Arabia. Palgrave.
  2. ^ a b "Prince Faisal bin Abdullah bin Abdulaziz appointed chief of Saudi Red Crescent". Saudi Press Agency. 20 November 2006. Retrieved 11 August 2012.
  3. ^ Kechichian, Joseph A. (February 2000). "Saudi Arabia's will to power" (PDF). Middle East Policy. VII (2): 47–60. Retrieved 29 July 2012.[permanent dead link]
  4. ^ Lees, Brian (March 2006). "The Al Saud family and the future of Saudi Arabia" (PDF). Asian Affairs. XXXVII (1): 36–49. doi:10.1080/03068370500457411. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2 February 2014. Retrieved 29 July 2012.
  5. ^ a b "King Abdullah appoints new Saudi Red Crescent head" (PDF). Saudi Royal Embassy Washington DC. 21 November 2006. Archived from the original (PDF) on 18 February 2014. Retrieved 11 August 2012.
  6. ^ Alig, Asif Anwar (12 December 2012). "Saudi Crescent Authority President Prince Faisal bin Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud Visits PMU". Asian Tribune. Retrieved 28 June 2012.
  7. ^ "2008 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Saudi Arabia". United States Department of State. 25 February 2009. Archived from the original on 16 April 2013. Retrieved 16 May 2012.