was formed in 1986 to help promote closer friendship and understanding
between the people of Saudi Arabia and the United Kingdom. The Society
is a social, cultural, non-political and non-commercial organisation.
It aims to bring together British citizens who have an interest in
Saudi Arabia (whether professional, commercial, cultural or otherwise)
and Saudi Arabian citizens who are resident in, visitors to or
interested in the UK. It aims also to provide a medium through which
hospitality may be offered to Saudi Arabians visiting or living in the
The Society's Patrons are HRH The Prince of Wales KG and HRH
Prince Turki bin Faisal al Saud.
The Society has a President who is always the Saudi Arabian Ambassador
in London and an elected Committee. There are ordinary, corporate and
student members. The Society is self-financing through subscriptions
from members and donations.
Since 1986 the Society's activities have included receptions for
important visitors, dinners, exhibitions, lectures and book launches.
Every year the Annual Dinner is combined with the presentation of the
Rawabi Holding awards, generously donated by Saudi businessman, Mr.
Abdulaziz al Turki, to two British citizens who have made significant
contributions to promoting Saudi-British relations.
The Society's AGM followed by a talk entitled 'Treasures and Transformation' by publisher Peter Harrigan and a reception will take place at the Arab British Chamber of Commerce in London on 25 June.