Her Royal Highness Princess Sarah Bint Abdullah Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud is a senior member of the Royal Family of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and a leading philanthropist in the areas of education, healthcare and social affairs – in particular the welfare of women and families.
The daughter of His Majesty King Abdullah Bin Abdulaziz and Hissa Bint Tarad Alshaalan, Princess Sarah has focused much of her philanthropic activity in the region of Al-Jouf, where her husband, Prince Fahad Bin Badr Bin Abdulaziz, was Governor between 2002 and 2018. During this time, she designed and led a number of social initiatives including the foundation of three schools in Al-Jouf region.
Princess Sarah has held a number of senior positions in Al-Jouf region including President of the Philanthropic Organization for Home Health Care (2001 – 2005), President of King Abdulaziz Philanthropic Association (2004 – 2017) and President of Jawfiyat (2012 – 2015). In 2011 Princess Sarah founded the Sarah Bint Abdullah Award for Entrepreneurial Families to support, and recognise excellence in, the manufacturing of local handicrafts by women in Al-Jouf region.
Her Royal Highness has played a prominent role in the improvement of education services in Al-Jauf region. In 2003 she established a new school for girls at Sakaka (Al-Jouf) and in 2007 she founded a new boys’ school in the same city. She also established the International Qumam School for boys and girls.
Princess Sarah was born in the City of Arar, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. In 2011, she graduated with a Masters-Degree, in Business Administration, from King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah. Before that she studied at King Saud University, Riyadh, graduating in 1996 with a Bachelors-Degree in Psychology and Education.
Her Royal Highness’s volunteering work began in 1996 with several organisations including the Philanthropic Women Renaissance Association and Philanthropic Health Care Organization (both in Riyadh). In 2001 Princess Sarah established the first private association, or philanthropic organization, in Al-Jouf region.
Princess Sarah has six children, and lives between homes in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and Paris, France.