Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz will sponsor on Wednesday the centennial celebration of the Umm al-Qura newspaper.
Governor of the Makkah region Prince Khalid al-Faisal will represent King Salman at the event, which is being held by the Media Ministry.
The Kingdom's official gazette, Umm al-Qura was witness to the rise and development of the media sector in the Kingdom.
It issued its first copy during the reign of the founder King Abdulaziz, on Jamadi al-Awwal 15, 1343 Hijri.
Umm al-Qura is among Saudi Arabia's most famous media outlets and has managed to modernize itself to keep up with the times under the acting Media Minister Dr. Majed al-Qasabi.
It was first printed on yellow paper, then white and eventually in color. It is held in high esteem in the Kingdom and reports official statements, rulings, local news and government decisions and announcements.