Mohammad Al-Faris (b. 1961) combines his academic background in the geography of tourism, the subject of his PhD at the University of Sheffield in the UK, his teaching experience at the Imam Muhammad bin Saud Islamic University, and his research on the restoration of ancient artefacts to think about utilizing historical objects in rural development and tourism. One such example was the use of soapstone in the town of Udakh, Saudi Arabia. He has participated in planning studies for heritage cities and open spaces, including the old monastery in Al Mithnab, Tharmada, Dumat Al Jindal Lake in the northern parts of the kingdom, and the facade of the historical area of Yanbu. Active in the field of sculpting since 1999, Al-Faris is a founding member of the Saudi Society for Fine Arts and Member of Alwan Association.