King Salman is currently on a Kingdom-wide tour and visiting different parts of the country to meet people and launch projects.
He arrived in Qassim as the first stop of his tour on Tuesday.
He ordered Thursdays be an official day off for school in the region
Schools in Hail and Qassim will be off due to the occasion of the royal visit.
Earlier in Qassim, King Salman inaugurated 600 development projects worth SR16 billion ($4.27 billion) in the region.
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The king also pardoned prisoners serving time on financial charges.