Princess Adelah was born in Riyadh. Her mother is Aida Fustok, a Palestinian living in Lebanon. She received her high school diploma from the scientific department of Riyadh National Schools, and a Bachelors degree in English Literature from King Saud University in Riyadh.
She has made many social contributions. She was responsible for the National Charity Association for Home Health Care in 1997, the first of its kind in the Kingdom caring for patients in their homes.
Princess Adelah also established an award to honor scientific and humanitarian initiatives in the field of child cancer. She is also the chairwoman of the Sanad Charitable Society supporting children with cancer.
The princess is also head of the National Family Safety Program on Domestic Violence.
She found and supervised the codification of King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz biography in 2007 and served as President of the Committee of Businesswomen in the Chamber of Commerce in Jeddah from 2002 to 2003. As Chairperson of the National Museum Investment Authority she has served since 2000 to date.
In recognition of her on-going charity, Princess Adel received a number of awards including that of the First Arab Lady Award for supporting women's Issues and humanitarian action from the Center for the Study of Arab Women Participation in Paris.
She was also granted the Prince Mohamed Bin Fahd Bin Abdel-Aziz Al-Saud Award for Business Service and Community Service Award for Businesswomen Contributions in sponsoring and supporting charity projects in the Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Riyadh.
Finally, honored by the prestigious Saudi Red Crescent on the occasion of World Volunteer Day.