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While working in Saudi Arabia, your employment contract indicates your job description, salary, and other details. It also includes an essential part of your employment: working hours. In a previous article, we talked about policies on wages, as prescribed under the Saudi Labor Law. Today, we are going to focus on working periods — regular hours, [...]

There are millions of expats with jobs in Saudi Arabia; people from different countries, with their own cultures and beliefs. Upon arriving in Saudi Arabia, however, they should adapt to the way of living in the Kingdom, which is largely based on Islamic teachings and practices. One of the most important events for Muslims around [...]

Among the many places to visit in Saudi Arabia is a national museum, shopping centres, a national zoo, and numerous natural wonders. Today, however, we can add a new and record-breaking destination to the list — the world’s largest olive tree farm. The Guinness World Records awarded Al Jouf Agricultural Development Company for having the world’s [...]

Previously, we talked about the employment contract as described under the Saudi Labor Law. Today, we are going to discuss another important subject: wage policies. The Kingdom upholds the rights of employees, including expats. This involves making sure that they receive fair compensation in a timely manner. The law also prohibits the deduction of wages, except [...]

Newly-arrived in Saudi Arabia? Planning to apply for a job in the Kingdom? Then it’s important for you to know your rights as an employee. In particular, you should know all about the employment contract. This way, you can avoid misunderstandings, or even legal problems. The employment contract is a written agreement between you and your [...]

There are many places to visit in Saudi Arabia, including museums, shopping centres, zoos, and outdoor attractions. However, the Kingdom has yet to open a movie theatre… that is, until today! You heard that right! In collaboration with AMC Entertainment, the Development and Investment Entertainment Company (DIEC) is launching the first public cinema in Saudi [...]

Saudi Arabia has been introducing major reforms lately, allowing women to drive and join the army, for example. At the same time, the government has been enforcing stricter laws on cybercrime — including the criminalisation of “snooping” or “spying” on your spouse. You heard that right! Spying on your spouse (e.g. using his/her laptop or mobile phone [...]

While it is true that employers should treat their workers fairly, it is also the responsibility of employees to know their rights. This applies to jobs in Saudi Arabia, or anywhere else, for that matter. By being aware of your rights, you would not be so easily abused or exploited. Indeed, being an overseas worker [...]

Last month, a senior cleric stated that Saudi women should be dressed modestly, but this does not necessitate wearing the “abaya” — a loose-fitting, full-length robe. Just recently, the same sentiment was expressed by no less than Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman. During an interview with CBS on television, the Saudi Crown Prince said that women [...]

In Saudi Arabia, public transportation consists mostly of buses and taxis. This year, however, things are about to change with the launching of a much-awaited transport mode: trains! The Minister of Transportation and Chairman of the Saudi Railway Organisation (SRO), Nabil Al-Amoudi, has announced that the high-speed “Haramain Express” train will roll out this 2018. With [...]