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As the Eid Al Adha holiday draws near, have you thought about where you’d like to spend your break? Fortunately, we’ve come across a great video that could help you decide where to go! A few months ago, a travel enthusiast, Gab Scanu, spent 10 days in Saudi Arabia. Taking pictures and capturing videos, he documented [...]

Officials in Saudi Arabia have declared a nine-day holiday for certain sectors during Eid Al Adha, Gulf Business reported. The Saudi Arabian Monetary Authority (SAMA) announced that banks, finance, and insurance firms would be on holiday from 17th August to 26th August, 2018. Previously, the Saudi Stock Exchange had announced that they would suspend trading activities [...]

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has suspended diplomatic ties with Canada, according to Saudi Press Agency (SPA). The decision was made after the Canadian Ministry of Foreign Affairs released a statement about the arrest of women’s rights activists in the Kingdom. Recently, the Canadian Ministry of Foreign Affairs posted on Twitter about their concern for [...]

Earlier this year, the first cinema in Saudi Arabia was opened. And soon, in just a few months’ time — the very first multiplex cinema in the Kingdom will be open as well! Majid Al-Futtaim, a leading developer in the region, has announced the opening of the first multiplex cinema by December. Thomson Reuters Zawya reported that [...]

Do you like to play Assassins’ Creed 2, Grand Theft Auto V, or Street Fighter V on your computer? Well, you’re gonna have to give them up because Saudi Arabia is banning some video games. According to Gulf News, the Saudi General Commission for Audio-Visual Media has banned 47 video games in the Kingdom. The ban [...]

Amid our hectic, day-to-day lives, we all deserve some rest and relaxation every now and then! Fortunately, as part of the general rights of employees prescribed by the Saudi Labor Law, all workers are entitled to official leaves, holidays, and vacations. In this article, we have put together a list of the official leaves that apply [...]

A few weeks ago, Finnish national Laura Alho made history as the first European woman to receive her driving license in the Kingdom. Today, more and more women are taking to the streets of Saudi Arabia, since the driving ban on female drivers was lifted on Sunday. Right before the clock struck midnight on June 24th, women [...]

Anywhere you go in the world, a Jollibee branch is a sure sign that there are many Filipinos in the area. And with millions of Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) living and working in Saudi Arabia, you will find not only one or two… but 14 Jollibee branches across the Kingdom! If you have just newly-arrived [...]

The Ministry of Labor and Social Development has enforced a midday work ban recently. For the next three months, employees in Saudi Arabia should not be working under direct sunlight from 12pm to 3pm, which means that they would need to modify their regular working hours. The Saudi Press Agency quoted the ministry spokesman, Khaled Abal [...]

Starting June 24th, women in Saudi will be officially allowed to drive. Prior to this date, several women have already obtained their driving licenses. These include Laura Alho, a Finnish national and the first European woman to receive her driving license in the Kingdom. Alho is the author behind Blue Abaya, which is described as [...]