≡ Menu




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 [...]

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 [...]