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Free Things to Do in Saudi Arabia

The introduction of a Saudi tourist visa signifies that the Kingdom has opened its doors wider to foreign travelers. Previously, only business executives, expat workers, and Muslim pilgrims on their way to Mecca and Medina had set foot in the Middle Eastern country. ALSO READ: 10 Places to Visit in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia Today, we can expect [...]

PH Embassy in KSA Launches Trial of Passport Applications without Appointment

The Philippine Embassy in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has announced that it will be running a series of system tests in an attempt to accommodate all passport applications without an appointment for the entire month of November. The aim of the system pilot testing is to explore the possibility of removing the appointment system [...]

Things That Could Land You in Prison in Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia has been introducing a lot of changes lately, especially when it comes to the rights and roles of women. However, there are still quite a number of things that may seem acceptable in other countries, but could land you in prison if you did these in the Kingdom. ALSO READ: Things to Know About [...]

Dammam is the capital of the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia. It is the largest city in the province, and the sixth largest in the Kingdom, after Riyadh, Jeddah, Mecca, Medina, and Taif. ALSO READ: Different Types of Saudi Arabia Visa Dammam, together with the nearby cities of Al Khobar and Dhahran, are collectively known as [...]

How to Apply for Saudi Arabia Tourist Visa

As part of its Vision 2030, the Kingdom recently introduced the Saudi Arabia tourist visa for foreign travelers. Prior to this, travel to the country had been restricted only to those coming for business or work purposes, as well as to Muslim pilgrims going to Makkah or Medina. ALSO READ: Different Types of Saudi Arabia Visa Starting 27th [...]

Places to Visit in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Jeddah is the second-largest city in Saudi Arabia, next to the capital city, Riyadh. Situated in the western area of the Kingdom, it is the largest city in the Makkah Province. It also happens to be the main gateway to two of the holiest cities in Islam, Mecca and Medina. ALSO READ: Different Types of Saudi [...]

Foreign Men, Women Now Allowed to Share Hotel Rooms in Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia is now allowing foreign men and women to check into hotel rooms together without having to prove that they are related. Likewise, women, including Saudis are now allowed to check into hotel rooms by themselves — unlike during previous regulations. ALSO READ: How to Dress in Saudi Arabia This latest move comes soon after the [...]

Places to Visit in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

There are many places to visit in Saudi Arabia, but perhaps the best place to begin exploring is the capital, Riyadh. Not only is it the largest city in the Kingdom, but also one of the most populated and fastest-growing cities in the Arab world! Many expats and immigrants reside here. ALSO READ: Different Types of [...]

Saudi Arabia Cautions Tourists Regarding Public Decency Regulations

With the announcement of the new visa rule opening the kingdom to at least 49 countries, Interior Minister Prince Abdul Aziz bin Saud bin Naif on Friday (September 27) announced the approval of the new public decency regulations, which determined 19 new punishable offenses. The development is in line with the Kingdom’s decision to open [...]

Saudi PCG Launched Mobile Forum on PH Reintegration for OFWs, Next EOW Announced

Overseas Filipino workers in the western region of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia got a glimpse of the Philippine government’s reintegration programs with the launch of a mobile forum last September 26 and 27. The initiative underscores the Philippine Consulate General in Jeddah’s efforts to raise awareness about the reintegration for OFWs by introducing he [...]