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List of Saudi Arabia Public Holidays in 2019 3

Compared to other countries in the region, there are not a lot of holidays in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Nonetheless, knowing these dates allows you to plan ahead for your vacation! ALSO READ: Ramadan Do’s and Don’ts As with other Muslim countries, most public holidays in Saudi Arabia are based on local sightings of the moon. And [...]

Discover Saudi Arabia's Women Only Theme Park

Did you know that there’s a theme park in Saudi Arabia that is exclusive for females? The recently opened AlHokair Time AlAzizyah in Al Khobar caters to women and girls only. ALSO READ: Women Now Driving the Streets of Saudi Arabia The theme park is the first of its kind; designed for women and managed by [...]

Saudi Arabia Among World's Top 10 Most Dominant Powers 3

A global survey has listed Saudi Arabia among the top 10 most powerful countries in the world, based on economic and political dominance. Based on the latest ranking by US News & World Report, the Kingdom ranks as the 9th most dominant power, with the United States as No. 1. ALSO READ: Saudi Arabia Guide for [...]

Saudi Arabia Releases OFWs Arrested at Halloween Party

Previously, we shared about a group of Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWS) who were arrested during a raid at a Halloween party in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Fortunately, authorities in the Kingdom have agreed to release them, albeit temporarily, Inquirer.net reported. The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) has confirmed that Saudi authorities have agreed to turn the 19 Filipinas — [...]

OFWS Arrested at Halloween Party in Riyadh 3

The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) has confirmed the arrest of several Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) during a raid at a Halloween party in Riyadh, GMA News reported. ALSO READ: Spying on Spouse Now Illegal in Saudi Arabia The DFA stated that 17 OFWS — all females — were arrested last Friday (October 26) at the Saudi [...]

king salman inaugurates haramain rail

Previously, we shared that a high-speed train would roll out in Saudi Arabia this year. Well, that time has arrived! The much-awaited Haramain Express Train was inaugurated on Tuesday by none other than King Salman, according to the Saudi Gazette. “On Allah we rely and we pray to Allah to grant us success. Thanks to Allah our [...]

Bringing new life into the world is an amazing experience that expectant mothers look forward to. Recently, the experience became extra special for a Saudi Arabian Airlines (Saudia) passenger, who gave birth during a flight from Saudi Arabia to Manila, the Saudi Gazette reported. By coincidence — or fate — an obstetrics and gynecology consultant also happened to [...]

jazan airport project

There are many options for traveling around Saudi Arabia using public transportation. And when it comes to international travel, there are airports in all major cities around the Kingdom. In fact, a new airport project in the border city of Jazan is currently in the works. The King Abdullah bin Abdel Aziz Airport in Jazan is [...]

saudi cybercrime rule

A couple of months ago, Saudi Arabia banned several video games due to cases of child deaths. Recently, the Kingdom has announced a rule on another technology-related matter — the posting of “disruptive content” on social media. The Kingdom’s Public Prosecutor declared that anyone who produces, sends, or shares material that could disrupt public order will [...]

In the coming weeks, foreign applicants may find it harder to land jobs in Saudi Arabia, now that “Saudization” is well underway. The Ministry of Labor and Social Development (MLSD) will soon be restricting jobs to Saudis in certain sectors, as reported by the Saudi Gazette. Starting 11th September, 70 percent of sales jobs in [...]