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Saudi Arabia Kicks Off Worker Housing Project in Neom City

The Saudi government fully supports the beginning of NEOM company’s first phase of construction project which will be dedicated to workers moving into NEOM city to develop various construction projects on-site in the future. The first phase of the project is expected to house 30,000 workers who will take on various construction projects for the [...]

How to Apply for a Driving License in Saudi Arabia

In recent years, Saudi Arabia has taken huge strides in terms of transportation, especially when a decree allowing women to drive was issued a couple of years ago. Indeed, getting around the Kingdom these days is definitely easier and more convenient! ALSO READ: Saudis Post Selfies with Female Drivers Of course, before anything else, you’ll need to [...]

5 Best Places to Visit in Al Ula, Saudi Arabia

With the national government’s much-needed boost given to its tourism sector, Saudi Arabia is looking to overtake its counterparts in the region in terms of being the best tourist destination in the Middle East. And there is much to look forward to if you’re a fan of the country as new attractions and festivals are [...]

Saudi Arabia Lowers Cost of Hiring Filipino Domestic Workers

For those who are looking to hire domestic workers from the Philippines, we have good news! The Ministry of Labor and Social Development (MLSD) in Saudi Arabia has recently lowered the recruitment charges for Filipino domestic workers by half. ALSO READ: Different Types of Saudi Arabia Visa Citing ministry sources, the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported that [...]

Four-day Holiday Announced for Saudi National Day

In line with the upcoming National Day holiday, the Saudi government announced that it will observe a four-day holiday, with work to resume on September 24 (Tuesday). Saudi National Day is celebrated every year on September 23, which marks the renaming of the Kingdom of Hejaz and Nejd to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, as [...]

Saudi Arabia Likely to Start Issuing Tourist Visas 51 Countries to Benefit

There are different types of visas that one can use to enter Saudi Arabia, but currently none of these is specifically for tourism purposes. Pretty soon, however, the Kingdom is likely to start issuing tourist visas. Yay! ALSO READ: Saudi Arabia Guide for First-time Visitors So if you are planning a leisure trip to the Middle East, you’d [...]

Saudi to Host World’s “Baddest” Roller Coaster Ride Soon

As part of the kingdom’s efforts to boost tourism and economic investment in the region, it will soon open its first-ever theme park, which will truly be action-packed as it is expected to be the longest, tallest, and fastest roller coaster ride in the world. It will be the perfect reason (or excuse) to visit [...]

PH Seeks Creation of Labour Pact to Ensure Better Working Conditions for OFWs in Saudi

Fresh from his visit in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to meet with his counterpart as well as the Filipino community in Riyadh, Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III shared that the Philippines and Saudi Arabia have agreed to establish technical working groups, one for each country, to tackle the proposed labor pact. According to Bello, [...]

[OFW Guide] How to Get an NBI Clearance Even when Working Overseas

OFWs based in other countries will still have a need for Philippine-issued documents, whether for a change in jobs, buying investments, and other similar purposes. It is for this reason that we should know the processes in getting government-issued documents even if we are based outside the Philippines. In this post, we will teach you [...]

The Philippine Embassy announced that it will hold a two-day consular outreach mission, dubbed as “Embassy on Wheels” (EOW) in Dammam on August 23 and 24. The initiative was launched as part of President Rodrigo Duterte’s commitment to overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) in the Eastern Province of the Kingdom through the efforts of the Philippine [...]