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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 [...]

The first Apple store in Saudi Arabia official opened on July 25 at Terminal 5 of the King Khalid International Airport in Riyadh. And now, it looks like more Apple stores are underway in the Kingdom — as job openings are currently up on their official website! Yay! Many people have been waiting for Apple’s [...]

When the opportunity to set a new world record comes along, the people of Saudi Arabia are always up for the challenge! Recently, a group of farmers in the Kingdom set a new record by creating the world’s longest necklace, as reported by Al Arabiya English. Weighing 120 kilograms and measuring 111 metres in length, [...]

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 [...]