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8 Things to Know About Saudi Arabia's Anti-Tobacco Law

In June 2016, authorities in Saudi Arabia started to implement anti-tobacco regulations issued through a royal decree during the previous year, citing specific rules and fines for those who would violate the law. ALSO READ: Do’s and Don’ts in Saudi Arabia Fines collected from violators will be allocated to initiatives that raise awareness on the harmful effects [...]

PH Embassy in Saudi Arabia Holds Contingency Planning Activities in Line with Tension in the Region

While the tensions may have eased for a while in the Middle East, the Philippine Embassy in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia is not leaving anything to chances as they conducted contingency planning activities last 11 January 2020 to raise the readiness of its personnel and the Filipino community in responding to crises. A week ago, the Philippine government [...]

How to Apply for a Family Visit Visa in Saudi Arabia

Living and working abroad can get lonely sometimes, especially when you miss your family and loved ones back home. Fortunately, Saudi Arabia offers the family visit visa, which would enable your family to come and stay with you in the Kingdom. ALSO READ: How to Apply for Saudi Arabia Tourist Visa Today, we’d like to share the [...]

To all Filipinos in the Saudi, please be informed of this public advisory released by the Philippine Embassy in UAE regarding the recent developments. The PH government assures Pinoys that they are prepared to repatriate any Filipino who may be affected by the ongoing crisis. Note: There is no reason for us to panic, but [...]

DOLE Plans to Cut OFW Deployment in KSA in 2020

In a press meeting on Tuesday (December 17), the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) announced that it is looking to scale down next year the deployment activities of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA). Saudi Arabia, for many years already, has been among the top work destinations among OFWs because of [...]

Riyadh-UAE Hyperloop Set to Break Ground in 2020

Aside from the Dubai Hyperloop, the capital city of Saudi Arabia is expected to begin construction for its own Hyperloop One project that will connect the city to the UAE capital, cutting travel time from either city from 8.5 hours to just 48 minutes. The said project is expected to commence next year and is set to [...]

saudi men women restaurant

In line with the recent developments achieved by the kingdom of Saudi Arabia in terms of gender equality and women empowerment, the Saudi government has announced the abolition of rules requiring restaurants to provide separate entrances and areas for women and families and male patrons dining alone. The announcement was made on Sunday (December 8) by the [...]

How to Check Your Saudi Visa Status Online

In an earlier post, we shared about how to apply for a working visa in Saudi Arabia. But what if you’d simply like to check the status of your visa? Is there an easy way to do this online? Well… the answer is yes, there is! ALSO READ: Different Types of Saudi Arabia Visa The Saudi Ministry [...]

impressions of saudi arabia

It’s 2019, and we’ve heard some news – both good and bad about places such as Saudi Arabia, which has been known as a very popular work destination among Filipinos for many years already. In our feature post, we will share a video of an expat’s first impressions about the Kingdom, and we’ll see what life [...]

How to Apply for Divorce in Saudi Arabia

While most people get married with dreams of living “happily ever after,” this isn’t always the case. Some marriages end in divorce, which is a stressful yet necessary process. ALSO READ: Do’s and Don’ts in Saudi Arabia In today’s post, we’ll be discussing the divorce process in Saudi Arabia, particularly for expats in a Muslim marriage (e.g. [...]