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Previously, we talked about the employment contract as described under the Saudi Labor Law. Today, we are going to discuss another important subject: wage policies. The Kingdom upholds the rights of employees, including expats. This involves making sure that they receive fair compensation in a timely manner. The law also prohibits the deduction of wages, except [...]

Newly-arrived in Saudi Arabia? Planning to apply for a job in the Kingdom? Then it’s important for you to know your rights as an employee. In particular, you should know all about the employment contract. This way, you can avoid misunderstandings, or even legal problems. The employment contract is a written agreement between you and your [...]

There are many places to visit in Saudi Arabia, including museums, shopping centres, zoos, and outdoor attractions. However, the Kingdom has yet to open a movie theatre… that is, until today! You heard that right! In collaboration with AMC Entertainment, the Development and Investment Entertainment Company (DIEC) is launching the first public cinema in Saudi [...]

Saudi Arabia has been introducing major reforms lately, allowing women to drive and join the army, for example. At the same time, the government has been enforcing stricter laws on cybercrime — including the criminalisation of “snooping” or “spying” on your spouse. You heard that right! Spying on your spouse (e.g. using his/her laptop or mobile phone [...]

While it is true that employers should treat their workers fairly, it is also the responsibility of employees to know their rights. This applies to jobs in Saudi Arabia, or anywhere else, for that matter. By being aware of your rights, you would not be so easily abused or exploited. Indeed, being an overseas worker [...]

Last month, a senior cleric stated that Saudi women should be dressed modestly, but this does not necessitate wearing the “abaya” — a loose-fitting, full-length robe. Just recently, the same sentiment was expressed by no less than Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman. During an interview with CBS on television, the Saudi Crown Prince said that women [...]

In Saudi Arabia, public transportation consists mostly of buses and taxis. This year, however, things are about to change with the launching of a much-awaited transport mode: trains! The Minister of Transportation and Chairman of the Saudi Railway Organisation (SRO), Nabil Al-Amoudi, has announced that the high-speed “Haramain Express” train will roll out this 2018. With [...]

Previously, we’ve shared about how you can travel via public transportation around Saudi Arabia. While the Kingdom has an extensive public bus network and plenty of taxi cabs, a railway system is also in the works — not only within, but outside the country as well. Recently, a senior transport official has announced that three years [...]

Just there are many awesome places to visit in Saudi Arabia, there are lots of great places to stay in, as well. In fact, more and more hotels are being constructed to accommodate the numerous travellers and tourists that flock to the Kingdom every year. This year alone, almost 60 percent of the country’s current [...]

Previously, we shared about how to apply for a Schengen tourist visa, which enables you to visit several countries in Europe. Today, we are going to talk about how you can obtain a tourist visa and visit one of the biggest and most popular countries in the world: United States of America. The US is [...]