Saudi government sources reveal that the Ministry of Labor has formed a team of recruitment companies to propose ways to formalise the domestic worker recruitment market. The team has been tasked to devise a mechanism for negotiations for domestic workers...
The healthcare sector in Saudi Arabia may come under tremendous pressure and fail to meet the growing healthcare needs of the country if the private sector does not step up and contribute. A report by Deloitte reveals that some provinces...
A survey has rated the Saudi Arabia cellular market as the most competitive in the Arab world for the third consecutive year. The ratings were revealed by the Arab Advisors Group in its Cellular Competition Intensity Index 2013. The Cellular...
Saudis could face a five-year jail term and up to $800,000 fines for sending offensive tweets Saudi based lawyer Humoud Al-Khaldi told Arab News that "penal action would be taken against offenders in compliance with Article 6 of the Anti-Cyber...
Gold – the yellow metal that’s as priceless as the word can imply. Everyone wants to own gold, wants to buy it as an investment for the future. But not many do manage to invest in gold thanks to...
The latest report on the Saudi Arabia office sector by global real estate consultancy firm CBRE. As a significant volume of new prime office space starts to enter the Riyadh market, particularly at King Abdullah Financial District (KAFD), and the...
Wadjda is a 12-year old girl who lives near Riyadh, the capital of Saudi Arabia. Although she's growing up in a conservative country, Wadjda is a girl full of life who wears jeans and sneakers, listens to rock music...
The five-day Saudi International Motor Show 2012 concluded with an overwhelming response from all participants. The show was able to attract over 100,000 trade visitors, auto enthusiasts and car lovers. According to Zahoor Siddique, Vice President of Al-Harithy Company for...
Car sales in Saudi Arabia will hit SR94 billion ($25 billion) in 2013 amid plans of manufacturing automobile parts and assembling cars, organisers of an upcoming motor show in Riyadh said on Sunday. The Riyadh Motor Show 2012, the 29th international...
If you intend to visit an Arab country, you will likely come across many indignant people criticizing the so-called international community for being a self-serving gathering of countries or an interest group. No matter where you will be, whether...
Gulf nations, particularly Saudi Arabia and the UAE, are home to the world’s highest consumption rates of cosmetics, according to a study conducted by Epoc Messe Frankfurt and published by the London-based newspaper Asharq al-Awsat. Saudi Arabia ranks first among Gulf...
DHA has come up with an innovative plan to step up Dubai medical tourism sector. Dubai attracts millions of tourists from all over the world who come to see the fusion of modernity and traditionalism that prevails all over the...
With a population of more than 5 million, Riyadh, is both Saudi Arabia’s biggest city and its capital city. Experiencing rapid growth, Riyadh’s population has more than doubled since 1990. City planners announced in July 2012 that Riyadh will build...
The oil rich Gulf nation, Saudi Arabia, topped the list of financial donors in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries, representing 55.6 percent of the total donations, the International Center of Research and Studies (MEDAD) report titled ?Charitable Works...
Good news for expats living in Saudi Arabia The new residency plan would allow foreign workers to have five years residence visa The Saudi Arabian government is hashing out a new residency permit plan for the expats living and working in...
New figures released by Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Health reveal that the healthcare sector created thousands of jobs, with 1,364 specialists recruited from abroad, last year. A total of 2,087 consultant physicians were appointed at various levels to provide health...
The Arab Spring did not only have long-lasting political repercussions for Middle East and North Africa, but it has also altered the region’s retail landscape and shaped the future for businesses and consumers. A new report by the Euromonitor International,...
Saudi Arabia's agriculture and food sectors are on solid ground, with reports of 18.5% annual growth. The increasing Saudi population, combined with higher consumption levels, are driving record growth rates. A mega agriculture and food event will be held at the...
After several years of deliberations, the Saudi government is considering reforms that open up the country’s equity market for foreign investors to stimulate equity investment in KSA. The kingdom has long debated introducing market liberalisation reforms and technical preparations, but...
Hajj, one pillar of Islam, is one of five obligatory fundamental Muslim practices. It is incumbent upon every Muslim to make the pilgrimage to the holy city of Mecca at least once in their lifetime, it they can afford...
Bahraini government has signed agreements with Saudi tycoon Prince Alwaleed bin Talal paving the way to move his Rotana news and entertainment company from Cairo to the Gulf island state, the official Bahrain News Agency reported on Wednesday. The move...
Massive Government ICT investments transforming Saudi Arabia’s innovation economy, enhancing development, business growth and productivity. Saudi IT Market Set to Top USD 14 Billion by 2017with Government Sector Fastest-Growing Industry Vertical: IDC More than 500 of Kingdom’s Organisations Set to Attend GITEX...
International exhibitor participation up sevenfold at Decofair 2013 Decofair 2013, Saudi Arabia’s only premium international furniture and interior design show, has seen a sevenfold increase in international exhibitor participation as global interior brands look to tap into the Gulf region’s...
Defence expenditure forms one of the core fiscal expenditures of countries with millions of dollars being spent by governments to ensure that their defence system is up-to date and bolstered with highly refined arsenal. Defence expenditures aren’t however mindlessly...
The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) has registered a record overall growth of 43% in eCommerce in Q1 of 2014 compared to the same period last year, making it the highest growth rate in the MENA region, according to...
General Motors Middle East and its dealer partners have reaffirmed their commitment to the Saudi market by outlining investment plans of up to USD 750 million by 2015. General Motors Middle East and dealers Aljomaih Automotive Company (AAC) and Universal Motors Agencies...
A new report has revealed the Saudi government’s intentions to completely fill all medical jobs in the kingdom with Saudi nationals within the next five years. The Saudi government is aggressively working on plans to complete Saudization of the medical...
Saudi Arabian Monetary Agency (SAMA) announces step-change for bill payment efficiency with implementation of SAP's ERP solution The new system to boost SADAD Electronic Bill Presentment and Payment System Project Set To Deliver “Considerable Benefits to Residents Across Saudi Arabia” The Saudi...
Virgin Mobile Middle East & Africa (VMMEA) today announced that the Board of Directors of the Communications and Information Technology Commission of Saudi Arabia (CITC) have approved the grant of a MVNO License to Virgin Mobile Saudi Consortium. The CITC...
Small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Saudi Arabia are gearing up for ambitious, technology-fuelled expansion drives across the region, according to a new worldwide survey. In the next Three Years, No Saudi SME Expects to Operate Solely in the Kingdom; Cloud,...