Saudi Arabia Welcomes GCC Residents Without Requiring Specific Professions
Riyadh - Thursday 9 March 2023: The Saudi Tourism Authority welcomes the expansion of the GCC residents visa which now is open to all professions for those wanting to apply for a tourist visa. Announced today by the Ministry of Tourism the visa allows visitors to enjoy Saudi’s diverse tourist destinations and perform Umrah ......Read More
Friday, March 10, 2023
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Signs Agreement with the Republic of Bulgaria to Establish a Joint Committee
The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, represented by the Minister of Economy and Planning, signs an agreement with the Republic of Bulgaria to establish a joint committee during an official visit by His Excellency to the country’s capital Sofia. His Excellency Faisal bin Fadhil Alibrahim signed the agreement with Bulgarian Minister of Economy and Industry, His Excellency Nikola Stoyanov. The signing establishes a joint committee to implement the General Agreement on Cooperation between the Kingdom and the Republic of Bulgaria. The joint committee will develop and strengthen bilateral economic relations between both countries and identify new development opportunities in ......Read More
Friday, March 3, 2023
Saudi Arabia's Ministry of Economy and Planning and World Economic Forum's UpLink Launch Food Securi ...
On February 27, the Kingdom’s Ministry of Economy and Planning (MEP) launched the Food Ecosystems in Arid Climate Challenge in collaboration with the World Economic Forum’s UpLink and the Ministry of Environment, Water and Agriculture. Anchored in collaboration, the challenge is a global call for food entrepreneurs, start-ups, social ventures, and small to medium-sized enterprises to submit solutions that incorporate low or high technologies. The winning team will be eligible to receive CHF100,000 to implement and scale their venture in regions with arid climates, in addition to accessing strong networking opportunities. Dr. Hosam Rowaihy, Head of ......Read More
Friday, March 3, 2023
Nasdaq Chair and CEO: Tremendous Growth of Saudi Capital Market is Testament to Leadership, Notes Vi ...
Riyadh, Feb 12, 2023: At today’s Saudi Capital Market Forum in Riyadh, Adena Friedman, Chair and Chief Executive Officer of Nasdaq, heralded Saudi Arabia’s vision and leadership as key success factors in building a globally competitive capital market: “This region is one of the fast-growing in the world. Saudi has done a tremendous job of bringing capabilities into the market so they can compete with global mature markets. It’s a testament to amount of focus, energy and leadership in the country.” As a result, she noted that the IPO environment is vibrant in Saudi Arabia, echoing earlier comments from H.E. Mohammed El Kuwaiz, Chairman, Capital Market ......Read More
Monday, February 13, 2023
First of Its Kind Saudi Stopover Visa Available for the World
• The Stopover Visa is offered to passengers traveling to their final destination on national air carriers, SAUDIA and flynas • Stopover Visa is open to all leisure, business and religious travelers and welcomes visitors to stopover for up to 96 hours and includes one complimentary night hotel stay • First ......Read More
Tuesday, January 31, 2023
HRH the Crown Prince Launches Events Investment Fund to Support Infrastructure Developments in the C ...
• EIF will be capitalized with SAR14 (over $3.7) billion to directly develop more than 35 world class venues across the Kingdom. • The fund will further raise capital by providing lucrative high-return opportunities to the private sector and financial institutions. • EIF is critical to the delivery of the Kingdom’s ......Read More
Tuesday, January 17, 2023
Saudi Arabia's Misk Foundation Brings Youth Majlis Back to the World Economic Forum in Davos
16, January 2023 – Mohammed bin Salman Foundation, “Misk,” a non-profit established by His Royal Highness Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman Bin Abdulaziz, is bringing the Youth Majlis back to the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland. One of the only youth-focused pavilions at the Swiss alpine destination, Misk will unite delegates under the theme of Generation Transformation – a mindset that harnesses the unique strengths of all generations to create lasting positive change. The Youth Majlis will provide a platform for forward-looking dialogue, serving as a catalyst to explore collaborative solutions to solve some of the world's ......Read More
Tuesday, January 17, 2023
Hisense Partners with Saudi Arabia's Business Giant United Matbouli Group to Expand its Presence in ...
Dubai, UAE – December 26, 2022: Hisense, one of the largest home appliance and consumer electronics company, has signed a partnership deal with Saudi Arabia’s United Matbouli Group (UMG), one of the most prestigious consumer electronics distributors in the Kingdom, thus opening a new pathway to of business opportunities for Hisense in ......Read More
Monday, December 26, 2022
Hilton Announces Strategic Partnership with Saudi Tourism Development Fund and Signs Multiple New Ho ...
• A memorandum of understanding signed with the Saudi Tourism Development Fund (TDF) will see Hilton support it in developing family-friendly leisure destinations incorporating Hilton-branded hotels across the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia • An agreement signed with Diriyah Gate Development Authority will see the opening of Waldorf ......Read More
Thursday, December 15, 2022
KSA Ministry of Economy and Planning'
Strengthening of GCC unity focus of 4th GCC Economic and Development Affairs Authority meeting The Ministerial Preparatory Committee of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Economic and Development Authority concluded its fourth meeting in Riyadh today, with a focus on strengthening the economic unity of Gulf countries, Under the chairmanship ......Read More
Wednesday, November 9, 2022
KSA Ministry of Economy and Planning
Saudi Arabia’s GDP rises by 8.6%, the Ministry of Economy and Planning reveals in Q3 2022 report Saudi Arabia’s GDP rises by 8.6%, the Ministry of Economy and Planning reveals in Q3 2022 report The global economy is facing one of the most tumultuous periods in recent history. As the likelihood of a global recession has ......Read More
Friday, November 4, 2022
Saudi Ministry of Economy and Planning and General Authority For Statistics To Enhance The Use of Da ...
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia: 3 October 2022 - The Saudi Arabia Ministry of Economy and Planning (MEP) and the General Authority for Statistics (GASTAT) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to enhance the use of data in the development of economic policies. The MOU establishes a framework for data and knowledge sharing between the two partners, as well as sharing enhanced statistical, scientific, and economic analysis. The agreement was signed by His Excellency Eng. Ammar Nagadi, the Vice Minister of Economy and Planning, and Dr. Fahad Aldossari, President of GASTAT. Commenting on the MOU, His Excellency Faisal Alibrahim, Minister of Economy and Planning and Chairman of ......Read More
Tuesday, October 4, 2022
Arab Achievements In The New Guinness World Records 2023 Book Revealed
OUT OF THIS WORLD! Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 30 September 2022: GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS (GWR), the global authority on record-breaking achievements, announces that GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS 2023 (GWR2023) is available in stores and online across the Arab World and globally today. The new 2023 edition ......Read More
Saturday, October 1, 2022
Ahead of Intersec Saudi Arabia, Consultancy Firm Forecasts Strong Growth and Market Transformation i ...
RIYADH: As Saudi Arabia looks to improve nationwide fire safety and industrial security regulations, the Kingdom’s demand for fire prevention and safety implementation systems is forecast to continue its upward trajectory during the next three years. Market consultancy firm 6WResearch has forecast the Kingdom’s fire safety systems ......Read More
Monday, September 12, 2022
We're back Video highlights return of Hajj to full capacity after COVID-19
Makkah: The video highlights the organization of Hajj for pilgrims from all over the world this year, after being limited to local pilgrims only during the past two years, due to the pandemic, enabling this year the largest number of Muslims around the world to perform Hajj and Umrah, and visiting the Prophet's Mosque in an atmosphere of ......Read More
Thursday, July 7, 2022
RCU Announces Detailed Plans to Develop Tram Project Spanning AlUla's Landmarks and Signs Contract ...
• Mobility company SYSTRA to complete design studies in 2023, with the tramway’s carriages resembling those from the historic Hijaz railway • Low-carbon and experiential system will call at some of AlUla’s most important locations and landmarks, with stations acting as public transport hubs for surrounding ......Read More
Tuesday, July 5, 2022
SCCI Kicks Off its Gulf Tour from Riyadh to Promote Sharjah Excellence Award
• With the aim of attracting and motivating private sector companies to participate in such innovative awards • Two new categories introduced, with meetings held across GCC countries to discuss the Awards' participation terms and requirements 13, June 2022: The Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI) ......Read More
Monday, June 13, 2022
Diriyah Biennale Foundation Announces Hajj Terminal in Jeddah as the Location for First-Ever Islamic ...
Curatorial Team from left to right: Sumayya Vally, Dr. Julian Raby, Dr. Saad Alrashid, Dr. Omniya Abdel Barr, Diriyah Biennale Foundation 23 January to 23 April 2023 Diriyah, Saudi Arabia, 6 June 2022: The Diriyah Biennale Foundation (DBF) is proud to announce that the inaugural edition of the Islamic Arts Biennale will take place at the ......Read More
Monday, June 6, 2022
Construction Begins on Saudi Arabia's Jubail 3B Independent Water Project
• A groundbreaking ceremony took place today at the 570,000 m3/day Jubail 3B Independent Water Project (IWP) plant in Saudi Arabia, marking the start of construction • The plant is being built by a consortium comprised of ENGIE, Nesma Company Limited and Ajlan & Bros holding group for Saudi Water Partnership Company ......Read More
Monday, May 30, 2022
STYLI Raises Funds for Saudi Arabia's Children with Disabilities Association
• STYLI’s funds to Children with Disabilities Association will go towards providing aid to approximately 4,000 children across the Kingdom during the month of Ramadan. • The donation is part of Landmark Group’s commitment to support and empower communities across the region. Riyadh, Saudi Arabia - ......Read More
Thursday, April 21, 2022
No Rain and No Resources; Millions of Families across the Horn of Africa Pushed Closer to Catastroph ...
April 19, 2022: Desperately needed rains across the Horn of Africa have so far failed to materialise, almost a month into the current rainy season, and if these conditions continue, along with stagnant and even decreasing humanitarian aid, the number of hungry people due to drought could spiral from the currently estimated 14 million ......Read More
Tuesday, April 19, 2022
Food and Oil Price Hikes Drive up Costs for Cash-Strapped WFP Operations in West Africa as Region Fa ...
The UN World Food Programme (WFP)’s operational costs for 2022 will go up by US$ 136 million in West Africa alone due to the ripple effect of the conflict in Ukraine which is driving up global food and fuel prices. This, as acute hunger in the region has quadrupled in three years – reaching a 10-year high this year, with 43 million ......Read More
Friday, April 15, 2022
Network International's KSA Operations Certified Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard Compli ...
PCI DSS certification affirms conformity to industry’s most thorough global payment-card security standard Dubai, 14 April 2022: Network International, the leading enabler of digital commerce across the Middle East and Africa (MEA), has announced that Network International Arabia has been assessed as compliant with Payment ......Read More
Thursday, April 14, 2022