18 Sha'aban 1445 - 29 February 2024
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Ministry of Commerce, Saudi Arabia, signs agreement with VFS Global for visa services
Government | Thursday 8 February, 2024 12:56 pm
VFS Global, market leader in the outsourced visa and consular services space for governments,  has entered an agreement with the Ministry of Commerce, Saudi Arabia, to provide visa application services through a centre operated within the premises of the Ministry of Commerce headquarters...
Dubai Police Crowned Champions of UAE SWAT Challenge 2024
Government | Thursday 8 February, 2024 9:50 am
In an exhilarating display of skill, strategy, and teamwork, Dubai Police SWAT teams clinched the top two spots in the highly competitive UAE SWAT Challenge 2024. This prestigious event, held annually in Dubai, attracts elite SWAT teams worldwide, all vying for the coveted title in gruelling...
Dubai Courts’ Notary Public: A Digital Revolution for Enhanced Accessibility and Efficacy in Legal Services
Government | Wednesday 7 February, 2024 11:57 am
The Notary Public Department in Dubai Courts has emerged as a pivotal player in the elevation of its services and the evolution of its systems for all customer segments. This significant transformation aligns seamlessly with the government’s directions and is firmly rooted in the vision of Dubai...
Cabinet: State bears customs duties on agricultural inputs for 2 years
Government | Wednesday 7 February, 2024 9:15 am
The Cabinet, chaired by King Salman, approved today, Feb. 6, that the state bears customs duties on specific types of agricultural production inputs for two years as per certain rules.  The Cabinet also approved amending Cabinet Resolution No. 198 dated Jan. 9, 2018, on the mechanism for...
Crown Prince launches PIF's ‘Alat'
Government | Saturday 3 February, 2024 4:49 am
Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman announced today, Feb. 1, the launch of “Alat”, a company owned by the Public Investment Fund (PIF), which is slated to contribute to the goal of positioning Saudi Arabia as a global hub for sustainable technology manufacturing by focusing on advanced...
HRSD Minister launches Youth Development Strategy
Government | Tuesday 30 January, 2024 8:53 pm
Minister of Human Resources and Social Development (HRSD) Ahmed Al-Rajhi launched today, Jan. 29, the “Youth Development Strategy”, which aims to empower young people and support them to achieve national aspirations through developing youth opportunities and choices to complement their...
Crown Prince launches National Biotechnology Strategy
Government | Friday 26 January, 2024 12:51 pm
Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman announced today, Jan. 25, the launch of the National Biotechnology Strategy. The strategy aims to enhance the Kingdom’s leading position in the sector, as a key enabler that will strengthen national health resilience and raise the quality of life. It will...
Qiddiya launches Prince Mohammed bin Salman Stadium
Government | Monday 15 January, 2024 1:35 pm
Qiddiya Investment Co.'s (QIC) board of directors announced today, Jan. 15, the launch of the Prince Mohammed bin Salman Stadium, Saudi Press Agency reported.   Upon opening, the stadium, an iconic multi-use venue, is anticipated to host some of Saudi Arabia’s biggest sports,...
34.8% of targeted maintenance & operation jobs now saudized: HRSD
Government | Sunday 14 January, 2024 11:11 am
The Ministry of Human Resources and Social Development (HRSD) revealed that 34.79% of targeted jobs in the maintenance and operation sector was Saudized since the launch of the initiative to localize maintenance and operation contracts until 2023.   About 160,840 employees...
Sharjah Crown Prince appoints Sharjah Municipal Affairs new director
Government | Wednesday 10 January, 2024 3:26 pm
H.H. Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed bin Sultan Al Qasimi, Crown Prince, Deputy Ruler of Sharjah and Chairman of the Sharjah Executive Council, issued Council Resolution No. 1 of 2024 regarding appointing a Director of the Sharjah Department of Municipal Affairs. The decision stipulated that Sheikh ...