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Employee can be terminated only with a unanimous decision of probe panel
Business & Money | Tuesday 11 January, 2022 9:12 am
RIYADH — It was stipulated in the executive regulations of Saudi Arabia’s Job Discipline Law that termination of an employee from service, as part of disciplinary measures, shall be based on a unanimous decision of the committee that has been constituted to investigate the charges against...
GASTAT set to launch fifth census in Kingdom's history ‘Saudi Census 2022’
Business & Money | Tuesday 11 January, 2022 9:06 am
RIYADH — The General Authority for Statistics (GASTAT) announced on Monday that it is preparing to launch the "Saudi Census 2022" program, which is an essential pillar of Saudi Arabia's Vision 2030.The "Saudi Census 2022" program is the fifth census in the Kingdom's history, as the last general...
DMCC records best year since inception, attracts 2485 companies to Dubai in 2021
Business & Money | Monday 10 January, 2022 9:02 pm
DUBAI, 10th January 2022 (WAM) - DMCC – the world’s flagship Free Zone and Government of Dubai Authority on commodities trade and enterprise – has announced that it achieved its best year on record, attracting 2,485 companies to Dubai in 2021. The year also saw DMCC achieve its best June,...
'Joint Emirates Shield / 50' military drill continues
| Monday 10 January, 2022 8:57 pm
ABU DHABI, 10th January, 2022 (WAM) -- The 'Joint Emirates Shield / 50' military drill, launched by the Ministry of Defence on January 8th, continued today west of the Maritime Theater of the UAE. The exercise, which will continue until January 14, is part of a series of operational drills...
Among G20, Saudi Arabia ranks second in economic growth
Business & Money | Monday 10 January, 2022 9:47 am
RIYADH — Saudi Arabia ranked second among the G20 countries in terms of the best economic performance during the third quarter of 2021, with posting a growth of 5.7 percent on a quarterly basis.An analysis of indices issued by the G20 countries and the International Monetary Fund showed that the...
In historic verdict, Saudi court orders to name and shame man convicted of sexual harassment
Government | Monday 10 January, 2022 9:40 am
RIYADH — A court in Saudi Arabia has sentenced a man convicted of sexual harassment to naming and shaming in public, in addition to a prison term and a fine.This was the first verdict issued by a Saudi court to name and shame a culprit in a sexual harassment case after the Council of Ministers...
Failure to apply social distancing can lead to dining ban, ministry warns restaurants
Government | Monday 10 January, 2022 9:35 am
RIYADH — Serving food in restaurants will be banned in the event of failures in maintaining social distancing measures against coronavirus, according to the Ministry of Municipal and Rural Affairs and Housing.The ministry said in a statement that updated health protocols for restaurants and cafes ...
Automotive wonderland kicks off in Riyadh with more than 100 car brands
Cars & Autos | Monday 10 January, 2022 9:27 am
RIYADH: The largest motor show in the Arab world kicked off with more than 100 global automotive brands and plentiful interactive experiences for car and motorsport enthusiasts in the Riyadh desert.Aiming to emulate the success of the Geneva International Motor Show and those like it in Paris and...
Saudi Design Festival opens in Riyadh
Tourism & Hospitality | Monday 10 January, 2022 9:13 am
RIYADH: Young Saudi designers are being given an unprecedented three-week platform to showcase their talent and find support in charting out a career. The Saudi Design Festival, which began in Jax district in Diriyah on Sunday, will be a hub for creative dialogue, bringing design communities...
What day is it? UAE works on Friday for first time
Business & Money | Sunday 9 January, 2022 12:10 am
DUBAI: Employees and schoolchildren juggled work and studies with weekly Muslim prayers on the first ever working Friday in the United Arab Emirates as the Gulf country formally switched to a Saturday-Sunday weekend.Some grumbled at the change and businesses were split, with many moving to the...