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New privatization rules signed off in Saudi Arabia to encourage investors
Business & Money | Sunday 9 January, 2022 12:07 am
Riyadh: Fairness, transparency, and feasibility will now all be taken into consideration before private public partnerships are given the green light in Saudi Arabia after a law change was signed off.  The National Center for Privatization and PPP have approved a new set of rules which...
Saudi Cabinet approves law to protect rights of elderly
Government | Saturday 8 January, 2022 11:56 pm
JEDDAH: The Saudi Cabinet has approved a law to protect the rights of elderly citizens in the Kingdom. In April, members of the Saudi Shoura Council passed a draft of the 21-article bill which aims to raise awareness on the issue, promote well-being, and establish appropriate community care...
Saudi budget carrier flyadeal launches new route between Riyadh and Cairo
Business & Money | Saturday 8 January, 2022 11:53 pm
RIYADH: Low-cost Saudi airline flyadeal on Thursday launched its first regular flights between King Khalid International Airport in Riyadh and Cairo International Airport, the Saudi Press Agency reported. Ahmed Al-Brahim, the airline’s chief commercial and customer officer, said that the...
Women’s camel beauty contest concludes at King Abdulaziz Festival in Riyadh
Tourism & Hospitality | Saturday 8 January, 2022 11:51 pm
RIYADH: Camel beauty contest judges at the King Abdulaziz Camel Festival, held in the northeast of Riyadh, have announced the results of the women’s singles contest. The contest involved Al-Mughateer camels, a famous breed among locals of the Arabian Peninsula. Bedouin tribes divide...
Hajj Ministry sets 10-day mandatory interval between two Umrahs
Government | Thursday 6 January, 2022 10:03 am
RIYADH — The Ministry of Hajj and Umrah has set an interval of 10 days between the issuance of two Umrah permits for pilgrims of all age groups.A pilgrim, who obtained a permit to perform Umrah, can book an appointment for a second Umrah through the Eatmarna or Tawakkalna applications at the end...
Saudi aviation sector aims for three-fold increase in passenger volume
Government | Wednesday 5 January, 2022 9:56 am
RIYADH — The President of the General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA), Abdulaziz Al-Duailej, said the contribution of the civil aviation and air transport sector to the Kingdom’s GDP is expected to increase to more than SR280 billion by 2030. This in comparison to about SR80 billion in...
Saudi Arabia approves law to protect rights of elderly
Government | Wednesday 5 January, 2022 9:52 am
RIYADH — The Council of Ministers on Tuesday approved the law for the protection of the rights of the elderly people and their care. Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman chaired the virtual session of the Cabinet.The Cabinet’s approval of the law is regarded as a landmark initiative...
Environment & Energy | Wednesday 5 January, 2022 1:36 am
The Saudi Ministry of Industry and Mineral Resources, host and convener of the first-ever Future Minerals Forum, held under the patronage of the Custodian of The Two Holy Mosques, King Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, has formally unveiled the global event’s detailed program featuring an extensive...
Full steam ahead for Saudi women with train driver program
Business & Money | Tuesday 4 January, 2022 9:53 am
JEDDAH: The Saudi Railway Polytechnic is training women to drive trains on the Kingdom’s Haramain High Speed Railway, in a project seeking to break taboos. For decades, train driving has been viewed as a masculine career profession. And while women in Saudi Arabia have broken records in ...
Saudi airports providing additional services for Dakar Rally
Cars & Autos | Tuesday 4 January, 2022 9:44 am
JEDDAH: Saudi Arabia’s General Authority of Civil Aviation said it has prepared the Kingdom’s airports to deliver a number of additional services during the 2022 Dakar Rally, the Saudi Press Agency reported on Monday. This year’s rally, organized by the Ministry of Sports with the...