SAUDI CULTURE | Prince Badr Bin Farhan Praises Transfer Of National Museum Supervision To Culture Ministry

Saudi Minister of Culture Prince Badr bin Abdullah bin Farhan has praised the cabinet’s decision to transfer the supervision of the National Museum at King Abdulaziz Historical Center to the Culture Ministry. The cabinet also authorized Prince Farhan to form the museum’s Board of Trustees. He expressed appreciation and gratitude to Custodian of the Two … Continue reading SAUDI CULTURE | Prince Badr Bin Farhan Praises Transfer Of National Museum Supervision To Culture Ministry

LIFESTYLE | Restaurants In Saudi Arabia No Longer Need To Segregate Woman And Men

RIYADH | SAUDI ARABIA – Men in Saudi Arabia will no longer need to use separate entrance for male customers or sit behind partitions at restaurants in the latest measure announced by the government. In the past, cafes and restaurants were segregated by “family” sections which were allocated for women who are out on their … Continue reading LIFESTYLE | Restaurants In Saudi Arabia No Longer Need To Segregate Woman And Men

ROYALS | Hamdan Bin Mohammed And Mohammed Bin Salman Visit Headquarters Of Expo 2020 Dubai

Crown Prince of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, and HRH Prince Mohammed bin Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense, visited the headquarters of Expo 2020 Dubai. The mega event, which features the participation of 192 countries, is scheduled to … Continue reading ROYALS | Hamdan Bin Mohammed And Mohammed Bin Salman Visit Headquarters Of Expo 2020 Dubai

BUSINESS | Saudi Arabia Grants First Permanent Residencies To Foreigners

RIYADH/SAUDI ARABIA – Saudi Arabia has granted “premium” residency to 73 foreigners as part of its efforts to attract foreign investment into the country. The Kingdom said it received thousands of applications after offering permanent residency for a one-time fee of 800,000 riyals (U.S. $213,301), and an annual renewable “premium” residency for 100,000 riyals per … Continue reading BUSINESS | Saudi Arabia Grants First Permanent Residencies To Foreigners

TRAVEL2SAUDI | Saudi Arabia Opens Tourist Visas to U.S., European Visa Holders

RIYADH/SAUDI ARABIA, October 13, 2019 – Tourist visas for Saudi Arabia are now available online and on arrival to holidaymakers who already hold a visa from the United States, Britain or the EU’s Schengen zone, expanding eligibility beyond an initial list of 49 countries. The conservative Muslin kingdom, relatively closed off for decades, launched a … Continue reading TRAVEL2SAUDI | Saudi Arabia Opens Tourist Visas to U.S., European Visa Holders

TRAVEL | Saudi Arabia Opens To Tourists With Investment Appeal And No Abaya Rule

RIYADH, SAUDI ARABIA – Saudi Arabia threw open its doors to foreign tourists on Friday, launching a new visa regime for 49 countries and appealing to foreign companies to invest in a sector it hopes will contribute 10% of gross domestic product by 2030. The ulta-conservative Muslim kingdom, relatively closed off for decades, has in … Continue reading TRAVEL | Saudi Arabia Opens To Tourists With Investment Appeal And No Abaya Rule

GET INVOLVED & CREATE BETTER WORLD | Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud Orders Renovation Of Princess Nourah’s Palace

JEDDAH, SAUDI ARABIA – Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense order the renovation of Princess Nourah Bint Abdulraham Palace at his own personal expense. The palace titled “Al-Shamsiya Palace” is located near Al-Murabba neighborhood in Riyadh. “This directive reflects the Crown Prince’s keenness to support … Continue reading GET INVOLVED & CREATE BETTER WORLD | Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud Orders Renovation Of Princess Nourah’s Palace

ART & ENTERTAINMENT | Saudi Arabia to Host Dakar Rally on January 5

Saudi Arabia is set to host Dakar Rally 2020 on January 5, marking the first time the history race is held in Asia. Prince Abdulaziz bin Turki Al-Faisal, Chariman of the General Sports Authority, said: “Hosting the world’s toughest race for many years, the Dakar Rally, is a confirmation that the Kingdom welcomes the world … Continue reading ART & ENTERTAINMENT | Saudi Arabia to Host Dakar Rally on January 5

WOMEN EMPOWERMENT | Saudi Arabia Implements End To Travel Restriction For Saudi Women

Riyadh, SAUDI ARABIA – Saudi Arabia has begun allowing adult women to travel without permission and to exercise more control over family matters, state news agency SPA, reported on Tuesday, following a flurry of royal degrees approving the changes. Riyadh has long faced international criticism over the status of Saudi women. Rights groups say women … Continue reading WOMEN EMPOWERMENT | Saudi Arabia Implements End To Travel Restriction For Saudi Women

Empowerment of Women | Saudi Women Get a New Right: Allowing Their Kids To Travel

Riyadh, SAUDI ARABIA – Saudi mothers will be able to apply for passports for children in their custody and approve travel abroad under new guidelines that represent a further chipping away of exclusive male power in the conservative Islamic kingdom. The changes, detailed on the website od Saudi Arabia’s General Directorate of Passports on Monday, … Continue reading Empowerment of Women | Saudi Women Get a New Right: Allowing Their Kids To Travel