18 Jumada II 1443 - 21 January 2022
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Minister of Municipal, Rural Affairs and Housing to Patronize Real Estate Future Forum next February
Government | Wednesday 3 November, 2021 4:44 pm
Majid bin Abdullah Al-Hogail, Minister of Municipal and Rural Affairs and Housing, will patronize the Real Estate Future Forum, which will be held between February 22 and 24, 2022 at the Four Seasons Hotel in Riyadh with the participation of local and international speakers. Several local and...
DEWA receives BSI Kitemark certification for innovation, cementing its global leadership and excellence
Government | Friday 21 January, 2022 10:22 am
Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has received the British Standards Institution (BSI) Kitemark for Innovation, making it the first government organisation to receive this certificate at a global level. This new milestone reinforces its excellence in innovation and cements its global...
HRH Crown Prince Unveils Ultra-Luxury Hospitality Brand ‘Boutique Group’
Government | Thursday 20 January, 2022 4:00 pm
His Royal Highness Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Crown Prince, Deputy Prime Minister, Chairman of the Council for Economic and Development Affairs, and Chairman of the Public Investment Fund (PIF), announced today the launch of ‘Boutique Group’, a new hospitality brand that...
UAE forces arrive in Saudi Arabia to take part in GCC security exercise
Government | Thursday 13 January, 2022 9:05 am
RIYADH: Members of the UAE’s security forces arrived in Saudi Arabia on Wednesday ahead of a joint tactical exercise with security agencies from the other Gulf Cooperation Council member states.Arab Gulf Security 3 will take place this month in Dammam in the Eastern Province, the Saudi Defense...
Hajj Ministry: Permits for prayer at Rawdah Sharif and visiting Prophet’s grave will be issued once a month
Government | Tuesday 11 January, 2022 9:15 am
RIYADH — The Ministry of Hajj and Umrah announced that permits to visit and perform prayer at the Rawdah Sharif and visit the Prophet’s grave at the Prophet’s Mosque in Madinah would be issued in a gap of one month.There must be an interval of 30 days for obtaining a second permit for prayer...
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 ...
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...
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...