IBG Global Newsletter

The IBG Global is an association of market entry consulting firms from across the globe with each company representing their geographical location from offices in a total of 53 countries. AEI Saudi is delighted to announce that we have joined the association and we look forward to working with the group to support international enquiries…
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‘Doing Business in Saudi Arabia Guide’ launch – Press Release

The Doing Business in Saudi Arabia Guide has been produced by the Institute of Export in partnership with AEI to provide you with a manual of the best practices to tackle the Saudi market. For more information and a link to the online guide itself please see below. The ‘Doing Business in Saudi Arabia Guide’…
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Saudi Mega Projects – The road to diversification!

Saudi Mega Projects As most of you will be aware from the countless news articles and government statements, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is in an age of unprecedented reform, with the Crown Prince MBS the driving force behind these changes. From renewable energy to high end tourism, Saudi Arabia is surging forward with their…
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Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Christmas & New Year

From all of us at AEI Saudi, we would like to extend our warmest Christmas wishes to all clients, partners and staff who will be celebrating. 2018 has been another great year for AEI. We have now helped more than 850 foreign companies with their journeys here in Saudi Arabia, including supporting a number of…
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Five Year Visas for the UK

Some of you will know that an MoU was recently signed between the UK and KSA to make the UK only the second country, behind the US, eligible for 5 year multi-entry business visit visas.. Well the word is out – the first 5 year visas for UK nationals have started to be issued! Our…
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AEI hits 100!

AEI Saudi was founded in 2012 by two people working out of a borrowed office near the Kingdom Tower in central Riyadh. Our guiding principle was that: When one person gives something to another, a trade of some kind has likely occurred. Trade is one of the few ways that people genuinely connect. By supporting…
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Saudi PIF at Full Throttle towards a Greener Future

The Saudi Public Investment Fund (PIF) made some of its first moves into the world of tech back in 2016, when it invested $3.5bn in US ride-hailing service Uber. Now, two years on, it would seem the PIF is moving into the electric vehicle (EV) space too. In early August it was reported that the…
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AEI Discount for Opportunity Arabia – London

Opportunity Arabia – Oil and Beyond will be returning as the ‘must attend’ occasion of the annual UK-Saudi bilateral events calendar this year. The resurrected event, now in its 14th edition, will be held in London on September 19th 2018. The conference will focus on the current developments in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and will…
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The AEI ladies have hit the road!

It’s been a little over a month since the ban on women driving in Saudi Arabia was lifted and while we haven’t seen the mass influx of female drivers that some might have expected, the previously all-male traffic jams of Riyadh have become slightly more diverse! 120,000 women reportedly applied for licenses in advance of…
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The Ramadan Rush – AEI around the world!

After a frenetic start to 2018, we have begun to see the inevitable annual slowdown in Saudi Arabia as we enter the holy month of Ramadan. However we are braced for the hectic work levels to return as soon as Eid is over. In the meantime the AEI team has nonetheless been busy, both in…
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