Happy New Year from the AEI team!

Happy New Year 2018

Another eventful year has passed in Saudi Arabia, and what a year it has been! The economic, social and cultural transformation that we have witnessed in Saudi this year leaves us all wondering quite what 2018 will hold for the Kingdom. The announcements that women will be allowed to drive and cinemas will finally reopen…
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Oil set to soar…?

Oil barrels

Well, probably not, but with the OPEC production cuts extended for another 12 months, this is hopefully good news to shore up the recent oil price rally. The inclusion of Russia, Libya and Nigeria in the deal is possibly indicative of a more joined up approach. Of course, volatility will remain with a number of…
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Popcorn at the ready – cinemas are finally returning to Saudi!

Popcorn and cinemas in Saudi

Another big announcement this week in Saudi with the return of the ‘silver screen’ to the Kingdom after a 35 year absence. This is further evidence of the change that is gripping every aspect of life in Saudi Arabia as the Crown Prince’s Vision 2030 reform programme continues to be implemented. Click here to find out…
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AEI at Arab Health 2018 – Free Webinar!

We’re excited to announce that we will be attending Arab Health 2018 in Dubai in January. John Lockwood and Yazan Shukair of the AEI Consultancy Team will be there to talk to exporters and answer any questions they might have about doing business in Saudi Arabia. It has been an exciting year in Saudi Arabia,…
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Vision 2030 – Never a dull day in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia!

Mohammed bin Salman - Vision 2030

It has certainly been an extraordinary week or two in Saudi on the back of what had already been an exceptional year for the Kingdom so far. It is hardly surprising that we have produced over 100 market insight reports on the current state of play in the Kingdom in just the last 10 days!…
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Sir Richard Branson Visits Saudi

Sir Richard Branson - Virgin

Sir Richard Branson of Virgin was recently in Saudi Arabia on a trip that saw him visit the Red Sea coast, where a huge project is underway to transform the area into a tourism destination, and Mada’in Saleh, the UNESCO World Heritage Site that rivals the famous Petra in Jordan. Click here to read more…
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PIF Launches Future Investment Initiative

Mohammed bin Salman - Future Investment Initiative

In Riyadh last week the Public Investment Fund (PIF) launched the Future Investment Initiative (FII), with the goal of providing ‘a platform for objective, expert-led debate on both current and long-term global investment trends’. The inaugural session of the four-day event was chaired by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, who announced the creation of Neom,…
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AEI Saudi – 5 Today!

Kingdom Tower Fireworks

On the 1st of November this year AEI Saudi will be five years old! In this time AEI has grown from a startup based in Riyadh and using borrowed office space, to nearly 70 full time staff working from multiple facilities and locations throughout the Kingdom. We would like to say thank you to all…
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AEI – Coming to America! (Again)

Following on from a successful earlier visit in August of this year, both AEI co-founders Adam Hosier and Stuart D’Souza will be touring the USA, Saudi Arabia’s largest bilateral trading partner, in late November 2017. They will be continuing discussions with existing American clients such as CSRA and partners old and new, such as Catalyst…
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AEI introduces new online visa system

Saudi Visa

AEI is pleased to announce the introduction of a new online visa system to speed up and simplify the Saudi visa application process. As of today, if you would like to get the necessary Letter of Invitation through AEI then simply go to our ‘Visit Visas’ page in the Support Services section of our website…
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