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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VIDEO: Saudi Arabia Business Update – April 2018

In advance of Ramadan, AEI’s CEO Stuart D’Souza delivers an economic and political update on the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, in partnership with the ADS Group and the DSO team at the British Embassy in Riyadh.

May-hem – A busy month of events ahead!

As AEI continues to grow, becoming an entry point to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for more and more companies from all over the world, Founder Director Adam Hosier is once again making his way over to the US for a business development trip that will see him touring both the east and west coast….
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Metro Moves – first dynamic tests of the Riyadh Metro carried out

First tests for the Riyadh Metro were conducted in April by Alstom, part of the FAST Consortium that is developing lines 4, 5, and 6 of the network. Once completed, the Metro network will be more than 176km long and contain 85 stations. For more information and footage of the test being carried out, click…
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EC English launch new school in Riyadh!

Nearly three years ago to the day, we were contacted by the team at EC English Language Centres as they looked to expand upon their existing business in Saudi. Back then they were hosting many Saudi students at their language schools around the world, but they thought the Saudi market might be changing… Working with…
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