Ramadan Kareem!

From everyone here at AEI, we would like to wish you a blessed Ramadan. Ramadan is the 9th month of the Islamic Calendar and is the time of the year when Muslims around the world observe by fasting from dawn to dusk. This year Ramadan is expected to be from the 13th of April –…
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Week 15 – News Update from the Kingdom

The Ministry of Health announced that all existing vaccination appointments for the second dose will be postponed starting from Sunday, April 11, 2021, adding that their resumption will be announced later. In other news, NEOM and Tabuk Fish Company signed a Memorandum of Understanding aimed at expanding local aquaculture production and applying the new generation…
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Door to Door Travel Service

Due to the continued COVID19 pandemic and resulting travel restrictions, Iqama holders and those with Business Visit Visas face challenges returning to Saudi Arabia. The Kingdom imposed a direct travel ban on 20 countries at the turn of the year, creating confusion, delay and added cost when entering Saudi. The introduction of these new restrictions…
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Week 14 – News Update from the Kingdom

Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman launched on Tuesday an ambitious and vibrant program for the private sector titled “Shareek” (Partner) with new investments amounting to SR12 trillion ($3.2 trillion). In other news, Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Interior announced on Monday the addition of five new services to the Absher platform. The new services added to…
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Week 13 – News Update from the Kingdom

Crown Prince Muhammad Bin Salman unveiled on Saturday the Saudi Green Initiative and the Green Middle East Initiative. The Crown Prince said that the two initiatives, which will be launched soon, will shape the Kingdom’s tendency to protect earth and nature.  The two initiatives aim to chart a path for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia…
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Week 12 – News Update from the Kingdom

Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Health (MOH) has declared that the vaccination center at Riyadh International Convention and Exhibition Center will begin operating over 24 hours in the coming days. The ministry encourages those who would like to take the vaccine to register through the ministry’s Sehhaty application and select a time slot. In other news,…
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Week 11 – News Update from the Kingdom

Saudi Arabia’s GACA has confirmed May 17 (Shawwal 5) as the date for the resumption of international flights and the complete opening of airports all over the Kingdom. In other news, Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Health announced it is expanding its coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination campaign to reach a wider segment of society. The ministry said…
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Week 10 – News Update from the Kingdom

Restrictions have been lifted starting from March 7. Entertainment activities, cinemas and indoor entertainment centres, independent indoor games venues, shopping centres, gyms and sports centres, restaurants and cafes have all been permitted to reopen. In other news, Saudi Arabia launched drive-thru coronavirus vaccination stations in Riyadh, Mecca, Medina and Abha, the Ministry of Health said…
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Week 09 – News Update from the Kingdom

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has announced the launch of Soudah Development Company (SDC), which will lead the development of a luxury mountain destination in Asir region. The new entity will lead the development of a luxury mountain destination with immersive cultural experiences. In other news, Saudi Arabian Military Industries (SAMI), a wholly owned…
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Week 08 – News Update from the Kingdom

Minister of Human Resources and Social Development Ahmed Al-Rajhi announced the implementation of a decision to localize professions in restaurants, cafes, hypermarkets and malls soon. He also said that the number of young Saudi men and women who entered the labor market in January exceeded 28,000. In other news, Saudi Arabia will stop signing contracts…
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