Saudi rail sector back on track!

It’s full steam ahead on the railways in Saudi! The recent Middle East Rail exhibition delivered a number of long-awaited announcements regarding the expansion of the rail network not only in Saudi but also the broader GCC region. Although there remain a lot of questions, it does seem that there is now some momentum beginning…
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Yes, that was our logo all over London!

Well, as we bid farewell to the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia, we can reflect on an extraordinary week for AEI! As I’m sure you all know, Prince Mohammed bin Salman has been visiting the UK this week and he has certainly been grabbing the headlines, with those in favour and those against making their…
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Crown Prince Visit: My Saudi Story…

This week will see Crown Prince Mohamed bin Salman visiting London. You may have noticed the many advertising hoardings around the capital highlighting this rare event and also that we at AEI Saudi have chosen to promote them. And you will see various news reports and newspaper articles this week all talking about Saudi going…
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AEI Events – the calendar is filling up fast!

The AEI calendar is filling up fast! After a busy start to 2018 the AEI team is gearing up for an action-packed events calendar over the next few months. On 16th April, one of the AEI UK team will be speaking at an event organised by Eversheds Sutherland, DIT and the Saudi British Joint Business…
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10 things you never thought would happen in Saudi!

The last 12 months has seen an extraordinary pace of change in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The announcement in 2016 of Vision 2030, the plan to ween the country off oil, was initially received with scepticism. However, 2017 really showed that the Saudi royal family is intent on change. 2018 has already got off…
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Gulfood 2018 – Free Webinar!

The AEI team will be at Gulfood 2018 in Dubai next month! John Lockwood and Freddie Blackman of the AEI Consulting team will be there from Sunday 18th to Tuesday 20th February to talk to any British exporters looking to introduce their products into the Saudi market – the largest in the Middle East. If…
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Saudi Healthcare Market Report for sale – get in touch!

In light of recent events in the Kingdom, we saw the need for a well-informed and independent report detailing the current situation in the Kingdom. We have therefore published a Saudi market report, titled “Update from Saudi Arabia”, that captures the most recent economic and social changes in the Kingdom, which we are selling to…
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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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