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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Week 07 – News Update from the Kingdom

Saudi Arabia has decided to extend COVID-19 restrictions for another 20 days starting Sunday night on gatherings, events, entertainment activities and dining services, the Saudi Press Agency reported early Sunday citing an official source at the Interior Ministry. In other news, Saudi Arabian Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman has approved the Coral Bloom concept which…
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Week 06 – News Update from the Kingdom

Several public and private establishments require visitors to show their health status via the Tawakkalna app. Due to high demand, the number of registered users jumped to 12.5 million (22.5% increase) in only three days, leading to the app crashing which is now operational. In other news, GCC Citizens, dependents of residents and visitors holding…
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Tawakkalna App – Mandatory for offices & malls

As part of the precautionary measures across the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to break the spread of the Coronavirus, all Saudi citizens and expatriates have been asked to download @Tawakkalna app to show current health condition when entering commercial complexes, malls and offices. This was made mandatory in the Eastern Province on Sunday and is…
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Week 05 – News Update from the Kingdom

It has been made mandatory for all Saudis and expatriates working in the government and private sectors in the Eastern Province to activate Tawakkalna application to prove their health status before entering their offices effective from Sunday. In other news, Saudi Arabia is extending its travel-restriction period and shift the date for reopening the Kingdom’s…
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AEI Saudi – 2020 Review

In January 2020, no one could have foreseen the challenges that we would face both personally and professionally. Indeed 2020 was to be a year of such progress, particularly in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, with the onward march of Vision 2030 and the G20 expected in Riyadh. For AEI, sitting at the cross-roads of…
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Week 04 – News Update from the Kingdom

Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund plans to double its assets to 4 trillion riyals ($1.07 trillion) by 2025, Prince Mohammed bin Salman said on Sunday, a move that would make it one of the world’s biggest sovereign wealth funds. In other news, Saudi Arabia’s fourth annual Future Investment Initiative (FII) conference will take place next…
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