Week 11 – News Update from the Kingdom

Saudi Arabia has suspended all international flights for two weeks, beginning on Sunday 15th March, to slow down the spread of the coronavirus. However, some flights will be allowed to travel in exceptional cases. In other news, the Ministry of Interior has allowed the extension of the duration of stays on all visit visas in…
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COVID-19 Update – MOI Allows Extension of all Visit Visas

The Ministry of Interior has released a statement allowing the holders of all visit visas to extend their stay duration in the Kingdom via their sponsor. The sponsor should be able to process the extension online but if this is not possible, a Ministry of Interior passport office will be able to manually process the…
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COVID-19 – Force Majeure in Saudi

Covid-19 – Contract Management Hints & Tips…. We have received lots of enquiries this week from clients who are delivering projects in the Kingdom and are concerned about the impact of Covid-19 on their ability to perform their contracts. The below hints and tips are based on our experience of managing similar ‘force majeure’ issues…
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Carbon60 Can Mitigate Staffing Issues from COVID-19

Saudi COVID-19 Travel Restrictions Giving You a Headache? Carbon60 is a specialist provider of people solutions into the Middle East. Together with  Arabian Enterprise Incubators, Carbon60 can aid you by utilising their bench of ready to go talent to rapidly deploy staff within 2 weeks (including visa application). This can provide short term placements helping…
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Coronavirus Travel Guidance

As we have all seen, the spread of the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) has progressed from a regional to a global crisis, affecting travel and health. The situation in the Kingdom continues to evolve and currently there have been two confirmed cases in the Eastern Province. Can I travel to the Kingdom for a business trip?…
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Week 10 – News Update from the Kingdom

Saudi Arabia has banned travel to Kuwait, the UAE, Bahrain, Lebanon, Syria, Korea, Egypt, Italy and Iran while also suspending all schools, universities and educational institutions in the Kingdom starting on Monday as a precaution against the spread of COVID-19. In other news, oil prices are set for their biggest one-day decline after Saudi Arabia…
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Week 09 – News Update from the Kingdom

Saudi Arabia is to launch a female football league, two years after women were first allowed into stadiums in the Gulf kingdom. Officials say the aim of the latest move is to boost female participation in sport. In other news, Saudi Aramco is starting early preparations for an international listing, just months after the oil…
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Week 08 – News Update from the Kingdom

Saudi Aramco announced an investment of $110 billion to develop unconventional gas resources in the eastern province of the Kingdom on Saturday. The green light for the development of the Al Jafura field coincides with massive discoveries of natural gas in oil-producing states in the region. In other news, the Saudi central bank governor said…
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Week 07 – News Update from the Kingdom

Saudi Arabia’s National Development Fund, a 350 billion Saudi riyals (Dh342.7bn) investment vehicle, expects to finalise by April a strategy that will lay the framework for its co-investments in the kingdom’s infrastructure projects with private sector investors, its governor said. In other news, Russia’s RDIF sovereign wealth fund said on Wednesday that Russian and Saudi…
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Week 06 – News Update from the Kingdom

The General Authority for Zakat and Tax (GAZT) shared its experience at the Financial Digital Transformation Forum in Riyadh on Sunday. The authority discussed the challenges and solutions facing the ongoing digital transformation. In other news, more than 850 projects which are expected to cost over SR 600 billion are to be presented at the…
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