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Saudi News Update: Week 7


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Saudi Founding Day will be celebrated on Thursday 22nd February this will be a public holiday. To read more please visit this link: Saudi Founding Day.

 

In other news, Saudi has been ranked 1st in E-government service in the MENA region by the United Nations. In addition, the new Saudi airline Riyadh Air’s COO has mentioned that the airline will start operations in the first half of 2025.


Economy, Budgets and Finance

Al Arabiya:  Employees in Saudi Arabia to enjoy a long weekend marking Kingdom’s Founding Day. Read here


Arab News:  Saudi Arabia sets conditions for 30-year tax exemption for MNCs with regional HQs in Riyadh. Read here


Government and Royal Family

Saudi Gazette:  Saudi Arabia ranks first in e-government services in MENA in 2023. Read here


Arab News:  Saudi Arabia’s inflation holds steady at 1.6% in January: GASTAT. Read here


Arab News:  Saudi Arabia sets conditions for 30-year tax exemption for MNCs with regional HQs in Riyadh. Read here


Defence and Security

Arab News: World Defense Show ‘fantastic opportunity’ for America to strengthen strategic partnerships: US envoy to Saudi Arabia. Read here


Army Recognition: British Army Promotes Watchkeeper-X Drone at World Defense Show 2024 in Saudi Arabia. Read here


Commercial

Al Arabiya: Riyadh Air to operate commercially by H1 2025: COO. Read here


Arab News: Saudi Arabia is becoming a global leader in marine conservation. Read here


Arab News: Saudi coffee has grown on global scale, minister says. Read here


Arab News: Saudi Arabia, Oman to boost collaboration in civil aviation Read here


Social

Arab News: ‘New Codes of Luxury in Saudi Arabia’ shows concept of luxury is shifting.  Read here


Arab News: From consumer to exporter, Saudi Arabia uses anime to spread Arab culture around world.  Read here


 

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