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Saudi Arabia bans travel to UAE, eight other countries

The kingdom will suspend all air travel between itself and the nine countries

Dubai’s DXB and DWC airports shut down smart gates

At Dubai airport, every traveller will go through unobtrusive thermal screenings

Emirates says travellers from over 20 countries will not be allowed to fly to Saudi

All those with Umrah visas will also not be permitted to travel to the kingdom

Saudi tourist visa on arrival for UK, US and Schengen visa holders

The General Authority of Civil Aviation has instructed national air carriers to allow the holders of these visas to travel to Saudi Arabia

Saudi Aramco crosses the $2 trillion mark on Thursday

On the second day of trading on Riyadh’s stock exchange, Saudi Aramco briefly soared past the target

Saudi’s Shoura Council calls for study on keeping expat fee unchanged in 2020

The study will look into the expatriate fee charged on companies and as well as the dependents fee that foreign nationals pay

Video: Saudi overhauls Hajj and Umrah visas ahead of tourist visa launch

The move comes as the kingdom launches PR campaign with influencers on social media

Saudi could start issuing tourist visas soon – report

The visas will reportedly be available to people from about 50 countries

Saudi to issue e-visas for Umrah pilgrims

The kingdom is seeking to issue 10 million visas for this year’s Umrah season

Saudi to ban recruitment of expats in several hospitality jobs

The kingdom has implemented a strict Saudisation policy in several sectors

Saudi King heads to $500bn mega city NEOM for holiday

Construction work on the $500bn NEOM project is slated to begin this year

Saudi dairy company Almarai’s CEO resigns

The company’s former CEO Georges P Schorderet has been re-appointed to the role

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UAE, Saudi confirm that Eid Al Fitr starts on Tuesday

The crescent moon was sighted on Monday evening

Saudi calls on Muslims to sight Eid moon on Monday

The sighting of the moon will mark the start of Eid Al Fitr

Saudi intercepts two missiles headed towards Makkah, Jeddah

The kingdom’s air defense forces destroyed the ballistic missiles over Taif

Video: Swarms of locusts invade Saudi city

Saudi has seen locust outbreaks since the start of this year

Court orders Saudia to pay over SAR61,000 to passenger for 21-hour flight delay

The verdict said the compensation was for the “psychological and financial harm” the passenger had sustained

Several shops shut down in Saudisation drive after illegal expat practices exposed

Saudisation is now mandatory in several retail sectors in the kingdom

Saudi prince passes away

The royal court said the funeral prayer for Prince Faisal will be held on Tuesday

Saudi clarifies holiday entitlement for private sector employees

Private sector employees in the kingdom receive four days off for each of the Eid holidays and leave for paternity

Saudi mulls granting visa-free access to visitors from certain nations

Last week, Saudi Arabia’s cabinet approved electronic visas for foreign visitors to attend sporting events and concerts

Saudi landlords go to court after several expats ‘shut shop’ and leave

The shops were leased by Saudi nationals and illegally run by expatriates on a profit sharing basis, according to reports

Makkah clears up swarms of black crickets at the Grand Mosque, across the city

The insects were seen covering the walls and floor of the mosque

Saudi says mega Red Sea project ‘on track’ to complete phase 1 in 2022

The project is expected to add over $5.86bn to the kingdom’s GDP when complete

Revealed: Top 100 GCC companies in 2018

The biggest listed companies in the Gulf region by market capitalisation

Revealed: Top 10 companies in Saudi Arabia in 2018

The biggest listed companies in Saudi Arabia by market capitalisation

Trump: I told Saudi king he wouldn’t last without US support

The Trump administration has had a close relationship with Saudi Arabia

Saudi Binladin diverted ‘tens of thousands’ of workers to complete king’s NEOM palace

King Salman holidayed at the $500bn mega project towards the end of July

Saudi king extends National Day holiday

The kingdom’s labour force will now receive a two-day break

Saudi to auction detained billionaire Maan al-Sanea’s real estate assets

Sanea was detained last year for unpaid debts dating back to 2009