Saudi Arabia Visa London UK: In a vast basement area of the University of Westminster in Central London is a small piece of Saudi Arabia. The underground

The Saudi club at the Robert Morris University in the US has succeeded in introducing a two-week course on Arabic language, and Saudi scholarship students will be teaching for free.

Saudi Arabia Visa UK: They say that reading about anything does not equal the experience of living it. But sometimes we need to read about a country in order to

Oil Minister Ali al-Naimi says Saudi Arabia is producing near record levels of crude in April, underscoring the kingdom’s willingness to defend market share at a time when oil markets have staged a fragile recovery.

BRIGHT PROSPECTS: The number of passengers using KFIA has increased from 3.5 million in 1998 to 8.5 million in 2014.

Saudi Arabia Visa - Daammm: New strategic projects are due to be established at King Fahd International Airport (KFIA), including a 5-star hotel, private aviation


FRUITFUL COOPERATION: Gammon Group Chairman Sheikh Rafik Mohammed with Prince Faisal bin Saud bin Musaed.

Realizing the decades-old dream of expat parents, a Saudi business group led by Prince Saud bin Musaed has taken the initiative to open an international university in Jeddah, offering degrees in

STONES SPEAK: Hail’s rock art shows numerous inscriptions covering 10,000 years of history and depicts the daily life of people in the prehistoric period.

Saudi Arabia Visa - Al Khobar: The UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has praised the Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage (SCTNH)

Extensive arrangements are being made by the King Abdul Aziz City For Science and Technology (KACST) for the Science and Technology week that begins in Riyadh Sunday.
The event, aimed at communicating

Saudi women visit the Saudi Travel and Tourism Investment Market (STTIM) fair in the capital Riyadh, in this March 24, 2008 file photo. (AFP)

DAMMAM: Further investment in tourist sites across the Kingdom required to attract more


Water and Electricity Minister Abdullah Al-Hussayen.

Water and Electricity Minister Abdullah Al-Hussayen signed contracts with several companies for water and sewage projects in the Eastern Province. The three new contracts signed would incur a total cost of SR28.7 million.

JEDDAH: The Kingdom joined the World Health Organization (WHO) and the rest of the world in marking World No Tobacco Day (WNTD).

London, Young Saudi businessman Ibrahim Dashishah has embarked on his filmmaking career in world cinema with a determination to create movies “that have a humane character and carry reformative

RIYADH: Minister of Labor Mufrej Al-Haqabani and ministry officials will hold meetings on the sidelines of the International Labor Organization meeting in Geneva


The Saudi stock market ended Thursday’s trading session solidly in the green. 
The Tadawul All-Share Index closed up 86.75 points or 0.95 percent to

ABHA: The Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities (SCTA) has provided 39 shops for craftspeople in Asir.

Jeddah, Last exhibition run in Jeddah drawn inspiration from a phrase graffitied in one of the city’s streets and provides a general view of street art in Saudi Arabia. Though it may surprise many,

JEDDAH: Young Saudis displayed their business projects and other talents, such as handicraft items and designer clothes, at an exhibition here


PRESERVING HERITAGE: Prince Sultan bin Salman, president of the Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities (SCTA), tours an exhibition held on the sidelines of a heritage forum in Riyadh after opening the event on Wednesday. (SPA)

Prince Sultan bin Salman, president of the Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities (SCTA) announced Thursday the start of a program in South Korea for the training of Saudi male and female artisans

A Saudi man browses through twitter on his desktop in Riyadh, in this January 30, 2013 file photo. (AFP)

RIYADH: Saudi tweets account for more than 47 percent of all Arabic content on Twitter, according to a recent study.

JEDDAH: Saudi Arabia will open its $532 billion stock market to direct foreign investment on June 15, allowing qualified foreign institutions to buy shares, the Capital Market Authority (CMA) said.

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia achieved yet another accolade in scientific research at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF-2015) in

The Philippines Department of Tourism (PDOT) has confirmed its participation at the Riyadh Travel Fair 2015 edition, to be held on April 14-19 at the Four Seasons Hotel Riyadh,

JEDDAH: The number of Haj pilgrims is expected to reach five million and Umrah pilgrims 30 million in the next five years, said Haj Minister

Filipino Basketball legends and stars from the oldest professional basketball league in Asia will clash with Saudi Legends in an exhibition game at the Presidency and Youth Sports Complex in Jeddah Saturday (April 18).

European flags fly outside the European Commission building, in Brussels, in this May 8 2015 photo. (AFP).

Saudi Arabia: The European Union hopes to reach an agreement with the Kingdom on visa relief for Saudi nationals, an official has said.

A Saudi Arabian Airlines domestic flight coming from Riyadh landed at 11 a.m. Sunday at the new Prince Muhammad Bin Abdul Aziz International Airport in Madinah, marking the start of the airport’s test run operations.

KSA Jeddah will have three metro lines. The first line with a length of 67 km will have 22 stations; the 24 km second line will have 17 stations while the 17 km third line will have seven stations.

Makkah Government. Prince Khaled Al-Faisal has emphasized the need to develop metro-related industries in the region by asking international

Saudi Arabia's Ras Tanura port reopened on Tuesday as weather conditions improved, two shipping industry sources told Reuters.

The ministry would issue new licenses at the beginning of next week for companies wanting to recruit domestic workers, to promote competition in the market. (SPA)

The Saudi Ministry of Labor announced Monday that individual sponsors can now apply directly to their local labor offices for housemaid visas.

The Saudi Ministry of Labor will start issuing visas for Bangladeshi domestic workers from Monday, April 20 (Rajab 1), according to ministry sources.

Millions of expatriates who have been living in the Kingdom for several years feel homesick yet find it extremely difficult to leave the Kingdom for a final time.

The benchmark Tadawul All-Share Index making typical trough-peak combination edged higher by 2.21 percent on Wednesday.The TASI gained roughly two hundred points, closing at 9,164.44 levels.

An art exhibition that encourages amateur and beginner artists to showcase their work may be extended beyond its closing date

Andrew Robb, Australian minister for trade and investment, with diplomats, officials and guests at the International Exhibition & Conference on Higher Education (IECHE) in Riyadh.

Andrew Robb, Australian minister for trade and investment, visited Victoria’s Study Melbourne stand at the International Exhibition & Conference on Higher Education (IECHE) in Riyadh.

PRESERVING HERITAGE: Heritage sites in Al-Ahsa such as this old souk will be developed.

Al-Ahsa mayoralty, represented by the Building and Facilities Department, began establishing municipal buildings and other administrative facilities

         Education Minister Dr Azzam Al-Dakhil inaugurating the International Exhibition and Conference on Higher Education (IECHE 2015) in Riyadh. (SPA)

Here is an opportunity for Saudi students and parents to interact directly with foreign universities and educational institutions, said Education Minister Dr Azzam Al-Dakhil on Wednesday.

Dammam: Work is under way to complete the Gulf rail project, which is currently in the design stage, said Minister of Transport and Chairman of the

Saudi students will get ample opportunities to shine, as the Technical and Vocational Training Corporation (TVTC) has announced the launch of 28 centers.

Petroleum and Mineral Resources Minister Ali Al-Naimi.

Singapore: Oil demand in Asia is strong and Saudi Arabia is ready to supply any more crude needed, Petroleum and Mineral Resources Minister

The Interior Ministry will soon activate its online facility where expatriates can apply for visas for their spouses and children.

The new service was launched by

The expansion of the mataf, or circumambulation area around the Kaaba, will be ready this Ramadan, with a capacity for 100,000 worshippers an hour.

Prince Sultan bin Salman, president of the Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities (SCTA), lent his total support to the “Made in Makkah” project which was floated by Makkah Gov. Prince Khaled Al-Faisal,

Social Affairs Minister Majed Al-Qassabi and Prince Sultan bin Salman, president of the Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities, with officials after signing the agreement to develop the handicraft industry. (AN photo)

The Ministry of Social Affairs and the Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities (SCTA) has signed an agreement to boost the handicraft sector. 

Kabsa has gained popularity in a small town in the Canadian province of British Colombia. Two Saudi students from Al-Ahsa have opened a restaurant, Ooh Kabsa, specializing in the Saudi dish.


JEDDAH: Saudi Arabia with a production capacity of around 87 million tons per annum continued to maintain its leading position as one of the

Revenues of the Saudi listed industrial investment firms grew by 29 percent to SR24 billion in 2014 compared to SR18.5 billion in 2013, according to a financial report.

Saudi Arabia is well on its way to becoming an impressive center known for excellence in health care, based on the vision of the late King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz,

The seventh edition of Riyadh Travel Fair (RTF 2015), a significant annual event where the world's major travel and tourism companies gather under one roof, will open on Tuesday to travel and tourism

Fifty thousand domestic pilgrims will benefit from the government’s low-cost Haj service this year, said Saad Al-Qurashi, chairman of the Haj and

LEGACY: Madinah Gov. Prince Faisal bin Salman points to a photo at the King Fahd Exhibition in Riyadh.

Madinah Gov. Prince Faisal bin Salman, who visited the King Fahd Exhibition in Riyadh, said here that the next venue of the show will be Madinah to enable people in that part of the Kingdom to get to know the services rendered by the late king. 

The Saudi stock market continued its positive drive for the third consecutive week, witnessing the long-term upward trend last week.

The National Committee of Lawyers has honored Dar Al-Hekma University’s law students during their first meeting at the Jeddah Chamber of Commerce last week.

The 23rd edition of Saudi International Exhibition for Furniture and Interior Design will be held from April 29 to May 5. 

The Royal Commission for Jubail opened a cultural festival, called “The Nations’ Festival”, at Al-Fanateer waterfront in Jubail on Thursday.

Khaled Al-Shammari, chairman of the festival organizing committee, said: “The Royal Commission is keen to hold this festival to express Jubail’s appreciation to all Arab and non-Arab residents.

Caption: The Batch of Master class of UBT on their graduation cermoney 2015. 242 students of University of Business and Technology (UBT) received their graduation diplomas of Bachelors and Masters on Wednesday as students of 2014 -2015 and who are ready to join the Saudi labor market to contribute in the economy of the country.

A total of 242 female graduates and post-graduates are ready to join the labor market and contribute to the Kingdom’s economy.

Saudi Arabia’s oil production reached 10.3 million barrels per day in March, Petroleum and Mineral Resources Minister Ali Al-Naimi has said.

Saudi Arabia is likely to remain the dominant construction market in the GCC for the foreseeable future, with an estimated $200 billion spend in construction planned

The Saudi stock market continued its positive movement, marking another reasonable gain of 0.56 percent.

Emir of Tabuk Prince Fahd Bin Sultan; Prince Sultan Bin Salman, president of the Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities (SCTA); and other dignitaries at the event marking World Heritage Day in Tabuk on Monday. — SPA

TABUK — Saudi Arabia observed World Heritage Day at a special function in Tabuk on Monday. Emir of Tabuk Prince Fahd Bin Sultan and Prince Sultan Bin Salman, president of

A tourism project, on a total area of two million square meters is on the way in Al-Ahsa, chairman of the National Tourism Committee at the Council of Saudi Chambers (CSC), Abdulateef Al-Afaleq, has said.

Photo by alrabiya net

Its boom time for Saudi Arabia's hospitality industry with several new hotel projects coming up in its major cities Riyadh and Jeddah which will take the total number of new hotel rooms to 16,000 by 2018, said a report.

No other country in the world is as misunderstood as the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and perhaps no other country – rich with culture, heritage, and natural beauty – is as worthy of a visit.

The volume of investment in Saudi tourism and travel market this year is estimated at SR170 billion, of which SR70 billion was generated from domestic tourism.

The tourism sector in the Kingdom has high expectations for a big boost in the market next year, after the Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities (SCTA) approved provisions to issue

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EDUCATION PUSH: New Zealand Ambassador Hamish MacMaster speaking during the launch of the education website. (AN photo)

New Zealand on Saturday opened a website and social media pages in Arabic for Saudi students who wish to pursue education in that country. 

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia traces its roots back to the earliest civilizations of the Arabian Peninsula.  Over the centuries, the peninsula has played an important role in history as an ancient trade center and as the birthplace of Islam. 



POPULAR EXPO: Some of the pictures were on display for the first time.

More than 77,000 visitors attended the exhibition and conference on the life of the late King Fahd. The event, which concluded on Saturday, was opened by