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Saudi Arabia: Is second home for many expatriates

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.

In fact, those who have left often admit that they too felt homesick before leaving but then felt something was amiss once they had left and yearned to return to the Kingdom once more.

Ahmed Abouldahal is an Egyptian who lived in the Kingdom with his parents for 15 years. Like many expatriates, he yearned to return to his country of origin and so left for Egypt. He now feels uneasy and wishes to return to the Kingdom.

“We face this kind of reality shock when we return back to our home country. We believe that we won’t miss Saudi and that we only feel homesick because we are living abroad.

Saudi Arabia : 'Fiesta 1000' art exhibition could run for longer

An art exhibition that encourages amateur and beginner artists to showcase their work may be extended beyond its closing date of May 15 because of its popularity.

The second annual “Fiesta 1000” was launched at TheGallery art space by non­profit art organization Arabian Wings in Jeddah. A wide selection of artwork by more than 300 artists is exhibited in the grand hall.

Saudi Arabia: Gulf rail project in design stage

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 Board of the Saudi Ports Authority Abdullah Al-Moqbil.

GCC ministers of transport are closely following up on developments of the project and are working to eliminate any obstacles to the project which is designed to serve the inhabitants of the region, he said.

Saudi Arabia: SR218 million to restore Al-Ahsa historical buildings

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 in order to develop service and organizational aspects to serve the public.

The project’s cost is estimated at SR218 million and includes establishing buildings for Hofuf, Joatha, Omran and Jafr municipalities, as well as the urban planning building.

Saudi Arabia: Asian oil demand strong, Saudi ready to supply more: Naimi

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 Ali Al-Naimi said during a visit to China, as the Kingdom aims to maintain its market share.

Petroleum and Mineral Resources Minister Ali Al-Naimi had told officials in Beijing the Kingdom was ready to supply China with additional oil if required, SPA reported.

On Tuesday, he reiterated that message and said while a roughly 50 percent drop in global oil prices since June last year had