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Saudi GDP tops $1tn for first time as unemployment hits record low

The National 31 Mar 2023
Saudi Arabia's gross domestic product exceeded $1 trillion for the first time in 2022 as its economy grew ... Meanwhile, the unemployment rate among Saudi citizens fell to 8 per cent in the fourth quarter of 2022, from 9.9 per cent in the third quarter, according to government data.

Gaming is booming but work still to be done, Saudi esports chief tells FII Priority conference

Arab News 31 Mar 2023
With a large youth population and high smart phone and Internet use rates, in Saudi Arabia alone, 68 percent of the country’s citizens consider themselves gamers ... “Our job, and what we’re doing in Saudi Arabia, is putting the tools in place for them to take it and run with it, to take the lead, and we can just get out of their way,” he said.

Warring Yemeni sides set date for large-scale prisoner exchange: national TV 31 Mar 2023
The 181 detainees include 15 Saudi citizens and three Sudanese nationals from the Saudi-led coalition engaged in the Yemeni civil war, according to the report. Four journalists sentenced to death by the Houthis, several prisoners of war from the Saudi-led coalition, and relatives ...

Saudi Arabia customs declaration: Declare cash, goods, and jewellery worth more than SR60,000

Gulf News 31 Mar 2023
If you are planning to travel to or depart from Saudi Arabia and have gifts, personal items, jewellery or cash above Saudi Riyals 60,000 (Dh58,706), you must fill out and submit a declaration form online ... Next, if you are a Saudi resident or citizen, you can access the form with your Absher account.

Unemployment rate among Saudis falls to all-time low of 8%

Arab News 30 Mar 2023
The unemployment rate among Saudis has dropped to its lowest levels since records began in 1991 ... Joblessness among Saudis fell 3 percentage points from 11 percent in the fourth quarter of 2021. Workforce participation among female citizens is also on the rise ... Historically, the public sector has been the principal employer of Saudi citizens.

Joblessness among Saudis falls to 8% in fourth quarter

Reuters 30 Mar 2023
DUBAI, March 30 (Reuters) - Unemployment in Saudi Arabia among citizens fell to 8% in the fourth quarter of 2022, decreasing from 9.9% the previous quarter while the labour force participation rate among Saudis was steady at 52.5%, data released on Thursday showed.

Egypt issues 5-year multiple entry visa at $700

Egypt Commercial News 30 Mar 2023
Egypt has approved a new five-year multiple entry visa at an amount of $700 for citizens of 180 countries, according to Minister of Tourism Ahmed Issa ... The United States of America (USA), Germany, Spain, The United Kingdom (UK), Russia, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, United Arab Emirates (UAE), China, etc….

Visiting Saudi Arabia? Here’s how to travel by train and save money

Gulf News 30 Mar 2023
If you are looking for budget-friendly options for travelling within Saudi Arabia, Saudi Arabia’s passenger trains provide the option for cross-country travel ... Saudi Arabia Railways (SAR) is the country’s state-owned train company and operates daily trains that connect the capital city Riyadh to major cities in the Northern and Eastern Regions.

Watch: UAE VP Sheikh Mansour attends Iftar banquet held in his honour

Khaleejtimes 30 Mar 2023
ALSO READ. New UAE Vice-President ... UAE citizens congratulate Sheikh Mansour, Sheikh Khaled From Saudi crown prince to Pakistan PM, world leaders congratulate UAE's new VP, Abu Dhabi CP ‘New generation leaders, right choice’.

Sports enthusiast, leader of national projects: All you need to know about Abu Dhabi's new Crown Prince Sheikh Khaled

Khaleejtimes 30 Mar 2023
Job-matching support across the public and private sector will help citizens grow and thrive in careers that match and expand their skill set ... UAE citizens congratulate Sheikh Mansour, Sheikh Khaled From Saudi crown prince to Pakistan PM, world leaders congratulate UAE's new VP, Abu Dhabi CP .

Saudi Arabia: UK student on hunger strike against detention

The New Arab 29 Mar 2023
"Show your support - call on Saudi Arabia’s authorities to #FreeSalma and the women now," the ALQST for Human Rights group tweeted ... The NGO said it welcomed efforts by US Congresspeople Jamie Raskin and Nancy Mace "to denounce Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman’s jailing of Saudi citizens simply for expressing themselves online".

Emiratis urged to apply for Umrah through Nusuk platform

Gulf News 29 Mar 2023
The UAE has advised its citizens wishing to perform Umrah during Ramadan to apply through Nusuk application to get a permit before travelling to Saudi Arabia. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation advised citizens to abide by travel ...

New Saudi law to set off region’s next freehold boom

Khaleejtimes 29 Mar 2023
An impending landmark law that allows non-Saudi residents to own property in the kingdom will be a game-changer for the Middle East’s property market, prompting more countries in the region to join the freehold boom ... Currently, land ownership is restricted to Saudis or – subject to certain extra rules – GCC citizens and entities.

What the Saudi-Iran detente could mean for Lebanon

The New Arab 29 Mar 2023
When Iran and Saudi Arabia announced from Beijing that they would be re-establishing diplomatic relations after seven years it sent shockwaves throughout the region ... Even when Saudi Arabia temporarily cut off diplomatic ties with Lebanon in late 2021 it did little to move the needle ... Lebanon is also not a popular topic amongst Saudi citizens.

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