Entries by SaudiExpert

Car Insurance Rates will Increase for Traffic violators

The spokesman for Traffic department warned vehicle insurance rates will increase for those people who do minor traffic violations. Colonel Tariq Rubaiaan, the media spokesman of the General Directorate of Traffic, warned that vehicle drivers, from committing minor errors may cause the denial of discounts for vehicle insurance against third parties in a system recently approved by […]



Dusty Weather Expected on Saturday – Saudi Metrology – 8th April

Dusty weather is expected in parts of Riyadh province and Eastern province this Saturday. As report issued by the General Authority for Meteorology and Environmental Protection regarding the weather on Saturday, dramatic surface winds are expected with may cause dust storms, which limit the extent of horizontal visibility on the eastern region and the Riyadh […]



Dust Storm to continue in parts of Saudi Arabia – 20 Mar 2017

  Since yesterday, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is facing drastic weather conditions like dust storm, heavy winds and rain. General Authority for Meteorology and Environmental Protection reported on Monday, 2oth March, that dust level are expected to rise and there will be limited visibility in the following areas – Medina, Mecca, Riyadh, Eastern Province, Hail, Qassim, Al-Jouf […]



End of Tax Free life in Saudi, Law Approved by King

RIYADH: The Saudi Cabinet approved on Monday the Unified Agreement for Value Added Tax, which will be implemented throughout the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) starting next year. In a session chaired by King Salman at the Al-Yamamah Palace in Riyadh, the Cabinet gave its nod to the measure after deeming that the Kingdom is ready […]



New Traffic Fine – Maximum SR.2000, Minimum SR.1000

New Traffic Fines Maximum – SR 2,000 – Minimum – SR 1,000 Standing On Train Track Carry More Passengers Than Actual Capacity Refusing To Show Papers When Asked Plate No Damage No Fulfilling All Requirements Vehicle Being Used Using Imported Vehicle Even After Expiry Not Wearing Helmet Deposit Your License or Istemarah For Money



Best Free Calling Service In Saudi Arabia

Download now BBM Andriod & iOS app on your mobile for free calls. Here is why this service will not be banned. For the past few months, the free calling services like Line, Tango, Hangout have stopped working. Earlier the ban was only on Viber and Whatsapp calling. BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) services now looks like […]



60 Year Old Expats To Be Counted As 2 Employees

Taif — Any expatriate who is 60 years of age or above will be counted as two expat staff in the Nitaqat Saudization program, Al-Madina Arabic newspaper reported on Saturday. However, expats registered as investors or academicians (professors, associate professors, assistant professors, lecturers) or working in medical profession as doctors will not be considered as […]



Exit Re Entry Computer Issue Resolved

SR 600 was being charged by banks (see here) for Exit Re-entry when we were logging on to bank websites for Exit Re entry fee payment starting 2nd October when the new rules came into effect. There was huge confusion and panic among the expatriates with this news. However, as of yesterday, 5th October, 2016, […]



Saudi Arabia changes Salary Calendar

Govt employee to lose 11 days salary Government shifts from Hijri calendar to Gregorian calendar. Starting this month, Saudi Arabia is shifting from Hijri calendar (Arabic calendar based on moon) to Gregorian calendar (based on sun). With the result of this shift, the government employees will now get salary as per Gregorian calendar. The Hijri […]