Entries by SaudiExpert

30 New Cinemas to open in Saudi Arabia soon…

London based Vue has signed agreement with local Saudi entertainment and clothes gaint, Abdulmohsin Al Hokair Holding Group to open 30 new cinemas in Saudi Arabia. This will beginning of 35 years old ban on cinema in Saudi Arabia. As of now there are no official cinema in Saudi Arabia. Though some centers show kids movies but […]

First Arab Fashion Show in Saudi Arabia

  Saudi Arabia is going to host first Arab Fashion show in March. This is in line with the policy to drive growth in the sector of Fashion. Princess Noura bint Faisal, honorary president of the Arab Fashion Council (AFC), announced the news to a small group of industry insiders and journalists in London on […]

Saudi cleric says Valentine’s Day is ‘positive event’

Reuters: A prominent Saudi cleric endorsed Valentine’s Day, long forbidden in the ultra-conservative kingdom, calling it a “positive social event” that was not linked to religion. Sheikh Ahmad al-Ghamdi, the former head of the Mecca region’s Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice, said in an interview with Arab News that Muslims […]

Truth behind UAE Prince Jai Shree Ram speech

The social media and much of main stream media in India has gone viral with video of “Sultan” of Abu Dhabi saying Jai Shree Ram at starting and ending of his speech. This video has spread so much that many stream media in India and social group in the gulf are posting and reposting / […]

Self Driving Pod – First Launched in Dubai

  The world self driving autonomous pods will be launched in Dubai. The pods will be equipped with cameras and electromagnetic sensors to assist in driving. Each pod measures 2.87m in length, 2.24m in width and 2.82m in height. It weighs about 1,500kg and has a capacity to accommodate 10 riders (six seated, four standing). […]

School remained closed for 4th day in parts of KSA

  Due to Sandstorm, Schools in parts of KSA will be closed Thursday, for the fourth day as per the ministry instructions in order to maintain the safety of students. The Madinah Education Authority has announced that schools in the Wadi Fara’a areas ,Khaybar and Hunakiyah  will remain closed, following prediction issued by the meteorological […]

Frequently Asked Question about VAT in Saudi Arabia (FAQ)

The page aims to provide basic information on the introduction of VAT in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and frequently asked questions related to it. Q. What is value added tax (VAT) and how does it work? A. Value Added Tax (or VAT) is an indirect tax which is imposed on all goods and services that are […]

VAT in Saudi Arabia – Is your business Ready ?

As the deadline for implementing VAT is fast approaching – 01 Jan 2018, there is increasing concern for organizations to ensure that their accounting system are VAT ready. The fact that  there will be a penalty of SR 100,000 for those who are not VAT ready with a proper book keeping and accounting system, it […]

6 Ways Women Driving will impact You !

How it Changes Your life – Women Driving   King Salman had announced on 27th September, 2017 that women will be allowed to drive in Saudi Arabia. Although this does not mean that all women will take up driving, but yes a considerable number are interested.   So how this going impact you !! Your […]

Age Fixed for Women Drivers – 18 years

Women Drivers – 18 year old Girls can Dive Cars in Saudi Arabia   As per the Interior Ministry spokesman Mansour al-Turki said that women would be allowed to drive in kingdom from the age of 18 as provided they have valid driving license.         Source: Arab News, ASHARQ AL-AWSAT  

Car Loans for Women – Banks are ready

  Female Car Drivers –  Banks ready to cater their needs   On 27th September, King Salman decreed that women will be allowed to driver cars and ban on them will be lifted by June next year. This was historic moment for Saudi Arabia. This is going to lead to wide spread changes in the […]

19 Iqama Professions That are not Renewed

19 Iqama Professions That are not Renewed   In Saudi Arabia, not all rules are announced in the media. They are implemented as a policy. The rule is confirmed once it is implemented and experienced by few individuals. It has been reported that 19 iqama profession are not getting renewed as they are reserved for […]

Women to issue to Fatwa in Saudi Arabia

Women to give Fatwas in Saudi Arabia For the first time in Saudi Arabia, women will be allowed to issue fatwas (religious rulings). During the forty ninth meeting of the Shoura Council, 107 member voted in favor. General Presidency of Scholarly Research and Ifta, the only governmental body authorized to issue fatwas in the Kingdom, […]

Ban on Expatriate Engineers with less 5-yr experience

Ban on Expat Engineer with less 5 Years experience RIYADH – The Ministry of Labor and Social Development (MLSD) and Saudi Council of Engineers (SCE) have reached an agreement to stop recruitment of expatriate engineers with professional experience of less than five years, Saudi Press Agency reported Wednesday. Furthermore, the recruited expatriate engineers will have to […]

Eid Prayer Timings September 2017

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Al Baik to open near Riyadh

Whoever, comes Jeddah for visit, his friends and relatives surely take him to treat at most popular fast food in town – Al Baik. This fast food was available in Western Province (Jeddah, Makkah, Madinah) until now. Now Al-Baik is opening almost next to Riyadh – in Muzahmiyyah as per the tweet from official AlBaik […]

Online Expat Dependent Fees Calculator

Dependent Fees Calculator We provide below dependent fees. You have to just select two things: Number of dependent under your sponsorship Date when your iqama is expiring You will get the dependent fees which you have to pay online in the bank. Note, irrespective if you are renewing your iqama or issuing Exit Re-entry visa, […]

People Exempted From Dependent Fees

Expatriates Exempted From Dependent Fees As it is well known, starting from 1st July, 2017 government as implemented Dependent Fees of SR 100 per month per dependent and this fees will increase to SR 200 on 1st July, 2018. To know complete details about Dependent Fees – Payment, procedures, conditions for dependent fees see our article […]

How to Pay Dependent Fees Online Through Bank SADAD

Pay Dependent Fees Online – Procedure From 1st July 2017, the Saudi Arabian government has implemented the payment of Dependent Fee for all dependents under expatriate sponsorship. To know all related rules and exemptions about Dependent Fees, visit https://qsaudi.com/expat-fees/ In this article we will give below the procedure to pay dependent fees online through bank account […]