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Experts see 25% surge in Haj spending

JEDDAH: Foreigners coming to Saudi Arabia for the pilgrimage this year are expected to spend more than SR25 billion, 25 percent more than last year, experts said Thursday. "This is mainly due to expected increase in the number of pilgrims, ...

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High-tech airports planned for Jazan, Taif

JEDDAH: The General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA) announced Monday its plans to establish two new airports in Jazan and Taif with advanced facilities in addition to its efforts to expand some of the existing domestic and international airports. Abdullah ...

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Illegal foreigners get six-month amnesty

JEDDAH: Saudi Arabia announced Tuesday a six-month amnesty for the hundreds of illegal foreigners overstaying their visas, saying they would be allowed to leave the Kingdom without punishment. The Interior Ministry said the amnesty would cover those who arrived in ...

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Abu Dhabi firm to phase out plastic bags

Abu Dhabi – The Abu Dhabi Marine Operating Company (ADMA-OPCO) will phase out the use of plastic bags in its facilities, a company official said Wednesday. According to Chief Executive Officer Ali Rashid Al-Jarwan, a multi-faceted strategy to replace all ...

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UAE expats among richest in world

The UAE ranked fourth in the "Expat Explorer,” the largest global survey of expats commissioned by HSBC Bank International Dubai : About 20 per cent of UAE expatriates earn more than $250,000 (Dh918,100) – making the country home to some ...

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Pilgrims bid farewell to Ramadan

RIYADH – More than 3.5 million pilgrims and visitors in Makkah and Madinah will bid farewell to the month of Ramadan Tuesday night which is considered the 29th night of the fasting month It is customary that on this night, ...

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Eid Al Fitr holidays for UAE

The Eid Al Fitr holiday for federal ministries and departments will start from Wednesday, Ramadan 29Dubai: The Eid Al Fitr holiday for federal ministries and departments will start on Wednesday, Ramadan 29 (September 8) and end on Shawwal 3, according ...

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