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19 Saudi Decency Law Violations and How Much Fines Offenders Pay

The government of Saudi Arabia has implemented a new set of regulations centered on public decency as the country welcomes foreign tourists. A list of offenses and their corresponding fines on first and repeated violations have been made known publicly....

How to Claim Death Benefits From Saudi GOSI

Legal beneficiaries of eligible workers in Saudi Arabia who are covered by social insurance benefits from the General Organization for Social Insurance or GOSI will receive benefits on behalf of their relative who died in the country on a...

SAR300 For Nose Picking While Driving in Saudi Arabia?

This sounds like a prank or fake news, but apparently it is a violation of Saudi traffic laws to pick your nose while behind the wheels. It seems that environmental conditions in the country has made such disgusting gesture a...

Saudi Labor Law on Employment Contracts

ENTERING INTO A WORKING CONTRACT A work contract is a contract concluded between an employer and an employee, whereby the latter undertakes to work under the management or supervision of the former for a wage. The work contract shall be in...

Saudi Labor Law on Working Hours and Overtime Hours

ACTUAL WORKING HOURS An employee may not actually work for more than (8) hours a day if the employer uses the daily work criterion, or more than (48) hours a week if he uses the weekly criterion. During the month...

Female Workers in KSA Who Fail to Cover Head Face SAR1,000 Fine

Female workers in Saudi Arabia will be subjected to a fine of SAR1,000 if they are caught without their head cover in office as new labor laws are introduced this week, a local daily said Monday. According to Al-Hayat Arabic...

A Brief Guide to Ramadan for Non-Muslims

One of the most notable practices during Ramadan is fasting from sunrise to sunset. While Muslims don't expect non-Muslims to fast the same way they do, it remains important to show respect. As such there are certain things to...

12 Ramadan Questions and Answers

Q. When is Ramadan? A. Ramadan is the ninth month of the Hijri (Islamic) calendar. Q. How long does it last? A. Ramadan lasts for 29-30 days, or one complete moon cycle. The moon sighting determines the duration. Q. How do we know...

Crimes Punishable by Death in Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia is an Islamic state wherein its culture and laws are all based on the teachings of the Qur’an. Even though some sources say that punishing a person by killing them is not part of the Qur’an’s teaching(submission.org),...

9 Reasons Why Some Filipinos are Not Allowed to Enter Saudi Arabia

It is no secret that Saudi Arabia has strict rules and laws, especially for foreigners, and expats living there are obliged to follow them. Should people fail to follow the rules, the country is known to ban or blacklist...
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19 Saudi Decency Law Violations and How Much Fines Offenders Pay

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