Wednesday, January 19, 2022

Living in KSA

Saudi Arabia Lessons: 8 Things We Learn While Living in KSA

In a country that's quite extreme from where I came from, I had so many lessons learned while living and working there. It would be unfair to label Saudi Arabia as a country with strict Islamic laws, one-dimensional views on...

11 Things Expats Discover When They Settle in Saudi Arabia

As a country that is perceived to have more restrictions than others, it is understandable a traveler may pay more attention when visiting Saudi Arabia. But while perception is reality, there are a few exceptions that one can only experience...

Saudi Employment Visa Validity Reduced From Two Years to One Year

The validity of employment visas issued by the Ministry of Labor and Social Development for private sector companies has been reduced from two years to one year. The decision was in line with Article 11 of the Labor Law, which...

OWWA Assists Distressed Filipino Domestic Worker, Undocumented OFW Return From Saudi Arabia

The Overseas Workers Welfare Administration assisted the arrival of two Filipino workers who arrived from Saudi Arabia at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport on Sunday. The arriving Filipino workers include a domestic helper who escaped alleged employer abuse, and a...

Ex-Middle East OFW Now Manages Successful Laundry Business in Cebu

While most of the news stories about Filipinos returning home from the Middle East portray sad tales of struggles in the Kingdom, not everyone returns home with such a sad fate. Hector Daclan is one of them. With strong determination to...

Saudi Arabia to Shoulder Repatriation Expenses of Filipinos

Saudi Arabia will shoulder all expenses related to the planned mass repatriation of thousands of stranded Filipino workers in the Kingdom. Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III met with Saudi counterpart Mofarrej Saad Alhoqubani to thresh out plans on how to...

Philippine Embassy Reminds Filipino Workers to Keep Their Passports

The Philippine Embassy in Riyadh reiterates to all Filipino workers that, under Saudi and Philippine law, Filipino workers have the right to keep in their custody their Philippine passports while working in Saudi Arabia. The Philippine passport is considered to...

5 Changes in Saudi Arabia's Changing Economic Landscape

Saudi Arabia is running out of money. That's a blunt but honest assessment on the current economic affairs of the Kingdom that has prompted it to make radical changes not seen in decades. As a state that heavily subsidized its...

List of Electronic Devices, Appliances and Custom Duties, Taxes

The following list of electronic devices and appliances are subject to duties and taxes imposed by the Bureau of Customs. Items with estimate values of SAR 375 and not listed is subject to 10% tax. Photo credit: Facebook /Michael Uy Garcia/Evan...

Checklist of Items to Bring to Saudi Arabia

When travelling abroad, you don’t always just bring clothes and personal hygienic and cosmetic (for the girls and some boys too) products with you when travelling. You also bring things like laptops or teddy bears for the kids if...
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