Saudi Arabia has been witnessing some drastic changes we have never seen coming. Those changes are definitely for the better and it is transforming the way we think of the Kingdom.
Here are 5 drastic changes:
Women are allowed to drive:
Women weren’t allowed to drive cars till last October, It is said that women will start to drive late this year.
Live music concerts:
Saudi Arabia from no live music at all for hosting the biggest names in the region from Heba Tawaji, Omar Khairat to Mohamed Hamaki and Tamer Hosney
Can you guess which movie was the first to be screened in Saudi Cinemas?
Well, it was the hit, Black Panther
Arab Fashion Week:
An Arab fashion week edition happened in Saudi Arabia with a Russian Ballet performance
Thanks to Pope Tawadros, Saudi Arabia will open its first church
After meeting with the Saudi ambassador in Cairo, Ahmed Kattan, they have reached an agreement to establish the first church ever built inside Saudi Arabia.
How the Kingdom Managed to Make Foreigners Feel At Home
You would be surprised to hear that the foreign expats that are currently living in Saudi Arabia have actually been staying there willingly rather than go back to their homeland. Why would someone enjoy staying at a foreign country rather than remain in the comfort of their homeland and family?
Since the Coronavirus outbreak took over the Kingdom, the Saudi authorities have made it sure to act quickly and to introduce safety measures to help prevent as well as end COVID-19.
Many residents from abroad had chosen to remain within the boarders of the Kingdom rather than return to their home countries due to the fact that the Saudi government’s moves and precautions has reassured all the citizens and made them feel safe.
An events and delegations specialist at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Alexis Deberry, a foreign expat claimed: “I have been very impressed by the swift actions to safeguard all of the people living in the Kingdom. Given the circumstances, I am comforted by the measures taken and the efforts to communicate the adjustments to all.”
After King Salman had ordered that COVID-19 treatment would be available for all citizens including the foreigners that had overstayed their visas, people were left feeling quite safe and cared for. This has been one of the many announcements that the Saudi Government had made in order to care for the population.
“It is moving to see the level of generosity displayed by the Kingdom in ensuring that anyone who gets sick from COVID-19 will not have to worry financially about treatment. I am confident in the way things are being handled here and proud to support the requests to stay at home to help save lives,” added DeBerry.
DeBerry had praised the Saudi Health Ministry for its clear communication of COVID-19-related messages via text, social media and other marketing platforms which other countries found hard to do. “I feel safe, calm, and confident that everything I need is right here.”
Despite the fact that DeBerry’s hometown is the United States of America, she had still opted to remain in the Kingdom because she feels safe there. Another reason is because she is worried that she could put her family in risk if she had contracted the virus in the Kingdom or maybe will on her way back home.
DeBerry is one of the many foreign expats living in Saudi Arabia who feels this way, so we would like to the thank the kingdom for its outstanding efforts in caring for the people and making everyone feel at home.
The Different Ways You Can Hike During Taif Season
Taif Season is taking place in one of the Kingdom’s most beautiful destination and this year you can get to enjoy hiking among other activities, and here are our own picks and recommendation for you!
1- Hiking and Outdoor activities
In the midst of Taif’s mountains, you can enjoy hiking Al-Shafa and Al-Hada mountains and afterwards join the base camp at Sadat Al-Beid where there are plenty of activities and outdoor cooking.
2- Hiking and Musical Night
Instead of the outdoor cooking and activities and after finishing the long trail, you can sit back relax and join the base camp for a musical night around a bonfire.
3- Hiking and Scout activities
Try and save energy for this! Because after finishing your hike, you will join others for some scouting activities and exploring. Also in the Sadat Al-Beid base camp.
4- Hiking and Zip-lining
This one goes to all the adrenaline junkies and adventurer lovers, because what’s a better activity after a hike than flying down a zip line?
If you have found yourself in one of these activities, visit their website now to find out more and book your spot.
Main Road in Sharm El-Sheikh Gets Named After King Salman
According to a report from the Saudi Press Agency, the main road in the Egyptian Red Sea resort town of Sharm El-Sheikh has been named after King Salman.
Governor of South Sinai, Khaled Fouda, announced the decision during a ceremony that was held to celebrate the 37th anniversary of Sinai Liberation Day.
Osama Nugali, Saudi Arabia’s Ambassador and the Kingdom’s permanent representative to the Arab League, took part in the event where the announcement was made.
He thanked President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi and several senior officials, for such a kind gesture and for bestowing the honor on King Salman.