Official Press Release

Saudi Arabia Launches “Makkah Route” Initiative in Kuala Lumpur to Facilitate the Hajj Journey for Malaysian Pilgrims  

  All Malaysian, and some Indonesian, pilgrims will benefit from immigration pre-clearance at their embarkation points for Hajj 2018  The service will be implemented in other countries in coming years The Kingdom is already receiving pilgrims from some Asian countries   RIYADH, July 15, 2018 – Saudi Arabia has officially launched the ‘Makkah Route’ initiative…

In Another Saudi First, Women to Work as Investigators in Public Prosecution Office ‘Very Soon’

‘God willing, you will hear very soon about the presence of female members of the Public Prosecution Office undertaking their duties to the fullest’ – Attorney General  The Kingdom’s Vision 2030, spearheaded by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, aims to increase the percentage of women in the workforce RIYADH, July 13 (CIC) – In yet…

Saudi Arabia Eyes Central Role in International Aviation Industry, Plans to Become Logistics and Transport Hub

  Kingdom plans to build airports across the Kingdom in the coming years  Under the “unified design” project, new airports will be built and existing ones will be developed. The move is part of a larger plan to turn the country into a regional aviation and logistics hub  While two new domestic airports will come up in…

Ancient Arabia’s Biggest Literary, Artistic and Cultural Event Reprised at Souk Okaz Festival 2018

The 17-day festival of poetry, song, dance, arts, culture and heritage launches tourism campaign   12th modern edition inaugurated with spectacular ceremony featuring Saudi singers, actors, poets and writers   TAIF, Saudi Arabia, June 29 (CIC) – On the 13th night of the month of Shawwal, a bearded bard in flowing robes stood before a rapt…