Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia’s domestic demand to keep non-oil growth at 5% in 2023, IMF says
Labour market reforms, digitalisation and improvements in the regulatory and business environment are driving economic transformation
September 29, 2023, 7:48 AM
Saudi Arabia's unemployment rate drops further to 4.9% in second quarter
Figures show a continuing trend of increased work participation
September 28, 2023, 11:34 AM
Saudi Aramco expands into LNG by buying stake worth $500m in MidOcean Energy
MidOcean is in the process of acquiring interests in four Australian LNG projects
September 28, 2023, 10:04 AM
British public sees opportunities for closer Middle East links
UAE energy investment and Saudi sports backing viewed positively in Deltapoll survey for The National
September 28, 2023, 4:00 AM
EV maker Lucid opens first overseas factory in Saudi Arabia
California-based company aims to increase capacity from 5,000 to 155,000 units a year at Jeddah plant
September 27, 2023, 4:42 PM
Saudi Aramco in talks to acquire 10% stake in Chinese refiner Shenghong
World's largest oil exporting company has been expanding its presence in vital markets globally and bolstering its downstream operations
September 27, 2023, 2:15 PM
Top 10 start-ups to work for in the UAE and Saudi Arabia in 2023
FinTech continues to dominate annual list, while automotive companies become more popular with employees, LinkedIn study finds
September 27, 2023, 11:06 AM
Sharjah’s Shurooq plans four new hotels in expansion push
The government-owned entity aims to tap more international tourists amid higher travel demand, its chief executive says
Travel and Tourism
September 27, 2023, 10:53 AM
Rua Al Madinah awards contracts worth $1.41bn for Madinah development projects
Public Investment Fund unit has completed design for 5,000 rooms, top executive says
September 26, 2023, 3:17 PM
Saudi Arabia's first envoy to Palestine officially instated
Nayef bin Bandar Al Sudairi also serves as the kingdom's ambassador to Jordan
September 26, 2023, 2:46 PM
Israeli Tourism Minister attends UN conference in Saudi Arabia
Historic visit comes as Riyadh sends first delegation to the occupied West Bank in three decades
Saudi Arabia
September 26, 2023, 2:03 PM
Single visa for GCC states would simplify regional travel, UAE Minister of Economy says
Development of tourism is a major aim of Middle Eastern nations, especially the six-member economic bloc
Travel and Tourism
September 26, 2023, 10:46 AM
Americana to start a poultry feed plant in Ethiopia, chairman says
The company raised $1.8 billion from its initial public offering in November last year
September 26, 2023, 9:51 AM
Two Bahraini officers killed in drone strike in Saudi Arabia
The officers were members of the Arab coalition fighting in Yemen and were killed close to the border
September 25, 2023, 10:25 PM
Travel Unpacked: Red Sea International opens and the UAE's first direct flight to Penang
The National rounds up the most interesting tourism news you might have missed
September 25, 2023, 10:18 AM
First W Hotel to open on Saudi Arabia's snow-capped Trojena in Neom
The property will have 236 guest rooms offering mountain and lake views
September 25, 2023, 8:06 AM
SAL Saudi Logistics Services IPO: cargo company may raise as much as $678m
Shareholders in the cargo company Saudi Arabian Airlines and Tarabot Air Cargo Services are selling 24 million shares equivalent to a 30 per cent stake
September 25, 2023, 7:49 AM
Saudi delegation to visit West Bank this week to meet Palestinian President Abbas
Naid Al Sudairi, the kingdom's non-resident ambassador to Palestine, will lead the talks
Saudi Arabia
September 25, 2023, 6:26 AM
‎Iran ready to sign comprehensive agreement with Saudi Arabia, says Foreign Minister
Hossein Amirabdollahian said the two countries must launch a 'joint economic commission to expand their ties'
September 24, 2023, 1:29 PM
AlUla Creates offers female Saudi fashion designers a platform in London
Arwa Alammari of ArAm Designs and Alia and Abeer Oraif of Atelier Hekayat presented collections as part of London Fashion Week
Fashion & Beauty
September 24, 2023, 10:02 AM