Saudi Arabia to build new cruise terminal in King Abdulaziz Port

The Saudi Ports Authority (Mawani) has entered an agreement with Cruise Saudi and Globe Group to build a new cruise terminal at King Abdulaziz Port in Dammam, as well as to develop four berths at King Abdulaziz Port in Dammam Read more

Saudia in talks with Airbus, Boeing for jets acquisition in 2022

Saudia, the Saudi kingdom’s national carrier, has announced ongoing talks with Airbus and Boeing to acquire next year an unspecified number of wide body aircraft as part of the airline’s plan to become a regional hub, reports say. “It’s a Read more

Emirates, Gulf Air sign code-share agreement

Dubai’s flagship airline Emirates has signed a code-sharing agreement with Bahrain national carrier Gulf Air, Zawya reports. Per the agreement signed during the first day of the Dubai Airshow, both airlines will develop a “deeper commercial cooperation”. Members of Gulf Read more

Saudi Arabia to grant citizenship to foreign nationals with specialized skills

King Salman has approved the country’s plans to grant citizenship to foreign nationals with specialized skills in a number of professions in line with vision 2030. The areas where skillful nationals needed include the legal, medical, scientific, cultural, sport and Read more

Qatar unveils second largest stadium for next year’s FIFA World Cup

Qatar Tuesday inaugurated the Al-Bayt Stadium, the second largest stadium for Mondial Qatar 2022, Arab Times reports. The inauguration comes ahead of the Qatar-Bahrain match in the beginning of the Arab Cup competitions (Fifa Qatar 2021). The 60,000-seat stadium is Read more

Saudi Arabia poised to boost ties with Qatar mid steady reconciliation

Saudi Arabia in letter to Qatar’s ruler expressed willingness to bolster ties in many areas as both countries continue to thaw ties following years of diplomatic feud. Saudi Crown Prince, Mohamed bin Salman, the facto ruler of Gulf greatest power, Read more

Kuwait reveals $8bn redevelopment plan for main airport

Kuwait has unveiled 14-project plan valued $8.2 billion to upgrade its main airport in capital Kuwait City, Trade Arabia reports citing local Arabic daily Al Anba. The plan, unveiled by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) includes a new Read more

Saudi Real East Development Fund launches program to ease access to funds for developers

Saudi Arabia’s Real Estate Development Fund (REDF) launched Sunday Tatweer program in view of support real estate developers to increase the supply of housing units to meet the market demand and contribute to achieving the target of Saudi Vision 2030, Read more

US Approves $650Mln Sale of Medium Range Air-to-Air Missiles to Saudi Arabia

The US Department of State has approved a $650 million sale of medium range air-to-air missiles to Saudi Arabia.   The announcement was made this week by the Defense Security Cooperation Agency.   “The State Department has made a determination Read more