Artists like Loulwa Al-Sharif, a Saudi jazz singer (read her story in the link below), who seize opportunities and create something meaningful, are a joy to witness. While their success might seem normal and natural, to us it’s a novelty.
Aljubeir Grilled by the Media
The annual replacement of the Kiswa, the covering of the Kaaba, is a significant event in the Islamic calendar which takes place during the month of Hajj. In this post, I will talk about history and details of this process.
Last week, the Saudi government released precise population figures for the first time in 12 years. In a country where such disclosure was previously met with societal resistance, what has changed to transform people’s mindset about population counting?
Saudi Arabia’s presence at this year’s Cannes Festival has been remarkable, with well-known actresses and influencers from the Kingdom gracing the red carpet. This is a significant step signalling expansion of the country’s involvement in the industry, including film production.
I came across this article by Sinem Cengiz, on the journey of Gulf women in breaking into traditionally male-dominated sectors unfolds. From gradual progress to persistent challenges, she explores the current landscape, shedding light on the crucial role played by government initiatives in promoting their successful inclusion.
Saudi Arabia’s first space mission is scheduled to launch on May 21, with Saudi Arabia’s first ever astronauts Rayyanah Barnawi, the first Arab Muslim female astronaut, and Ali al-Qarni on board. Rayyanah is the latest in series of Saudi development process for women. In recent years, Saudi women have been making great strides in the country’s workforce.
Cliches about Saudi Arabia have persisted for a long time and still exist today. Despite efforts by the Saudi government and many Saudis to change this perception, prejudice against the country and its people can still be felt, particularly in areas such as women’s...
In Saudi Arabia, Ramadan is a month of religious significance and community. From the announcement of the start of the holy month to the completion of the reading of the Quran, Saudis come together in faith and devotion. This article explores the traditions and practices observed during Ramadan, including the importance of Iftar and Taraweeh prayers.
Earlier this year, the Saudi Arabian government made an official announcement granting citizenship to children of Saudi mothers and foreign fathers, subject to certain criteria. This announcement was published in the official gazette Um Al Qura this Friday. With the...