Saudi women can divorce

Saudi women can divorce

A member of the Saudi Scholars’ Council Sheikh Abdullah Al Manea, has issued a Fatwa confirming that women may stipulate as a condition in their marriage contracts that they have the power to divorce their husbands. Al Manea said that, if the woman stipulates the...
Saudi Women Are Allowed to be Soldiers

Saudi Women Are Allowed to be Soldiers

The Saudi Ministry of Defence will allow women to join the Saudi armed forces in combat capacities. Several Saudi and Gulf newspapers issued the announcement, which was made this month.   Women can be enlisted for military jobs with ranks from private soldiers to...
No Fees for Expats in Industrial Companies

No Fees for Expats in Industrial Companies

Levy fees in Saudi Arabia This week, the Saudi Council of Ministers announced that, for industrial companies, it will waive the fees that the companies have to pay in respect of their foreign employees. The expatriate levy was introduced in 2018 in conjunction with a...

Saudi Arabia relaxes dress code

Saudi Arabia relaxes the dress code for female tourists in an attempt to make the country more attractive for international audience. This could be the first step to relax the dress code generally. However,  it must be borne in mind that this is unlikely to affect or...
The opening of the Saudi economy

The opening of the Saudi economy

Until 2000, the opportunities for foreign investment in Saudi Arabia were extremely restricted, essentially limited to foreign minority shareholdings in industrial development projects involving technology transfer to Saudi Arabia. Foreign participation in service or...