Saudi Education & Culture: Interview of Dahlia Rahaimy to Lucas Skrobot

In my interview with Lucass Krobot, founder and host of OWN THE FUTURE, I spoke about the transmission in Saudi Arabia focussing on education and culture.

You can listen to the full interview: https://bit.ly/3b8A0vU and let us know your thoughts!

Saudi Times in the Media


Change Narrative on Saudi Women

  This week, I listened to a podcast by NZZ - Neue Zürcher Zeitung, a premier Swiss news source, titled "Infantionos WM in Saudi Arabien." https://podcasts.apple.com/de/podcast/nzz-akzent/id1506761994?i=1000635491190   The podcast, delivered in German,...

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Understanding Saudi Law is made easier

Understanding Saudi Law is made easier

Until now, there were significant challenges in understanding how Islamic Law (Sharia) is applied in Saudi Arabia. One main issue was the tendency to interpret the law out of context or ignore relevant circumstances, leading to blind adherence without considering the specific situation. This is changing.

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From A Saudi Point Of View

From A Saudi Point Of View

I often get asked about the changes that have taken place in Saudi Arabia since 2016, both from a social and geopolitical perspective, and how people’s perceptions and lives have altered due to these changes.

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Mecca’s Transformation: Adapting to Hajj Growth

Mecca’s Transformation: Adapting to Hajj Growth

The video showcases pervasive construction work in Mecca, particularly around Masjid al-Haram, the Grand Mosque. This ongoing development of the city has taken place over several years in stages, aiming to accommodate the growing number of pilgrims annually. The Saudi...

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Saudi Film Industry on Cannes’ Red Carpet

Saudi Film Industry on Cannes’ Red Carpet

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.

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Women moving forward in the Gulf

Women moving forward in the Gulf

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.

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A science initiative for the next generation

A science initiative for the next generation

A new center for science and technology called ‘ilmi’ will be launched in Saudi Arabia to encourage scientific curiosity among youth as well as develop their skills, Saudi Press Agency reported on Saturday. This center is a great start, and other initiatives like this are needed to shape Saudi Arabia’s future.

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Unveiling Saudi Women’s Abilities: Driving Gender Equality

Unveiling Saudi Women’s Abilities: Driving Gender Equality

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.

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Kabsa: The Dish at the Heart of Saudi Cuisine

Kabsa: The Dish at the Heart of Saudi Cuisine

Step beyond oil and desert to uncover Kabsa. Much like the UK’s love for Fish and Chips, Kabsa holds a dear place in the hearts of Saudis. Explore the origins of this dish, its connection to Spanish Paella, and its role in Saudi Arabia’s gastronomic heritage.

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Integrity Boost: New Rules for Saudi Transparency

Integrity Boost: New Rules for Saudi Transparency

This month, as part of its modernization efforts, Saudi Arabia’s Zakat, Tax, and Customs Authority (ZATCA) has issued new customs rules for travellers carrying cash, gold, and jewels into the Kingdom. These updated regulations are an important part of the country’s transformative economic strategy, which includes a series of bold reforms aimed at creating a stable and prosperous future for the Saudi society.

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Jeddah: A Gateway to Diversity in Saudi Arabia

Jeddah: A Gateway to Diversity in Saudi Arabia

Numerous boats from Sudan continue to arrive at the port of Jeddah, which has long served as the entrance to Saudi Arabia for people from all over the world who have come to settle in the country. As a Jeddawi, I will take my readers on a journey to explore the rich history and cultural tapestry that has made Jeddah a symbol of tolerance, where diverse cultures coexist harmoniously.

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Saudi Women Soldiers’ Bravery in Sudan Aid

Saudi Women Soldiers’ Bravery in Sudan Aid

This photograph depicts a female Saudi soldier carrying a child during the Saudi relief mission in Sudan. The accomplishments of the Saudi troops, who helped rescue 2232 individuals from 67 different countries, were widely covered by international media.

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Saudi Film Industry: From being banned to boom

Saudi Film Industry: From being banned to boom

Did you know that Saudi Arabia’s film industry is on a mission to become a major player in the Vision 2030 plan? It’s fascinating, considering the industry was banned for 35 years until its revival in 2018. And, if that’s not enough, over 26% of its workforce is now female. Explore this post to learn more about the exciting transformation of Saudi Arabia’s film industry and its path to success.

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Saudi Arabia: Striking a Balance between Oil and Sustainability

Saudi Arabia: Striking a Balance between Oil and Sustainability

Explore how Saudi Arabia, as the leading oil producer, is working towards a sustainable future through initiatives like the National Renewable Energy Program and Circular Carbon Economy. Learn about the challenges and demands of the Saudi environment, and how young Saudis are contributing to a greener future.

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Celebrating Eid After Ramadan in Saudi Arabia

Celebrating Eid After Ramadan in Saudi Arabia

Discover the joy and traditions of celebrating Eid in Saudi Arabia after Ramadan. From special prayers to visiting family and exchanging gifts, learn about the customs that make this holiday so special for so many.

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Western journalist dispels Saudi cliches in video

Western journalist dispels Saudi cliches in video

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...

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How Saudis Observe Ramadan

How Saudis Observe Ramadan

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.

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Challenges of Implementing AI in Gulf Education System

Challenges of Implementing AI in Gulf Education System

Artificial Intelligence (AI) in schools? It might sound like a futuristic dream, but according to Bahraini researcher Omar Al-Ubaydli, it’s a necessary step for the Gulf education system. In a recent article, Al-Ubaydli urges educators to embrace AI and incorporate it into their classrooms.

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How Muslims Around the World Celebrate Ramadan

How Muslims Around the World Celebrate Ramadan

On the 23rd of March is the first day of Ramadan in Saudi Arabia and many Muslim countries. Ramadan, the ninth month of the Islamic calendar, which is observed by Muslims worldwide through fasting and other religious practices. For Saudis like all Muslims around the world, Ramadan’s significance as a time for spiritual and physical discipline, prayer, acts of charity, and connecting with God.

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Jeddah Corniche Circuit to host third Formula One race

Jeddah Corniche Circuit to host third Formula One race

The Jeddah Corniche Circuit is gearing up to host its third Formula One race from March 17th to 19th. The Jeddah Formula 1 circuit is set to remain the home of the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix until at least 2027, while organizers work on a brand new facility at Qiddiya.

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BBC Arabic Radio: Interview for the lifted travel restrictions for Saudi women

This is an interview I had with BBC Arabic Radio this month, on the daily noon news show. It was one day after the Saudi government had lifted travel restrictions for Saudi women. A number of new civil laws and regulations in favor of women were released on 6th August. Probably the most important was that women over the age of 21 may obtain their passports without their guardians’ permission, as well as an easing of travel permissions.

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BBC Radio: Dahlia Rahaimy on New Freedom for Saudi Women to Travel

This an interview I did with BBC Arabic Radio this month. It was on the program “Alkhalij Haza AlIsbugh” (The Gulf this Week) with Dr. Suheil Aranki.

The interview was about the newly gained freedom for Saudi women to travel, and whether Saudi society is ready for this freedom and for accepting it. The interview came after a Saudi man preached a sermon on Eid Al Adha, criticizing the Saudi government for its openness towards women and warning Saudi women of the negatives of these developments.

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Interview of Dahlia Rahaimy with Dbate for Saudi Women

As an eyewitness on current developments happening in Saudi Arabia, I discussed the status of women in Saudi Arabia and necessary reforms, contrary to the wrong images and impressions given on Saudi women and their live-in international media.

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Interview of Dahlia Rahaimy with DW about Saudi Reforms

Interview of Dahlia Rahaimy with DW about Saudi Reforms

Hier ist ein Interview mit mir auf Deutsche Welle www.dw.com erschienen über Kino, Veränderung und deren Bedeutung in Saudi Arabien.

At the begin of reform process in Saudi Arabia, Deutsche Welle Kulturwas interested in understanding more on these reforms. I spoke about the changes happening in society, reactions towards these changes in society and their meaning for the future of Saudi people.

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