Saudi digital market has unseen potential ready for investment cofounders — Bundakji

Branding for individuals or personal branding is such an interesting topic in Saudi Arabia. I first met Khyra when I needed help for setting-up my Twitter account in 2010.Then with her help and support I dared to establish my blog. She told me me that she dared her...
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This Ramadan was different

This Ramadan was different

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, this year Ramadan in the Saudi Arabia and the entire Muslim world will not be the same. On 10 April, the government in Saudi Arabia announced it what it considers the last in a series of restrictions which it has imposed on the nation to...

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Saudis in lockdown

Saudis in lockdown

At first, I could not grasp the depression that overcame me with the gradual lockdown. I tried to reason with myself, but still continued feeling trapped. Like many other cities in the world, Dubai went into lockdown. The closure happened gradually, making it easier...

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A kind gesture comes of age

JAC (Jeddah Autism Center) celebrated its 25 years anniversary on April, 2nd 2019. At that time there was little awareness and acceptance of autism in society. Today, it is a different picture.   In 2009 I visited the JAC at its first location. The center was located...

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From new Saudi Arabia to new Pakistan

My colleague blogger and fellow journalist Sabena Saddiqi wrote this post exclusively for Saudi Times on the occasion of the visit of Crown Prince Muhammad Bin Salman to Pakistan this week. She comments and analyses the visit from a Pakistani perspective. --- Arriving...

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The youngest photographer in the Middle East

The youngest photographer in the Middle East

At this year’s Arab Media Forum I met Muteib Alhadeif, the photographer. At the age of 6, he got the title “Youngest Photographer in the Middle East”. He famously started after he met with Prince Muteib bin Abdullah at a horse riding event who admired this talent and...

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Welcome tourists!

Welcome tourists!

On many fronts, Saudi Arabia could be described as one of the most interesting places in the world. With a young visionary transforming the country, and 70% of the people below the age of 30, many from around the world find themselves intrigued to pay this country a...

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