Views From The Outside
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.
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...
Saudi Arabia and UAE Ranked Safest for Solo Female Travelers
What do Madinah, Riyadh, and Dubai have in common? They’ve all been ranked as safe destinations for women to travel alone, offering a secure and welcoming environment for female adventurers.
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.
Saudi Arabia launches Ramadan food waste campaign to combat annual loss
Did you know that despite common assumptions, the highest percentage of waste in Saudi Arabia is not plastic, nor paper, but actually food waste? Shockingly, food waste accounts for between 40-51% of the total waste generated in the country, followed by paper,...
Sadaqah and Social Welfare in Ramadan in Saudi Arabia
Explore the role of Sadaqah during Ramadan in Saudi Arabia, its significance in promoting social welfare and impact of community support for those in need.
Saudi Arabia Takes Step Towards Inclusivity with New Citizenship Law
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...
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.
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.
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.