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30
Jul

Eid Mubarak from our CAI Family

Written by Mai Hegazy, CAI’s Manager of Global Destination Services  Each year on the 12th month of the Islamic lunar calendar, millions of Muslims flock from all over the globe to Mecca, Saudi Arabia to perform Hajj (Islamic pilgrimage), one of the largest religious gatherings around the world.  Hajj is one of the five main …

28
Dec

Comedians Promote Voting Rights in Saudi Arabia

For the first time, women in Saudi Arabia have the right to vote and run for election. Saudi is the last country in the world to grant women suffrage. Nine hundred women and nearly 6,000 men ran for the competitive 284 open seats. Eighteen women won seats. Many were not running to win but merely …

3
Jul

Saudi Arabia Changes Work Week

On June 29, 2013, a decree from King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia took effect. The decree states that the official weekend will be moved from Thursday-Friday to Friday-Saturday. The new weekend days are expected to facilitate international transactions and bring many economic advantages. Consider how this will impact your travel arrangements. Consider how this will alter your …