Sunday, October 12, 2014

Web services in Saudi Government portals

The recently refurbished e-portal of the Ministry of Interior has thrown up some pleasant surprises. From the context of expatriates working in Saudi Arabia, this is a welcome change.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Hot potato!

Long-time expats in the kingdom have got used to periodic rhetorics by various officials about how "billions of riyals are being drained out" of the kingdom by the expatriate work force. Expats have long taken such laments with a pinch of salt. The latest one is no different, just that it comes from one of the kingdom's top officials.

Friday, August 22, 2014

New rules for sponsorship transfer

Each time a new set of rules are announced in the kingdom, the expectations of expatriates working in Saudi Arabia are raised with the fond hope that things would change for the better, only to come crashing down like nine pins. This time too is no exception.


Friday, August 8, 2014

Expat engineers, the new milch cows in Saudi !

Time and again, this blog has highlighted the dangerous trend of organizations with incompetent and unskilled personnel trying to make a killing out of expatriates working in Saudi Arabia. One such is the infamous Saudi Council of Engineers which has caused nothing but heartburn not only among expats, but also among Saudi sponsors themselves.

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Labor offices in Saudi Arabia - Revised numbers

This blog, started way back in 2007 in a small way, has today grown into the most referred one by expatriates working or planning to work in Saudi Arabia. I just noticed that it has crossed 1.3 million visitors, with an average of 2 hits per minute round the clock from all over the world. From the bottom of my heart, dear readers, a very big Thank You.