Government & Law

Navigate Saudi Arabia’s government and legal system like a pro: get crucial information about your rights, governance, justice, and social security.

Saudi Arabia government

The government and political system in Saudi Arabia

The government and political system in Saudi Arabia may come as a real cultural shock for a freshly-arrived expat, but here is everything you need to know.

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Holidays in Saudi Arabia

Public holidays in Saudi Arabia in 2022 and 2023

Living in Saudi Arabia? Here’s a list of all of Saudi Arabia’s public holidays you need to know in 2022 and 2023, as well as other important dates to make a note of on your calendar.

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Iqama

Iqama: getting your identification in Saudi Arabia

Getting your Iqama in Saudi Arabia is extremely important because it is your proof of permission to live and work in the Kingdom.

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Emergency number in Saudi Arabia

Emergency numbers in Saudi Arabia

Need to contact the police, doctor, or gas company urgently? Bookmark our list of emergency numbers and services in Saudi Arabia.

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Saudi Arabia coronavirus

Coronavirus in Saudi Arabia: information and support

Learn all you need to know about Saudi Arabia’s response to the coronavirus, including testing, vaccinations, business support, and more.

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Women in Saudi Arabia

An overview of women’s rights in Saudi Arabia

Beyond the oil, wealth, and saving opportunities, expats considering a move should understand the reality of women’s rights in Saudi Arabia.

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Saudi Arabia human rights

Human and civil rights in Saudi Arabia

Explore human and civil rights in Saudi Arabia in a wide range of areas, including workers’, women’s, LGBTQ+, and political rights.

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Alcohol in Saudi Arabia

Rules and laws on drugs and alcohol in Saudi Arabia

Expats should know that drugs and alcohol in Saudi Arabia are illegal. Here’s everything you need to know on the topic if you are moving there.

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