Saudi embassy in Moscow issues guide to fans attending World Cup

Russian police guard the access to Argentina's base camp after the squad arrives in Bronnitsy, near Moscow, on Sunday, June 10, 2018, ahead of the FIFA World Cup Russia first match against Iceland at Spartak stadium in Moscow on June 16. (AFP / JUAN MABROMATA)
Updated 10 June 2018
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Saudi embassy in Moscow issues guide to fans attending World Cup

  • Saudi citizens are required to register their passports at the Saudi Embassy through the Saudi Foreign Ministry’s website.  
  • Saudis are also warned that smoking indoors is not allowed, and carrying cash in foreign currency is a must, since Saudi riyals are not accepted. 

JEDDAH: Saudi Arabia’s embassy in Moscow has issues a guide list for citizens planning to attend the FIFA World Cup matches in Russia.

A statement published on local newspapers said Saudi citizens are advised to carry their passports all the time along with a FAN ID, an identification document required by the Russian authorities.

It also said citizens should register their residential address at the Immigration and Passport Department, while advising them to ensure the accuracy of their personal data.

Upon arrival, citizens should register their passports at the embassy through the Foreign Ministry’s website.  

It also urged citizens to avoid crowded areas, walking late at night, and to stay away form suspicious individuals. 

The embassy encouraged the citizens attending the football matches to cheer for their national team, and avoid any racial, national, religious remarks at or outside the stadium. 

It also advised passegners not to carry on more than $10,000 or 9,000 euros while traveling, otherwise they have to inform authorities. 

It advised them to avoid stopping taxi cars on street and to rely instead on authorized taxi-calling apps such as UBER, GETT and YANDEX. 

It reminded citizens that smoking indoors is not allowed, and carrying cash in foreign currency is a must, since Saudi riyals are not accepted. 


Saudi Aramco recognized as a leader in the Fourth Industrial Revolution

Updated 22 January 2019
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Saudi Aramco recognized as a leader in the Fourth Industrial Revolution

JEDDAH: Saudi Aramco’s Uthmaniyah Gas Plant (UGP) has been recognized by the World Economic Forum (WEF) as a “Lighthouse” manufacturing facility and a leader in technology applications of the Fourth Industrial Revolution. 
Saudi Aramco is the first energy company globally to be included in this select group of manufacturing sites. The plant is also the only facility in the Middle East to be recognized by WEF. 
The announcement was made ahead of WEFs annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland.
The gas plant is one of the world’s largest gas processing plants and was commissioned in 1981 as part of Saudi Aramco’s Master Gas System to process associated gas from oil wells. 
The use of drones and wearable technologies to inspect pipelines and machinery has helped cut inspection time by 90% in this industrial facility.
“The recognition of the Uthmaniyah Gas Plant demonstrates Saudi Aramco’s shift to transform and adapt in the rapidly changing global energy landscape. Uthmaniyah is only one part of our large integrated energy value chain where IR 4.0 technologies are playing a critical role to enable significant capital and operational efficiencies,” said Amin H. Nasser, Chief Executive Officer of Saudi Aramco.
The seven new facilities join nine other “Manufacturing Lighthouses” which WEF unveiled in September 2018. The 16 factories were selected from an initial list of 1,000 manufacturers based on their successful implementation of cutting-edge technologies of the future that drive financial and operational impact.
The “Lighthouse” program was conducted by WEF in collaboration with McKinsey during a year-long study. A study team visited UGP in Saudi Arabia and performed a thorough audit.