No big vehicle for expat family with less than five members

Updated 13 March 2016

No big vehicle for expat family with less than five members

JEDDAH: Residents with less than five members in the family will not be allowed to own a vehicle with seven seats or more, the General Directorate of Traffic has said.
The directorate has sent a circular to all its departments, saying that registration or ownership of such vehicles by expatriates should be rejected if the condition is not met, local media reported on Saturday.
It has excluded families that have five or more members from the order, provided they present proof and assure the authorities that they will not engage in transporting passengers illegally.
“The reason for the ban is to stop the wrongful use of such vehicles by some residents like transporting school students or other passengers,” Owaida Kishi, chairman of the Vehicles Committee in the Jeddah Chamber of Commerce and Industry, was quoted as saying.


Umrah Forum and Exhibition kicks off on Monday

Makkah Gov. Prince Khaled Al-Faisal. (SPA)
Updated 26 August 2019

Umrah Forum and Exhibition kicks off on Monday

  • The exhibition is expected to attract more than 20,000 visitors

JEDDAH: The Umrah Forum and Exhibition, organized by the Ministry of Hajj and Umrah, will commence on Monday in Jeddah under the sponsorship of Makkah Gov. Prince Khaled Al-Faisal.
The event will last for three days at the Jeddah International Exhibition and Convention Center.
Deputy Minister of Hajj and Umrah Dr. Abdul Fattah Mashat said that the Umrah Forum and Exhibition will hold more than 22 workshops and training seminars carried out by pilgrim services experts. 160 companies and service operators in the sector will showcase their latest innovations and products offered to worshippers.
Mashat added that the Umrah Forum and Exhibition will involve partnership agreements between providers of logistic services and Umrah service companies.
He said that the event aims to meet the objectives of the Kingdom’s Vision 2030 reform plan by providing the best services to pilgrims.
The exhibition is expected to attract more than 20,000 visitors.