UAE launches #together_forever for Saudi National Day

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The UAE’s airports organized special programs to celebrate the Saudi National Day. (Photo courtesy: social media)
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The flags of Saudi Arabia and UAE are seen side by side. (Photo courtesy: social media)
Updated 22 September 2017

UAE launches #together_forever for Saudi National Day

RIYADH: The UAE has launched the hashtag #together_forever to celebrate the Saudi National Day.
Emiratis are using the hashtag on social media to express brotherly feelings toward Saudis and commend strong bilateral ties.
The official Emirati news agency WAM published a video on its Twitter account titled: “The UAE and KSA: A Model for Brotherly Relations.”
The video highlights Emirati participation in Saudi National Day celebrations, including raising the Saudi flag on the control tower at Abu Dhabi Airport, receiving Saudi travelers with flowers and gifts, and Dubai Airport issuing a special seal with the Kingdom’s logo.
Dubai’s police force has also taken part in the celebrations by putting the hashtag on patrol cars and on its social media accounts.
Maj. Gen. Abdullah Al-Marri, Dubai’s police chief, praised the strong bilateral relations and congratulated the Saudi people and leadership on this occasion.
Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al-Maktoum, vice president and prime minister of the UAE, used the hashtag in tweets on his official Twitter account, with a photo of him with King Salman.
“The happiness of the Kingdom on its National Day is the happiness of the UAE and its people,” Sheikh Mohammed tweeted.

‘Wusool’ transport program benefits 60,000 Saudi women

Updated 20 February 2020

‘Wusool’ transport program benefits 60,000 Saudi women

RIYADH: Over 60,000 Saudi female employees have benefited from Wusool, a female transportation program that helps ease their daily commute.

The program aims to find solutions that reduce the burden of transportation costs for Saudi female workers in the private sector by providing them with subsidies from the Human Resources Development Fund (HRDF) for high-quality, safe and secure transportation services to and from the workplace, partnering with taxi companies through licensed smart apps.

The program aims to increase the participation of women in the labor market and increase job stability. 

The HRDF said it made amendments and updates to Wusool to ensure that the largest number of applicants benefitted from it. This comes as part of the HRDF’s support for women working in the private sector.

The procedures included amendments to the terms of enrollment in the program, including the requirement to be registered under the General Organization for Social Insurance (GOSI), where the employee should be registered for less than 36 months, and her monthly salary should not exceed SR8,000 ($2,132). SPA Riyadh

The amendments also included a fixed monthly financial support provided by HRDF, covering 80 percent of the cost at a maximum of SR800 per month, in addition to the cancelation of the previously planned financial participation of SR200, and extending the support period to 12 months.

Women working in the private sector can register for the Wusool program by visiting