330,000 expats in Saudi Arabia still working beyond retirement age

Updated 17 November 2017

330,000 expats in Saudi Arabia still working beyond retirement age

RIYADH: More than 330, 000 expatriates working in Saudi Arabia are over the age of 60 years as of the first half of this year, according to statistics published by “Mal” magazine and quoted by “Okaz” newspaper.
This prompted some Saudi Twitter users to demand an age limit for foreigners.
Others called on the GCC countries to limit the residency of foreigners to three periods of (six years), and upon reaching it, the residence permit will not be renewed.


Saudi Arabia’s Al-Ula hosts Ecotrail running race for first time

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Saudi Arabia’s Al-Ula hosts Ecotrail running race for first time

RIYADH: Runners will get a chance to explore Saudi Arabia’s Al-Ula site as part of the Ecotrail running race to be held for the first time at the city. The event will be held on Feb. 8 as part of the Winter in Tantora Festival. The run will take place at the at the UNESCO World Heritage Site regarded as the Kingdom’s archeological treasure. The runners will compete in 83km,45km and 10km distances through the city’s majestic sandstone mountains and canyons. Meanwhile, explorers can enjoy a 10km hike that will take them through the tombs, historic sites and monuments representing tens of thousands of years of human history.EcoTrail was founded in Paris in 2008 to promote and organize eco friendly trail running races while highlighting local heritage.