Saudi Arabia Will Now Offer Nationality to Foreign Professionals

King of Saudi Arabia, Salman Bin Abdul Aziz, has issued a royal decree announcing to grant Saudi nationality to brilliant foreign professionals. The step intends to attract bright minds from all over the world.

The move is in line with Saudi Vision 2030, a plan to reduce Saudi Arabia’s dependence on oil and diversify its economy by developing public service sectors.

According to the royal decree, competent professionals from certain disciplines will be granted Saudi nationality:

  • Nuclear and renewable energy,
  • Computer science,
  • Medicine,
  • Pharmacology,
  • Ecology,
  • Artificial intelligence,
  • Robotics,
  • Aviation,
  • Sports and Arts,
  • Astronautics,
  • Culture

Islamic scholars will be awarded the nationality as well. Given the geographical location of Saudi Arabia, professionals having expertise in desalination technology can get Saudi nationality.


Saudi Arabia Removes Abaya Restriction for Foreign Tourists

In September, Saudi Arabia opened its door for tourists for the first time. Previously, visas were only given for Hajj or Umrah, and business purposes. Saudi Arabia has also dropped its strict dress code for foreign women. Women tourists are no longer expected to wear abaya and headscarf. Both moves are aimed at boosting tourism in the oil-rich kingdom.

  • If Saudia Arabia has done that before then It would surely benefit Saudia Arabia. Now We see world’s dependency of oil reserve is becoming more and more less. Electric Cars and Vehicle is smashing the oil economy. Now internet based generation don’t want to leave their country. At least they know they could so something in his why do they care for saudia arabai. Saudia Arabia is going to be collapse.

    • As long as Saudi Arabia’s main income which is from Haj and Umra that churns money round the clock non stop whole year round. As long as this money pours in, they needn’t worry about oil collapse.

  • LOL! Emphasis is on the “Brilliant” candidates here, of which, no one can qualify as per “LOCAL” brilliant immigration officers of the Kingdom…. ;)

  • Arabia became “Saudi” Arabia in the early 1900s, Khilafat e Usmania toppled, Wah**abism introduced. Thanks to the foreigner (Lawrence of Arabia). Only after a 100 years or so, Wah**bism has changed its shape. Thanks to more than one Lawrence of Saudi Arabia, this time from Pakistan, who also made “Naya Pakistan”.

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