Here is an image shows the difference between Tawaf of Hajj 2019 vs Tawaf of Hajj 2020. Due to strict covid-19 pandemic protocols, Hajj 2020 will be performed with keeping a social distance. The upper part of the image shows a safe distance is maintained between pilgrims to avoid spread of coronavirus.
VAT rate will be increased in Saudi Arabia from 01-July-2020 from 5% to 15%. Value added tax of 5% was introduced by the authorities back in 01-Jan-2018. It remained at same rate till 30-June-2020.
Below is a comparison of prices before and after 15% Vat is applied. For simple understanding, figures are rounded to nearest amount. This is just for information purposes. Actual new prices may vary depending on your on-site transactions. Thanks
|What you buy today in||Will become when 15% Vat|
Note: if you are unable to understand this price comparison. You can take a look at this spreadsheet / excel file for better understanding this.
Saudi Arabian authorities has allowed residents to perform hajj 2020 under Strict Health Measures to make sure the safety of all pilgrims.
According to Saudi Gazette below measures are taken for Hajj 2020
- Social distancing of pilgrims is enforced, e.g they must keep a safe distance from other pilgrims.
- A maximum number of 10,000 people may perform Hajj this year
- All pilgrims will be tested for diseases before they reach the holy sites
- All hajj workers & volunteers will be tested for diseases before they can serve the hajjis.
- Only People aged less than 65 years are allowed to perform hajj
- After Performing the hajj, pilgrims will be asked to self quarantine
- Health Status of all pilgrims will be checked on daily bases
- A special hospital will be prepared for emergency situation during hajj
Overview: Alhamdulillah everything is still stable on the roads. If you need something go between 9 and 12 noon. Lazy morning sleepers Panic last minute and rush to buy small stuff between 12 and 2. No scares or panic. #stayhome
Major updates: Whole kilo 14, Mahjer, Gulail, Kurayaat, Kilo 13 and petromin in Jeddah are added to Makkah and Madinah (Borders of these areas closed) for these areas between 6am and 3pm people allowed outside ONLY if you need ATM, grocery store, restaurant or pharmacy. Recommended to walk. No more than 2 people allowed in a car if you need to take a car. No driving out of your locality. Rest 3pm to 6am Curfew across the kingdom.
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On 4th April 2020 there were 140 new corona virus cases were reported in last 24 hours. There are 69 recoveries and 4 deaths.Read More …
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Today I am going to guide you how to check your Electricity bill in Saudi Arabia using official Mobile App “AlKahraba”. Saudi Electricity company made it very easy for everybody to check Electricity bill via Mobile App. You can also check bill history, payment history etc.
First of all go to Google Play Store and install Saudi Electricity Application called “AlKahraba” see the screenshots below.
New 6th Series of Banknotes were introduced on December 2016 and will be available to public soon. New Banknotes bearing the face of current Saudi Arabia King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud. Notes are available in amounts as SR 500, SR 100, SR 50, SR 10, SR 5 as well as there are coins of 1 Halalah, 5 Halalah, 10 Halalah, 25 Halalah, 50 Halalah, 1 Riyal and 2 Riyals.
New Currency notes comes up with strongest security and they will be more secure to reduce forgeries.
SAMA (Saudi Arabian Monetary Authority) announced 6th issue of national banknotes on 13-Dec-2016 and there is a brief video available at Sama’s website.
5 SR banknote comes in Violet color & it has a picture of Oil Refinery in its face.
10 SR banknote comes in Brown color & it has King Salman Picture on its face.
50 SR banknote comes in Green color & it has dome of the rock picture on its face.
100 SR banknote comes in Red color & it has Green Dome of the Prophet’s Mosque on its face.
500 SR banknote comes in Blue color & it has picture of Kaba Makkah.
Sources: This information is gathered from above sources.