Social Media Engagement of Arab Users in Ramadan is an infographic created by The Online Project in last year. It shows statistics of social media usage by Arab users during Ramadan. These statistics are collected from various Arab countries including Egypt, Lebanon, Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar, Oman, Saudi Arabia and UAE. This infographic tells people engagement with Facebook and Twitter during the holy month of Ramadan.
The results of this research tells that people During Arab World increase usage of Social Media during Ramadan. An increase of 30% in usage of Facebook and an increase of 33% in twitter usage. This research also includes some manual readings of people behavior and the result showed that Facebook Users in Arab World are positive during Ramadan while Arab users at Twitter gets little bit negative. Finally this infographic also gives you some recommendations to Facebook Business Pages and Bussiness Twitter Profiles, how to improve their social media presence during holy month of Ramadan.
How to get benefit from Increased Social Media Engagement of Arab Users
In Ramadan Business pages are required to optimize their content mix with users’s changing interests to stay relevant and build stronger relationships. Timing of Social Media Engagement of Arab Users During Ramadan changes as compared to rest of the year, so Business pages at social media should re-adjust their posting times and align timing with their audience to maximize user engagement. It would be a good time to spend more on marketing during Ramadan because user activity at social media increases during Ramadan and their engagement with other channels decreases.
Check Traffic Violation Fine regularly in Saudi Arabia should be your first priority these days as major Saudi Arabian cities are now covered with security cameras all around. Each Person who got a Saudi Driving license and drives a vehicle in Saudi Arabia should know How to check Traffic Violation fine. Saudi Arabian govt has setup a system called Saher which helps increase road safety. This system is working under Ministry of Interior Saudi Arabia. Saher system has setup Traffic Cameras on various busy and non-busy roads. These Saher cameras read violater’s number plate and automatically add fine to his account.
In Saudi Arabia traffic fines range from 150 SR (minimum) to 1000 SR (maximum). Traffic violation in Saudi Arabia is greatly controlled by Saher cameras however fast drives don’t like it because they get traffic fines. Ministry of Interior (MOI) website allows everybody to check traffic violation fine online. You are just required to provide your iqama number at MOI website and you can see status of your account. Sometimes you don’t see a camera flash due to some reason and the traffic fine is already added in your ignorance so it would be a good idea to keep track of your fines online & regularly checking for traffic violation fines via MOI Website.
Check Traffic Violation Fine Online via MOI Website
1. Visit MOI (Ministry of Interior) Website
2. Go down on the page a little and you will see MOI Services Section in the page, Click on the link as pointed with an arrow in picture below. Upon click, a new page will be opened, check next snapshot.
3.In the final screenshot below, type your iqama number (for expats) and national ID number (for Saudi Nationals). In the next text box, type the given image code. It is called captcha and it is used to block spam or script attacks. Once you enter required details correctly then click on View button. A green line of text will appear in the bottom and will tell you the amount of your traffic violation fines. Say Alhamdulillah if you find it 0 (Zero)
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This video reveals the problems Pakistani workers are facing in Saudi Arabia, they are explaining there Iqama (work permits) are still valid but they are arrested and their sponsors are asking for extra money to cooperate them or get them released from Detention. In recent times Saudi Arabian govt is doing much improvement in Labor system and laws. I hope the problems of these Pakistani workers will end soon. It is a humble request from Pakistani community to Saudi Arabian authorities to sort out problems of these helpless workers.
This video has gone viral on social media, it is uploaded on facebook and other social sites by various people. Take a look at the video below, the labor explaining his problems in Urdu.
Freshi Ice Sticks is a Jeddah based Ice Cream / Ice Sticks manufacturer and retailer who sells fruit based Italian ice cream called gelato. Freshi is rapidly moving across Jeddah as it has 13 retail branches in some of Jeddah’s most visited shopping malls in short period of time. Their products are liked by all age groups, children, youth and senior citizens because they use fruit based ice cream which is categorized best ice cream available these days. One of another great feature of their ice cream is less use of butter-fat and sugar, Freshi claims they are using 50% less sugar than other ice cream brands available in local market.
Freshi Ice Sticks also featured on Jeddah’s online food directories including Sufrati.com, Jeddahfood.com, hellofood.com etc
Why I am telling you about Freshi Ice Sticks might be something very exciting for all of you specially Jeddah Photographers and that is a Photography Contest Freshi Ice Sticks has started recently. This contest aims more and more people visiting Freshi Ice Sticks branches and become aware of their product as well as take photos and become eligible to win an iPad Air. Freshi Ice Sticks requires photographers to take photos of children or adults holding their products e.g Ice Stick.
There are other prizes as well, top 10 photographs will win prizes,50 Ice Sticks treat for 2nd position holder and 25 Ice Sticks treat for 3rd best photo, while 4th to 10th positions will get 10 Ice Sticks each.
Middle East is set to become home to the 2 tallest and most amazing buildings in the world. First the world’s current tallest building located in Dubai, UAE Burj Khalifa and the second Kingdom Tower in Jeddah which claims to be world’s tallest building once completed in 2018. YaDig.com has created a great infograpic which compares these 2 spectacular buildings in a graphical way.
Burj Khalifa which claims not only the world’s tallest building till date but world’s most luxurious and spectacular build as well. Currently the height of Burj Khalifa is 828 meters; Kingdom Tower in Jeddah claims to break this record by reaching 1000 meters from ground that equals 1 km upwards. The construction of Kingdom Tower estimated to be finished till 2019. It will be the center of a vast new development called Kingdom City. Lets check out some unique comparison points of these 2 spectacular skyscrapers.
The following info-graphic has been published by Saudi Ministry of Health to create awareness about Corona Virus. Feel free to share it with your friends and loved ones to know more and more about this deadliest virus. For more information visit MOH website.
Najm (نجم) is an official Insurance company in Saudi Arabia which helps at the time of if unfortunately you got a road accident. Once you report a road accident, an official from Najm arrives at accident spot and helps you and the other accident party to evaluate amount of loss and damage and redirect you to next steps to avail insurance amount and fix the vehicle.
Keep in mind that Najm Company investigates the accidents without taking any financial rewards from either of road accident parties. It is essential that one party to the accident should hold a valid insurance policy from one of the insurance companies operating in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and adopted by Arabian Monetary Agency.
Call the toll Free number 920000560 from your mobile and notify customer service about the following
Name of informer.
I.D / Iqama no.
No. of car’s plate and type of the car
No of insurance policy.
Name of insurance company
Location of accident
Any distinguished or outstanding signs of the accident.
Inform customer service if the cars involved in the accident can move or not.
Be sure to note the number of the case and date of the accident (given by the recipient of the call center) to facilitate the procedure of following up you case with insurance company in the future.
Which Road Accident are not under scope of Najm Company
Accidents that happen outside the geographical coverage of Najm Company.
Accidents that result in death cases, injuries or fires, or a result of a natural disaster or criminal accident.
Accident where none of the parties to the accident have a valid insurance policy from one of the insurance companies operating in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and adopted by Saudi Arabian Monetary Agency.
I am moving to Jeddah in few weeks. One of my friends in Saudi Arabia told me that there is no public transport in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. I am not in such a position to get own vehicle immediately after reacing Saudi Arabia so what are my options for local transport in Jeddah city, specially daily while going to work-place and coming back. Also guide me about own vehicle / driving license in Jeddah as I might plan this for my future.
Answer to the Question
City transport in Jeddah is not in good shape. In current year’s budget Saudi authorities planned to invest on public transport. However it might take a lot of time.
Two Saudi Riyals Coaster / Mini Bus / Hafila / 2 SR bus
You will often see it moving on Jeddah streets, however these hafila buses are not available for every part of the city. These mini buses are very old models probably from 1970’s and 1980’s. Mostly driven by ill mannered drivers. They charge 2 SR from any point to any point during a single trip. Majority of these buses are available at down town Jeddah, The hafila bus start its trip from down town, go to its other destination at other part of the city. Then start its trip back to Down Town Jeddah again.
SAPTCO Bus for Jeddah city transport ticket cost is 2 Saudi Riyals. It has various routs inside Jeddah city but it is rarely available on the streets. It is an air-conditioned bus covering various parts of Jeddah city.
Available in huge number on all Jeddah streets, trip cost starts from SR 10 and depends on the destination, there is no Taxi meter who decide your travel distance and cost. You can also bargain with driver and drop one taxi if driver is not decreasing trip cost, because one will go and another will come at same time. I also heard a news some time ago that Jeddah authorities are planning to develop a Taxi system in which you just call a number and nearest available vehicle will come to pick you up, this could decrease traffic jams on Jeddah streets. However this is not yet implemented, taxis are wondering freely on the streets for passengers.
Some time it may happen to you. You are waiting for a taxi on road and suddenly a private car flashes head lights near you or the driver is asking you for hiring his car. This will be a private car, it normally charges less than a taxi and take you to your destination. These cars are not licensed for picking up passengers from the streets and any time a police car could stop this and investigate if it is used for loading / unloading passengers. Still they are available and the guys inside them earning livelihood.
Rent a Car
There are dozens of ‘Rent a car’ services available in Jeddah. Their daily charge for a normal car starts from SR 90, maximum 150 for a luxurious car. However they apply a limit on traveling miles (I guess 200 KM a day). For extra millage you have to pay them more. For out of city travel you got to mention while renting. You can also have a monthly agreement for rent a car which is ranging from SR 900 to SR 1500.
At the end I would like to mention, the hafila / 2 Riyals bus are sometimes dangerous. There drivers are riding like rockets and they have bad manners as well. In countries like Pakistan and India you can have a bike as a source of transport but in Jeddah it is not possible to ride a bike in between quick traffic. These days a picture is moving on social media sites, you can get an idea about hafila from it as well.