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Saudi Arabia starts to lift travel restrictions on women

Saudi Arabia starts to lift travel restrictions on women

Saudi Arabia on Tuesday began implementing a landmark reform allowing women over the age of 21 to receive passports and travel abroad without permission from a male "guardian", authorities said.

The reform, announced earlier this month, weakens the restrictive guardianship system that has long been a symbol of repression against women.

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Saudi retailer said to pull out of franchise deal with Marks Spencer

Saudi retailer said to pull out of franchise deal with Marks Spencer

Saudi retailer Fawaz Abdulaziz Alhokair Co has reportedly pulled out of its franchise partnership with Marks & Spencer.

Reuters quoted a company statement as saying it has ended similar agreements with a number of “non-performing” brands.

The firm, which owns franchise rights for brands including Mango, Zara and Banana Republic in the Middle

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Saudis to get four-day holiday for National Day celebrations

Saudis to get four-day holiday for National Day celebrations

The Saudi Ministry of Civil Service has announced a four-day holiday to celebrate this year's Saudi National Day.

The holiday will start by the end of working hours on Thursday September 19, and work will be resumed on Tuesday September 24.

The National Day is always celebrated on September 23 to commemorate the renaming of the Kingdom of Nejd and

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Abu Dhabi to invest $128m to improve public transport

Abu Dhabi to invest $128m to improve public transport

Abu Dhabi has announced plans to invest AED473 million ($128.7 million) in 327 new public transport buses.

As part of the Integrated Transport Centre’s (ITC) plan to improve the public transport network, it said it will add 40 new buses from October 11.

“The enhancement of the public transport network in Abu Dhabi follows ITC’s strategy to develop

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Game of Thrones helps drive surge in UAE tourists to Ireland

Game of Thrones helps drive surge in UAE tourists to Ireland

The popularity of Game of Thrones, the hit TV series filmed in Ireland, has contributed to a surge in visitors from the UAE to the Emerald Isle in the first six months of 2019, according to Dnata Travel.

Travel from the UAE to the island of Ireland has seen strong growth with 58 percent more bookings made through Dnata Travel’s platforms, while r

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