Saudi Arabia: 100% Saudisation of Malls Comes into Force

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Saudi Arabia: 100% Saudisation of Malls Comes into Force

Saudi Gazette, 4 August 2021: The decision to implement total Saudisation in closed commercial complexes came into force on 4 August 2021 in all regions of the Kingdom.

This follows a ministerial decision to make all jobs in all activities and professions within malls and mall management offices available exclusively to Saudi citizens. However, this excludes a limited number of activities and professions, such as cafes and restaurants where the rate of Saudisation will be 50% and 40% respectively. Hypermarkets and supermarkets ae also covered within the exempt activities..

The decision was the first of three issued by Minister of Human Resources and Social Development in April, which aims to create 51,000 jobs for Saudi nationals in the employment market.

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Marlé Van Sandwyk