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Sleepless in Saudi: Reason & Remedies for When You Can’t Sleep

Most if not all of us have had problems with sleep at least once in our lives. Many people have chronic insomnia and have just given up on the idea of blissful sleep. Others have turned to less than desired methods that are extremely unhealthy and harmful in the long run. Either way, a good night's sleep is a blessing and necessity that helps us go on in life. There are a good number of reasons why we can’t sleep. Here is a list of common reasons why we might have difficulties falling asleep, as well as some…

Triumph Comes From A Place of Heart

One beautiful afternoon when I opened the Clubhouse application to find a strong vibrant voice say, “Divine Rising” and thought wow what a way to say good morning how profound. Little did I know this person behind the voice would change my perspective and add wisdom to my life. When she spoke, it was like pockets of jewels coming out of her mouth being gifted to us from the Divine. She spoke of some things I had heard of but never knew the significance until she brought the message home. I knew then that…

MY SUPERWOMEN

We all have one person whom we admire and looked upon as our role model. I’ve been thinking of many famous personalities I admire, then in my train of thought I felt isn’t my mother more admirable to me than all these personalities I am thinking off. Isn’t like her I always wanted to be when I grow up . So today I swell with pride that the my tremendous source of inspiration of my life to me is My Mother. My mother is the purest soul that I know, and she went to great lengths to pursuit…

Women Empowerment – What does it really mean?

Women are an integral part of the family and the basic pillar of society. Biologically and traditionally, the role of caregiver is associated with women. She has been forced to dedicate her life to the family. There is no doubt that taking care of family and raising kids is definitely one of the most satisfying feelings one can have, but having a career is equally satisfying for ambitious women like me. But mostly, women are torn between career and family. Motherhood itself is a 24/7 job, and taking on an additional 8 to 9…

What Would Ahlam Do?

“People come into your life for a reason, a season or a lifetime. When you figure out which one it is, you will know what to do for each person."[1] And some of those people who enter our lives for but a season, their impact is felt for a lifetime. This is especially true of Ahlam Shiekhoon (الله يرحمها- May Allah have mercy on her) whose path crossed with mine for a few months in 2003-2004 when we worked in the same college. I still think of her. The last day I saw Ahlam, I was…

WRAP UP 2020-A YEAR OF LESSONS

Life always knows how to surprise us, serving us with challenges which may make us feel uncomfortable, but, in the long run, are destined to help us grow, evolve and become more resilient.2020 You came with such a surprise and changed the whole world... This year 2020 has been a dumpster fire year and definitely taken so much from all of us.It has been a bumpy roller coaster ride for the whole mankind and experienced uncertainty at its peak. COVID-19 threw a massive spanner on us. We have had our lives…

Discover the unique winter wonders of Saudi Arabia

Welcome to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, a beautiful land where diversity meets hospitality. Winter in Saudi is a special time of the year. This year, Saudi has prepared a new experience for all, from the snow-top mountains of Tabuk to the lush green valleys of Al Baha and the pristine beaches of Umluj. Saudi Arabia has many natural and historical landmarks and has been a cradle of many civilizations and cultures that existed in Arabian peninsula for thousands of years. Every part of Saudi offers a galore of different…

Police Clearance and Work Experience Certificate Attestation

POLICE CLEARANCE: (OPTIONAL) WORK EXPERIENCE CERTIFICATE ATTESTATION: The general understanding is that if there are any issues, you won’t be able to leave the country and that is in itself a green light. Please confirm with your embassy, if it is required. In my own experience, in Australia, some employers/jobs require a police clearance, especially, if you worked overseas. I choose to chase up the police clearance to be clear. Here are the steps that I had to follow for a police clearance. STEP 1: Get a police clearance…

Saudi Arabia Final Exit Tips

The important things you need to keep an eye on are: closing bank accounts, clearing loans, cancelling mobile and WIFI service, police clearance and work experience attestation. Travel: Firstly, before final exit, go to SAUDIA and find out what available flights are there, before you do final exit. Ask your employer if you can get the cash, instead of the voucher, if flights are limited to Saudia Airlines. Make sure you get a flight, a few days before the last date of the 60 days final exit visa. From the date of the final…

How to Turn 2021 into A Year of Discovery

2020 has been an interesting year, to say the least. A lot of us have been left lost, aimless, bored, uncertain, stuck, demotivated, grieving…etc. Priorities have shifted and even goal setting has become an undesirable task especially since the current year is teaching us that we have little control in life. Every end of the year, we come up with resolutions and outwards goals where perhaps we may measure our achievements and success through the eyes of others. But what if this is the time where we try a new…