Welcome to the Saudi Arabia focus edition of Law Update.
One of the key markets in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) that continues to lead from the front is the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA). As the largest country in the Middle East and the 18th largest economy in the world, the progress KSA continues to make is underpinned by its Vision 2030 that envisions developing the country as an investment powerhouse and hub that ultimately connects Asia, Europe, and Africa. Given Saudi Arabia’s significance to the regional economy, our team of experts have prepared a range of pertinent articles that provide insights into new laws, regulations, and the legal landscape in the Kingdom.
This edition will provide you with an up-to-date guide on matters such as; the framework issued by the Saudi Central Bank on IT governance, the anti-corruption landscape under Vision 2030; we also provide practical tips for dispute avoidance. This is only a snapshot; there are many more articles within the KSA focus section for you to read, which we hope you will find valuable and enjoyable.Read the edition
Whilst owners of property may see short-term letting as an attractive option, particularly in terms of increasing an owner’s return through higher rental yields, they should be aware that this activity is classified as an economic activity, pursuant to Dubai Department of Economic Development licensed activity classifications. Further, such companies must be incorporated through the Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing.
Should you require any assistance or further information on the legal ramifications of the above, or would like information on obtaining the necessary licences, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Lisa Dale, Partner
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