Saudi, new weekendThe Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Abdullah, announced on Sunday June 23, 2013 that the official working days in Saudi Arabia will change to Sunday to Thursday and the weekend to Friday to Saturday, with effect from June 29, 2013 (the “Royal Decree”).  The change aligns Saudi Arabia with the other members of the Gulf Co-operation Council, Oman having changed its weekend earlier this year, and provides a four working day overlap with other business centres globally.