All posts by Farrukh Pervez

How to book a Hajj Package in KSA?

Hajj for year 1437 is just 1 month away. Last week on 1st Dhul Qadah, “Ministry of Hajj & Umrah” started the booking of Hajj for the locals (Saudi Nationals & Foreign Residents i.e. Iqama Holders). This is the second year that the booking for Hajj packages is being done online. Earlier it was all manual process, one had to first find a few agents and then compare the packages himself. It was time consuming and required a lot of effort. But the things have changed from last year. Now the booking process is fully automated and the booking can be done quiet quickly and with a lot ease. Continue reading

Withq – Bio-Metric verification of SIM card through Absher

Couple of months ago, a campaign was started in KSA to bio-metrically verify all the SIM cards (Voice & Data) by linking it to the fingerprint of the owner. In the first phase an individual having a prepaid SIM (Voice & Data) had to visit the service provider (such as, STC, Mobily & Zain) customer care office to manually give the fingerprint. Continue reading

Fahas – Motor Vehicle Periodic Inspection

To drive a vehicle in Saudi Arabia one needs to have a valid “Motor Vehicle Periodic Inspection (MVPI)” certificate, commonly known as Fahas. Fahas is only valid for 1 year and needs to be renewed every year. I have been driving car for a couple of years and no one has ever asked for the Fahas. Normally people only do Fahas when they need to renew Istamara (Vehicle Registration) or sell the car or change the ownership of car (in case of transfer of leased car from bank). Continue reading

How to Register National Address in Kingdom

Few days ago I went to get a new car insurance from AXA and found out that beside other documents, certificate of National Address is also required. After searching about it on google I came to know that National Address is a project started by Saudi Post to transform the old way of descriptive address to the digital ones. Continue reading

How to avail Cobone.com Deals

Last year when I was searching for a place to get the car windows tinted, I came to know that car window tinting is very expensive in the kingdom. It usually starts from 1500 SAR and goes to 2500 SAR for a sedan. As there were some sales going on and even after a 30 % discount it was still very expensive. I discussed it with few of my friends and one of them referred me to check out Auto deals on Cobone.com. Continue reading

08May/16

How to Claim Warranty on Home Centre Products?

Couple of years ago when we were looking to furnish our apartment, we got a great deal from Home Centre. All the furniture we bought was of sturdy built. Of all the things bought we only faced issue with Orthopedic Spring Mattress. We went to the Home Centre store from which we bought the furniture, they told us that for all the warranty claim we need to contact the helpline. Continue reading

20Apr/16

How to use Enjaz Banking Service

For most of the expats, living anywhere around the globe, savings is the only goal keeping them in foreign land, away from the comfort of their home country. At the start of month, getting the hard earned money, first thing most expats do is to transfer funds to their loved ones back home. Funds are transferred via different channels such as banking channel, money transfer services like western union, money gram and online money transfer services like Skrill and Paypal. Continue reading