Saudi Arabia: Arabic and English in Business

Saudi Arabia: Arabic and English in Business Last updated on Sunday 25th April 2010

Although English is widely used in the Kingdom, companies must conduct all their business with the government in Arabic.

Tender announcements for projects specify the language of the bid. Most major contracts use English. Documents establishing joint-venture or agency representation must be in Arabic in order to be legally binding.

In case of dispute, the Arabic text will be the basis of any decision made in settlement.

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