The Al Qasr residential home project in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. House prices and rents also rose steadily across all areas of Riyadh in Q3. Waseem Obaidi /Bloomberg
The Al Qasr residential home project in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. House prices and rents also rose steadily across all areas of Riyadh in Q3. Waseem Obaidi /Bloomberg

Jeddah residents shift from renting to owning property



House prices in Jeddah rose during the quarter ended September as consumers took advantage of newly available mortgages to buy homes and move out of rented accommodation.

“Demand has shifted more towards purchase rather than rental, partly because of the increased availability of mortgages to purchase residential property,” said Jamil Ghaznawi, the national director and country head of the property consultancy JLL’s Saudi office.

Average apartment prices in Saudi Arabia’s second-largest city rose 13 per cent compared with the previous quarter to 4,419 Saudi riyals (Dh4,326) per square metre, according to figures published on Sunday by JLL.

Villa prices increased 10 per cent during the quarter to 6,669 riyals per sq metre in the western part of the city and were up 3 per cent to 4,428 riyals per sq metre in the city’s northern areas.

At the same time, apartment rents fell by an average of 4 per cent between July and September, with annual rent for a three-bedroom apartment standing at 37,133 riyals. All areas apart from the well-heeled west of the city were hit by the slump.

Villa rents also declined by an average of 3 per cent across the city, standing at an average of 121,000 riyals per year for a four-bedroom property – although rents for villas in the west of the city continued to rise.

Demand for mortgages in Saudi Arabia has increased rapidly since the kingdom finally approved its controversial first mortgage law in 2012.

Saudi authorities had discussed introducing a mortgage law for the past 30 years but previously plans were not granted approval because of resistance from religious scholars concerned about whether mortgages were compliant with Sharia law.

Saudi banks increased their lending to real estate end users by 25.6 per cent during the final quarter of last year, mostly as a result of new mortgage lending, JLL said

In the kingdom’s largest city, Riyadh, house prices and rents also rose steadily across all areas – something JLL put down to a lack of housing stock.

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Important questions to consider

1. Where on the plane does my pet travel?

There are different types of travel available for pets:

  • Manifest cargo
  • Excess luggage in the hold
  • Excess luggage in the cabin

Each option is safe. The feasibility of each option is based on the size and breed of your pet, the airline they are traveling on and country they are travelling to.

 

2. What is the difference between my pet traveling as manifest cargo or as excess luggage?

If traveling as manifest cargo, your pet is traveling in the front hold of the plane and can travel with or without you being on the same plane. The cost of your pets travel is based on volumetric weight, in other words, the size of their travel crate.

If traveling as excess luggage, your pet will be in the rear hold of the plane and must be traveling under the ticket of a human passenger. The cost of your pets travel is based on the actual (combined) weight of your pet in their crate.

 

3. What happens when my pet arrives in the country they are traveling to?

As soon as the flight arrives, your pet will be taken from the plane straight to the airport terminal.

If your pet is traveling as excess luggage, they will taken to the oversized luggage area in the arrival hall. Once you clear passport control, you will be able to collect them at the same time as your normal luggage. As you exit the airport via the ‘something to declare’ customs channel you will be asked to present your pets travel paperwork to the customs official and / or the vet on duty. 

If your pet is traveling as manifest cargo, they will be taken to the Animal Reception Centre. There, their documentation will be reviewed by the staff of the ARC to ensure all is in order. At the same time, relevant customs formalities will be completed by staff based at the arriving airport. 

 

4. How long does the travel paperwork and other travel preparations take?

This depends entirely on the location that your pet is traveling to. Your pet relocation compnay will provide you with an accurate timeline of how long the relevant preparations will take and at what point in the process the various steps must be taken.

In some cases they can get your pet ‘travel ready’ in a few days. In others it can be up to six months or more.

 

5. What vaccinations does my pet need to travel?

Regardless of where your pet is traveling, they will need certain vaccinations. The exact vaccinations they need are entirely dependent on the location they are traveling to. The one vaccination that is mandatory for every country your pet may travel to is a rabies vaccination.

Other vaccinations may also be necessary. These will be advised to you as relevant. In every situation, it is essential to keep your vaccinations current and to not miss a due date, even by one day. To do so could severely hinder your pets travel plans.

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Elena Rybakina (Kazakhstan)
Ons Jabeur (Tunisia)
Maria Sakkari (Greece)
Barbora Krejčíková (Czech Republic)
Beatriz Haddad Maia (Brazil)
Jeļena Ostapenko (Latvia)
Liudmila Samsonova
Daria Kasatkina
Veronika Kudermetova
Caroline Garcia (France)
Magda Linette (Poland)
Sorana Cîrstea (Romania)
Anastasia Potapova
Anhelina Kalinina (Ukraine)
Jasmine Paolini (Italy)
Emma Navarro (USA)
Lesia Tsurenko (Ukraine)
Emma Raducanu (Great Britain) – wildcard

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Bahrain: November 15 (from September 15); second daily service from January 1

Kuwait: November 15 (from September 16)

Mumbai: January 1 (from October 27)

Ahmedabad: January 1 (from October 27)

Colombo: January 2 (from January 1)

Muscat: March 1 (from December 1)

Lyon: March 1 (from December 1)

Bologna: March 1 (from December 1)

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7.05pm: Handicap; Dh165,000; 2,200m

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Equestrian
Abdullah Humaid Al Muhairi, Abdullah Al Marri, Omar Al Marzooqi, Salem Al Suwaidi, and Ali Al Karbi (four to be selected).


Judo
Men: Narmandakh Bayanmunkh (66kg), Nugzari Tatalashvili (81kg), Aram Grigorian (90kg), Dzhafar Kostoev (100kg), Magomedomar Magomedomarov (+100kg); women's Khorloodoi Bishrelt (52kg).


Cycling
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Swimming
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Athletics
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