Saudi Arabia flag Saudi Arabia: Investing in Saudi Arabia

Investment framework and opportunities in Saudi Arabia

Procedures Relative to Foreign Investment

Freedom of Establishment
Not guaranteed
Acquisition of Holdings
Possible
Competent Organisation For the Declaration
Ministry of Investment of Saudi Arabia (MISA)
Requests For Specific Authorisations
Foreign ownership of private company shares in Saudi Arabia is subject to the Foreign Investment Law and regulated by the Saudi Arabian General Investment Authority (SAGIA). Saudi Arabia maintains a Negative List that tabulates sectors not open to foreign investment ( visit SAGIA site and check the Negative List). However, most sectors are open to foreign investment provided the foreign acquirer obtains a foreign investment licence. SAGIA has an instant licence regime and investors can apply online for an immediate licence if they meet certain criteria published by SAGIA.

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Investment Opportunities

Investment Aid Agency
Ministry of Investment
Invest Saudi
Tenders, Projects and Public Procurement
Saudi Tenders
Tenders Info, Tenders in Saudi Arabia
DgMarket, Tenders Worldwide
Other Useful Resources
Saudi Chambers Council
Riyadh Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Jeddah Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Gulf Consulting House

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Latest Update: June 2022

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