saudi arabia

  • Saudi Arabia’s PIF is a key part of Vision 2030 tourism development

    Published on : Thursday, September 21, 2017

    Public Investment Fund (PIF) of Saudi Arabia is in the hunt of high profile foreign investment for the development of tourism infrastructure and the promotion of tourism destinations.     The US private equity firm Blackstone and Japan’s SoftBank are …

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  • Saudi Arabia seeking bidders to connect Red Sea with the Persian Gulf

    Published on : Tuesday, September 19, 2017

    Saudi Arabia is planning to seek the bidders for the construction of a 1,000-mile (1,600-kilometer) railroad linking the Red Sea with the Persian Gulf as early as the end of this year.     This is the sign of taking …

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  • $2.6 billion Saudi Arabian railway commences operations in December

    Published on : Wednesday, September 13, 2017

    Saudi Arabia is on its way to commence operations on the longest railway of the country running for about 2,750 kms between the northern city of Gurayat and Riyadh on 24th December.   It would be constructed at a cost …

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  • Saudi Arabia hopes on pilgrimage to expand tourism and revenue

    Published on : Tuesday, September 5, 2017

    Mecca’s Grand Mosque is visited by millions of Muslim pilgrims every year.   Both Hilton and Marriott have $3.2 billion Jabal Omar complex in the pipeline here that is being built to bring hotels, restaurants and luxury malls to the …

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  • Religious Tourism – One of the biggest natural resources of Saudi Arabia

    Published on : Monday, September 4, 2017

    Saudi Arabia is now turning to religious tourism, earning billions of dollars from hajj pilgrimage the kingdom hosts annually. With global oil prices depleting, shops situated in and around the walkway of Makkah, the Great Mosque, lowering their awnings at …

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  • Saudi Arabia sees the surge of pilgrims for Hajj

    Published on : Tuesday, August 22, 2017

    Saudi Arabia sees the rise of tourists’ arrival up 24% over last year.     The number of pilgrims across the world concentrated here for the Hajj pilgrimage. Most of the pilgrims are from Pakistan, Iraq, Iran, Malaysia, Syria, Turkey, …

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  • 600 pilgrims evacuated after a hotel caught fire in Makkah

    Published on : Tuesday, August 22, 2017

    More than 600 pilgrims, who are belonging from Turkey and Yeman, are evacuated after a fire broke out in a hotel inMakkah’s Al-Aziziyah neighborhood. They were evacuated by emergency response teams of Saudi Arabia.     The official spokesman for …

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  • Trends show UAE citizens love to travel the most

    Published on : Monday, August 21, 2017

    The Middle East is one of the fastest growing tourist generating regions in the world, and Cleartrip showed that UAE citizens and residents loved to travel the most. the average number of trips per individual in the last six months …

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  • Saudi Arabia diversify away from oil to tourism

    Published on : Monday, August 14, 2017

    Saudi Arabia is now turning to desert after exploiting oil to stimulate its financial system for over a half century. Thousands of square kilometers of sand will be transformed into new cities as the kingdom is looking for diversification away …

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  • Qatar provides free visa-entry for 80 nations

    Published on : Thursday, August 10, 2017

      In order to encourage air transport and tourism Qatar announced on Wednesday a programme that allows visa –free entry for citizens of 80 countries as it gears up to host the World Cup in 2022.     The energy …

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  • Red Sea Project to be built in Amlaj and al-Jawh in Saudi Arabia

    Published on : Tuesday, August 1, 2017

    Saudi Arabia aims to develop resorts on about 50 islands off the kingdom’s Red Sea coast backed by its Public Investment Fund (PIF). The Red Sea Project, to be built between the cities of Amlaj and al-Jawh, will come with …

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  • Abha designated as capital of Arab Tourism 2017

    Published on : Friday, July 28, 2017

    Abha, the capital of Asir province in Saudi Arabia is named as the “Capital of Arab Tourism 2017” by Prince Mansour bin Muqrin, Deputy Governor of Asir.     This declaration will give a boost to the tourism sector and …

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  • Saudi Arabia to boost the tourism

    Published on : Monday, July 17, 2017

    The Tourism Board of Saudi Arabia is now taking an initiative to project Saudi Arabia as a most highlighted destination in the world map of tourism.     As tourism becomes a major driver of the economy of Saudi Arabia …

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  • British Airways strike to be prolonged for two more weeks

    Published on : Thursday, July 6, 2017

    Some of the cabin crew members employed by British Airways at Heathrow will continue the walk out for another two weeks, stretching the long-running dispute into the peak month of summer travel.   Members of Unite working for BA’s Mixed …

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  • Saudi Arabia focuses on meetings and events sector growth

    Published on : Friday, May 26, 2017

    Saudi Arabia has started investing in its MICE sector with an aim to strengthen its infrastructure with regards to the meetings industry to lure on more meetings and business events.   Saudi Exhibition and Convention Bureau (SCEB) is currently leading …

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  • Pre-Ramadan vacationers enhances tourism spending by 40 percent

    Published on : Wednesday, May 24, 2017

    In April, tourism spending went up as the weak pound and pre-Ramadan holiday pushed a 38 percent rise in sales.   Tourist spending from Middle Eastern countries like Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Qatar have increased by eight …

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  • Saudi Arabia all prepared to attract visitors this year

    Published on : Friday, May 19, 2017

    Traveling in an air-conditioned trailer in the midst of the Saudi Arabian desert, I was sitting on a gold-cushioned sofa close to a rich Bedouin furniture magnate. He narrates me, two days back that he had bought 10 white camels …

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  • Saudi Arabia shows wonderful growth in tourism sector

    Published on : Saturday, May 13, 2017

    The Saudi tourism and national heritage sector is witnessing extraordinary growth currently. This can be owed to the support and care of King Salman, said Prince Sultan bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, president of the Saudi Commission for Tourism and National …

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  • Saudi Arabia and the UAE are top choices for UK visitors

    Published on : Friday, May 5, 2017

    Over 10 per cent of total visitors to the UAE and SaudiArabia are from the UK. These two are the top destinations in the GCC favored by business and leisure travelers from the United Kingdom, according to HotelsCombined, an accommodation …

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  • UK travellers might soon face laptop ban on US flights

    Published on : Tuesday, April 25, 2017

    Similar to the proposed ban imposed on travellers from several Middle Eastern countries, the Trump administration is considering barring passengers flying to the US from UK airports carrying laptops. Quoting anonymous sources, Guardian suggested the current proposals might widen the …

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