saudi arabia

  • For the first time, Saudi Arabia opens its tourism

    Published on : Thursday, October 3, 2019

    Saudi Arabia starts distributing tourist visas for the first time.   Host Mustafa Alrawi, assistant editor in chief, and future editor Kelsey Warner spoke to Ashleigh Stewart, of The National’s, who is in Saudi Arabia as the kingdom starts on its …

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  • Saudi Arabia offers visas for tourists, but lot of skepticism remains

    Published on : Thursday, October 3, 2019

    Saudi Arabia, which is widely known as one of the most conservative countries in the world and was only accessible for business and religious travelers previously, recently announced that it will now offer visas to tourists. In late September, a …

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  • Saudi Arabia might impose fines for violating public decency

    Published on : Tuesday, October 1, 2019

    Saudi Arabia has said that it would impose fines for 19 offences related to public decency, like immodest dress and public displays of affection, although the Muslim kingdom has opened up for foreign tourists.   The Interior Ministry has launched …

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  • Saudi Arabia opens its doors to foreign tourists

    Published on : Saturday, September 28, 2019

    Saudi Arabia opened its doors to foreign tourists on Friday, by launching a new visa regime for 49 countries and appealing to foreign companies to invest in its tourism sector.   It hopes that tourism would contribute 10% of gross …

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  • Saudi Arabia is all prepared to ramp up its tourism

    Published on : Friday, September 27, 2019

    As tourism marketing content goes, it was the glossy kind: On Sept. 14, Saudi Arabia started flowing on social media and on a dedicated webpage, a professional drone-footage filled video entitled “Where in the World”.   A little bit earlier in …

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  • Saudi Arabia is moving away from dependence on oil and aiming to boost tourism

    Published on : Wednesday, August 28, 2019

    The Saudi monarchy said that since 2016, the kingdom is moving away from its dependence on oil production. Led by the crown prince, Mohammed bin Salman, the government has been working towards diversifying and improving Saudi Arabia’s non-oil economy. Now, …

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  • $11.6 billion tourism projects underway in Saudi Arabia

    Published on : Wednesday, August 7, 2019

    Saudi Arabia has U.S. Dollars 11.6 billion worth tourism projects in the pipeline as the kingdom seeks to draw more international and Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) tourists as per a report by Orient Planet Research. In order to meet the …

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  • Saudi Arabia invests in major tourism projects in various parts of the Kingdom

    Published on : Tuesday, July 30, 2019

    The chairman of the board of directors of the Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage (SCTH), Ahmad Al-Khateeb, met with the president of the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC), Gloria Guevara in London.   Both parties discussed regarding …

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  • Saudi Arabia suspends DR Congo Hajj travellers visa over Ebola

    Published on : Sunday, July 28, 2019

    Over fears of Ebola, Saudi Arabia has banned entry to travellers coming from the Democratic Republic of the Congo during next month’s Hajj pilgrimage.   The decision, announced in a note issued by the Saudi Ministry of Foreign Affairs, cited …

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  • Saudi Arabia hotel industry gearing for 23.3 million tourists’ arrival in 2023

    Published on : Wednesday, July 10, 2019

    Saudi Arabia is seeing its rapid growth in the hotel sector across the kingdom, fuelled by increasing demand from tourists.   The latest data released by Expedia Group disclosed that travellers from the USA, UAE and UK topped the list …

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