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Saudi Arabia announces USD 3 billion luxury mountain hub plan

Saudi Arabia announces USD 3 billion luxury mountain hub plan

The post Saudi Arabia announces USD 3 billion luxury mountain hub plan appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Crown Prince and Deputy Prime Minister and chairman of the Public Investment Fund (PIF) in Saudi Arabia has announced the launch of Soudah Development Company (SDC) […]

UAE-bound Israeli commercial flights allowed to cross Saudi airspace

UAE-bound Israeli commercial flights allowed to cross Saudi airspace

The post UAE-bound Israeli commercial flights allowed to cross Saudi airspace appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. Saudi Arabia’s government has officially agreed to let Israeli commercial flights cross its airspace on their way to the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The agreement was reached on Monday evening, just hours before Israel’s first commercial […]

Saudi Tourism to launch ‘Journeys in Arabia’

Saudi Tourism to launch ‘Journeys in Arabia’

Saudi Tourism Authority (STA), the department responsible for promoting tourism to Saudi Arabia, is set to organise its first-ever webinar for the Indian market, announcing the launch of ‘Journeys in Arabia: Opportunities Saudi’. This by-invitation launch webinar will be held on 17 February 2021 and will offer a glimpse into the largest country in the […]

Saudi Tourism Authority unveils winter travel offering

Saudi Tourism Authority unveils winter travel offering

In cooperation with the National Center for Wildlife, the Saudi Tourism Authority has launched new tourism packages as part of the Saudi Arabian winter season, offering tourists the opportunity to enjoy three nature reserves – Uruq Bani Ma’arid Reserve, Saja and Umm Al Ramth Reserve, and Farasan Islands Reserve, said a report. Through this step, […]

Saudi Arabia to become a UNWTO Center for 13 Countries

Saudi Arabia to become a UNWTO Center for 13 Countries

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has approved the setting up of a regional office in  Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to support the growth of Middle East’s tourism sector as it recovers from the coronavirus pandemic. Minister of Tourism Ahmed Al-Khateeb said the UNWTO’s Executive Council members have approved the move to establish the office during the Executive […]

Saudi Arabia restarts Umrah pilgrimage from 4 October

Saudi Arabia restarts Umrah pilgrimage from 4 October

Saudi Arabia will re-allow performance of Umrah in stages beginning from 4 October after seven months of closure due to the Covid-19 concerns. It will now allow 6,000 citizens and expatriates in the country to perform Umrah daily, representing 30% of the capacity taking into account the health precautionary measures of the Grand Mosque, the […]

Saudi Arabia leads hospitality recovery in Middle East

Saudi Arabia leads hospitality recovery in Middle East

Saudi Arabia is showing the strongest recovery in Middle East, with advance hotel booking steadily rising, as per latest report by hotel connectivity expert eRevMax. The company has been tracking reservation trends for its connected properties in the country since the beginning of the pandemic and has witnessed a sharp fall in April & May, […]

UAE and Saudi hotels making faster recovery

UAE and Saudi hotels making faster recovery

The Middle East and Northern Africa (MENA) region hotels sector recovery will start in the fourth quarter of 2020 and continue in 2021 despite a lot of uncertainty in the market regarding the expected performance of hotels, according to Colliers MENA Hotel Market Survey. The forecast assumes faster recovery for the UAE and Saudi Arabia […]

Reopening soon: Saudi Arabia to allow entry to foreign pilgrims from 1 November

Reopening soon: Saudi Arabia to allow entry to foreign pilgrims from 1 November

Saudi Arabia will be allowing foreign pilgrims to enter the country to perform ‘Umrah’ (Islamic pilgrimage to Mecca) from 1 November onwards. This move will be as per the third phase of the gradual relaxation of Umrah services. The Ministry of Hajj and Umrah issued preventive and precautionary measures to ensure that the spread of […]

Saudi Arabia’s AlUla opens bookings and unveils new experiences

Saudi Arabia’s AlUla opens bookings and unveils new experiences

A city in North West Saudi Arabia and the historical crossroad of ancient civilisations, AlUla, has officially reopened for visitors. The Royal Commission for AlUla (RCU) has unveiled the full suite of experiences that are being phased in over the coming months. Heritage sites of Hegra, Jabal Ikmah and Dadan are the first to reopen […]

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