Visit Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia is widely seen as the final frontier of tourism. As the birthplace of Islam, and a millennia-old crossroads of pilgrims and traders, the Kingdom’s rich culture and diverse heritage has no equal. In September 2019, Saudi Arabia opened its doors to the world for the first time. The launch of the Kingdom’s tourism visa saw visitors from around the globe flock to explore Saudi’s ancient history, striking landscapes, and warm hospitality. Last year, Saudi Arabia welcomed 67 million visitors, a sure sign that Vision 2030 is shaping the future of the Kingdom’s travel and tourism sector. 

Saudi Arabia is rich in heritage and history. The country is home to hundreds of historically important sites, spanning from the ruins of ancient towns to Jeddah’s magical Al Balad, and the spectacular beauty of AlUla, one of the oldest cities in the Arabian Peninsula.

Tourism is poised to become a key driver of the Kingdom’s diversified economy, aiming to contribute to the GDP by more than 10%. Buoyed by sizeable investments in entertainment, tourism infrastructure and leverage of Saudi Arabia’s natural and diverse beauty, tourism will be an engine of job creation and commercial growth, enhancing the Kingdom’s international profile while preserving its national identity. More than 3,500 tourism investment licenses have been issued in Saudi Arabia to date.

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Saudi Tourist Visa

Saudi Arabia opened its doors to visitors from all over the world with a new entry visa regime in place as of September 2019.

Tourists will obtain a multiple-entry visa valid for a year that will allow them to stay in the country for up to 90 days.

The visa is relevant to tourism-related activities and Umrah (excluding Hajj season) and excludes other activities such as studying.

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