Take a Saudi holiday next year
SAUDI ARABIA aims to start issuing tourist visas to foreigners ne next year, a senior Saudi official told CNN, as the government se seeks to open up the conservative kingdom and find new sources o of revenue to diversify its economy. Currently foreigners travelling t to Saudi Arabia are largely restricted to resident workers and their d dependents, business travellers, and Muslim pilgrims who are given special visas to travel to holy sites.
“The targets are people who want to come and literally e experience this country, and really the grandness of this country,” Pr Prince Sultan bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, head of the Saudi Co Commission for Tourism and Natural Heritage, said in an interview.
AAsked about plans for the visas, he replied:“Hopefully in 2018.”