Saudi Arabia – المملكة العربية السعودية
Although most tourism in Saudi Arabia still largely involves religious pilgrimages, there is growth in the leisure tourism sector as well. Tourism is an important component of the Saudi Vision 2030 and both religious and non-religious tourism have significant potential for expansion.
Saudi Arabia is considered the birthplace of Arabian culture and traditions. From the generous hospitality of its people to the majestic beauty of the Arabian Equestrian. Saudi Arabian life has been shaped by its unique heritage over the centuries.
The kingdoms diverse landscapes, the bustling cities, abundance of sporting activities and treasured historical sites make it an unique tourist destination. Every region of the country offers you different experiences to suit your desires and interests.
Visit International Sport and Music Events
Since December 2018, the kingdom offers an electronic visa for foreign visitors to attend sport events and concerts. The sharek visa process started with 15 December, Saudia Ad Diriyah E Prix race.
The tickets allow for entrance to the events and free mobility within specific Saudi territories.
Visit Saudi Arabia. Meet the people and see who they really are. Understand the culture, the tradition and their background.
Complete your personal details online, upload a photograph and a copy of your passport. Confirmation will then be send within seconds. After payment, the visa will be emailed to you and can be printed and used to enter Saudi Arabia.
Please click on below link to find more informations about visas for KSA:
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Explore the historical attractions in KSA
Saudi Arabia possesses thousands of antique sites that have attracted millions of visitors over the years. Those sites date back to prehistoric eras, passing through ancient historical eras, the Islamic era and the modern historical eras. The discoveries are evidence that show the Kingdoms historic depth and authenticity.
In Saudi Arabia are several historical sites located, that have been added to UNESCO’s world heritage site list.
Every region is blessed with unique archeological and urban heritage such as museums, historical sites and ancient architecture. Each province in Saudi Arabia has its own rich heritage of handicrafts, local cuisine and traditional souks.
Explore Historical Dir’iyah, it is your gateway to the past. Dir’iyah is located on the north western outskirts of Riyadh. It was the original home of the royal family and the capital of the first Saudi state. Saudi Arabia was established here.
Begin your tour from the Tarif neighborhood and see the ruling family houses. Then visit the Ghusaibah neighborhood. It was the first capital of Dir’iyah. End the tour at the Buhairih neighborhood and see the mosque, school and home of Sheikh Muhammad Ibn Abd Al Wahhab.
Ula is one of the most important heritage sites in Saudi Arabia. Archeological antiquities, which date back to the Nabataean State, and other sites dating back to the two Dadanian and Lahyanian Kingdoms, are located there.
Mada’en Saleh is classified within UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites list and is among the most prominent global monuments.
Al Feel Mountain is a huge rock. The mountain is more than 50 meters higher than the surrounding area. It has an unique elephant-like shape and is located 20 kilometers from Al-Ola on the road to Ula / Hail. The rock is surrounded by mountains and a wide open landscape covered with golden sand.
Participate in desert sports and climbing. Enjoy the unique mountain formations.
Visit the Heritage Village in Ula. The village is home to ancient buildings made from rocks and mud. Main tourist spots have been renovated and welcome visitors today.
Enjoy the unique urban design and traditional Hijaz style of the old town Jeddah! You must see the Rawshan Houses, which show how the people of Hijaz were a step above of others at the time.
Visit the Khuzam Palace in the Yemini Quarter! It is the first building constructed of cement and iron.
The most prominent historical and archeological sites are found in Al Asha. The history of Al Asha goes back more than 4,000 years BC.
Al-Aqeer city was established during the Islamic Era, and flourished in the Ottoman Period. During the times of the first Saudi state, Al-Aqeer was invaded. It was later restored in the late second Ottoman period, and at the beginning of the the third Saudi state.
The historical port gained importance since the time, as it remained the main port for trading goods and merchandise.
You should visit Ibrahim Palace, if you admire the Ottoman architecture. The site is one of the most important in Al Ahsa. The palace is also known as the Kout or Dome palace.
Alqaysaria Souk is one of the oldest and most popular markets in the region.
The Joatha Mosque is the first mosque to host Friday prayer after the Prophet’s Holy Mosque. It is distinguished for its location in the center of Al Asha National Park.
Explore Najran, which is located in the southwestern part of Saudi Arabia. The province has over 34 heritage villages. They are situated along the northern and southern banks of the Najran Valley. Every village has between 7 – 10 wonderful, authentic mud buildings. The buildings are pieces of art.
Don’t miss Al Emarah Historical Palace , which is located in Aba Saud city!
Saudi Vision 2030
Amaala, Neom and the Red Sea Project are key transformation projects of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
Amaala – Riviera of the Middle East
Experience transformative personal journeys at the Riviera of the Middle East! The destination will become a new uber-luxury place focusing on wellness, healthy living and meditation.
Amaala is located on the pristine north-western coast of Saudi Arabia, within the Prince Mohammed bin Salman natural reserve. It encompasses three bays, an island and white sandy coast.
Amaala will add 2,500 luxury hotel keys, 700 luxury residences and 200 retail outlets.
The Riviera of the Middle East will have its own dedicated VIP airport, art center, marinas and yacht club.
The development will span across 3,800 square kilometers.
Track progress on Amaala and the other mega projects on www.bncnetwork.net.
Neom – land of the future
Neom is the land of the future, that great minds and talents create through inspired imagination.
Diverse untouched landscapes, sheltered by mountains and cooled by Red Sea breezes. A temperate Mediterranean climate. 468 km of coastline with beaches and coral reefs, as well as mountains up to 2,500 m high.
A strategic location on one of the world’s most prominent economic regions will make NEOM a global hub for trade, innovation and knowledge.
NEOM will operate as an independent economic zone with own laws, taxes and regulations.
The world will soon realise NEOM’s unique culture that exceeds all expectations.
A destination where smart technology makes new discoveries effortlessly accessible. NEOM’s sensitive development of the area with its pristine reefs and abundant marine life is enchanting. The region’s rich and welcoming cultural history combined with a cooler climate, spectacular desert and beautiful mountain ranges will draw tourists from all corners of the globe.
Passionate sports enthusiasts looking for a healthy lifestyle can train with state-of-the-art smart facilities and sports fans will experience a new generation of world leading sporting events, set in arenas beyond imagination.
NEOM will arouse your passion for sport and healthy living. Smart facilities designed to meet every athlete’s training requirements will take them to peak performance. Fans from every country will come and celebrate the very best of international sports. Together they will witness the top competitions performed in unprecedented arenas with amenities of greatest comfort.
Future of Mobility
NEOM will become a global hub connected by land, air and sea.
The land will harness progressive, automated and 100% green transport methods that will glide smoothly and safely along efficient and scenic routes.
An inspiring new bridge will connect Asia with Africa.
The Red Sea Project
If you are well travelled, there are not many places on the planet left to discover. The Red Sea Project might be the place you seek. Its an unique luxury tourism destination set within a pristine 28,000 square kilometer area on Saudi Arabia’s western Red Sea coast.
The Red Sea Project is located between the cities Umluj and Al Wajh. The landscape varies from miles of sweeping desert to dramatic canyons, volcanoes and desert oases.
The destination will offer you a diverse range of experiences, from island getaways to resort holidays, mountain retreats and desert adventures.
A special emphasis on environmental sustainability will ensure that the natural beauty of the destination will excite visitors for generations to come.
Served by its own airport, the Red Sea Project will make some of the world’s most stunning natural wonders accessible to you. With temperate climate, an average summer temperature of 32 degrees and 360 days of sunshine, the Red Sea Project will be a year-round destination offering to immerse yourselves in a pristine natural environment.
The Red Sea Project will offer you the exclusive opportunity to explore a uniquely diverse region of the world, when completed. It includes experiences for nature lovers, outdoor adventurers, cultural explorers and wellness seekers.
Few destinations have such diversity and wealth of treasures located close to each other. It offers more than 200km of untouched coastline, more than 90 unspoiled islands, dormant volcanoes, rich nature and marine habitats, and ancient archaeological sites.