Tag: Saudi Arabia

India ranks 3rd among top nationalities visiting Saudi Arabia for Umrah

India ranked third in terms of the world’s top nationalities that visited Saudi Arabia last week to perform the Umrah. According to the cumulative statistics of the weekly Umrah Index of the Ministry of Hajj and Umrah in Saudi Arabia, an estimated at 621,742 pilgrims from India set foot in Saudi Arabia. As the holy […]

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Saudi Arabia set to welcome the Dakar Rally in early 2020

Dakar Rally, the world’s biggest and most challenging rally confirmed that it will debut in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in January 2020. At a special event in Qiddiya, the location that marks the finish line at the end of the 9,000 km endurance race on the outskirts of Riyadh, officials, VIPs, leading international pilots […]

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India-Israel flight service a ‘historic moment’: Israeli Tourism Minister

Israeli Tourism Minister Yariv Levin on Friday termed the inauguration of the direct flight service between New Delhi and Tel Aviv as a historic moment. He further said the initiative would be very beneficial from the tourism perspective. “It is truly a historic moment in the relations of India and Israel. We will see many […]

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Saudi Arabia taps on religious tourism

Under Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s economic reform program, Saudi Arabia is working on to expand their tourism potential by promoting pilgrimage as the main component of the tourism initiatives to attract more visitors into the country. The Haj, a journey every able-bodied Muslim who can afford must perform once in a lifetime, is a […]

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Saudi Arabia to develop the Red Sea coastline as a major tourism hub

Mohammed Bin Salman, Saudi Arabia’s Under Crown Prince has introduced a new global tourism project that focuses on boosting tourism circuit near the Kingdom’s Red Sea coasts. The Red Sea project will include the development of an airport, a port, hotels and luxury residences, other facilities and infrastructure and transportation services. The project is planned […]

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Saudi Arabia focuses on growth of MICE sector

Saudi Arabia has started investing in its MICE sector with an aim to strengthen its infrastructure with regards to the meetings industry to lure on more meetings and business events. Saudi Exhibition and Convention Bureau (SCEB) is currently leading this growth drive. It had also participated in IMEX Frankfurt 2017 for the very first time. […]

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Sharjah Tourism to focus on family tourists

With an aim to expand its tourism industry, Sharjah is focusing on its budding status as a destination for family tourists from across the region. The emirate has showcased several shows, carnivals and parks to cater to the family segment which also includes desert landscapes, man-made lagoons and cultural hotspots. Family tourism is a key […]

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Saudi Arabia plans a big tourism project

Saudi Tourism authorities are set to develop a key project on a two million sq metre area of land in Al-Ahsa region of the kingdom. The project includes a commercial mall, hotel, tourism, recreational and marketing services. “Al-Ahsa will witness several tourism projects, investment opportunities in Al-Uqair beach, as well as sophisticated tourist events, along […]

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Saudi Arabia launches new travel and tourism associations

Three travel and tourism associations were launched by the Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities (SCTA). The associations were launched jointly by Prince Sultan bin Salman, SCTA, President and Tawfiq Al-Rabiah, Minister of Commerce and Industry. During the meeting SCTA also announced the names of members of the board of directors of the three aforesaid […]

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Hilton to open another hotel in Saudi Arabia

The Hilton group announced that a new Hilton Garden Inn in Saudi Arabia’s Yanbu City will join the six properties of Hilton Worldwide’s mid-scale brand already under development in the kingdom. It is supposed to open in early 2017, the new-build hotel is to be developed in the Red Sea port city, known for its […]

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