Category: Saudi Arabia travel news

Saudi Arabia travel & tourism news for travelers and travel professionals. Latest travel and tourism news on Saudi Arabia. Latest news on safety, hotels, resorts, attractions, tours and transportation in Saudi Arabia. Riyadh Travel information. Saudi Arabia, officially the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, is a country in Western Asia constituting the bulk of the Arabian Peninsula.

Saudi Arabia stops Umrah tourism for COVID-19 from some countries

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- February 27, 2020

Saudi Arabia temporarily suspended entry for individuals seeking to perform Umrah pilgrimage in Mecca or visiting the Prophet's Mosque in ... Read More

Saudi Tourism Consulting: US- Saudi Tourism Venture announced at JTTX Jeddah

Dmytro Makarov Dmytro Makarov- February 27, 2020

The Jeddah International Travel and Tourism Exhibition JTTX is the largest travel trade show in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. ... Read More

Etihad Airways launches special Ramadan flights from Abu Dhabi to Saudi Arabia

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 21, 2020

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the UAE, will again operate a daily scheduled flight between the emirate of Abu ... Read More

ATM: Short leisure breaks to drive 38% increase in visitors to Saudi Arabia by 2024

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 11, 2020

Visitors to Saudi Arabia are predicted to increase 38% from 15.5 million in 2019 to 21.3 million by 2024, according ... Read More

Coronavirus: Uncertainty in the Middle East

The Media Line The Media Line- February 10, 2020

Measures taken to halt transmission of the virus are reducing international travel and trade, and in the long-term could significantly ... Read More

ATM: Gulf tourists will spend $2.36 billion in Egypt in 2020

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 3, 2020

According to new data published ahead of Arabian Travel Market 2020, visitors from Gulf Cooperation Council countries will spend $2.36 ... Read More

Bright Future of Transportation in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- February 3, 2020

 Under the patronage of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, the Saudi Railway Company (SAR) highlighted, on the 28th and ... Read More

Israel latest Travel Trend: Saudi Arabia

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 26, 2020

Israel announced today that it would permit Israeli citizens to travel to Saudi Arabia for the first time, under certain ... Read More

Polo Star unveiled as Brand Ambassador AMAALA

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 26, 2020

Global polo star and Ralph Lauren model, Ignacio Figueras, has been named a brand ambassador for AMAALA, the ultra-exclusive tourism destination under development ... Read More

Turkey’s Pegasus airline launches flights to Medina and Batumi

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- January 17, 2020

Turkey’s airline Pegasus continues to expand its network with the launch of two new routes. The launch of Medina will ... Read More

Riyadh prepares for the launch of the highly anticipated 2020 Railway Forum

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- January 8, 2020

Under the Patronage of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud, the Saudi Railways Company ... Read More

Saudi Arabian students graduate from New Zealand air traffic controllers program

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- November 28, 2019

A group of 25 Saudi Arabian students have graduated from an air traffic control (ATC) training program provided by Airways ... Read More

Saudi Arabia’s flynas orders 10 A321XLR jets at 2019 Dubai Airshow

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- November 19, 2019

flynas, Saudi Arabia’s first low-cost airline, has signed a firm order for 10 A321XLRs at the 2019 Dubai Airshow. The ... Read More

Etihad Airways ups Abu Dhabi-Riyadh frequency after Saudi Arabia opens up to tourists

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- November 12, 2019

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the U.A.E., announced today an increase in the frequency of flight routes from its ... Read More

Etihad Airways to bring Saudi medical patients to Abu Dhabi

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- November 11, 2019

VPS Healthcare has chosen Etihad Airways as its preferred air transport provider for patients traveling from the Kingdom of Saudi ... Read More

Etihad Airways and Saudia announce 12 new codeshare routes

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- October 22, 2019

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, and Saudia, the national flag carrier of the Kingdom of ... Read More

Travel warning for Lebanon: UAE, Saudi Arabia, USA among other countries

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- October 18, 2019

Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates were among countries that are now warning their citizens from traveling to Lebanon. ... Read More

Projects worth $23 billion will be discussed at ‘Riyadh: The Sustainable City’ forum

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- October 15, 2019

The Royal Commission for Riyadh City (RCRC), formally known as Riyadh Development Authority, has invited international experts to participate in ... Read More

Russia to modernize and expand Saudi Arabia’s railway network

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- October 14, 2019

The joint agreement between Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF), Russian Railways and the Saudi Railway Company was sealed as part ... Read More

Saudi Ports Authority launches Al Khomra: Saudi Arabia’s largest integrated logistics Zone

Dmytro Makarov Dmytro Makarov- October 13, 2019

Al Khomra - An integrated world class logistics Zone facilitated through customs Bonded and re-exports Zones, providing unparalleled access to ... Read More

First Day of Saudi Falcons and Hunting Exhibition: Over 70,000 visitors

Dmytro Makarov Dmytro Makarov- October 13, 2019

The 2nd Saudi Falcons and Hunting Exhibition, which opened in Riyadh on Friday, received more than 70,000 visitors on the ... Read More

Where are Luxury Collection Hotels in Saudi Arabia?

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- October 10, 2019

Saudi Arabian Assila Investments and Marriott International signed an agreement to introduce Marriott's Luxury Collection brand for the first time ... Read More

24,000 foreign tourists visited Saudi Arabia since country opened to tourism

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- October 8, 2019

Saudi Arabia announced that 24,000 visitors traveled to the Kingdom in the first ten days since the country opened up ... Read More

Unmarried foreign couples can now share hotel rooms in Saudi Arabia

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- October 5, 2019

Foreign men and women always had to prove they were related if they wanted to shack up together in hotel ... Read More

Strategic Partnership With SAUDIA to Promote the Newest Tourism Destination

eTN Managing Editor eTN Managing Editor- September 30, 2019

Saudi Arabian Airlines (SAUDIA), the national carrier of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, has entered a strategic partnership with NEOM ... Read More

How Diriyah Gate in Saudi Arabia gets ready for tourists?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- September 30, 2019

Saudi Arabia is getting ready for tourists after e-visas are approved for visitors from the west. Diriyah Gate, a sweeping ... Read More

Saudi Arabia opening its doors to foreign tourists

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- September 27, 2019

In a historic move, Saudi Arabia is opening its doors to international visitors for the first time. Details of a ... Read More

UNWTO Loves Saudi Arabia, while Saudi Arabia makes $9.6 billion Dollars from visitors

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- September 15, 2019

UNWTO loves their new member Saudi Arabia. It supported UNWTO with $1.7 million in funding. Tourism to Saudi Arabia is ... Read More

‘Gunshots and the explosions’: Major Saudi Arabia oil facilities ablaze after drone attack

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- September 14, 2019

Yemeni Houthi militants say they launched 10 armed drones that hit two large Saudi Aramco oil facilities on Saturday morning, ... Read More

Yemeni missile attack halts all air traffic at Saudi Arabia’s Najran Regional Airport

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- September 4, 2019

Yemeni forces have launched ballistic missiles at an airport in Saudi Arabia’s southwestern province of Najran to retaliate military strikes ... Read More

Yemeni militants launch drone attacks on Saudi Arabia’s Abha airport

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- August 13, 2019

Yemen’s Houthi militants launched drone attacks on Abha airport in southwest Saudi Arabia near the Yemeni border, the Houthis’ al-Masirah ... Read More

Houthi insurgents launch drone attacks on Saudi Arabian airports

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- August 5, 2019

Yemeni Houthi insurgents launched drone attacks on Saudi Arabia’s Abha and Najran airports, and King Khalid airbase, according to Houthis’ ... Read More

Saudi women allowed to hold passports and travel solo

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- August 2, 2019

Saudi Arabia has announced that women over 21 can now hold their own passports and travel freely. At present, adult ... Read More

An A380 full of pilgrims: Flynas has 200,000 stories to tell

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- July 29, 2019

Flynas, the national air carrier and leading low-cost airline in Saudi Arabia, has announced operating the world's largest passenger aircraft, ... Read More

Yemeni militants launch drone attack on Saudi Arabia’s Jizan Airport

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- July 17, 2019

Houthi militants said that they launched a drone attack on Jizan airport in southwestern Saudi Arabia early on Wednesday. Yemen's ... Read More