Saudi Arabia: Leisure tourists enter the kingdom; Arnie Weissmann; Travel Weekly


Saudi Arabia presents a rare opportunity to be among the first to visit a country that has been restricted for almost 80 years, but there’s a trade-off, and perhaps a payoff.

Source: Saudi Arabia: Leisure tourists enter the kingdom: Travel Weekly

Built in 56 days using 295 tonnes of steel that stretch 35 MILES… all for ONE historic night: Inside the 15,000-seater ‘Gladiator’ arena in the Saudi desert where Anthony Joshua is gunning for revenge against Andy Ruiz; Ollie Lewis; Daily Mail

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Saudi Arabia Opens Its Doors To Tourists—Starting With A Huge Giga Project Around A UNESCO World Heritage Site At Diriyah; James Asquity; Forbes

Saudi Arabia tourist visa is now available as an e-visa. Saudi Arabia tourism is opening its doors to the world. In a world where social media makes us feel so familiar with the far-flung destinations of The Maldives and Bali, tourists are craving new and cultural experiences. Diriyah is a UNESCO…

Source: Saudi Arabia Opens Its Doors To Tourists—Starting With A Huge Giga Project Around A UNESCO World Heritage Site At Diriyah

Saudi’s ‘birthplace’ site catches foreign investor interest – CEO; Gulf Business

Ground breaking is due to start January at the Diriyah Gate project, a UNESCO world heritage site…

Source: Saudi’s ‘birthplace’ site catches foreign investor interest – CEO – Gulf Business

$17bn Diriyah Gate project attracting foreign investor interest, says CEO; Arabian Business

Diriyah Gate is the ancestral home of the Saudi ruling family and will feature 20 hotels, eight museums and a golf course…

Source: $17bn Diriyah Gate project attracting foreign investor interest, says CEO

Saudi ‘Birthplace’ Catches Foreign Investor Interest, CEO Says; Vivian Nereim; Bloomberg Quint

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Saudi’s ‘Birthplace’ Catches Foreign Investor Interest, CEO Says…

Source: Saudi ‘Birthplace’ Catches Foreign Investor Interest, CEO Says

Work to start on Saudi’s ‘Diriyah Gate’ gigaproject in January; Josh Corder; Hotelier Middle East

The 7 sq km space will hold more than 100 restaurants and cafes…

Source: Work to start on Saudi’s ‘Diriyah Gate’ gigaproject in January

Saudi Arabia Unveils New Cultural Tourism Destination; Iuliia Tore; Russia Tourism News

Located on the North-Western edge of the Saudi Arabia capital of Riyadh, Diriyah will be officially inaugurated at a special November 19th gathering.

Source: Saudi Arabia Unveils New Cultural Tourism Destination

Saudi to inaugurate Diriyah Gate, a new tourism hotspot; Gulf Today

The restoration and reimagining of Diriyah, a sweeping 18th century adobe city that once served as the capital and stronghold of the first Saudi State, will be officially inaugurated at a special Nov.19 gathering.

Source: Saudi to inaugurate Diriyah Gate, a new tourism hotspot

Saudi Unesco site At-Turaif to open to public this month; Gavin Gibbon; Arabian Business

Jerry Inzerillo, CEO, Diriyah Gate Development Authority, says phase one of the giga-project to start in January 2020…

Source: Saudi Unesco site At-Turaif to open to public this month

Saudi Museum of Modern Art to open in Ad Diriyah; The National

As the kingdom seeks to boost its tourism, it is pushing to develop its creative sectors too

Source: Saudi Museum of Modern Art to open in Ad Diriyah

Saudi Crown Prince, Putin Tour Historic Turaif District in Diriya; Al Awsat


Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense, and Russian President Vladimir Putin toured the historic al-Turaif district in Diriya. The two leaders strolled through the neighborhoods that date back to the establishment…

Source: Saudi Crown Prince, Putin Tour Historic Turaif District in Diriya

These Five Upcoming Projects Will Help Saudi Arabia Become a Touristic Hotspot; Fatma Abusief; Emirates Woman

Saudi Arabia announced that it will be opening its doors to international tourists, and these five upcoming projects will help it become a touristic hotspot…

Source: These Five Upcoming Projects Will Help Saudi Arabia Become a Touristic Hotspot

Property developers eye up Riyadh: The City of Welcome; Mariam M Al Serkal; Gulf News

CEOs, hotel realtors explore Saudi as next tourist hotspot after Kingdom launches e-visas…

Source: Property developers eye up Riyadh: The City of Welcome

An ultimate guide to Ad Diriyah: Saudi’s first ‘giga project’ and the home of At-Turaif; Ashleigh Stewart; The National

‘To Saudi Arabia, Diriyah is what the Acropolis is to Athens, what the Colosseum is to Rome’…

Source: An ultimate guide to Ad Diriyah: Saudi’s first ‘giga project’ and the home of At-Turaif

History in the making: Find out which countries are eligible for a Saudi visa waiver; Mariam M Al Serkal; Gulf News

Saudi set to gain US $27 billion in new tourism agreements with international investors…

Source: History in the making: Find out which countries are eligible for a Saudi visa waiver

7 things to do in Diriyah, a historic jewel of Saudi Arabia; DoTW

Once the kingdom’s capital and an enduring memorial to the nation’s past, Diriyah is an area of beauty and a must-visit for locals, expats and other visitors to Saudi Arabia​…

Source: 7 things to do in Diriyah, a historic jewel of Saudi Arabia

The wonder that is Salwa Palace, the original home of the Al-Saud; LOJIEN BEN GASSEM & NOOR NUGALI; Arab News

As the world marks International Museum Day on Saturday, Saudi Arabia is getting one of its national treasures in Ad Diriyah ready for opening to the public at the beginning of 2020. Arab…

Source: The wonder that is Salwa Palace, the original home of the Al-Saud

Inside Saudi Arabia’s Unesco-listed At-Turaif; Adam Workman; The National

At-Turaif offers travellers a rare chance to experience a world that was once well out of reach…

Source: Inside Saudi Arabia’s Unesco-listed At-Turaif

What It’s Like to Travel Saudi Arabia as A Woman; Nellie; Wild Junket Adventure Travel Blog

Saudi Arabia has always been one of the most difficult countries to travel to. Here’s what it’s like to travel Saudi Arabia.

Source: What It’s Like to Travel Saudi Arabia as A Woman – Wild Junket Adventure Travel Blog