Rural Qassim tries to woo tourists

Saudi Gazette - The Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage (SCTH) recently launched the Kingdom’s first rural inn and a heritage hotel in the central region of Qassim. The move aims at drawing more...

400-year-old dam lacks amenities for surge of visitors

Saudi Gazette - Marid Dam in Ain Fehaid city in Al-Asyah governorate is a potential tourist spot that already attracts a large number of visitors and holidaymakers especially during high seasons. But the place lacks...

Social media apps impact behavior of Saudi tourists

Saudi Gazette - With more and more Saudis traveling abroad for vacation, some claim that the social media platform SnapChat is contributing to negative portrayals of those who travel abroad, with many young Saudis using...

Archaeological finds reflect Saudi Arabia’s rich heritage

Arab News - Recent archaeological findings in the Eastern Province show that the area was home to a civilization more than 7,000 years ago. These discoveries by Saudi and international teams, under the supervision of the...

SCTNH earmarks 3 sites for tourism development

Arab News - The Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage (SCTNH) put at the disposal of investors working in the tourism industry three sites that will be dedicated to a hostel and environmental camps. The...

Makkah museum a big draw

Arab News - Pilgrims have started arriving in large numbers to perform Haj and the Two Holy Mosques Museum is among the various places in Makkah that are in focus. The museum, which is a window...

Beautiful Baha, tantalizing Taif

Saudi Gazette - Southern Saudi Arabia has many tourist spots with breathtaking beauty and mesmerizing nature. Aside from the Asir region, prominent among them include Baha and Taif. Al-Baha province is full of tourist spots, including...

Rijal Almaa

Saudi Gazette - Located on the high mountains of Asir, Rijal Almaa Heritage Village is a success story many cities in the province and beyond are trying to replicate. A tourist attraction for nearly 30 years,...

Saudis warned of overstaying in Italy

Arab News - The Saudi Embassy in Italy warned its nationals not to overstay their tourist visas, warning that those who overstay would be deported, fined and banned from entering Italy for five years. The Saudi...

KSA tourists cough up $25.1 billion abroad

Arab News - A recent economic report showed that Western and Asian countries have high levels of spending on tourism abroad. Saudi Arabia and Brazil were ranked among the top 20 countries in the world in...

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