UAE

WTTC: 3.6 Million New Jobs Expected to Be Created Over Next Decade by Travel & Tourism Sector in Middle East

The World Travel & Tourism Council’s recent Economic Impact Report (EIR) has revealed that the Travel and Tourism sector in the Middle East would create close to 3.6 million new jobs over the next decade. The WTTC estimates that an average of 360,000 new jobs are created in the tourism sector each year in this …

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Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia Lifts COVID-19 Requirements for Travellers Interested to Visit Grand Mosque

All international visitors planning to enter the Grand Mosque in Makkah and the Prophet’s Mosque in Madinah will no longer be required to present proof of vaccination after such a rule has been abolished. The recent changes applied for arrivals wishing to enter the Kingdom have been confirmed by the Ministry of Hajj and Umrah, …

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Yemen Opens Border With Saudi Arabia Four Days After Closure

The government of Yemeni has decided to reopen the border crossing with Saudi Arabia, four days after closing it due to coronavirus (COVID-19), but the new decision will apply only to commercial cargo. On Sunday, Deputy Prime Minister and acting Minister of Transport, Salem Al-Khanbashi, asked the port administration to reopen the border crossing with …

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Saudi Arabia to allow unaccompanied women tourists above 25

Coronavirus: Saudi Arabia Extends Visit Visas for Those Stranded in the Kingdom

Visitors who are stranded in Saudi Arabia will be eligible to extend their visit visas in the Kingdom for up to 180 days, after paying a fee. The decision came after the suspension of international flight services for two weeks, due to the COVID-19 outbreak, VisaGuide.World reports. Prince Abdul Aziz Bin Saud Bin Nayef Bin …

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Saudi Arabia Establishes ‘Instant Visa’ for New Businesses Growth

Travelling to Saudi Arabia for business will now be easier, as the Saudi Kingdom has announced the launch of the so-called instant visa scheme, in another attempt to support entrepreneurs that want to develop their new businesses in the monarchy. According to Ahmed Al-Rajhi, the Minister of Labor and Social Development, the instant visa will …

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Saudi Government: We Will Refund Umrah Visa Fees

Saudi Arabia’s government will refund umrah visa fees and service charges for would-be pilgrims, due to the suspension of entry for foreigners, Ministry of Hajj confirms. Pilgrim in Umrah and Prophet’s mosque in Madinah have been cancelled for tourists in a bid to prevent the spread of coronavirus from foreigners’ travellers arriving in the country, …

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Saudi Arabia Suspends Entry for Umrah Pilgrims Due to Coronavirus

Foreign tourist will be ineligible to participate in the annual Umrah pilgrimage in Mecca and Medina, due to Saudi Arabia’s latest decision to suspend all the foreign arrivals as a prevention measure of coronavirus spread. Even though in Saudi Arabia and Qatar so far are not reported any coronavirus cases, the growing number of cases …

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Saudi Arabia Clarifies Rules of Facilitated Entry for Schengen, UK, and US Visas Holders

The Saudi authorities have defined the rules of entry for holders of valid visas granted by one of the Schengen Member countries, the United Kingdom or the United States after they first announced in October last year that holders of these visas will soon be eligible to enter Saudi Arabia under tourism purposes without pre-entry …

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