• Saudi Arabia is admitting general tourists for the first time. Here's 20 things that could get you arrested or fined, like dabbing, carrying a bible, or wearing shorts

    9 days ago - By Business Insider

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    Saudi Arabia is finally open for mass tourism after the launch of a new tourist visa on September 27.
    The country is full of wonder, from five pristine UNESCO heritage sights, to Red Sea beach resorts, and futuristic cities like Riyadh.
    But the kingdom's laws are complicated, and tourists can easily fall foul of them and receive a hefty fine, or worse.
    Here's what to look out for.
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    On September 27 Saudi Arabia launched a brand-new tourist visa which will let tourists explore the country for 90 days.
    It's a landmark moment for the...
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  • Saudi Arabia to enable unmarried tourists to share hotel rooms

    Saudi Arabia to enable unmarried tourists to share hotel rooms

    9 days ago - By Travel and Tourworld

    Saudi Arabia is now going to enable unmarried tourists to share hotel rooms in a bid to boost up its international tourism and diversify its economy.
    The Saudi Commissioner for Tourism and National Heritage has recently notified new regulations for tourist accommodations. Earlier, couples had to provide proof of their marriage to share hotel rooms. However, this rule has been relaxed for international visitors while Saudi nationals will have to stick by this rule.
    As per the new rules, foreign women travelling alone will also be able to book rooms for the first time. They will be required...
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