ABOUT RIYADH

Welcome to Riyadh, the birthplace of modern Saudi Arabia, where old-world charm meets with 21st century vision. Riyadh province – also known as Al-Wosta – is home to the country’s capital: a modern metropolis with a thriving financial and business centre, and a growing cultural scene. It’s a city rich in history, boasting myriad forts, palaces and museums, and some of the country’s most colourful souks.

The wider region also offers a wealth of attractions: Ad Diriyah, northwest of the city and the original capital of the first Saudi state, is a must-see. It’s Al Turaif quarter, a carefully restored mud-brick district that was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2010, offers a glimpse into the country’s extraordinary heritage, while the Al Bujairy district is perfect for families, with its twisting lanes, restaurants and cafes.

Those in search of tranquility can head north of the city to the Edge of the World, where the sprawling Tuwaiq escarpment offers heart-stopping views over the arid plains below.

VISA & TRAVEL

PRIOR TO TRAVELLING

We advise delegates travelling to Saudi Arabia to check for visit visa requirements before their scheduled travel. A detailed list of countries eligible for visa on arrival is shown and countries that will need pre-arranged visa.

Saudi Arabia is opening its doors to the world through its new tourist visa. Through their fast and easy-to-use online portal, international visitors from eligible countries can apply for an eVisa and discover the warm hospitality of Saudi people.

The eVisa will be a one-year, multiple entry visa, allowing tourists to spend up to 90 days in the country.

NORTH AMERICA

  • Canada
  • USA

Passports must be valid for at least 6 months from the date of entry.

This list may vary from time to time; therefore, it is advisable to check with the airline you are flying with or the embassy before travelling to Saudi Arabia.

EUROPE

  • ANDORRA
  • AUSTRIA
  • BELGIUM
  • BULGARIA
  • CROATIA
  • CYPRUS
  • CZECH REPUBLIC
  • DENMARK
  • ESTONIA
  • FINLAND
  • FRANCE
  • GERMANY
  • GREECE
  • HOLLAND
  • HUNGARY
  • ICELAND
  • IRELAND
  • ITALY
  • LATVIA
  • LIECHTENSTEIN
  • LITHUANIA
  • LUXEMBOURG
  • MALTA
  • MONACO
  • MONTENEGRO
  • NORWAY
  • POLAND
  • PORTUGAL
  • ROMANIA
  • RUSSIA
  • SAN MARINO
  • SLOVAKIA
  • SLOVENIA
  • SPAIN
  • SWEDEN
  • SWITZERLAND
  • UKRAINE
  • UNITED KINGDOM

Passports must be valid for at least 6 months from the date of entry.

This list may vary from time to time; therefore, it is advisable to check with the airline you are flying with or the embassy before travelling to Saudi Arabia.

ASIA

  • BRUNEI
  • CHINA (INCLUDING HONG KONG AND MACAU)
  • JAPAN
  • KAZAKHSTAN
  • MALAYSIA
  • SINGAPORE
  • SOUTH KOREA

Passports must be valid for at least 6 months from the date of entry.

This list may vary from time to time; therefore, it is advisable to check with the airline you are flying with or the embassy before travelling to Saudi Arabia.

OCEANIA

  • AUSTRALIA
  • NEW ZEALAND

Passports must be valid for at least 6 months from the date of entry.

This list may vary from time to time; therefore, it is advisable to check with the airline you are flying with or the embassy before travelling to Saudi Arabia.

GCC COUNTRIES

Citizens of GCC countries do not require a visa or permit or to be sponsored by a national or resident in Saudi Arabia. They need to produce their GCC country passport or national ID card at the point of entry into Saudi Arabia.

  • Bahrain
  • Kuwait
  • Oman
  • United Arab Emirates

NEED VISA ASSISTANCE?

If your country is not in the list contact the nearest Saudi Arabia Embassy

SAUDI eVISA PORTAL