GCC expats exempt from Tunisian visa

Salma Loumi. (Courtesy photo)
Updated 22 October 2017
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GCC expats exempt from Tunisian visa

TUNIS: Tunisian Tourism Minister Salma Loumi announced that expats living in Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) states are now exempted from visas previously required to enter Tunisia, which cost SR200 ($53) and was available for 15 days, according to Sabq.
This decision allows more than 25 million residents in GCC countries to enter Tunisia and get a visa at airports and border crossing points under one condition: Expats should carry a valid residence permit from any of the GCC countries.
This initiative follows efforts which began over a year ago to promote Arab tourism, and a visit by Prince Sultan bin Salman, head of the Saudi Commission for Tourism and Heritage (SCTH), during the first Tunisian-Arab Tourism Investment Forum.
Loumi clarified that this decision is among procedures implemented by the country to boost Arab and foreign investments in the Tunisian tourism sector.
Statistics have shown that until September this year, Tunisia had received over 4.5 million tourists, and these figures are expected to increase to 5.5 million tourists by end of 2017.


Saudi Aramco celebrates national day by featuring the company's contributions to Saudi Arabia's nation-building

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Saudi Aramco celebrates national day by featuring the company's contributions to Saudi Arabia's nation-building

  • The exhibition featured the role and contributions of Saudi Aramco in nation building within the frame of Vision 2030
  • The exhibition also showcased the activities of King Abdul Aziz International Cultural Center (Ithraa)



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Saudi Aramco held a five-day exhibition in celebration of Saudi Arabia's National Day at the Mall of Arabia in Jeddah city from Sept. 21.

The exhibition featured the role and contributions of Saudi Aramco in nation building within the frame of Vision 2030.

The exhibition, which ended on on Monday, took as its slogan: "Expressing a national power .. and translating an ambitious vision." It was divided into five sections including citizenship, which represented initiatives for create innovative solutions to create economic participation in the community and to push it forward.

Another section looking at empowerment focused on women, young people and successful entrepreneurs. It included programs for the knowledge economy and spreading the culture of entrepreneurship.

In the Creative expression section, heritage and modern art were represented through Saudi artists who embody Saudi Arabia's heritage and its promising future.

The exhibition also showcased the activities of King Abdul Aziz International Cultural Center (Ithraa), a portal for knowledge and creativity, which was selected as one of the world's top 100 sites for 2018 by Time magazine.

Interactive visual presentations were laid on embodying the spirit of creativity and empowerment in young people. It also allowed visitors to see the company's development initiatives in the field of community service.

Reem Ahmad, who attended the exhibition, told Arab News: "I was delighted to visit the Saudi Aramco exhibition today, I enjoyed the interactive experience, everything is beautifully presented. It makes me proud to see such huge achievements presented to the public in an interactive way to visitors of different ages."