Tourism packages available during Eid holidays

Updated 15 November 2015

Tourism packages available during Eid holidays

RIYADH: The Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage (SCTNH) headed by Prince Sultan bin Salman has announced a number of new tourism packages that are now being offered by local travel and tourism companies.
“The tourism packages include discounts in hotels, furnished apartments and organized tours at many destinations in the Kingdom,” the SCTNH announced. The commission said the offers are intended to serve “vacationers during the Eid Al Adha and Saudi National Day periods, who can now enjoy their holidays for less money.”
The hotels and other holiday facilities are offering attractive rates during Eid Al-Adha and the Saudi National Day holidays with more than 30 attractive festivals and tourism events lined up for vacationers in various parts of the Kingdom.
They range from social and tourism activities, to heritage, sports, leisure and cultural activities in various parts of the Kingdom. Many of them are organized by local tourism development councils in partnership with SCTNH and other relevant authorities.
Most of the tourism packages offered are concentrated across the Saudi capital, with a total of 83 special offers for visitors. Other regions have also joined in giving away attractive deals, like Asir province which is offering a total of 53 tourism packages in its cities, including Abha, Al-Heraida, and Khamis Mushait. The Hail province is set to present up to 25 tourism offers, while Al-Jawf and Madinah are offering 11 and 23 packages, respectively. Not lagging too far behind is Makkah province, which is giving away 36 tourism deals in Jeddah and Taif, while the Northern Border has 14 tourism offers for visitors.
These tourism deals are also available online by visiting the Saudi tourism website at, or by contacting the SCTNH’s Tourism Contact Center on their toll free number: 19988.

Saudi Arabia welcomes US decision on Iran oil sanction waivers

Updated 6 min 10 sec ago

Saudi Arabia welcomes US decision on Iran oil sanction waivers

  • The Saudi minister said Iran uses state income to finance their dangerous policies
  • Saudi Arabia will work with other oil producing countries to stabilize international market

DUBAI: Saudi Arabia has welcomed US Foreign Minister Mike Pompeo’s announcement that waivers on the sanctions on Iranian oil exports will be lifted, Saudi state agency SPA reported.

Saudi Arabia believes the US decision is a necessary step to pressure the Iranian government to stop jeopardizing peace and end their global support for terrorism, the Saudi Foreign Minister, Ibrahim bin Abdulaziz Al-Assaf, said.

The Iranian regime uses the country’s income to finance dangerous policies without any consideration for international law, the minster added.

International pressures on Iran must continue until it stops interfering in the domestic affairs of other countries, he stressed.

Saudi Arabia will continue their strict adherence to the policies, which aim to stabilize international markets, and will not produce oil beyond the balance, Al-Assaf said.

The Kingdom will cooperate with other oil producing countries to produce enough oil for consumers, he added.