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.

‘Individuals responsible for Khashoggi's death were out of scope of their authority’, Saudi FM tells Fox News

Updated 21 October 2018

‘Individuals responsible for Khashoggi's death were out of scope of their authority’, Saudi FM tells Fox News

  • Al-Jubeir said "conflicting reports" about whether Khashoggi had left consulate in Istanbul prompted probe
  • Said Kingdom was working on finding out location of the body and determining full details

WASHINGTON: Saudi Arabia's Foreign Minister Adel Al-Jubeir said on Sunday that King Salman is determined to hold to account those responsible in the case regarding the late journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

“The individuals did this out of the scope of their authority,” Jubeir told Fox News’ Bret Baierhe during an exclusive interview, adding that none of those involved in Khashoggi’s death had close ties to Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.

“There were not people closely tied to him. This was an operation that was a rogue operation,” he said.

He added that conflicting reports about whether Khashoggi had left the Saudi Arabian consulate in Istanbul prompted a probe into his disappearance, and that Saudi Arabia will continue to put out information on the case "as it becomes available."

The Saudi foreign minister offered his condolences to the family of Khashoggi and said the death was a "tremendous mistake."

Al-Jubeir added that Saudi Arabia was working on finding out the location of Khashoggi’s body and determining the full details into what happened.

He told the news program that Saudi-US ties would "weather" the Khashoggi case.