Saudi Arabia’s civil aviation authority continues to receive tourists through e-visa

Saudi aviation authority continues to receive tourists from all over the world. (SPA)
Updated 07 October 2019

Saudi Arabia’s civil aviation authority continues to receive tourists through e-visa

  • GACA has allocated booths for the Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage (SCTH) to provide support for tourists at airports

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA) continues to receive tourists from all over the world through a package of services offered at its four airports.

This comes after the Kingdom announced opening its doors to welcome the world through the launch of the e-tourist visa.

The four airports include King Khalid International Airport in Riyadh, King Abdul Aziz International Airport in Jeddah, King Fahd International Airport in Dammam, and Prince Mohammed bin Abdul Aziz International Airport in Madinah.

GACA has prepared terminals equipped with the necessary infrastructure, including electronic services, multilingual signboards, queues for all tourist visas and queues for first class, business class and GCC citizens.

It has also allocated booths for the Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage (SCTH) to provide support for tourists at airports.

Arrival terminals have also been provided with Internet services to improve and develop the visitor experience in all airports.

Recently, the SCTH launched the e-tourism visas services and citizens of 49 states were allowed to obtain visas through the platform visa.visitsaudi.com, or by visiting the department’s offices upon arrival in the Kingdom.

The commission said that any tourist can obtain a visa through self-service devices, smartphones, or visa offices at entry inlets. The tourist can stay in Saudi Arabia for a maximum 90 days during a given year.

 


Plan approved to establish Institute of Traditional Arts in Saudi Arabia

The minister of culture announced last August that academies will be evaluated according to the market’s needs. (SPA)
Updated 23 October 2019

Plan approved to establish Institute of Traditional Arts in Saudi Arabia

  • The Institute of Traditional Arts aims to preserve the local identity through teaching arts, contributing to the preservation and development of the Saudi heritage, graduating qualified practitioners, and using arts to raise awareness

RIYADH: The minister of culture, Prince Badr bin Abdullah bin Farhan, on Tuesday, adopted a plan to establish the Institute of Traditional Arts at the Royal Academy of Arts.
The institute will begin receiving applications for the fall of 2020, targeting 1,000 students and trainees in long- and short-term programs.
The Institute of Traditional Arts aims to preserve the local identity through teaching arts, contributing to the preservation and development of the Saudi heritage, graduating qualified practitioners, and using arts to raise awareness.
The institute also aims to encourage artists through programs or partnership with relevant sectors.
The institute is part of the Academies of Arts’ initiative, which was announced in the Ministry of Culture’s first package last March, and the among the quality of life program’s initiatives. The minister of culture announced last August that academies will be evaluated according to the market’s needs, with the first being specialized in heritage and traditional arts and crafts.