RIYADH: 15 million tourists visited Saudi Arabia in the first three months of the year, as the Kingdom focuses more on the growth of the non-oil sector, according to Princess Haifa Bint Mohammed, assistant minister of tourism in the Kingdom.
While speaking at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos on May 23, the assistant minister revealed that music and agri-tourism in Saudi Arabia have been witnessing massive growth in recent years.
She stated that Saudi Arabia hosted 2,000 music shows amid the pandemic, a clear indication of the growth of this sector.
Talking about the revival of the tourism sector post COVID-19 pandemic, she said, “People are going to travel and it doesn’t matter where they come from [in] the world, but they will come to try something new.”
“They will try to see something new. And we saw this in one of our destinations as well, which is called Al-Ahsa oasis, a UNESCO World Heritage site for the largest palm tree oasis in the world.”