Tourists from eligible countries can apply for a tourism visa online through our fast and easy-to-use e-visa portal (www.saudiarabiavisa.com). Currently, citizens from 49 countries are eligible to apply for an e-Visa online or get a Visa of arrival into Saudi Arabia.
Arabic is the official language of Saudi Arabia and the primary language used in all dealings and public transactions. English serves as an informal second language in the kingdom and is spoken by a large section of society. All road signs are bilingual, showing information in both Arabic and English.
Saudi Arabia’s rich heritage and traditions have been shaped by its position as a historic trade hub and the birthplace of Islam. In recent years, the kingdom has undergone a significant cultural transformation, evolving century-old customs to fit the contemporary world we live in today.
LAWS AND ETIQUETTE
Public etiquette in Saudi Arabia is informed by our cultural heritage and Islamic religion, and underpinned by values that are familiar to people everywhere: respect for others, decorum in public and protection of privacy. With 13 international airports, served by a wealth of international carriers, getting to and around the Kingdom couldn’t be easier.
Contrary to popular belief, Saudi Arabia has four distinct seasons and a climate that varies between regions. During the Conference the weather will be between 24-28 degrees Celsius.