These two areas historic, cultural and architectural significance are expected to make them major tourist attractions as Saudi Arabias hospitality and tourism industry matures to welcome both local and international travellers.
Tourism in the Middle East has long been dominated by the high-end resorts in Dubai, Egypt and Jordan yet they could soon have a new challenger in their midst. Saudi Arabia is turning its attention to tourism and entertainment as it seeks to not only reposition its economy but also meet a pent-up demand for greater leisure options within its own population.
Sojern and Google collaborate to present the latest traveller attitudes and behaviours for the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region.
The World Halal Tourism Summit Abu Dhabi taps into the Halal Tourism boom valued at US$155 billion