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Traveling? 4 Things You MUST Do

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Are you a travel freak? Or even someone who simply loves to travel around and you’re interested in the things that you should do when traveling so that you don’t waste any time or money? This here is just the place for you. Regardless of whether you decide to travel solo, with a group or as a couple, here are some of the things you absolutely MUST do every time you travel.

  1. Check for public holidays and festivals. Before you go, you should think about immersing yourself in somebody else’s culture. check to see what festivals or events are taking place so you don’t miss out on them. They can be pretty fun and chill, while other can be quite wild!

  2. Check the weather (duhh!). Seasons vary all around the world. And just like in your own country, the weather can determine what activities are on, how touristy the locations are going to be, whether places will be open or closed and generally how much you will get to see and do when you are out there.
  3. Stay in multiple places. Just think about how different your hometown can be from one end to the other, no two areas are the same. For that reason, you can’t say that you’ve seen a whole country, if you’ve only seen one part of it. Different crowd, different architecture, different cultures and so on.

  4. Mingle and make friendships with the locals. Talking to the locals is the best way to form a better connection with the country. Learning small phrases such as “thank you” or “good morning” is a polite way of showing the locals you are interested in their culture. little effort goes a long way and people generally open up so much more if you are friendly and willing to respect their customs. (the picture below is of a tourist, and a local! The dog is the local fyi)

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Saudi Arabia to Allow Couples to Share A Hotel Room Without a Marriage Proof

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The Kingdom continues to make historic reforms as it opens up to tourists and this week, the tourism authority announced a revolutionary guideline which allows foreign women and men to share a hotel room without a marriage proof.

First, women were allowed to travel without a male guardianship and now the Kingdom is easing the regulations for foreign tourists after the launch of the first tourist visa scheme, all comes in light of the 2030 Vision that aims at diversifying the economy of Saudi Arabia. 

The Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage stated that women can now rent a hotel room using a proof of identity only, and without the need of a male approval.

The new visa allows tourists to enter the Kingdom for 90 days and this marks the Kingdom’s first time to open up for foreigners and in doing so, the tourism sector has already contributed with a 3% to the total GDP of Saudi Arabia and with these new reforms and easing of regulations, the government aspires to push the 3% to 10% in the upcoming period.

 

 

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France to Host An Exhibition Showcasing The Wonders of Al-Ula

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France is set to host the first intentional exhibition entitled “AlUla: Kingdom’s Wonder” which is dedicated to showcasing the natural heritage and rich history of Al-Ula in Saudi Arabia.

The exhibition will be held at the headquarters of the Arab World Institute (IMA) in Paris starting from October 9th to the 9th of January.

According to Jack Land, IMA’s president and former French minister of culture, the expo aims at introducing the visitors to the beauty of Al-Ula and display its unique archaeological formation and the breathtaking natural destinations.

“In partnership with the Kingdom, the exhibition will allow visitors to discover the beauty of AlUla area and its natural diversity, as well as to learn about its history and civilizations witnessed over 7,000 years through artistic works, paintings and archaeological sculptures.” He added.

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Travel Bloggers Coming From all Around the World To the Edge of it!

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Now that Saudi Arabia is ready to welcome more and more tourists each day, the Kingdom isn’t wasting anytime to boost its tourism and has already invited over a number of worldwide influencers who are making the hashtag WelcomeToArabia goes viral.

Visit Saudi is the official tourism page of the Kingdom and it’s putting Saudi Arabia on the map in no time as a hot touristic destination, and travelers are loving it! You can see how different nationalities came together to spend a couple of days in Saudi and got to witness the rich history that people were long deprived of but no more!

The hashtag WelcomeToArabia is tending now and in clicking on it, you will be amazed with the countless pictures showcasing the beauty of Saudi Arabia and the dessert life that will surely be put on everyone’s travel bucket list.

Egyptian/ Canadian Sara Sabry says she can’t believe she finally made it to all the way to Saudi and that it certainly won’t be her last visit.

Now, let’s click on the hashtag and visit beautiful Saudi from the eyes of travel bloggers!

 

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