Saudi Arabia Will Allow Tourists to Visit
NewsBytes
Oct 6, 2019

For the first time in history the Saudi Government has decided to issue tourist visas and make the country tourist friendly.

For a long time tourists were never allowed to visit Saudi Arabia. Visas were only issued to expat workers their dependents and Muslim pilgrims.Friday 27th September the Saudi Arabia government announced that they allow tourists to visit and will issue tourist visas for the first time in its historyTourism Chief Ahmed Al-Khateeb said that "Visitors will be surprised by the beautiful places in Saudi. 

Many people think that Saudi Arabia is a very strict country and has very difficult rules. The women have many rules and limited freedom. When the tourism chief was told all this he said that, when people come and visit Saudi they will understand better. They will make beautiful memories and have a great time. The government wants to make saudi "tourist-friendly". This is why they decided to allow foreign women to roam about without wearing an Abaya but it is still mandatory for Saudi's females.However, female tourists are expected to dress "modestly".

This decision was made by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, who wants to reduce the country's economic dependence on oil by 2030. Unemployment is very high in Saudi. If Tourism starts then there will be more jobs available. In Saudi Alcohol is still banned. Because of this rule some tourists may not visit Saudi.