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Saudia Airlines Introduces 96-Hour Sightseeing Visa for Passengers from Malaga to Riyadh
Saudia Airlines Introduces 96 Hour Sightseeing Visa for Passengers from Malaga to Riyadh

Saudia Airlines has launched a stopover sightseeing visa valid for 96 hours for travelers flying from Malaga to Riyadh

This new visa will enable passengers to take the opportunity to discover the famous landmarks of Saudi Arabia during their layover, with customized schedules that include visits to renowned destinations like Al-Balad, Jeddah, and the Al-Turaif district in Diriyah, recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage site. 

Additionally, Saudia Airlines is preparing to initiate three non-stop flights per week to Malaga in the upcoming summer season, in line with the country’s efforts to expand its tourism industry.

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Stopover Sightseeing Visa 

The journey from Malaga to Riyadh just got more exciting. Saudia Airlines passengers can now take advantage of a 96-hour stopover sightseeing visa. With this visa, passengers can explore the rich culture and iconic attractions of Saudi Arabia during their layover.

Saudia Airlines’ stopover visa has been launched in collaboration with the Spanish and Saudi governments, the Saudi Tourism Authority, and Fynas Airlines. This synergy promotes tourism in Saudi Arabia and provides passengers with a unique cultural experience.

Visiting Saudi’s Iconic Destinations

Passengers with a stopover visa can explore Saudi Arabia for up to 96 hours, getting to know its main attractions. This includes visits to iconic sites, including Al-Balad in Jeddah and the UNESCO World Heritage site of Al-Turaif district in Diriyah.

A Unique Opportunity

The stopover visa is only available to passengers who book their flights through the Saudia Airlines website. It is valid for 90 days from the date of issue, and the cost includes a processing fee of around ten dollars.

A Step Towards Boosting Tourism

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This initiative is part of Saudia Airlines’ broader strategy to increase tourism in Saudi Arabia. By offering the stopover visa, the airline hopes to attract more visitors to the country and showcase its cultural heritage and other attractions.

Saudia Airlines’ Summer Schedule

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Saudia Airlines will operate three direct flights a week between Malaga Airport and its hub in the Saudi capital this summer. This increase from the pre-Covid-19 pandemic schedule reflects the airline’s commitment to expanding its services.

Saudia Airlines: A Flag Carrier with a Rich History

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Established in 1945, Saudia Airlines is one of the largest airlines in the Middle East. It operates one of the most modern fleets in the world, with a route network covering around 100 destinations in the Middle East, Africa, the Indian subcontinent, the Far East, Europe, and the United States.

Expanding the Airline’s Reach

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The increase in flights from domestic airports will allow Spanish tourists, in addition to traveling to Arabia, to connect with destinations whose demand during the summer season soars. This includes Nairobi, Dar Es Salaam, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Manila, and Johannesburg.

Best Places to Visit in Riyadh

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Riyadh offers various attractions that cater to diverse interests and tastes. Whether one seeks to immerse themselves in the vibrant local culture, indulge in culinary delights, or explore the city’s architectural marvels, here are the best places to visit in Riyadh:

A Unique Opportunity

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Saudia Airlines’ new 96-hour stopover sightseeing visa is an innovative initiative that provides passengers with a unique opportunity to explore Saudi Arabia. The airline’s broader strategy is to increase tourism and showcase the country’s cultural heritage. 

Saudia Airlines remains a leading player in the global aviation industry with its modern fleet and expanded services.

More Saudia Airlines Ventures 

Saudia Group’s License to Provide Hajj Services

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Saudia Hajj and Umrah is a recently established subsidiary of the Saudia Group, which has received a license from the Ministry of Hajj and Umrah to serve up to 10,000 pilgrims. 

This will enable Saudia to provide comprehensive Hajj packages, including flights, accommodation, and transportation to the Holy Sites within Saudi Arabia. 

This highlights the country’s dedication to providing high-quality services to pilgrims worldwide.

Saudia Airlines Flying Taxis

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Saudi Airlines plans to revolutionize Hajj travel by introducing Flying Taxis to transport pilgrims between Jeddah‘s King Abdulaziz International Airport and Makkah hotels during the Hajj and Umrah seasons. 

Saudia has committed to purchasing 100 Lilium aircraft, which are electric vertical take-off and landing aircraft manufactured in Germany. 

These jets offer a sustainable solution with low carbon emissions and can travel up to 250 km while carrying four to six passengers. The new service aims to cater to affluent guests who desire the most luxurious travel experiences.

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