There is a destination on the world tourism - Saudi Arabia. The desert kingdom has decided to open its to tourists from around the world. It has decided to issue tourist to people from 49 different countries. The visas can be applied for and will take just seven to issue. Saudi Arabia's government believes its country has huge to develop into a prime tourism destination. It has a of natural attractions, deserts, World Heritage sites, beautiful and unique cultures. The government also wants to make sure it can earn money from other industries besides and gas. It hopes tourism will contribute 10 per cent of the country's GDP by 2030.
Tourists will be allowed to stay in Saudi Arabia for a of 90 days in one year. They can enter the Kingdom multiple times in that . However, non-Muslims will not be to visit the sites of Mecca and Medina. Ahmad al-Khateeb, of the Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage, explained the of tourism to Saudi. He said: "Opening Saudi Arabia to tourists is a historic moment for our country." He added that Saudi has a to offer: "Businesses from around the world will establish within the Kingdom as its unique attractions, culture and natural become more widely appreciated."