Get everything you need to know to plan your visit to the Saudi Arabia
All visitors to Saudi Arabia need a valid entry visa to the Kingdom. Exhibitors should obtain a business visa before travelling to the KSA of Saudi Arabia.
Please note the following points:
Visas are required by everyone with the exception of travelers holding passports from Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar and UAE.
Visas can be obtained through Saudi Arabian Embassies.
Participants will apply for their Entry Visas at Saudi Embassies or consulates in their respective countries.
Exhibitors should apply for their visa at least 8 WEEKS prior to travelling to the Kingdom considering a visit or business visa takes 2 weeks to process from application to collection.
The organizers can’t be held responsible for any exhibitor who fails to obtain his visa on time for the show.
Riyadh is well connected with all major cities of the world by a wide selection of Airlines serving Riyadh’s King Khaled International Airport.
• The monetary unit is the "Riyal"
• The currency is also referred to as SAR (Saudi Arabian riyal).
• The Riyal has been tied to the US dollar at a mid-rate of US $1 – SAR 3.75
• Exchange rates of all major currencies are published daily in the local newspapers.
The Islamic year is called the Hijri and dates are followed by AH - After Hijra. The Hijri calendar is based on lunar months. There are 354 or 355 days in the Hijri year, which is divided into 12 lunar months and each year is 11 days shorter than the Gregorian year. As some holidays are based on the sighting of the moon and not fixed dates on the Hijri calendar, the dates of Islamic holidays are imprecise, with holidays frequently being confirmed less than 24 hours in advance.
Some non-religious holidays are fixed according to the Gregorian calendar.
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