Feel more Saudi, feel more Saudi this World Cup

Football enthusiasts around the world are eagerly awaiting the launch of the 22nd FIFA World Cup 2022. This year, Gulf country Qatar is hosting the quadrennial men’s football championship. And amid growing excitement and millions of fans planning to watch the matches live, Saudi Arabia, which is just a short flight from Qatar, is preparing to not only host tourists, but also to entice them with dynamic entertainment programming and a rich culture on offer that guarantees a memorable experience for all. But first, here’s how you’ll secure your admission to the showpiece event of this year’s sporting calendar. Start your journey to the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Start your journey in three steps: a. Buy your tickets. b. Book your stay through the Qatar Accommodation Agency. If you are staying with friends or family, they must register as hosts in order for your Hayya card application to be validated.

vs. Apply for your digital Hayya card: it not only serves as your entry permit into the country, but also offers benefits such as free public transport for ticket holders on match days. And yet, the real charm of the Hayya Card is that it opens the door to Saudi Arabia as an extension of your Middle Eastern adventure. Read on to find out more. Your Hayya card is an entrance to Arabia! Saudi Arabia recently announced the introduction of a new multiple-entry visa for Saudi Arabia, available to visitors holding the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Hayya Card. Hayya will be able to apply for the new visa online for free and book a trip to the authentic homeland of Arabia before, during and after the World Cup. The visas will allow a stay of 60 days in Arabia starting 10 days before the tournament. Saudi Arabia’s Unrivaled Hospitality To increase air connectivity, Saudi Arabia is set to operate 40 daily shuttle flights to Doha from Jeddah, Riyadh and Dammam, with more destinations than any other country in the region to be brought to 60 flights the days the Saudi team plays. For those looking for a true Saudi experience, there is an array of accommodation options to base you in the authentic home of Saudi. Explore and learn about the magnificent Arabic culture through an array of things to do and restaurants to dine at in the three main Saudi destinations – Riyadh, Jeddah and AlUla. Riyadh, the birthplace of contemporary Arabia As the country’s capital, the city is a thriving metropolis with world-class restaurants, arts and shopping. Yet it has confirmed its centuries-old history in its ancient architectures, museums and stunning souks. Riyadh Season, one of the largest lifestyle festivals in the world, is a celebration of Riyadh through all touchpoints – music, art, theater and food. Don’t miss the third edition of the MDLBEAST festival, the largest ever held in the Middle East. The places that offer the best accommodation in Riyadh are: Four Seasons, The Ritz Carlton, Intercontinental, Fairmont and Shaza. For an unparalleled dining experience, savor authentic Saudi cuisine at Takya and Najd Village, Japanese at ROKA Riyadh, Cucina Italiano at Cipriani, and delicious French cuisine at LPM Restaurant and Café.

Flight time: 1h30 from Doha Jeddah, hub of the booming Saudi arts and music scene Jeddah is, in every way, the true melting point of diverse cultures. The city is home to the UNESCO World Heritage Site, the historic Al Balad with its Hijazi houses, winding alleys and open museums. Jeddah is also famous for its beautiful waterfront and divine shores of the Red Sea. A magical underwater journey offers unique coral reefs and an incomparable diving experience in uncharted waters.

While in Jeddah, you can book your accommodation at Assila, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Shangri-La, Waldorf Astoria, The House Hotel or Shada Hotel. Enjoy mouth-watering seafood dishes at Tina and Central Fish Market, Chinese dishes at Shang Palace and authentic Saudi dishes at Abu Zaid. If you’re up for a foodie adventure, explore Nikkei cuisine blending flavors from Peru and Japan at Kuuru.

Flight time: 2 hours and 20 minutes from Doha AlUla, the legacy of 7,000 years of human civilization There are few places left in the world where you can still feel like a true explorer of uncharted territories and AlUla is without any doubt at the top of this list. Surrounded by stunning natural rock formations and canyons, AlUla offers a plethora of adventure sports options and state-of-the-art art facilities. Visits to AlUla must include a trip to the oasis. A contrast to the surrounding desert, the lush oasis of AlUla has a long tradition and produces an abundance of citrus fruits and dates.

Book your luxury accommodation in AlUla at Canyon RV Park, Habitas AlUla, Shaden Resort, GathernAccommodations and the soon to be opened Banyan Tree (October 2022). For an unparalleled dining experience, sample authentic Saudi cuisine at Suhail Old Town and Merkaz, cordon bleu at Maraya Social and Pink Camel Pastry Boutique and Cucina Italiano at Circolo.

Flight time: 5 hours from Doha CEO speaks Fahd Hamidaddin, CEO and Board Member of the Saudi Tourism Authority, says: “Football fans from all over the world can book to visit Saudi Arabia with ease confidence. It is now easier than ever to take advantage of all this Saudi offers and I invite those visiting the region for the world cup to visit Saudi Arabia, the true homeland of Saudi Arabia and explore all that the country has to offer.

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