Saudi Arabia to boost Madinah tourism


Madinah: Saudi Arabian government are taking huge step to boost visitors to Madinah. Madinah is one of the most important tourist destination in the kingdom. It has many Islamic and historical sites, most of them linked with the life of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him).

Khalid bin Hussein Al-Shahrani, director general of the Madinah branch of the Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage (SCTH), told a local news channel, “Madinah is witnessing continuous activity in the tourism sector thanks to the support and guidance of Prince Faisal bin Salman, governor of Madinah Region and chairman of the Tourism Development Council in the region.

He also said,”Madinah is considered one of the pillars of the National Transformation Program (NTP) 2020 and Vision 2030. Therefore, the Tourism Development Board seeks to revitalize tourism through many steps, including the development of facilities and service sites in addition to the preparation of the tourist accommodation sector which reached 565 facilities in Madinah area, as well as packages of activities and entertainment programs.”

Shahrani also noted that Madinah runs tourist buses, which cover historical, heritage and tourist sites in the region. This project was launched in conjunction with the coronation of Madinah as the capital of Islamic tourism for the year 2017.