Moving Further the initiative of “The Kingdom is Muslim Destination” now any person on umrah will be able to convert his umrah visa to tourist visa so that anyone can be able to see tourist attraction of Saudi Arabia especially holy destination of Islam. According to Saudigazette.com.sa Prince Sultan bin Salman President of Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage (SCTH), launched the post umrah program on 24 April 2016 Sunday, he announced this initiative of conversion of Umrah visa to tourist visa.
The main aim behind this initiative is to broaden the economic activity of tourist destinations when hundreds and thousands of people came here to Perform Umrah hence visit tourist attractions, malls, shopping centers, holy places. In spite of that many persons perform umrah as well as want to do business work, go to exhibitions, marketing, business tours etc.
This program is collaborated with other government institution such as MOI, MOFA, and Hajj Ministry of KSA.
Also those individuals who were on Business visa and from GCC countries can also be able to avail this package. This program is in study phase from many years as problems faced in converting of visas to tourist visa but it is now announced and any one having visa whether it is umrah can avail this initiative.
Before this program Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman told in interview at Bloomberg and introduce new Green Card initiative to boost reliance on oil free economy.
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It is also possible of more initiative to be announced soon as Saudi Arabia want to reduce his dependence on oil revenues till 2020 as oil prices is constantly declining around the whole world.