Saudi Arabia and the UAE are planning to issue a joint visa between the two countries so as to enable visitors to the UAE to visit Saudi Arabia and vice versa.
Sultan Al-Mansoori, minister of economy of the United Arab Emirates, announced that coordination is underway and the new visa is expected to come into force in 2020.
This initiative aims at taking advantage of the enormous potential and great measures taken by Saudi Arabia to facilitate the entry of tourists to the Kingdom.
It would also contribute to increasing the volume of flight services between the two countries. The number of flights at present is not sufficient and we need to double it.
According to Al-Mansoori, the implementation of the initiative will benefit national companies in the UAE and Saudi Arabia and will give a much stronger impetus to cooperation and coordination between them. It will also revitalize the tourism sector as well as airports and hotels.