By Innovation-sa on September 27, 2018 in News

Saudi Arabia on Tuesday announced the launch of a new online visa process allowing fans from across the globe to attend their favourite sporting or musical events in the Kingdom.


The new visa programme, known as ‘Sharek’ was announced during the launch of Ad Diriyah E-Prix as part of Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030 which plans to boost tourism spending in the country by local citizens as well as foreigners to $46.6 billion in 2020 from $27.9 billion in 2015.


‘Sharek’ will be introduced at the inaugural Saudia Ad Diriyah E-Prix being staged at a stunning UNESCO heritage site on the outskirts of Riyadh on December 15, 2018.


With the new decision to open its borders to international tourists, the General Sports Authority (GSA) hope that a huge number of international fans will access the online visa process and travel to the country to witness the debut of Formula E in the Middle East and the debut of striking new-look Gen2 car for the start of season five.


Saudi Gazette – 26 September 2018