Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia

Global context

Measure2019
International tourism expenditure (US$bn)12.0
Global rank for international tourism expenditure30
Number of outbound visits (m)10.1
Most visited destinationKuwait
Most visited destination in Western EuropeUnited Kingdom

Key demographic and economic data

Measure2019
Population (m)34.2
GDP per capita PPP (US$)51,509
Annual average GDP growth over past decade (%)3.4
Annual average GDP growth in the past year (%)-0.1

Inbound visits to Britain from Saudi Arabia

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Number of visits

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Access to Britain from Saudi Arabia

Measure2019
Weekly aircraft departures32
Weekly seat capacity8,738
Airports with direct routes in Saudi Arabia3
Airports with direct routes in Britain2
  • In 2019, 3 airports in Saudi Arabia served 2 airports in Britain: London Heathrow and Manchester 
  • The highest share of departing seats stemmed from the Riyadh to London Heathrow route in 2019
  • In 2019, the airlines that operated the Saudi Arabia to Britain route are British Airways and Saudia
  • The current reduced rate of Air Passenger Duty for visitors departing Britain for Saudi Arabia is £78

 

(excluding routes from Madinah to the UK)