Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia

Global context

Measure2015
International tourism expenditure (US$bn)20.7
Global rank for international tourism expenditure13
Number of outbound visits (m)7.6
Most visited destinationUnited Arab Emirates
Most visited destination in Western EuropeUnited Kingdom

Key demographic and economic data

Measure2015
Population (m)31.5
GDP per capita (US$)20,485
Annual average GDP growth over past decade (%)3.9
Annual average GDP growth in the past year (%)4.1

Inbound visits to Britain

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Access to Britain from Saudi Arabia

Measure2016
Weekly aircraft departures32
Weekly seat capacity8,995
Airports with direct routes in Saudi Arabia2
Airports with direct routes in Britain2
  • There are 32 direct flight departures to Britain a week, with a total seat capacity of 8,995 seat a week*
  • Two airports in Saudi Arabia serve two British airports*
  • The current rate of Air Passenger Duty for visitors departing Britain for Saudi Arabia is £73

 

*2016 data (excluding routes from Madinah to the UK)

Downloads

Explore the perceived barriers which stop visitors from Saudi Arabia visiting regions outside of LondonPublished October 2014 

Exchange rate

1 GBP = 4.8361 SAR

As of 27 April 2017

Retrieved from the Bank of England