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Summer Festivals in Saudi Arabia

Now with 700 events, this year’s summer season by the Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage (SCTH) has delivered an increase of 30 percent compared to 2015, creating more than 7,000 temporary jobs.

The calendar also includes in excess of 70 programmes as well as over 100 trips organised by Live Saudi Arabia, taking visitors to museums, archeological and historic sites that reflect the Kingdom’s cultural and economic development.

SCTH has reported that by the end of the year, over 130 organisations will have invested SAR150 million (USD40 million) into the events sector.

Income from festivals is expected to reach SAR15 billion (USD4 billion), having a direct impact on provincial economy and local communities, who rely on tourism events.