General Travel News

Canadian visa rules may be relaxed for Saudis

May 27 - Saudi citizens may be issued multiple-entry temporary resident visas for Canada soon with a validity of five years, it was learnt on Wednesday. The new ruling will also include people going to Canada to work or study. "The new visa regulations will greatly facilitate movement between our countries, promote better understanding and bolster our strong relationship. It will be easier for Saudis studying in Canada to travel back and forth and for Saudi business people to work with their Canadian partners," said David Chatterson, Canadian ambassador to the Kingdom.
Until now, visas to Canada have  an 18-month validity period. There are currently about 8,200 Saudi students in Canada, of which approximately 750 are medical doctors. Around 2,000 additional students are expected to go to Canada this year.
Meanwhile, KSA is Canada’s second-largest trading partner from the region with two-way trade amounting to more than $2.6 billion in 2009.
 

More General Travel News
Swiss Belhotel to open 4 new hotels in the GCC
Abu Dhabi and Wizz Air announce establishment of new low cost airline
Emirates touches down in Mexico City
Latest Travel News
Abu Dhabi and Wizz Air announce establis...
Emirates touches down in Mexico City...
Air Arabia named as Middle East and Afr...
Featured Sights To See
Sairan Lake/Big Almaty Lake

Sairan Lake/Big Almaty Lake

Almaty, Kazakhstan

Address: 28 km south outside Almaty Situated on the southern suburbs of the city, this large, man-made mountain lake inside the Bolshaya Almatinka river gorge, is a wonder to behold. 2500 meters above sea level, It is surrounded on all sides by towering mountain peaks covered with pine forests, lush green in summer and frozen over in winters. The colors of the lake also change according to the ...

Pigeon Rocks

Pigeon Rocks

Beirut, Lebanon

The Pigeon Rocks are huge natural formations off the coast of the Corniche andone of the symbols of Beirut.  They stand out like sentinels in the sea. Walking and jogging on this seaside promenade are popular activities. There are a number of restaurants serving local and foreign cuisines and cafés offering a variety of snacks. The shores near Pigeon Rocks have yielded the oldest evidence we ...

Mehr Park

Mehr Park

Isfahan, Iran

Address: opposite Atashkadeh. A recent addition to the city, this large park adapts the popular Japanese garden concept to the local context to create a soothing, mesmerizing experience for the visitors. Sprawling lawns, water bodies with wooden bridges, dry gardens, and a delightful collection of birds await you as you venture into the Mehr Park. A great place to bring children and familie...

Guinness Brewery and Storehouse

Guinness Brewery and Storehouse

Dublin, Ireland

Nothing says Ireland quite like a cold Guinness.  The harp that graces every bottle is an internationally recognized symbol of Irish culture.  The drink itself is a thick, dark beer known as stout.  Brewing began in 1759 at the Saint James's Gate Brewery by Arthur Guinness.  At the end of that year he signed a 9,000 year lease at £45 per year for the previously unused brewery.&...