Saudi Arabia’s tourism sector is at a turning point. Ever since the Kingdom opened its doors to tourists in 2019, the world has taken note. With a rich culture, untouched archeological wonders and resplendent natural beauty, Saudi Arabia is set to become a leading tourist destination in segments ranging from sun and beach to adventure. Saudi Arabiais home to some of the world’s best tourism investment opportunities, and we are here to unlock these opportunities for you. Discover how you can start your journey towards realizing your tourism investments today.

Sector - Tourism Development Fund

A Sector of Opportunities

TDF is here to connect investors with opportunities in key tourism sectors to unlock their full growth potential. We focus on six high-growth sectors within the industry

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Destinations of Opportunities

The National Tourism Strategy has identified 10 key destinations that present massive opportunities for investors across the tourism value chain. These destinations have much to offer from untouched coral reefs to some of the world’s most beautiful landscapes and a plethora of historic and archeoligical wonders.
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The Eastern Province

The Eastern Province is one of the most populated regions in the Kingdom, ranking third after Riyadh and Makkah. It is strategically located within close proximity to several GCC countries, and is positioned as an ideal destination for both business and leisure.

Value Proposition

Aseer

Aseer is blessed with rich cultural assets, including over 4,000 traditional villages, hundreds of archeological sites and distinctive local folklore and artistry. These cultural assets complement the natural assets of the region and help to create a truly enriching, diverse, authentic experience for visitors.

Value Proposition

AL BAHA

Located in the southern region of Saudi Arabia between the cities of Makkah and Asir, Al Baha offers the perfect combination of natural landscapes, historical landmarks, and outdoor escapades. Despite being the smallest city in Saudi Arabia, Al Baha boasts several key attractions that are ready to be capitalized on to promote tourism in the destination.

Value Proposition

Jeddah

Jeddah is the second largest city in Saudi Arabia by population, while the Makkah region accounts for over a quarter of the national population. Its rich historical role as a trading hub and gateway for religious tourism has transformed Jeddah into a city with a unique identity and a reputation for being a cultural melting pot. Its impressive air and land accessibility, location on the pristine Red Sea coastline, and its thriving gastronomic and entertainment scene positions the city as one of the premier destinations for tourism in the Kingdom.

Value Proposition

Madinah

As the second holiest city in Islam, Madinah is among the premier destinations for religious tourism in the world, attracting millions of visitors throughout the year. The city has a rich supply of accommodation for religious and leisure tourism alike. With its diverse natural landscapes and topography ranging from volcanoes, beaches, mountains, and caves, Al Madinah Province offers immense opportunities for investors.

Value Proposition

Ha’il

Ha’il is an agricultural oasis producing grain, date and fruit, with a large portion of the Kingdom’s wheat production coming from the Ha’il Province’s irrigated gardens. Tucked away in the north-central region of Saudi, the city is known to host domestic and international events, such as the Desert Festival and the Ha'il International Sports Rally. Ha’il is a destination that has a lot to offer in terms of history, culture, and adventure.

Value Proposition

Al Ula

Al Ula is an area of outstanding natural and historical significance in North-West Saudi Arabia, offering a captivating journey through time. Situated along the historic incense route, Al Ula is well on its way to becoming one of the world’s premier destinations for nature, culture and heritage. The city has 15 cultural assets, 100+ international airports within 3 hours flight, and an average temperature of 25°C. With its impressive clean power and potable water capacity, sustainability is firmly at the city’s core.

Value Proposition

Al Jouf

Bordering Jordan, Al Jouf is Saudi Arabia’s largest agricultural base, famous for its olive farms, and is rich with historical and cultural assets. Located north of the Kingdom, its archeology dates back millennia and is completed by its seasonal and harvest festivals.

Value Proposition

TAIF

Nestled in the slopes of Hejaz mountain, this hidden gem has much to offer. It is often referred to as the ‘City of Roses’ for its famously fragrant flowers that grow in the surrounding wadis and mountains. From fruit markets and scenic valleys to rose farms, Taif is Saudi’s serene escape in the summer season.

Value Proposition

Riyadh

Riyadh, the capital city, is the heart of Saudi and one of the most dynamic cities in the region. With a rich history and a bustling hub for business, Riyadh is the Kingdom’s most populous city and a premier destination for tourism.

Value Proposition

The Eastern Province

The Eastern Province is one of the most populated regions in the Kingdom, ranking third after Riyadh and Makkah. It is strategically located within close proximity to several GCC countries, and is positioned as an ideal destination for both business and leisure.

Value Proposition

Aseer

Aseer is blessed with rich cultural assets, including over 4,000 traditional villages, hundreds of archeological sites and distinctive local folklore and artistry. These cultural assets complement the natural assets of the region and help to create a truly enriching, diverse, authentic experience for visitors.

Value Proposition

AL BAHA

Located in the southern region of Saudi Arabia between the cities of Makkah and Asir, Al Baha offers the perfect combination of natural landscapes, historical landmarks, and outdoor escapades. Despite being the smallest city in Saudi Arabia, Al Baha boasts several key attractions that are ready to be capitalized on to promote tourism in the destination.

Value Proposition

Jeddah

Jeddah is the second largest city in Saudi Arabia by population, while the Makkah region accounts for over a quarter of the national population. Its rich historical role as a trading hub and gateway for religious tourism has transformed Jeddah into a city with a unique identity and a reputation for being a cultural melting pot. Its impressive air and land accessibility, location on the pristine Red Sea coastline, and its thriving gastronomic and entertainment scene positions the city as one of the premier destinations for tourism in the Kingdom.

Value Proposition

Madinah

As the second holiest city in Islam, Madinah is among the premier destinations for religious tourism in the world, attracting millions of visitors throughout the year. The city has a rich supply of accommodation for religious and leisure tourism alike. With its diverse natural landscapes and topography ranging from volcanoes, beaches, mountains, and caves, Al Madinah Province offers immense opportunities for investors.

Value Proposition

Ha’il

Ha’il is an agricultural oasis producing grain, date and fruit, with a large portion of the Kingdom’s wheat production coming from the Ha’il Province’s irrigated gardens. Tucked away in the north-central region of Saudi, the city is known to host domestic and international events, such as the Desert Festival and the Ha'il International Sports Rally. Ha’il is a destination that has a lot to offer in terms of history, culture, and adventure.

Value Proposition

Al Ula

Al Ula is an area of outstanding natural and historical significance in North-West Saudi Arabia, offering a captivating journey through time. Situated along the historic incense route, Al Ula is well on its way to becoming one of the world’s premier destinations for nature, culture and heritage. The city has 15 cultural assets, 100+ international airports within 3 hours flight, and an average temperature of 25°C. With its impressive clean power and potable water capacity, sustainability is firmly at the city’s core.

Value Proposition

Al Jouf

Bordering Jordan, Al Jouf is Saudi Arabia’s largest agricultural base, famous for its olive farms, and is rich with historical and cultural assets. Located north of the Kingdom, its archeology dates back millennia and is completed by its seasonal and harvest festivals.

Value Proposition

TAIF

Nestled in the slopes of Hejaz mountain, this hidden gem has much to offer. It is often referred to as the ‘City of Roses’ for its famously fragrant flowers that grow in the surrounding wadis and mountains. From fruit markets and scenic valleys to rose farms, Taif is Saudi’s serene escape in the summer season.

Value Proposition

Success Stories

We are passionate about the growth of the Kingdom’s tourism sector. That is why we are committed to helping entrepreneurs and large corporates alike when it comes to achieving their dreams. Here are their stories.

Assessment Criteria

In order to get a better understanding of your needs and to connect you with the right opportunity, please fill out the assessment form. TDF will conduct a comprehensive review of the application and if it is complete, accurate and meets the criteria, the Relationship Manager will move this to the next phase of Evaluation and Approval.

Let’s Start Investing

As one of the most promising sectors in Saudi Arabia, the opportunities for growth are limitless. We are committed to helping you turn these opportunities into your future successes. Start your journey here.