Recently, the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev arrived in the city of Jeddah as part of a state visit to Saudi Arabia. During the meetings of the heads of both countries, issues of further expansion of mutually beneficial ties in the political, trade, economic, tourism, investment, cultural and humanitarian spheres were discussed. One of the important steps in this direction was the introduction of a visa-free regime, for a period of 30 days, entry into Uzbekistan for citizens of Saudi Arabia.

So, what can the citizens of Saudi Arabia expect from Uzbekistan? Below you can find interesting facts about Uzbekistan.

Uzbekistan is a country with an ancient history and rich culture. Uzbekistan can offer any tourist the journey of his dreams. In Uzbekistan architectural masterpieces of the centuries-old history of Uzbeks, incredible nature, harmoniously combining mountains, green valleys and hot deserts, countless festivals in every region of our country, gastronomic diversity and culinary delights, ethno-tourist villages can be found here!

Today Uzbekistan is a country of new opportunities and discoveries for tourists from all over the world. The evidence can be seen by the following facts:

–      No restrictions on entry into Uzbekistan;

–      Visa-free regime for tourists from 90 countries and a simplified system for issuing an electronic visa for citizens of 57 countries.

–      A huge number of hotels, boutique hotels, health centers, tourist areas of international level and other infrastructure facilities built for the convenience of tourists.

All types of travel and recreation in Uzbekistan can be divided into types of sports, ethnic, youth, environmental, gastronomic, medical, cultural, MICE tourism, pilgrimage, literary, winter and other types of tourism, where visitors to Uzbekistan can see unique places untouched by civilization, improve their health, actively relax, experience extreme or just spend time in nature with family or friends, and all this is somehow connected with tourism and the tourism industry as a whole.

Each corner of Uzbekistan attracts with its features. In Tashkent, you can take a walk in the most beautiful metro in the world or see the most ancient manuscript – the Koran of Usman. In the historical cities included in the UNESCO Cultural Heritage List – Samarkand, Bukhara, Shakhrisabz and Khiva, you can visit the most ancient architectural monuments that have preserved echoes of past eras. In the southernmost part of the country – Surkhandarya, you can travel through mountain gorges or see the ruins of the ancient cities near Termez.

Today, Uzbekistan has a huge potential and has all the reserves for further economic development. The market in the country is developing rapidly. According to the latest published international business ranking Doing Business, Uzbekistan ranked 69th out of 190 countries, ahead of Luxembourg and Indonesia

The economic center of Uzbekistan is Tashkent city. The largest city in Central Asia in terms of population, the most vital political, economic, cultural, IT and scientific center of the country. As well as a railway and aviation. In the city there are representative offices of various international companies, there are branches of the world's leading brands and franchises.

You will be surprised by the variety of types of accommodation in Uzbekistan - hotels, national guest houses, boutique hotels, hostels, yurt camps, here you will find the most convenient accommodation option for you at an affordable price. Perhaps one of the main reasons to visit this amazing country is Uzbek cuisine. For many millennia, it has incorporated a wide variety of recipes for dishes of the peoples living in this territory. Only in Uzbekistan can you fully enjoy traditionally prepared dishes known throughout the world. We invite you to try fragrant pilaf, included in the UNESCO Cultural Heritage List, hot flatbread (uzbek “non”) and tandoor samsa, oriental spaghetti - lagman, barbecue, manti, mampar, shurpa and many other dishes that, having tried once, you will certainly want to taste them again.

There are an infinite number of ways to have fun and interesting time in the world: go on a trip or adventure, explore something, touch sacred places, see unique places untouched by civilization, improve your health, actively relax, experience extreme sports or just spend time in nature with family or friends, and all this is somehow connected with tourism and the tourism industry as a whole. All three main types of tourism operate in Uzbekistan: inbound, outbound and domestic. Inbound and domestic tourism includes both basic and specific tourism products: excursions to tourist attractions; accommodation in hotels, recreation areas, resorts, sanatoriums, tourist villages, yurt camps, campsites; tasting of national dishes and wines; participation in festivals and festive events; comfortable movement around the country.

It is worth noting that the visa-free regime will be introduced from January 1, 2023, which will be valid if the arriving citizens of Saudi Arabia provide return air tickets to their own or a third country.

And in the end we want to tell you: WELCOME TO UZBEKISTAN!