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Explore Riyadh in Saudi Arabia

Explore Riyadh in Saudi Arabia!

Ready to discover the rich history and heritage in Riyadh, Saudi capital? Join us for an exhilarating ride that will take you through the most cherished cultural landmarks of Riyadh. This is a journey you don't want to miss out on!

First things first: The National Museum of Saudi Arabia. Get ready to be tranported back in time as soon as your foot steps inside this museum. Traveling from pre-historic Arabia to present-day Kingdom, the museum's exhibitions are captivating.

The museum has numerous collections including ancient artefacts and art works. For instance, there are life-size models of old Bedouin tents, beautifully crafted ceramics and even a meteorite which predates planet earth! Engaging displays and interactive devices make history come alive for everyone; another bonus is that it is cool inside since it's air conditioned rooms will save you from the desert heat!

The next stop in our Explore Riyadh in Saudi Arabia program entails visiting Al-Masmak Fortress – a must-visit legendary site that tells so much about Riyadh as a heritage destination. This great fortress made of mud bricks played a major part in the establishment of modern day Saudi Arabia. Its thick walls and strong towers symbolize battles fought with bravery within its premises while its past full of noise and confusion becomes evident.

In this castle there are interesting exhibits displaying traditional weapons, clothing, and historical artifacts. Do not pass by the iconic door with marks where King Abdulaziz led his fearless raid on in 1902. It's like walking into an adventure like storybook adventure!

Al-Masmak isn’t just about the past, busy markets thriving around here provide an experience that lets you have a taste of the city’s vibrant state. It's  also a great place to absorb local culture, take some amazing photos or maybe buy something special which you will never get elsewhere.

With 2xceed, we give you the chance to know about some of Riyadh’s cultural jewels and learn the fun facts or hidden stories that make them so special. let us be a part of a day full of discoveries in the city center of Riyadh.

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Reveal the Magic of Al-Balad

Reveal the Magic of Al-Balad!

Would you like to go back in time and discover one of the treasures of Saudi Arabia? We will be visiting the ancient district of Al-Balad in Jeddah. Prepare yourself to be amazed by this UNESCO World Heritage Site, renowned for its magnificent buildings and lively markets.

Imagine narrow twisted streets flanked by lovely ancient houses each with its own story about old times. In every corner history mixes with culture making Al-Balad appear as if it were a living museum. The traditional Hejazi architecture patterns are intricately beautiful – think decorative wooden balconies; structures built from coral stone and windows made out of stained glass which give every alleyway that picturesque look, ideal for any photographer’s dream.

But wait there’s more! Besides being an architectural paradise Al-Balad is also a bustling hub of activity . Its souks (markets) serve as its heart beat where all kinds of sights, sounds and smells come together creating the perfect ambiance for a day here.Almost everything can be found here ranging from spices used only in distant lands whose scent fills air even far away such vibrant textiles whose colours seem to  never fade away. Who doesn't enjoy getting something for the best price? Bargaining forms part of the fun so let your inner haggler take control over negotiations while picking up some unusual mementos.

Hungry? Well then prepare yourself because street food vendors within Al Balads walls have become legendary over time due to their mouth watering bites that leave every taste bud yearning for more.Falafel, samosas among others make perfect snacks to eat on  the go as you move around the attractions here but most importantly don’t forget about quenching your thirst with a cup Arabic coffee.

While wandering around expect to stumble upon hidden gems such as courtyards or older mosques; homes which are centuries old and each carries its own significance – Each one has its own story to tell, and with 2xceed, you’ll get all the insider info to make your visit truly enriching. We promise, by the end of the day, you’ll be an Al-Balad aficionado, armed with fascinating tales to share with your friends back home. 

Therefore wear your most comfortable shoes, bring along your curiosity alongside adrenaline levels because joining 2xceed for this means passing through time within those streets classified as historical areas according to UNESCO World Heritage Centre guidelines… believe us once again; this experience cannot be replicated elsewhere!

 Plan your journey and come Reveal the Magic of Al-Balad with 2xceed.

2xceed DMC Saudi Arabia

Are you in search of a premier Destination Management Company in Saudi Arabia for your clients? Look no further. 2xceed DMC offers exceptional services across this captivating kingdom, ready to elevate travel experiences with their local expertise.

Saudi Arabia invites travelers to embark on a journey through time. From the modern skyline of Riyadh to the ancient Nabatean city of Al-Ula, the country presents an impressive contrast between the old and the new.

2xceed DMC transcends the expectations of a standard travel agency; they are your gateway to discovering Saudi Arabia's authentic charm. Their team, deeply rooted in the local culture, ensures a thorough exploration of the nation's heritage and beauty.

Engaging with 2xceed means your clients' corporate events, meetings, or group excursions are in the hands of seasoned professionals. They have the skill necessary for perfecting event details, whether it's an innovative conference in the heart of the city or a guided excursion through the mystical deserts of the Arabian Peninsula.

The dedication of 2xceed lies in tailoring experiences that capture the spirit of Saudi Arabia. They expertly craft itineraries that include visits to bustling souks, tranquil Red Sea resorts, and the historic pathways of Jeddah’s Al Balad.

If you want to allow your clients to delve into the wonders of Saudi Arabia, put your trust in 2xceed. Reach out for a custom proposal today.

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Travel Visa Free to Thailand for 93 Countries

Travel Visa Free to Thailand for 93 Countries - 

Thailand has introduced an extended visa-free entry system for citizens of 93 countries. From July 15, 2024, citizens of these countries may stay in the country without a visa for up to 60 days. This is more than twice as long as the previous policy which allowed stays of one month. It will promote tourism and foster international relations with many nations.

Key points on Travel Visa Free to Thailand for 93 Countries:
  • Extension of Stay: Instead of thirty days, it allows visitors from fifty-seven states to stay sixty days.
  • Additional Countries: Thirty-six new states were included in this program so that now it encompasses ninety-three countries altogether.
  • Boost To Tourism: The idea is if Thailand simplify travel rules and extend duration then people will come to visit.
Countries Eligible For This Benefit:

Here are the Countries falling under this policy:

Albania, Andorra, Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Belgium, Bhutan, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Canada, China, Colombia, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Estonia, Fiji, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Kuwait, Laos, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macau, Malaysia, Maldives, Malta, Mauritius, Mexico, Monaco, Mongolia, Morocco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Oman, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Russia, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkey, Ukraine, UAE, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vietnam.

Benefits of the Policy:
  • Tourism and Economy: By giving visitors an additional month it is expected that more people will be able to explore different areas within Thailand thus spending money on local businesses hence boosting economy.
  • Cultural Exchange: Different people coming from various cultural backgrounds take time to understand each other better when they stay longer in one place such as Thailand.
  • Ease of Travel: Such hassle-free procedures allow travellers to plan trips abroad where they can spend extended periods in particular countries while still being able visit others within the same trip.

Implications & Expectations:

This move shows how much effort Thailand is putting towards improving its tourism industry as well as making more it accessible to international tourists. The extra month enables holiday makers not only to see all that this country has to offer but also do so at their own pace thereby appreciating every part of her ancient civilization; natural endowments like sandy beaches or snow-capped mountains; lively cities full of action around clock among many other things worth exploring during their stay.

There has never been a better time for travel lovers or adventurers looking to try something new than now, when you can enter Thailand with absolutely no problems. Plan your trip today and prepare for longer visa-free stays as you explore everything this amazing country has in store. Don’t wait – contact our DMC in Thailand to help plan the perfect trip!

Visa free Travel to China

Visa free Travel to China - 

China’s new visa-free policy throws open its doors to tourists from 195 countries, making it possible for visitors to come see this fascinating country. Making travel to China easier than ever before! The main purpose of the initiative is to greatly stimulate the tourism industry in China. The rich culture, stunning landscapes and vibrant cities of China are now accessible to visitors who will not be required to obtain visas.

The most fascinating aspect of such policy involves cruise ship travellers. For group tours that arrive in China on a cruise liner, you can enter the country without a visa for up to a fortnight. Thirteen coastal cities fit into this category including popular destinations like Shanghai, Tianjin, Dalian and Xiamen. Picture cruising into Shanghai and spending your days roaming busy streets with historic sites along beautiful waterfronts without having any immigration papers hassle!

Besides these cities, this visa-free entry will enable tourists to also visit their respective provinces directly under central government administration along the coast as well the capital city Beijing .You can see how great the Great Wall is ,walk around in the Forbidden City ,or feel the charm in different parts of China.

In addition to this, seven more cruise ports have been included in China’s expanded visa free transit policy that now covers: Dalian ,Lianyungan,Wenzhou,Zhoushan ,Guangzhou Shenzhen Beihai.Thus simplifying transit procedures for foreign guests sailing by sea.

However despite all these fabulous new policies, attracting international tourists has proven an uphill task for Chinese authorities recently. Nevertheless ASEAN/Schengen/Gulf countries are targeted by such bold moves made by Chinese leaders; it includes Thailand,Singapore,Malaysia and many European countries such as France ,Italy Spain or Germany.

Moreover apart from maritime routes china also focuses on airport-air connectivity improvement and expansion of high-speed rail lines to ASEAN countries and Europe meaning you’ll get smooth and fast travel options within China and beyond to improve your overall travel experience.

Some of the 195 countries that have Visa Free Travel to China 

  • Netherlands
  • Norway
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Iceland
  • Italy
  • Latvia
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Malta
  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • France
  • Slovenia
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Hungary
  •  Kazakhstan
  •  Azerbaijan
  •  Armenia
  •  Uzbekistan
  •  Indonesia
  •  Vietnam
  •  Myanmar
  •  Thailand
  •  Malaysia
  • Cambodia
  • Qatar
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Kuwait
  • Oman

With these efforts,China is not just opening its doors but will be rolling out the red carpet for international travellers. Whether you arrive by sea or air; this new visa-free policy makes visiting China easier as well as more attractive. So pack up and get ready to explore the wonders of China from ancient sites to modern marvels! The adventure of a lifetime awaits! 

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Flynas Launches Direct Berlin-Jeddah Route

Flynas Launches Direct Berlin-Jeddah Route - 

Saudi Arabia’s prime budget airline, Flynas and a global leading low-cost carrier has reached the height of its success today by launching new direct flights between Berlin and Jeddah; starting September 4th 2024.  

Strategic Alliance: In conjunction with Flynas’ participation at ITB Berlin trade show this week, the move is part of an introduction underpinned by a strategic alliance with Saudi Air Connectivity Program (ACP).

Route Details: The flight route from JED to BER will operate three times weekly via King Abdulaziz International Airport in Jeddah (JED) starting on September 4, 2024.

Strategic Alignment: This aligns itself well with Saudi National Aviation Strategy which aims at handling 330 million passengers and attracting 150 million visitors by year 2030. And it also supports our “We Connect the World to the Kingdom” mission as well as air connectivity enhancement target of Saudi Vision 2030.

Leadership Statements: Through this new addition into their international network Mr Bander Almohanna CEO & Managing Director – Flynas said that it shows how fast they are growing in Europe while Majid Khan CEO ACP mentioned that he is thrilled about having another direct link between Berlin and Jeddah because this represents our dedication towards better connectivity.

Invitation: “We want everyone around the globe to come and discover what makes us unique all year round,” said Hazim Alhazmi President Americas & Europe Markets at Saudi Tourism Authority when inviting people over for visits anytime during any season.

Operational Details:

Flynas flies more than 70 domestic destinations along with international ones; boasting over 1500 flights per week on average since establishment in ’07 with total number served pax exceeding seventy eight million till date.The plan includes adding another hundred sixty five cities worldwide within next decade apart from current goal set under Saudi Vision Twenty Thirty program.  

The establishment of this route demonstrates Flynas’ commitment to giving travellers more options as well as improving connections between Europe and Saudi Arabia which will in turn foster cultural exchange.

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