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The Custodian Program for Caring of Kingdom’s Cultural Heritage
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His Excellency Mr. Ahmad Al-Khatib
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Tourism Investment Support
Al Ogair Project
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Tourism Product Development
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Tour Operators Program
Sports and Adventure Tourism
Culture and Heritage Tourism
Tourism After Umrah Program
Tourism Codes of Conduct
“Live Saudi Arabia”
"Leave No Trace"
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Virtual Tours Guide
Tourism Services Directory
Lexicon of Touristic Terms
Vacancies in Tourism Sector
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Rural and Agro-tourism Portal
SCTH Staff Portal
Programs and Support
Foundation and Goals
Last Update : 11/28/2016 11:39 AM
تم التقييم مسبقا
Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage (SCTH), since its inception has passed through several structural stages before reaching its present structure and becoming the first ever official agency responsible for the tourism and heritage sector in the Kingdom.
he Council of Ministers through a Resolution # (9) dated 12/1/1421 H (16 April, 2000), established the "Supreme Commission for Tourism" (SCT) to adopt tourism in the State as a key productive sector, especially with regard to attracting the Saudi citizen towards domestic tourism, creating investment opportunities, developing human potential by developing national cadre and creating new job opportunities for the Saudi citizens.
In light of the importance of Antiquities as a major component of tourism in any country of the world, a Royal Decree # (2/a), on 28/2/1424 H (30 April 2003) was issued to combine the Antiquities sector with SCT, and accordingly, SCT became responsible of everything related to Antiquities sector along with its responsibility on tourism.
On 16/3/1429 H (24 March 2008), the Council of Ministers through its Resolution # 78 changed the name of "Supreme Commission for Tourism" (SCT) to "Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities" (SCTA) with the confirmation that, tourism sector in the Kingdom has become a national reality and it requires the formation of a government agency responsible for planning and development of tourism and antiquities, in view of the many tourist excellences enjoyed by the Kingdom, some of which are as follows:
Presence of huge amount of archaeological treas
ures, rare antique museums, and historic sites that belong to multiple cultures and eras of Saudi Arabia in
all its regions.
eographic location of the Kingdom with its vast area,
limate and breathtaking views.
Long coast lines
the Kingdom both on the Red Sea and the Arabian Gulf, and
their variation attracting tourists
The cultural heritage and customs of the Saudi people, their generosity and hospitality
The vast infrastructure,
modern services and State's
towards the development of the tourism sector.
Saudi Arabia's political stability, social security,
economic prosperity, and its
On Monday 12/11/1436 H (28 June, 2015), the Cabinet decided to approve the amendment
the name of Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities (SCTA) to Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Her
Goals and Aspirations:
The main goal of creating the Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage (SCTH), from the very outset, was to pay greater attention to all aspects of the tourism sector in Saudi Arabia, in its organization, development, and promotion. SCTH always looked forward to strengthening the role of tourism sector and overcome barriers to its growth, based on the immense tourism potential enjoyed by the Kingdom. Its efforts include preservation of antiquities and activation of its contribution to the cultural and economic development.
SCTH envisions the growth of tourism sector corresponding to the role of Kingdom’s value and its influence in the international community, as well as, as an important tributary of the national economy.