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Saudi travelers spent millions in just three months in the UK

The UK has been a favorite destination for Saudi Arabian tourists and travelers for decades. According to numbers recently revealed by Visit Britain, the official website of the British Tourist Authority, things aren’t so different this year. 

In fact, the number of Saudis who visited the UK through all entry points reached a staggering 23,769 during the first quarter of 2019. The reasons for visits varied, ranging between vacation, business, study, and others including medical treatment. The statistical data also showed how much Saudis approximately spent during a three-month period in the UK. The amount totaled to nearly half a billion riyals ($118 million), to be exact. 

Nearly 7,400 Saudi women visited the UK during the stated period, spending about 114 million riyals ($30 million); men spent the remaining 331 million riyals ($88 million).