Traveling to Saudi Arabia?
- All COVID 19 restrictions for travel to Saudi Arabia have been lifted.
- Passengers are no longer required to hold a COVID 19 vaccination certificate or a PCR/Rapid Antigen test result to enter the country.
- Face masks are no longer required indoors.
- Quarantine restrictions have also been lifted.
- Holders of all types of Visit Visas are required to have insurance to cover the costs of COVID-19 treatment during their stay in Saudi Arabia.
Saudi Arabia is opening its doors to the world through its new tourist visa. With the new fast and easy-to-use online portal, international visitors from eligible countries can apply for an eVisa and discover the warm hospitality of Saudi people.
Exhibitors and visitors of the show (Eligible 49 Countries only) can obtain a tourist visa through the fast and easy-to-use online portal. The eVisa will be a one-year, multiple-entry visa, allowing tourists to spend up to 90 days in the country.
Riyadh International Convention & Exhibition Center (RICEC) is a state-of-the-art convention and exhibition facility designed to help businesses showcase their products, services, and capabilities. RICEC can serve your additional needs for conferences, workshops, and VIP meetings space. It is located at the King Abdullah Road near Exit 10 (AlKharj-Airport highway) on the Eastern Ring Road.
King Abdullah Rd, King Abdullah Dt.
Riyadh 11564, Saudi Arabia
+966 11 200 6677
How to get there?
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By Car or Taxi
From Eastern Ring Road Going North, exit 9, Turn left to King Abdullah Road, U Turn on Uthman Ibn Affan Road back to King Abdullah Branch Road. RICEC is to your right.
From Airport Road go south to Eastern Ring Road, exit 9, Turn right to King Abdullah Road, U Turn on Uthman Ibn Affan Road back to King Abdullah Branch Road. RICEC is to your right.
Parking: Free visitor parking is available on the Exhibition Grounds via Gate 2
IMPORTANT VISITING INFORMATION
DO I NEED TO REGISTER TO ATTEND THE LIGHTING DESIGN & TECHNOLOGY EXPO?
The Lighting Design & Technology Expo is free to attend for all. Online registration is required through the event website before you arrive. Register online here.
Note: This event is for trade professionals only and strictly no entry for under 18s.
WHERE CAN I GET MY TICKET AT THE EVENT?
Register online and your entry ticket will be emailed to you. Tickets will also be printed on-site. This will be used as your show 'badge' when you enter.
WHAT'S INCLUDED IN MY FREE ACCESS?
I'M AN INTERNATIONAL VISITOR. HOW DO I GET A VISA TO SAUDI?
Saudi Arabia is accepting tourist visas now. You can apply for a tourist visa and register to attend Lighting Design & Technology Expo. To apply for a tourist visa, visit www.visitsaudi.com.
Trace Riyadh's History
Built in 1865 and superbly preserved, Al Masmak Fortress is a vast clay and mud-brick citadel that’s a favorite among tourists wanting to step back in time and explore Saudi’s roots. In 1902, King Abdulaziz captured the fortress and took control of Riyadh (his ancestral home) after having lived in Kuwait.
From this fortress, Abdulaziz Al Saud conquered and united the different kingdoms and provinces that make up the Saudi nation as we know it today.
Shopping in Riyadh
From ancient labyrinthine souqs to luxury malls and quirky boutiques, Riyadh sets the standard for a destination shopping city. The city’s most famous market is the Souq Al Zal, which remains as noisy and vibrant as when it first emerged in 1901.
Everything from gold coins to quirky handicrafts and dusty antiques can be found here, including traditional Saudi items such as dallah coffee pots and mabkhara incense burners. For more modern shopping venues, choose from Riyadh Park Mall, with an IMAX cinema and arcade under its palm trees and wave-like glass roof; the open-air precinct The Zone, where stores and restaurants are clustered around a main plaza; or the shops at the Kingdom Centre, which are almost as impressive as the shiny skyscraper itself.
Sample Saudi cuisine in Riyadh’s Restaurants
One of the best ways to experience Riyadh’s cultural fusion is through its cuisine. Najd Village combines the dining and heritage experiences, with faithfully re-created Najd architecture and authentic recipes such as kabsa, jareesh and hashi.
More contemporary takes can be found at the sophisticated Takya, serving Saudi fusion food inspired by the country’s regions, and Suhail, with its modern spin on traditional Saudi favorites.