Home News Saudi

Saudi Arabia identifies five caves for ecotourism drive

Saudi Arabia identifies five caves for ecotourism drive
The caves are 200km north of Riyadh but specific locations are being kept under wraps for now. (Photo for illustrative purposes only)

2 months   ago  /  141

Saudi Arabia has supposedly distinguished five caves where it intends to launch ecotourism goals this year. 

Saudi Geological Survey (SGS), the kingdom's national topographical association, plans to dispatch the ventures as a feature of the Saudi Arabia's Vision 2030 activity. 

"We are prepared," said Mahmoud Al Shanti, executive of the Saudi Geological Survey's Cave Unit and Desert Studies, in remarks distributed by Lonely Planet News. 

"We are presently picking simple passages for voyagers, yet won't declare the names and areas of the caverns yet." 


SGS is staying tight-lipped on the particular areas of the underground locales to counteract individuals heading inside and pulverizing them, Al Shanti stated, including that the caverns are 200km north of Riyadh. 

Al Shanti revealed to Lonely Planet that the caverns must be overseen and secured to guarantee the survival of untamed life including bats, hyenas, foxes and owls. 

SGS said it evaluates that, when opened, the attractions could get in excess of 1,000 guests every day, with visit guides being prepared to indicate visitors around the territory. 

"These are remote spots and the towns must be prepared to get sightseers," Al Shanti was cited as saying. 

In November, Saudi Arabia's sovereign riches finance likewise reported plans to build up another eco-the travel industry venture as a major aspect of the Prince Mohammed canister Salman Natural Reserve close Tabuk. 

The Public Investment Fund (PIF) said it will set up an organization to take a shot at the Wadi Al Disah Development Project, which expects to wind up a "noteworthy practical the travel industry area", protecting the neighborhood condition and natural life. 

The declaration of the Wadi Al Disah Development Project pursued the dispatch of the Amaala ultra-extravagance the travel industry venture in September, which will be the point of convergence of the travel industry biological community inside the Prince Mohammed container Salman Natural Reserve.