The Saudi 2030 Vision aims to develop world-class healthcare infrastructure and services, attracting international patients seeking specialized medical treatments. The objective is to establish Saudi Arabia as a leading destination for both Health and wellness tourism. To achieve this, the government plans to foster collaboration between public and private healthcare providers, invest in cutting-edge medical technologies, and develop specialized medical cities and facilities across the country. These initiatives aim to provide top-quality services, attract top medical professionals, and enhance the overall patient experience.
Saudi Arabia will promote the country’s healthcare offerings, exchange knowledge, and showcase the opportunities available in the sector. It will gather international professionals, industry experts, and investors, providing them with a platform to discuss trends, challenges, and opportunities within the health tourism field.
Health tourism in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is characterized, in addition to the availability of a network of advanced hospitals and medical centers and modern infrastructure, to the presence of an important and attractive hospital tributary represented by spiritual healing with the presence of the Two Holy Mosques in Mecca and Medina, various religious places and shrines, and a rich cultural and heritage heritage.
The Kingdom aims to reach 100 million tourists (both internal and external) by 2030 (55 million external tourists and 45 million internal tourists).
He points out that the goal is to reach 30 million Umrah pilgrims by the year 2030.
The Kingdom also received 93 million tourist visits in 2022, and nearly 8 million in the first quarter of 2023.