Three Million Saudis to Return Home for Ramadan

August 29, 2008

Some three million Saudis studying or touring overseas will return home for the holy month of Ramadan, the Saudi Gazette reported today.

The Supreme Tourism Commission reported that over three million Saudis traveled overseas this summer and estimated their total spending at SR27 billion [$2.7 billion], the daily reported. The number of Saudis visiting Egypt dropped by 20 percent this year, while travel to Lebanon, Turkey and Malaysia increased.

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