Sacred Footsteps

018 Saudi Arabia: New Tourist Visa, Courting Influencers & A Shift in Preserving Heritage?

018 Saudi Arabia: New Tourist Visa, Courting Influencers & A Shift in Preserving Heritage?

Zara and Ali speak to travel writer Tharik Hussain about Lonely Planet's new Saudi Arabia guide book (which he authored) and the new Saudi tourist visa and its possible implications for travellers. They talk about historical sites in the country, including surviving Ottoman heritage, and indications that there is a shift in attitudes concerning historical preservation. They also ask why there are lack of Muslim travel writers.

Duration: 1 hr 9 min

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