Planning a trip to Spanish Super Cup

Planning a Football Trip to Spain for the Spanish Super Cup?  Our free guide explains how to get there, how to get tickets, where to stay and eat and drink.

Spanish Super Cup 2020

The Spanish Super Cup tournament will be played in Saudi Arabia in January 2020

The four-team event features Barcelona, Real Madrid, Atletico Madrid and Valencia at the 62,000-capacity King Abdullah Sports City stadium in Jeddah.

The tournament features the previous season’s top two teams in La Liga, as well as the winners and runners-up of the Copa del Rey, or the teams finishing third and fourth in La Liga.

Barcelona will face Atletico Madrid and Valencia will take on Real Madrid in the revamped tournament between 8-12 January, with the two winners meeting in a final.

How to apply for Saudi tourist e-visa

Applying for the e-visa is pretty straightforward and you can do it through this portal.

Which countries are eligible to get a Saudi tourist visa?

All EU countries within Schengen zone + Andorra, Monaco, United Kingdom and Ukraine, Brunei, China, Canada, Japan, Kazakhstan, Malaysia, New Zealand, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Taiwan, United States

How long is the Saudi visa for?

With this visa, you can travel in Saudi Arabia for 90 days.

How much does the Saudi e-visa cost?

It costs 117USD + VAT.

Travel By air – The easiest way to travel to Saudi Arabia is by flying in. There are loads of international flights, especially to Jeddah and Riyadh. Saudia Airlines has many direct flights from Europe and other destinations.

Riyadh is considered the most straight-laced of the Kingdom’s big three cities. With most forms of entertainment banned, few sights of interest and a brutal climate, Riyadh is mostly a business destination. Although everyone adheres to the dress code thawb for men and abaya for women, you might come across many Saudis in Westernized clothing. English is spoken by most Saudis (most in Riyadh speak it well) as well as most foreigners.

Riyadh is very much a car-oriented city, and public transportation in Riyadh is badly underdeveloped.  Most visitors rely on white taxis, which are abundant in the city centre but can be harder to find on the outskirts or at night.

With alcohol and nightclubs all banned, due to Saudi Arabia being an Islamic country, Riyadh’s nightlife is limited. However, eating out is one of the pleasures of Riyadh — there’s a pretty good selection of restaurants for various cuisines, ranging from cheap and hearty to fancy and expensive. The famous Saudi “Kabssa” is worth trying, this spiced up rice, served with chicken or lamb is the main and most favourable dish/meal in the kingdom.

Useful Links

https://againstthecompass.com/en/travel-to-saudi-arabia/

https://wikitravel.org/en/Riyadh