Planning and Preparation

@HACK will take place from 28 - 30 November 2021 at Riyadh Front Expo Centre, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Below you will find information regarding international travel, the venue, accommodation, as well as additional information to help you enjoy your stay in the Kingdom. 

Travel & Accomodation

The venue is easy reach and conveniently located. It’s situated in the north-east side of Riyadh. Located on airport Road, Riyadh Front Expo Centre is very close to King Khalid International Airport. The airport is served by international carriers from across the globe. Within the city, taxis are plentiful and there is also ample free parking.

Click here for directions.

Vaccination is mandatory, and access to the event will only be granted after presenting a green status on the Tawakkalna App. This is Saudi Arabia’s official COVID-19 app. 

Below are the vaccinations recognised to enter the country:


  • 2 doses of : Pfizer BioNTech or Comirnaty
  • 2 doses of: Oxford AstraZeneca, Covishield, SK Bioscience or Vaxzevria.
  • 2 doses of: Moderna or Spikevax
  • 1 dose of:  Johnson & Johnson

If you are looking to book accommodation during your trip to Riyadh, we have partnered with HotelMap to secure some exclusive deals with hotel providers within proximity to the exhibition centre.

Click here to view partnered hotels.

Saudi is very much open to international visitors. We expect a large international contingent to participate for the inaugural edition of @Hack. All passengers must provide a negative PCR test conducted no more than 72 hours before departure. King Khalid International Airport is the closest airport to Riyadh Front Expo Centre. All travelers must have a valid tourism visa obtained before arrival. 

All @HACK attendees - exhibitors, visitors, sponsors and speakers - require an e-visa from eligible countries to enter the Kingdom. It is imperative that you apply for your visa prior to travelling. 

The e-Visa will be a one-year, multiple entry visa, allowing tourists to spend up to 90 days in the country. 

  1. Click here to start your e-Visa application process
  2. Complete the application form. You will need to provide personal information including: full name, address, date of birth, passport details and travel plans*
  3. Pay the e-Visa fee using a credit or debit card
  4. Once approved, you will receive the e-Visa by email

For more information on visas to enter Saudi Arabia, please click here.

Saudi Arabia has a rich history and you can explore all it has to offer during some well-deserved down time when you visit. There are so many things to see and do including activities, tours, dining, and shopping. Take advantage of the rich history the country has to offer.

To explore the Kingdom and all it has to offer click here.

Discover attractions, experiences and destinations to make the most of your visit.