Saudi International Flowers & Gardens Expo (SIFGEXPO)
Apart from delighting the visitors’ eyes with rich colors, SIFG Expo helps the visitors to learn about gardening and shop for their homes and gardens.In addition to current information about facilities and services in the field of horticulture, visitors can expect a comprehensive framework program. Top florists show design and production ideas, plant nurseries and gardeners present their most recent cultivars, young companies introduce themselves and looking for their access into the market. Your senses will be awakened with beautiful displays of flowers, plants, trees, water features, stone, pavers and so much more.
Riyadh is well connected with all major cities of the world by a wide selection of Airlines serving Riyadh’s King Khaled International Airport.
The Islamic year is called the Hijri and dates are followed by AH - After Hijra. The Hijri calendar is based on lunar months. There are 354 or 355 days in the Hijri year, which is divided into 12 lunar months and each year is 11 days shorter than the Gregorian year. As some holidays are based on the sighting of the moon and not fixed dates on the Hijri calendar, the dates of Islamic holidays are imprecise, with holidays frequently being confirmed less than 24 hours in advance. Some non-religious holidays are fixed according to the Gregorian calendar.
Saudi Arabia is three hours ahead of UTC (Co-ordinated Universal Time – formerly known as GMT) and there is no daylight saving.
The official language of the country is Arabic, although English is the official business language. English is widely used and most road and shop signs, restaurant menus, etc. are in both languages.
Government offices: 07:30am to 04:00pm (Sunday to Thursday) Private sector: 09:00am to 06:00pm can vary (Sunday to Thursday) Embassies and consulates: 08:00am to 04:00pm (Sunday to Thursday) Banks: 09:00am to 04:00pm (Sunday to Thursday) Shopping Malls: 10:00am to 10:00pm Friday 17:00pm to 22:00pm Petrol stations: 24 hours (Daily)
• The monetary unit is the "Riyal"
• The currency is also referred to as SAR (Saudi Arabian riyal).
• The Riyal has been tied to the US dollar at a mid-rate of US $1 – SAR 3.75
• Exchange rates of all major currencies are published daily in the local newspapers.
Most shops, hotels and restaurants accept the major credit cards (American Express, Diners Club, MasterCard, and Visa).
All visitors to Saudi Arabia need a valid entry visa to the Kingdom. Exhibitors should obtain a business visa before travelling to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
Please note the following points:
Visas are required by everyone with the exception of travelers holding passports from Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar and UAE.
Visas can be obtained through Saudi Arabian Embassies.
Participants will apply for their Entry Visas at Saudi Embassies or consulates in their respective countries.
Exhibitors should apply for their visa at least 8 WEEKS prior to travelling to the Kingdom considering a visit or business visa takes 2 weeks to process from application to collection.
The organizers can’t be held responsible for any exhibitor who fails to obtain his visa on time for the show.