Overview

Fury v Usyk

Saturday 18 May 2024

 

Fury v Usyk is back on!  The new date for the biggest fight in the world is Saturday May 18th 20204.

This enormous fight to become the undisputed heavyweight champion of the world will take place in Saudi Arabi in December and you can be sure that here at BoxingBreaks.com we will be offering a range of flight, ticket and hotel packages. 

Our packages includes:

  • Return Direct flights from the UK to Saudi Arabia with British Airways from London Heathrow
  • Return Airport to hotel transfers
  • 2 nights' hotel accommodation with breakfast at the Movenpick Riyadh Hotel
  • Tickets in either the Upper Tier, Lower Tier, Platinum Floor, Diamond Floor, Royal Front Floor or Royal Front Row A Floor
  • Return transfers between the hotel and the Kingdom Arena in Riyadh
  • 'Edge of the World' Excursion Tour

Flight Times

British Airways

 

London Heathrow (LHR)
17 May @ 13:20

 

King Khaled Intl (RUH)
17 May @ 22:50

British Airways King Khaled Intl (RUH)
19 May @ 01:00
London Heathrow (LHR)
20 May @ 05:15

 

 

Before making a booking please read the following cancellation policy:

Cancellation Policy

  1. In the event of a cancellation or postponement, Tailormade Boxing Breaks are not required to refund your travel package
  2. If one of the fighters is changed, your travel package remains valid
  3. All packages are based on double/twin occupancy. Single occupancy rooms are available for an additional supplement
  4. Tailormade Boxing Breaks not responsible for your successful VISA application or successful admittance to Saudi Arabia
  5. Tailormade Boxing Breaks are not responsible for clients or their actions in Saudi Arabia 
3 Nights 3 Days 17 May Riyadh, Riyadh Province
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  • Itinerary

    Important Information

    https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/saudi-arabia/local-laws-and-customs

    Rules of behaviour

    Men and women are required to refrain from public displays of affection. Swearing and making rude gestures are considered offensive acts and violators can be subjected to the local laws. Penalties can vary from a fine to imprisonment and/or deported. For more information on rules of behaviour in Saudi Arabia, please refer to the official page of Visit Saudi.

    Dress code

    Local laws require men and women to dress modestly covering shoulders and knees in public, avoiding tight-fitting clothing or clothes with profane language or images. It is not mandatory for female travellers to wear the traditional robe or abaya. Information on important laws and etiquette around dress codes is available to visitors on the Visit Saudi website.

    Both men and women are advised not to wear shorts or sleeveless tops, when going to government buildings, airports, health care facilities or malls. If you do not dress modestly, you may be asked to leave or be denied entry to these locations. Dressing modestly is important especially during the holy month of Ramadan.

    Photography and media

    Be aware of cultural sensitivities. Filming or photographing government buildings, military installations, and palaces is not allowed.  You should avoid photographing local people.

    It is illegal to post anything online that could be seen to criticise, insult or ridicule the: 

    • Saudi government or authorities
    • King, Crown Prince or Royal Family
    • country’s culture and beliefs

    You could get a long prison sentence, even for posts published outside Saudi Arabia many years ago. 

    You’re likely come under more scrutiny if you’re a British national who also: 

    • carries Saudi citizenship
    • has close Saudi relatives

    If you wish to carry out media activity related to the production, transmission and/or distribution of printed, digital, audio, video and/or visual information, you will be required to obtain the appropriate permission from the General Commission for Audiovisual Media (GCAM) in advance. Failure to do so could result in imprisonment and a substantial fine.

    Female drivers

    As of June 2018, women are legally able to obtain a licence to drive a car, motorbikes and scooters. You should seek guidance from the local authorities on how to apply for a local licence.

    LGBT / Sexual relations outside marriage

    Homosexual or extra-marital sexual relations, including adultery, are illegal and can be subject to severe penalties. It’s also illegal to be transgender. Transgender people travelling to Saudi Arabia are likely to face significant difficulties and risks if this is discovered by the authorities. See our information and advice page for the LGBT community before you travel.

    Living together whilst unmarried is prohibited. Any intimacy in public between men and women (including between teenagers) can lead to arrest. Penalties can include arrest and a potential court case where the judgement can include a fine, a custodial sentence and deportation once the sentence is complete. This is especially so where the behaviour has caused offence.

    Due to the laws on sex outside marriage, if you become pregnant outside marriage, both you and your partner could face imprisonment and/or deportation. Doctors will ask for proof of marriage during antenatal checks. An unmarried woman who gives birth in Saudi Arabia may also encounter problems when registering the birth of the child in Saudi Arabia, and could be arrested, imprisoned or deported. To get a birth certificate from the Saudi authorities, you must provide a marriage certificate and the authorities may compare the date of the marriage against the estimated date of conception.

    Importing goods and customs

    Saudi law prohibits the importation of weapons, alcohol, narcotics, pork and pork products, pornographic materials, distillery equipment, re-treaded or used tyres, used clothing and certain sculptures.

    Personal videos, books, and magazines may be subjected to scrutiny and be censored on arrival. In addition, electronic devices may be screened by customs officials on arrival and departure.

    Special approval from the Saudi authorities’ on items such as agricultural seeds, live animals, books, periodicals, movies, and tapes; religious books and tapes; chemicals and harmful materials; pharmaceutical products; wireless equipment and radio-controlled model airplanes, and archaeological artefacts’ requires. For additional information, please visit The Saudi Standards, Metrology and Quality Organization (SASO)

    Drugs and narcotics control

    There is zero tolerance for drugs-related offences in Saudi Arabia. The penalties for the use of, trafficking, smuggling and possession of drugs (even residual amounts) are severe.

    Punishment can include lengthy custodial sentences, heavy fines, deportation, and death penalty. For further information, please visit the Saudi Ministry of Interior website.

    Some prescribed and over the counter medicines may be controlled substances in Saudi Arabia. If you need to bring in controlled/prescription medication, ensure you carry your official doctor’s prescription, hospital note or a letter from your GP, detailing the drug, the quantity prescribed and dosage. This note or letter should also be signed by the doctor / consultant and stamped by the hospital. A list of narcotic, psychotropic and controlled drugs where this rule applies, allowed quantities and documents to present can be found on the Saudi Food & Drug Authority (SFDA) procedures and controls of narcotics and psychotropic substances.

    Alcohol

    It is an offence to drink alcohol or be drunk in public. British nationals have been detained under this law, usually when they have come to the attention of the police on a related matter, such as disorderly or offensive behaviour. Penalties for the possession of, or trade in alcohol are severe. Both result in prison sentences. Do not arrive in Saudi Arabia under the influence of alcohol. Do not bring alcohol into Saudi Arabia.

    Religion

    The public practice of any form of religion other than Islam is illegal; as is an intention to convert others. However, the Saudi authorities accept the private practice of religions other than Islam, and you can bring a religious text into the country as long as it is for your personal use. Importing larger quantities than this can carry severe penalties.

    Technical equipment

    Binoculars should not be brought into Saudi Arabia and may be confiscated at the port of entry.

    Equipment like satellite phones, listening or recording devices, radio transmitters, powerful cameras or binoculars, may require a licence for use in Saudi Arabia. Seek advice from the Royal Embassy of Saudi Arabia in London.

    Carrying two passports

    It is illegal to hold two passports in Saudi Arabia. The immigration authorities will confiscate second passports if they are discovered.

    You should carry a photocopy of your passport for identification. Make sure you have included emergency contact details.

    Legal system and due process

    The Saudi legal system differs in many ways from the UK. Suspects can be held without charge and are not always allowed quick access to legal representation. The Saudi authorities have detained witnesses and victims of crimes. If you need consular assistance, British Embassy staff will try to visit you as soon as they are aware of the case, but in some instances, Embassy staff have not been permitted to do so immediately or have had access limited.

    Financial crimes

    Financial crimes, including fraud, bribery, embezzlement, giving somebody a cheque which bounces (including post-dated and ‘security cheques’) and non-payment of bills (for example hotel bills or car hire) can result in imprisonment and/or a fine and deportation in Saudi Arabia.

    Bank accounts and other assets may be frozen. You may also be liable for cheques that you have signed on behalf of a company.

    If you have unpaid loans or financial commitments you won’t be able to cancel your residence permit, and may find yourself subject to a travel ban which will prevent you from travelling or leaving the country. All debts should be settled in full before you leave the country. Ask your bank for a certificate to confirm you have no outstanding debt once you have cleared the balance.

    Equally, you may find that there is a block on your government services, which prevents the renewal of your residents ID, issuing the re-entry/exit visa, or transferring to a new sponsor (employer) and any end of service benefits you may be entitled to could be used to offset the outstanding debt.

    Commercial disputes

    Anyone involved in a commercial dispute with a Saudi company or individual may be prevented from leaving the country pending resolution of the dispute. Government bodies often retain passports for official purposes; sponsors also sometimes retain passports, although this is illegal.

    Deportation

    If you are found guilty of committing an offence and are sentenced to over 3 months, the Saudi authorities can deport you. In some circumstances, you can also be deported for shorter sentences. This is regardless of whether the judgement included deportation. If you are employed in Saudi Arabia this will impact your employment and may affect your ability to return to Saudi Arabia in the future.

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