This is good news. Saudi Arabia will start issuing non-religious tourist visas to foreigners to develop tourism in the country (via Haitham). It is too early to predict that it will be as open as its Gulf Arab neighbors which boast Western-style nightclubs serving alcohol anytime soon. I hope they will consider giving permission to holy cities of Mecca and Medina to the non-Muslims as well. Saudi wahabi ideologies need some fresh air.
"No culture can live if it attempts to be exclusive." - Mahatma Gandhi