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Welcome to Saudi Arabia!

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General Information

The official language of Saudi Arabia is Arabic.

The national currency of Saudi Arabia is Saudi riyal (SR) (SAR).

1 SAR equals  .
equals  SAR.

Location

Saudi Arabia

The distance from to Saudi Arabia is miles or km. The estimated travel time is .

Climate and Travel Season

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Safety

According to the U.S. Department of State, it should be safe to travel to Saudi Arabia. Exercise increased caution in Saudi Arabia due to terrorism and the threat of missile and drone attacks on civilian targets. Click here for the full travel advisory and further information by the U.S. government.

The criminality index of Saudi Arabia is 28. A higher number means more criminality.

Dial 911 to call the police in Saudi Arabia.

LGBT

Saudi Arabia has a score of -14 in the SPARTACUS Gay Travel Index. Saudi Arabia ranks #194 worldwide.

Same-sex sexual relations, even when consensual, are criminalized in Saudi Arabia. Violations of Saudi laws governing perceived expressions of, or support for, same-sex sexual relations, including on social media, may be subject to severe punishment. Potential penalties include fines, jail time, or death.

Travel Vaccinations

All travelers to Saudi Arabia should be up-to-date on the following vaccines:

  • Measles
  • Routine vaccines

Moreover, the following travel vaccines/medicines are recommended because there is a risk of these diseases in Saudi Arabia:

  • Hepatitis A
  • Typhoid

The following vaccines/medicines might be needed depending on where and how long you are staying. Please consult your doctor.

  • Hepatitis B
  • Malaria
  • Meningitis (Meningococcal disease)
  • Rabies
  • Yellow Fever
Visa Information

A visa might be required to travel to this country.

Make sure your passport is valid for your intended period of stay. Some countries even require your passport to be valid for six months beyond the intended date of departure.

Power Plugs

You likely need a power plug adapter in Saudi Arabia to use your electronic devices from .

The voltage in Saudi Arabia differs from the voltage in . You may need a voltage converter to be able to use your devices.

In Saudi Arabia, the standard voltage is 220 V and the frequency is 60 Hz. The following power plugs are used:

  • Type G
Weather

The temperature difference between Saudi Arabia and is °F / °C. Make sure you pack the right clothes.

Possible light rain on Tuesday.

Date Temperature Humidity Precipitation
Fri November 08 66–92°F  /  19–34°C 25% 2%
Sat November 09 68–92°F  /  20–33°C 36% 9%
Sun November 10 68–87°F  /  20–31°C 35% 6%
Mon November 11 66–85°F  /  19–30°C 41% 24%
Tue November 12 61–76°F  /  16–24°C 67% 57%
Wed November 13 63–76°F  /  17–25°C 62% 16%
Thu November 14 61–77°F  /  16–25°C 53% 14%
Fri November 15 61–79°F  /  16–26°C 44% 4%

Sunrise and Sunset

The sun rises at 06:24 am and sets at 05:27 pm. This equates to 11.1 hours of daylight.

When the sun rises in Saudi Arabia, it is in . When the sun sets in Saudi Arabia, it is in .

Taxi

The average base fare for a taxi in Saudi Arabia is 10.00 SAR. Every kilometer costs an additional 7.33 SAR. Every hour of waiting time costs 34.83 SAR.

Car Rental

International driving permits are recognized in Saudi Arabia.

The minimum driving age is 18 for cars, 16 for motorcycles, 17 for temporary permit for cars.

Right-hand traffic, keep to the right side of the road. Keep this in mind when renting a car!

The price of one liter of gasoline is approximately 1.00 SAR in Saudi Arabia.

Landmarks and Activities

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Food/Drink

The price for the recommended minimum amount of food per person per day is 22.59 SAR.

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Tipping Etiquette

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Travel Scams

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