Saudi Arabia

General Information

General Information for travelers going to Saudi Arabia Language(s): Arabic (all correspondence with Government Departments must be in Arabic), English Capital City: Riyadh Local Time: GMT +3 Currency: Saudi Riyal (SAR 1 = 100 Halalas) Notes: SAR: 1, 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 200, 500 Coins: Halalas: 5, 10, 25, 50. Qurush: 1, 2, 5, 10 Dialling Code: 966 Electricity: 125/215V AC 50/60Hz


Passport, Visa, Embassy

Passport & Visa Info The following details relate to holders of adult normal passports (requirements for children may be different), if any other type of passport or travel document is held, entry requirements should be checked with the relevant embassy or consulate. Restrictions: Entry & transit is refused to: 1) Holders of Israeli passports or passports valid for...


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Health risks

Saudi Arabia is a monarchy ruled by a king chosen from and by members of the Al-Saud family. The king rules through royal decrees issued in conjunction with the Council of Ministers, and with advice from the Consultative Council. Members of both councils are appointed by the king. Islamic law is the basis of the authority of the monarchy and provides the foundation of the...


Climate: The climate is extremely dry and arid throughout the year, with unreliable rainfall. What little rain there is falls between Nov-Dec-Apr or May. Temperatures from May-Sep are extremely high and although inland the humidity is quite low on the coast it can become high adding to the discomfort. Temperatures in winter are generally mild/warm but inland and in higher...