Saudi Arabia destination information

All you need to know before visiting Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia summary

Saudi Arabia is a big country with around 32M Saudi. Official language is Arabic. Saudi Arabia uses metric system (kilograms, centimeters, °C). Time zone is UTC+03:00. Currency used in Saudi Arabia is Saudi Riyal (SAR).

🎫 Border Rank #️⃣ 193
🗺️ Passport Rank #️⃣ 141

ATMs in Saudi Arabia are Very common. Internet speed in Saudi Arabia is on average 3.4 Mbps. In Saudi Arabia you drive on the right side. Most cars have manual transmission (stick).

🏙️ Riyadh
🗣️ Arabic
👨‍👩‍👦‍👦 32M ☀️ ~25 °C 🌧 ~6 mm 👍 Developing 🚩 2150k km2 (830k mi²)
🎫 Visa Exemption
🗺️ Passport Strength
📧 Saudi visa Online
🏥 Health regulation
🛃 Customs rules
🏛️ Embassies


Socket 🔌

Saudi Arabia uses 230V, 60Hz with socket and plug Type G.

Languages 🗣️

  • Arabic


Currency 💱

1 SAR = 0.26 USD

Saudi Arabia uses the Saudi riyal (symbol: ?.?), code SAR.Banknotes come in denominations of 500, 50, 10, 5 and 1 riyals. Riyal is subdivided into 100 halalas. Coins come in denominations of 50, 25, 10 and 5 halalas.

ATM 🏧🏦

Very common

Automatic teller machines are very common in Saudi Arabia. You can find them in both large & small cities, tourist areas etc.You do not need a chip & PIN card to use an ATM — your standard magnetic card will work fine.

Tipping 💁🏽

Expected to tip

Tipping is quite common in Saudi Arabia and it's good etiquette to leave one. How much money you leave depends on the service and how happy you were with it. Receipts might sometimes include a service charge.

Card 💳


Mobile Phone 📱

Saudi Arabia uses GSM mobile networks GSM 900 and GSM 1800.

Roaming 🌐

If you don't want to buy SIM card in Saudi Arabia upon arrival, make sure to check the roaming charges with your telecom provider before your departure so there are no surprises when you return home.

Emergency Calls 🚨

Universal :


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Calling ☎️


To call Saudi Arabia, dial +, then 966 (the country code for Saudi Arabia), then the area code (without the initial 0) and the local number.


For local calls within Saudi Arabia, start with the area code (with the initial 0). In the case above area code is 11 .

international: + 966 11 1234567
calling local: 011 1234567

Internet connection

Internet Speed 💯

Internet speed in Saudi Arabia is on average 3.4 Mbps.

Wifi 📡

WiFi coverage in Saudi Arabia is low. It is not as easy to find one.

SIM Card #️⃣

You can buy a SIM card for about 43.99 SAR, which includes 1 GB of data plan. You can choose from 3 telecoms: Mobily, STC or Zain.


Rules 🚗

In Saudi Arabia you drive on the right side. Most cars have manual transmission (stick).

Limits 🚦

Unless otherwise posted, the speed limits for cars and motorcycles are as follows: 100-120 km/h (62-74 mph) on undivided highways, 120 km/h (74 mph) on motorways, 120 km/h (74 mph) on expressways and 40-80 km/h (24-49 mph) in all built-up areas.


Temperature 🌡️

Rainfall ☔

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Visa Exemption

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Passport Strength

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Saudi visa Online

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Health regulation

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Customs rules

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Saudi embassies

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