From how to get here, to navigating the currency, climate and culture once you’ve arrived, here’s everything you need to know about visiting Saudi Arabia.
Arabic is the official language of Saudi Arabia and the primary language used in all dealings and public transactions. Saudi Arabia’s rich heritage and traditions have been shaped by its position as a historic trade hub and the birthplace of Islam.
Public etiquette in Saudi Arabia is informed by our cultural heritage and Islamic religion, and underpinned by values that are familiar to people everywhere: respect for others, decorum in public and protection of privacy.
Saudi Arabia’s national currency is the Saudi riyal (symbol: SAR), which is subdivided into 100 halala. You’ll receive notes in denominations of 5 riyals, 10 riyals, 50 riyals, 100 riyals and 500 riyals; and coins in 1 riyal, 2 riyals, 50 halala, 25 halala, 10 halala, 5 halala and 1 halala.