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.

  • Language and Culture

  • Law and Etiquette

  • Climate and Seasons

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Language and Culture

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.

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Laws and Etiquette

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.

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Climate and Seasons

Contrary to popular belief, Saudi Arabia has four distinct seasons and a climate that varies between regions. Read on for a seasonal overview of the Kingdom’s weather.


  • Getting Here

  • Getting Around

  • Currencies and Payments

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Getting Here

With 13 international airports, served by a wealth of international carriers, getting to and around the Kingdom couldn’t be easier.

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Getting Around

A first-rate transportation system connects Saudi Arabia’s provinces and cities, serving millions of people each day.

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Currencies and Payments

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.

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What’s the Visa

The simplest and quickest way to issue your visa to the Kingdom. Apply and receive it instantly in your inbox.

Saudi Arabia Visa

The Saudi Arabian visa is accessible for all. We look forward to welcome and host you in the Kingdom.

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