Saudi Arabia

Visit Saudi Arabia

Best Time To Go

The best time to visit Saudi Arabia is during winter between the months of late October and early March. However, Asir Mountains, located in the south-western part of Saudi Arabia, are impregnable in winters due to excessive fog, and should be visited either before November or after February.

Transportation

Public Transportation. The Saudi bus network provides affordable transport both within and between the Kingdom’s cities. Operated by the Saudi PublicTransport Company (SAPTCO), the fleet consists of over 2,000 buses.

Weather

SaudiArabia. With the exception of the province of Asir on the western coast, Saudi Arabia has a desert climate characterized by extreme heat during the day, an abrupt drop in temperature at night, and very low annual rainfall. … The average summer temperature is about 45° C, but readings of up to 54° C are not unusual.

Information

Saudi Arabia is a desert country encompassing most of the Arabian Peninsula, with Red Sea and Persian (Arabian) Gulf coastlines. Known as the birthplace of Islam, it’s home to the religion’s 2 most sacred mosques: Masjid al-Haram, in Mecca, destination of the annual Hajj pilgrimage, and Medina’s Masjid an-Nabawi, burial site of the prophet Muhammad. Riyadh, the capital, is a skyscraper-filled metropolis.
King: Salman of Saudi Arabia Trending
Capital: Riyadh
Population: 17.94 million 

The Electric

In Saudi Arabia the power plugs and sockets are of type A, B, C and G. The standard voltage is 110 / 220 V and the standard frequency is 60 Hz.

Language

Official language
Arabic

Currency

Saudi riyal
The Saudi riyal; is the currency of Saudi Arabia. It is abbreviated as ر.س or SR. It is subdivided into 100 halalas.
Official website: sama.gov.sa
Symbol: ﷼‎, SR, ر.س
Central bank: Saudi Arabian Monetary Authority
Subunit: halalah
Banknotes: 10 riyals, 1 riyal, 5 riyals, 50 riyals, 500 riyals, 100 riyals
Coins: 25 halalas, 100 halalas, 10 halalas, 5 halalas, 50 halalas
Offical website: bankofengland.co.uk
Symbol: £
Central bank: Bank of England
Subunit: Penny
Banknotes: £50, £10, £5, £20
Coins: Penny, Ten pence, Twenty pence, Two pence, £1, 50p, £2, 5p