Due to the current Covid-19 pandemic, all regular services and hours may be subject to change. Thus, if the idea is to spend the night in the public area, consider a plan B in case the stay inside the airport is only allowed for those who are close to boarding.
Spending the night at the airport
Riyadh airport is a large place, and although it is open 24 hours a day, it is not one of the most comfortable for spending the night.
Where to rest: The offer is minimal, but you can find some reclinable chairs next to the boarding gates and the duty-free stores, and a quiet, carpeted prayer room between terminals 1 and 2. Another option is to enter one of the VIP lounges, which open 24 hours a day. However, keep in mind that they can have a maximum stay (4-6 hours). If the passenger finally decides to go to a hotel, there is one situated next to the airport.
Baggage: There are no luggage storage offices. This means you will have to keep your bags with you until check-in time.
Eating and drinking: Available options inside the terminals close at night.
Restrooms: Showers are available inside some of the VIP lounges.
Wi-Fi: Free service in some of the coffee shops.
Next to the airport is situated the Riyadh Airport Marriott Hotel. Most hotels in the vicinity provide courtesy shuttles for the transfer of their guests.
Almakan Hotel (12.1 km/7.5 miles)
Beautiful Moment Furnished Apartments (12.7 km/7.9 miles)
Alnarjes Pearl Aparthotel (13.2 km/8.2 miles)
Narmiss Aparthotel 2 (13.5 km/8.4 miles)
Boudl Al Munsiyah (13.9 km/8.6 miles)