Information about Saudi Arabia
Population: 26.417.599 (2005 est)
Capital: Riad 4.260.000 inhab. (2005)
Official Languages: arabic
The flag carrier of Saudi Arabia is Saudi Arabian Airlines (SV)
Main cities: La Meca; at-Ta'if; Medina; ad-Dammam
According to your nationality, before planning your trip, please check with the embassy or consulate of Saudi Arabia in your country of residence, if you need Visa in order to enter the country. Make sure to have the health insurance required and the valid passport, as well.
In addition to passport and visa, if you plan to travel to Saudi Arabia, whether for business or pleasure, we suggest to review the following information: International Airports - Airport Safety Rules - baggage allowance, size and weight restrictions - Most visited cities - Driving in Saudi Arabia - Electricity - Time Zone - Business hours - National Holidays - Weights and Measures - Rules of Etiquette and Commercial Practices
Currency: Saudi riyal (SR) (SAR)
Time Zone: Summer Time (GMT+3)
Vaccination data up to july 2012:
- Obligatory vaccines: Yellow fever if coming from an endemic country, Meningococcal ACYW 135.
- Recommended vaccines: Hepatitis A, Tetanus-diphtheria, Pertussis, MMR vaccine.