Getting to Saudi Arabia:
It is necessary for most foreign visitors to obtain a visa to enter Saudi Arabia.
Saudi E-visa – is available to citizens of 49 eligible foreign countries. Applicants must have a passport from one of the eligible countries valid for at least 6 months from their date of entry into the country. They will also need a credit/debit card to pay the visa fee, as well as an up-to-date email address to receive the visa. Applicants need to make sure they complete every section of the e-visa application accurately. On approval for an e-visa the traveller only needs to print a copy of the electronic visa to present to the Saudi authorities along with the passport on arrival.
Tourists from other countries should apply for visa through Saudi embassies and consulates near them.
International Gateways in Saudi Arabia:
Visitors wishing to visit the UNESCO Heritage sites in Saudi Arabia can enter the country through two major international gateways Jeddah and Riyadh although Dammam also receives international flights and visitors.
Best Time to visit Saudi Arabia:
Is from late October to March as Saudi Arabia has pleasant and cool winters.
Arabic is the official language however English is widely spoken and used in business. Besides Urdu, Hindi, Turkish and Tagalog are also spoken by expatriates in the city.
Currency – Saudi Riyal (SAR)
Connectivity Solutions – visitors can buy SIM Cards and wi-fi fixed bundles from Mobily and STC
Electricity, Voltage and Power-Plug – 220V/60HZ (U.S. Schuko, Type G Plugs)
Time Zone – UTC+3