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Saudi Arabia's Information

Flag of Saudi Arabia
Land Area 2,149,690 km2
Total Area 2,149,690km2 (#12)
Population 28,160,273 (#46)
Population Density 13.10/km2
Government Type Absolute Monarchy
GDP (PPP) $1,730.00 Billion
GDP Per Capita $54,100
Currency Rial (SAR)
Largest Cities
ATTRACTIONS: (a few major)

The U.S. Department of State and other world governments strongly warn citizens against travel to Saudi Arabia.

There is a continuing high threat of terrorism throughout the Arabian Peninsula and it is believed terrorists are planning further attacks. Targets could include government buildings, public areas, tourist sites and Western interests.

We will continue to monitor the current situation and update travel information and tourism sites as information is made available.

For now, the following sites can be visited to gain further knowledge about the country of Saudi Arabia.

  • Calling Code: 966
  • Electricity: 127/220V, 60Hz
  • Drive on the: Right
  • Times to Travel: Travel to Saudi Arabia in the summer should be to the coastal regions that lie near the Red Sea or the Persian Gulf, as the temperatures are quite mild, rarely rising above 100° F (38° C).

    If the interior areas and the desert are the destination, the months of November and February are best for travel. The summers in the interior can easily reach 120° F (50° C) and even higher.

    It is advised to avoid travel around Ramadan, the most religious observence in Islam. During that time, all observant Muslims observe the Fast of Ramadan, and many restaurants remain closed.



  • NOTE: Before making your travel plans to any worldwide destination, we strongly recommend you authenticate important details regarding all applicable health, passport and visa requirements. The people at Travel Visa Pro can answer all of your questions!
  • Saudi Arabia Travel Advice and Warnings
This page was last updated on April 7, 2017.

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