Business Operations to Saudi Arabia

Business Operations to Saudi Arabia
Riyadh by night

Business Operations to Saudi Arabia: Saudi Arabia encompasses a large part of the Arabian Peninsula and is home to Islam’s most sacred mosques, Masjid al-Haram in Mecca, the destination of the annual Hajj pilgrimage, and Medina’s Masjid an-Nabawi, the burial site of the Prophet Muhammad. Here’s some information for operators or visitors planning trips to Saudi…

Saudi Arabia
  • Capital city: Riyadh
  • Currency: Saudi Riyal
  • Phone code: +966
  • Weekends: Friday – Saturday
  • Official language: Arabic

Major airports of entry:

  • Jeddah – King Abdulaziz International Airport
  • Riyadh- – King Khalid International Airport
  • Dammam – King Fahd International Airport
Operational Information
  • Private flights require overflight and landing permits
  • Non-scheduled flights require overflight and landing permits
  • The average lead time for permit approval is 24 hours

Health Information: Vaccination against meningitis required for Hajis and Umrah passengers. The date of vaccination should be not more than three years and not less than 10 days from the date of arrival in Saudi Arabia. Passengers not holding a meningitis vaccination certificate, if required, will be vaccinated upon arrival or quarantined. For more information, click here.

Security brief: Saudi Arabia is relatively safe, so there are no major security concerns.

Here’s our latest blog about accessing King Abdulaziz International Airport: 

Hajj Flight Operations to Jeddah

For support with your Business Operations to Saudi Arabia, contact UAS