Saudi Arabia Country Quickfacts
|Area:||2,149,690 km2 |
|Country Code: ||966 |
|Country Population: ||38,500,000 |
|Credit Cards:|| |
Credit cards, such as Visa, MasterCard and American Express are accepted throughout the kingdom. ATMs are also widely available.
The official currency of Saudi Arabia is the Saudi Riyal (SAR). The Riyal is divided into 100 halalas. Banknotes come in denominations of 1, 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 200 and 500 riyals. Coins are available in denominations of 5, 10, 25, 50, and 100 halalas.
|Departure Tax: ||Departure tax is included in airfare |
|Drives on the: ||Right |
220-240 volts, 50 Hz. Type G Plug. You may need to use a voltage converter or a power adapter for your electronic devices, especially if you are planning to bring devices such as laptops, cameras, smartphones, and other electronic devices that are not dual voltage.
|Ethnic Groups:||90% Arab |
38% of Saudi Arbabia’s inhabitants are non-citizens
|Location:||Arabian Peninsula. It is bordered by the Red Sea to the west; Jordan, Iraq, and Kuwait to the north; the Persian Gulf, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates to the east; Oman to the southeast; and Yemen to the south.|
|Official Language(s):|| |
Arabic is the official language of Saudi Arabia
Saudi Arabia is an Islamic state, and the majority of the population is Muslim. The official religion of the country is Sunni Islam, and the state follows the Hanbali school of Islamic jurisprudence.
|Time Zone:||GMT + 3|
Big tips are not a common practice in Saudi Arabia, but a small tip is expected in many service-oriented businesses such as restaurants, hotels, and taxis.
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