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Saudi Arabia Country Quickfacts

Area: 2,149,690 km2
829,999 mi2



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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

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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
10% Afro-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.
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Arabic is the official language of Saudi Arabia
English is widely spoken. It is used in business and is a compulsory second language in schools



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.
Tipping is not mandatory but it's a way to show appreciation for good service. In upmarket restaurants, a 10-15% tip is sometimes added to the bill, but you can tip more or less, depending on your satisfaction with the service.
Tipping is also common in hotels, and it's common to tip
housekeeping staff, bellhops, and doormen.
Taxis and ride-hailing services such as Uber and Careem usually have a built-in tip option, but you can also tip in cash if you prefer.



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