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Flights to Saudi Arabia in 2024

Find the latest flights to Saudi Arabia in 2024, with up-to-date prices and availability. In the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made a total of 79,798 searches and data was last updated on 23 April 2024.

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Due to the assumption that it holds an unwelcoming attitude towards tourists, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has been a point of contention for every traveller – whether from the Middle East or Europe. But beneath its frigid façade lies an Arabian country rich in history, culture – and of course oil.

Most travellers who book flights to Saudi Arabia do so for a very specific reason: to visit Mecca, Islam’s holiest city. Located in Jeddah, on the Red Sea coast, Mecca is home to the Kaaba shrine and Grand Mosque. During the seventh century the city was a flourishing trading centre and played an important role in the spread of Islam. Today, almost two million people take flights to Saudi Arabia each year to carry out the Hajj pilgrimage.

Although Saudi Arabia doesn’t have tourist attractions as such, it does have some historic sights that can’t be missed. Habalah or “the Hanging Village” in Jeddah is a deserted village that used to be the site of the first cable-car system in the Kingdom and has some fine examples of preserved Arabian houses. In the capital Riyadh there’s a state-of-the-art museum – the National Museum – that houses some Dilmun tombs and rock art while the most important monument is the Al Musmak Castle which was built in the late 19th century.

Saudi Arabia climate

The climate is extremely hot and dry, with slightly cooler and more humid conditions in the coastal areas, where temperatures range from 15 to 30 degrees. The west and southwest are sometimes hit by monsoons in the summer. Beware of sandstorms in the south.

Getting around Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabian Airlines flies domestically as does Nas Air which flies from Riyadh to Gizan, Gurayat, Jeddah and Madinah. Al Khayala flies from Riyadh to Jeddah.

The Saudi Arabian Public Transport Company runs intracity services in ten cities (including Makkah, Madinah, Riyadh, Jeddah, Taif, Dammam, Abha, Gaseem, Tabuk and Hael) and intercity buses.

The Saudi Railways Organization operates a service from Dammam to Riyadh. Taxis are plentiful and cheap and can be flagged down just about everywhere. Taxis are metered, but you can also negotiate a fee with the driver.

What is good to know if travelling to Saudi Arabia?

  • Riyadh is the capital and seat of government. Don’t miss Al-Musmak Fortress, which was built in the late 19th century and is now a museum. In mud and brick, it is a beautiful example of desert architecture. The museum is open to families Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday morning; Saturday, Monday and Wednesday for men only. Al-Thumairi Gate is a restored city gate. Kingdom Tower, Saudi Arabia’s tallest building, is known as the bottle opener due to its resemblance to a … bottle opener. It is technically an inverted catenary arch; the developer described it as a necklace for the city. There is a 56-metre skybridge and an observation deck. A half-hour drive from Riyadh is Thumama Desert, with beautiful sand dunes.
  • Mecca is the birthplace of the prophet Mohammed and Islam’s most holy city. All devout Muslims – around the world – are bound to make the pilgrimage (hajj) if possible once in the lifetime. The city is open to Muslims only however. This is also the case with Medina, Islam’s second-holiest city, home to the Tomb of the Prophet Mohammed.
  • Madein Salih is an absolute must-visit. It is an archeological site, a sister city to Petra in Jordan. The tombs were carved into the side of cliffs between 100 BC and 100 AD when it was a kingdom of Nabataean people. You will need a permit to visit it, but this can usually be arranged by the hotel or travel agent you book with.
  • When is the best time to fly to Saudi Arabia?

    Peak season: The best time to visit is between October and May, when the days are warm and nights are cool. Off Season: April to November. During these months, temperatures are very high. Ramadan, Eid ul-Fitr and the Hajj are very busy times in Saudi Arabia.

  • Can I find cheaper flights to Saudi Arabia if I am willing to have stopovers?

    Yes, flights with stopovers are often cheaper than direct flights. Keep an eye out for flight deals to Saudi Arabia on Cheapflights that require 1 or 2 stops for potential cost savings.

  • What is the best airline to fly to Saudi Arabia?

    Based on reviews from Cheapflights users, IndiGo is rated the highest out of the airlines that fly to Saudi Arabia.

  • What is the cheapest airport to fly to in Saudi Arabia?

    Hail Airport is currently the cheapest airport to fly to in Saudi Arabia. One-way flights to Hail Airport typically cost HK$155, while return flights cost around HK$392.

  • How much is a return flight to Saudi Arabia?

    A return flight to Saudi Arabia will typically cost around HK$165, however they can be found for as little as HK$50.

  • Does Jeddah King Abdulaziz Intl Airport have rental cars?

    Yes. Those touching down at Jeddah King Abdulaziz Intl Airport can take advantage of the car hire services offered upon their arrival.

  • Are there hotels close to Jeddah King Abdulaziz Intl Airport?

    Yes. Jeddah King Abdulaziz Intl Airport has hotels nearby for those requiring accommodations. Crom Airport Hotel is the closest property to Jeddah King Abdulaziz Intl Airport (0.0 km away from Jeddah King Abdulaziz Intl Airport).

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