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Cheap flight tickets to Saudi Arabia

Cheap flights to Saudi Arabia

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, more popularly known as Saudi Arabia, is a desert country in the Middle East covering most of the Arabian Peninsula with coastlines of the Red Sea and the Persian Gulf. It is known as the birthplace of Islam and home of the two holiest places of Islam – Al-Masjid al-Haram in Mecca and Al-Masjid an-Nabawi in Medina. As the country is increasingly opening up to tourism, more cheap flights to Saudi Arabia become available to travellers.

Two of the busiest airports in the Arab region serving both domestic and international Saudi Arabia flights are King Abdulaziz International Airport in Jeddah and King Khalid International Airport in Riyadh. Both these airports maintain airport facilities you’ll find in most airports around the world. They have duty-free shops, banking facilities, private lounges, cafes, and restaurants. Muslims and pilgrims can do their daily prayers as well as these airports feature mosques within the vicinity.

Why plan a trip to Saudi Arabia

While often overshadowed by the more popular neighbours like the United Arab Emirates and Qatar in terms of tourism, Saudi Arabia is now keeping up. From its grand mosques to its vibrant souks and sumptuous Arab cuisine, Saudi will surely bring something unique to the table.

Jeddah is a great starting point to your Saudi Arabia trip. A port city on the Red Sea, Jeddah is the gateway to the Islamic holy cities of Mecca and Medina. During the Haj and Umrah seasons, millions of Muslim pilgrims pass through Jeddah on their way to Al-Masjid al-Haram, “The Great Mosque of Mecca”. Jeddah, however, is more than just a pilgrimage layover. It has its own set of attractions that beckon to travellers. The Jeddah Corniche, for one, is an 18-mile coastal resort featuring idyllic beaches and rich marine life. Al-Balad, the historic centre of Jeddah and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is worth exploring for its old structures and traditional souks. Also pay a visit to the Floating Mosque, The Red Sea Mall, Abdul Raouf Khalil Museum, and Al Shallal Theme Park.

Saudi’s capital and financial centre, Riyadh, will not disappoint too. Being one of the wealthiest cities in the world, Riyadh offers luxurious experiences and exciting desert adventures. Shop and dine at the popular shopping malls such as Al Nakheel Mall, Riyadh Gallery Mall, Kingdom Centre Tower, and Riyadh Park Mall. Go on an outdoor excursion to Tuwaiq escarpment and experience what it’s like to be literally on the “edge of the Earth”.

Complete your Saudi Arabia trip by getting a taste of the traditional Arab delicacies. Munch on fatir (flat bread) and mutabbaq (folded pancake) with hummus (Middle Eastern spread), and pair them with a cup of qahwa (Arabic coffee). It will be a feast to remember!

Best time to visit Saudi Arabia

The climate in Saudi Arabia is generally dry all year round. During summer (June to August), the temperature is around 45°C and could sometimes peak to 54°C. If you want to visit during a milder temperature, you can visit during spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) where the average temperature is around 29°C. Winter is the best time to visit as it is much colder with temperatures around 11°C to 0°C.

Saudi Arabia travel budget

Saudi Arabia’s official currency is the Saudi Riyal (SAR). As of 03 June 2019, SAR1 converts to RM1.12. On a very tight budget, you can already survive with SAR100 (RM112) per day excluding accommodation. A good budget would be SAR450 (RM504) including food, transport, and stays. The average price for meals in a day is about SAR25 (RM28) while hotels in Saudi Arabia could range from SAR 250 (RM280 ) to SAR500 (RM560). Be sure to compare Saudi Arabia flights and hotels on Skyscanner to grab cheap flights to Saudi Arabia and score better hotel deals.

Saudi Arabia visa information for Malaysians

Malaysians need a visa to travel to Saudi Arabia. You may apply for a tourist visa at the Saudi Arabia Embassy in Kuala Lumpur, while an e-Visa can be obtained online. Make sure that you comply with the requirements including a valid passport, duly accomplished application form, passport-size photos, latest bank statements, travel insurance, and other supporting documents such as reference letter from employer, hotel reservations, and return air tickets to Saudi Arabia.

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Information is accurate as of 03 June 2019.

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