Explore the cultural heart of the Middle East. From the modern business metropolis of Riyadh to the holy Muslim cities of Mecca and Medina, Saudi Arabia offers a range of historical and cultural experiences. Roughly divided into five historical regions, from Hejaz on the Red Sea coast - the city where most of the country's trade and commerce takes place, to the Eastern Province.
Flights and holidays toSaudi Arabia
Cities we fly to in Saudi Arabia
Travel to the heat of the Middle East, with our choice of flights to Saudi Arabia – a country of sacred beliefs and other-worldly landscapes. Discover modern-city living in the desert, listen out for the call to prayer and cover-up to visit mosques. Venture beyond the hubbub of the metropolis, to find mesmerising horizons, enchanting national parks and colourful oceans. With our selection of three Saudi Arabia city airports to arrive in, choose the one for you.
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From 1 December 2019, British Airways will fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Dammam in Saudi Arabia via Bahrain. The journey takes around 8 hours and 30 minutes, including the short stop in Bahrain. With daily flights to King Fahd International Airport (DMM), touch down to the Arabian Gulf Coast.
In a strategic location halfway down the eastern shore of the Red Sea, Saudi Arabia’s commercial capital Jeddah has been a trading hub for centuries. Serving as the gateway to the holy cities of Mecca and Medina, Jeddah (the name means “grandmother”) is one of the Middle East’s oldest and most cosmopolitan cities.
Discover Saudi Arabia
Saudi Arabi holidays
Situated at the heart of Saudi Arabia, Riyadh offers a fascinating fusion of new and old, from the modern hotels, eateries and shopping centres, to the historic old town. Alongside the Red Sea is Jeddah, Saudi Arabia’s commercial centre. With its wonderful blend of contemporary and ancient styles, explore the coral houses and traditional market souks of al-Balad. On the east coast of the Persian Gulf is Dammam – once a small fishing town, it is now a thriving city.
Things to do in Saudi Arabia
There are many opportunities for adventure holidays in Saudi Arabia as the country enjoys two coastlines on the Red Sea and the Persian Gulf, both popular areas for water sports. The Jeddah Corniche is the largest waterfront area in Saudi Arabia, a tourist capital offering 30 km of beach resorts and luxury hotels and providing the ideal opportunity for scuba diving amongst the coral reefs.
Visa and entry requirements
A travel Visa is essential when booking flights to Saudi Arabia, but internal travel permits are no longer required.
As a Muslim country, you are expected to pay heed to local customs and beliefs and to dress conservatively in public.
If you are visiting Saudi Arabia during the fasting month of Ramadan this may also entail abstaining from eating, drinking and smoking in public during the daylight hours.
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