Fly to Riyadh with British Airways and find the fastest growing city in the world, a Middle Eastern power hub with two sides to its personality.
Flights to Riyadh take you to a Saudi city more conservative than its coastal neighbour, Jeddah, where the religious police or mutaween remain a strong presence. But modern life still goes on, as internet cafés, international hotel brands and restaurants of all budgets and cuisines sprout up all the time. The Olaya and Suleimaniyah business districts are where you’ll find the super-modern hotels, office complexes and impressive shopping at the Kingdom Mall and Riyadh Gallery, while the more historical al-Murabba is home to the National Museum, the King Abdul Aziz Historical Park and the Murabba Palace.
British Airways flights to Riyadh King Khalid International (RUH) from London Heathrow (LHR) take just 6 hours and 30 minutes non-stop. Saudi Arabia has no daylight saving time, so Riyadh is 2 hours ahead of London in summer, and 3 hours ahead in winter – which means minimal jet lag: you can land and be ready for work from the off.
Flights from London to Riyadh depart daily, offering comfort and space aboard British Airways wide-bodied aircraft. Choose from a 31” seat pitch in World Traveller, 38” pitch in World Traveller Plus, 73” pitch and lie-flat seats in Club World, or exceptional comfort in First with a 78” pitch and lie-flat seats.
British Airways non-stop flights to Riyadh, Saudi Arabia depart daily from Terminal 5, which offers seamless connections across our network and over 100 retail and dining outlets. Reach the Saudi capital in only 6 hours and 30 minutes on a direct routing from London.
Direct flights to Riyadh bring you to Terminal 1 at King Khalid International Airport, located 22 miles north of Riyadh city centre. Just jump in a taxi to whisk you anywhere in town. Taxis are the easiest means of moving around the city, but those on a bigger budget can charter their own car with driver.
Riyadh’s airport King Khalid International (RUH) covers most ordinary travellers’ needs with a choice of cafés and basic food kiosks and a shopping zone. Premier lounges – some revamped, others under renovation – offer Business and First passengers’ simple refreshments and WiFi.