Up until 2019, it was impossible to travel to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) for tourism purposes. However, after launching their eVisa policy, you’re free to travel across Saudi Arabia and enjoy popular tourist destinations and a unique culture.
For many first-time visitors, Saudi Arabia comes across as a deeply religious and mysterious nation. To help you prepare and plan for your trip, browse our Saudi Arabia travel guide.Saudi Arabia is a large country with cities spread out apart, so public transportation isn’t very convenient. To conveniently travel between cities, we recommend domestic flights, buses (although these can get pricey over long distances), or car rentals. Remember, if you’re renting a car, you need an international driving license. If you can’t rent a car, we suggest you use Uber, Careem, or taxis to get around.
The official currency of Saudi Arabia is the Saudi Riyal (SAR).
To access currency exchange services, visit any bank, exchange bureaus in airports, and selected shopping centers across the kingdom.
In Saudi Arabia, the official language spoken is Arabic.
However, as a former protectorate of the British Empire, English is widely spoken and is a compulsory second language in schools.
Climate And Weather
Saudi Arabia is largely a desert country. Therefore, the country has a desert climate that’s hot in the summer and warm in the winter.
Temperatures in the summer range between 80°F – 109°F (27°C to 43°C). However, temperatures at night can drop as low as 50°F (10°C).
Source : Travel Pulse