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Flights to Saudi Arabia in 2021

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Round-trip from$1,843From Las Vegas to Saudi Arabia
One-way from$10One-way flight from Las Vegas to Saudi Arabia

COVID Restrictions

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Can I fly to Saudi Arabia right now?

There are current restrictions for travel to Saudi Arabia at this time. These restrictions are for the safety of Saudi Arabia citizens and travelers alike and are as follows: Entry restrictions

Saudi Arabia has suspended all incoming flights except for technical stops, humanitarian, medevac and repatriation flights with prior approval from GACA. On January 3, Saudi Arabia has lifted the suspension of entry from travelers arriving from the UK. Saudi Arabia has restricted entry to all travelers except for nationals who have not been in Argentina, Brazil or India in the past 14 days. Residents, GCC citizens (Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, and the United Arab Emirates), and holders of valid visa (exit/entry, business, residence {Iqamah}, and visit) issued by Saudi Arabia may also allowed entry. They must have not been in Argentina, Brazil, India, South Africa or United Kingdom in the past 14 days.

Entry requirements

All arriving travelers must present a negative PCR test certificate issued from a verified laboratory taken within 72 hours from the time the test is undertaken until the time on which the passenger is arriving in the Kingdom. Travelers without certificates will be denied boarding. Nationals of Saudi Arabia and children under age 8 are exempt from presenting a COVID-19 PCR test result. All travelers must sign and submit a Health Disclaimer Form to the health control center upon arrival at the airport.

Quarantine requirements

The Saudi authorities require anyone who has returned to Saudi Arabia from a European country, or any country where the new strain of COVID-19 has appeared, after December 8, to: self-isolate at home for 7 day from the date of entry, take a COVID test on the 6th day before ending quarantine. Travelers from all other countries are required to self-isolate at home for 7 days, or 3 days followed by a negative PCR test. Travelers who has returned from or transited a European country or any country where the new strain has appeared in the three months prior to December 20 are required to take a COVID test.

All other info

All travelers must download and register on Tatamman and Tawakkalna Applications. Travelers must assign their home location through the Tatamman app within 8 hours of arrival and complete their daily health assessment in the Tatamman app. The Saudi Government announced that any final exit visas which were not used during the suspension of entry/exit will be extended to October 31st free of charge

If you must travel during this time and are allowed to based on current restrictions, please stay informed about updated travel safety tips.
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Cheapest Prices for Saudi Arabia flights by month

The cheapest ticket to Saudi Arabia found for each month in 2021 based on historical flight searches by Cheapflights users.
At the present moment the cheapest month to fly to Saudi Arabia is currently February; with July being the most expensive. Prices will vary depending on multiple factors such as booking in advance, airline and departure airports and times.

When is the best time to fly to Saudi Arabia?

Average Jeddah King Abdulaziz Intl flight ticket prices and weather conditions for 2021 and 2022 by month.
$730 - $1,607
84.2 - 104 °F
0 - 0.43 inches

Peak season:

The hot Arabian nights make Saudi Arabia a popular tourist destination. The peak season does vary slightly depending where you travel in Saudi Arabia, although as a general rule of thumb the busiest time of the year is from October to May. The days are lovely and warm but the nights cool down enough to be enjoyed without feeling too humid and unpleasant. Mecca is always a very busy city to visit and close to two million people try to find cheap flights to Saudi Arabia to undertake the Hajj pilgrimage. The pilgrimage takes place based on the Islamic calendar so it’s worth researching when the next one is as it will severely affect the chances of finding cheap flights to Saudi Arabia. The Janadriyah National Festival usually takes place over two weeks in February and is very popular among locals and tourists. It is one of the biggest non-religious festivals that takes place in Saudi Arabia.

Off season:

You should try to avoid April to November where possible. Despite the fact that you can find the cheapest flights to Saudi Arabia around then, the temperatures get incredibly hot and unbearable. Additionally, check the calendar to see when Ramadan takes place (the month of Ramadan changes with every year because it is based on a lunar calendar). During Ramadan, a lot of bars, restaurants and hotels either close or open at very limited times of the day limiting the things you can do on your vacation.

Which day is cheapest to fly to Saudi Arabia?

Thursday is currently, on average, the cheapest day to fly to Saudi Arabia. Flying on Saturday will result in higher flight prices.

Saudi Arabia Travel Guide

The closest many people get to Saudi Arabia – officially known as the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia – is via Walt Disney’s classic, Aladdin. But there’s more to this country than hot Arabian nights and giant genies. Forget the magic carpet; hop on a flight to Saudi Arabia and tour a land filled with history and lined with a hint of luxury.

Most people travel to Saudi Arabia for a visit to Mecca, the birthplace of the prophet Muhammed and Islam’s holiest city. In fact, all devout Muslims are supposed to make the pilgrimage to Mecca at least once in their life. Located on the Red Sea coast, in Jeddah, Mecca is home to the Kaaba shrine and Grand Mosque. Today, more than two million people take flights to Saudi Arabia every year to carry out the Hajj pilgrimage. While Mecca is highly off limits to non-Muslims, the capital city of Riyadh has much to offer tourists.

There are a number of other historic sites in the country. The deserted village of Habalah or “the Hanging Village” is also located in Jeddah. This is the site of the first cable-car system in the kingdom and there are some fine examples of preserved Arabian houses. Riyadh is the capital, where there is a fine museum – the National Museum – that houses some Dilmun tombs and rock art

There may be an assumption that the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is not welcoming towards tourists, whether from the Middle East or North America.  But scratch beneath the surface and this is a country that is rich in history, culture – and of course oil. Thanks to a boom in oil production and sales, cheap flights to Saudi Arabia land at one of the largest airports in the world in Riyadh. The millions of dollars in oil production paid for the city’s state-of-the-art buildings, five-star hotels and exceptional restaurant and nightlife options.

While it’s not likely you’ll be whisked away on a magic carpet by an Arabian prince, it’s likely your trip to Saudi Arabia will be a memorable one. Whether you’re heading to the country for business or pleasure, there’s much to do and see. Here are some tips to help you plan and enjoy the smoothest possible trip to this enchanting land.

What’s the weather like in Saudi Arabia?

Saudi Arabia has a desert climate and it is extremely hot across the country (with the exception of the western province of Asir) during the day with cool nights in the summer, with slightly cooler and more humid conditions in the coastal areas. Temperatures are still quite warm in the winter during the day, but the lack of humidity coupled with the high wind-chill factor can make the nights quite chilly. The weather in the spring and fall is quite temperate.

The country also is quite dry, and sees a very low annual rainfall. The west and southwest are sometimes hit by monsoons, however, usually occurring between October and March. Also, beware of sandstorms in the south.

How long is the flight to Saudi Arabia?

Non-stop flights to Saudi Arabia offer seamless connections that take approximately fifteen hours from Atlanta, Georgia and around 14 hours to travel from New York City. When flying from the West Coast, it takes about 15 hours to fly from Seattle and 17 hours to travel from Los Angeles.

Which airlines fly to Saudi Arabia?

The King Abdulaziz International Airport is the busiest airport in Saudi Arabia. The King Fahd International Airport and King Khalid International Airport are airline hub airports. Many airlines fly in an out of Saudi Arabia from the United States, including American Airlines, British Airways, United Airlines, Etihad, JetBlue Airways, Delta and Gulf Air.

What should you pack for a flight to Saudi Arabia?

Located in the Arabian Desert, Saudi Arabia get quite hot in the summer with average daytime temperatures around 120 degrees Fahrenheit. At night, it can get quite chilly, so it’s good to be prepared. Layers of clothing, including a light jacket and comfortable shoes are advisable. Bring plenty of sunscreen, a hat and sunglasses. Winter highs are around 70 degrees Fahrenheit.

How to get around Saudi Arabia

There are a few airports in Saudi Arabia, including King Khalid International Airport (RUH) in Riyadh, and King Abdulaziz International Airport (JED) in Jeddah. Here are a few tips for getting to where you need to go from each of these two airports.

King Abdulaziz International Airport:

Located a little over 11 miles away to the north of Jeddah, King Abdulaziz International Airport is the busiest in Saudi Arabia and the third largest. Once your flights to Saudi Arabia land in Jeddah you’re very limited with your options. That said it is still very easy to find your way into the city center via taxi. You can find them outside of arrivals and the prices vary greatly, so definitely agree on the fare before you get in. Traveling by taxi in Saudi Arabia is very safe.

King Khalid International Airport:

Located a little over 21 miles away to the north of Riyadh, King Khalid International Airport is similar to the airport in Jeddah in the sense that, there is no alternative to taking a taxi. You’ll find them outside of the airport. Most taxis are metered, but if for some reason your meter isn’t turned on, or there isn’t one, negotiate with the driver to determine the potential fare. If you are traveling with friends, then you can easily split the fare of the taxi and get direct to your hotel with very little issue.

Once you’ve settled in to your hotel and are ready to explore, you’ll find that outside of the airport, taxis are plentiful and cheap and can be flagged down just about everywhere. Additionally, for domestic Saudi Arabia travel, consider taking to the air. Saudi Arabian Airlines, or Saudia, and Flynas can take you to many cities across the kingdom, including Dammam, Medina, and Abha, to name a few.

The Saudi Arabian Public Transportation Company operates bus and train services to and from ten cities within the country, including Makkah, Medina, Riyadh, Jeddah, Taif, Dammam, Abha, Gaseem, Tabuk and Hael. Also, the Saudi Railway Organization operates a service from Dammam to Riyadh.

What are some things to do in Saudi Arabia?

Some of the most popular attractions within Saudi Arabia are in Riyadh. The Kingdom Center skyscraper is one of the tallest buildings in the world. Known as “the bottle opener” for its likeness to the object, the high rise is sometimes seen as the necklace of the city, and offers a sky-bridge and observation desk for tourists. It houses a mall for shopping, fine restaurants and a five-star hotel. For those who enjoy convening with nature, the Riyadh National Zoo is home to over 1,400 animals, including kangaroos, reptiles, seals, monkeys and gazelles. Men and women are required to visit on separate days, and children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

History buffs will appreciate the various sacred and religious sites, including the Al Rajhi Grand Mosque and the Jannatul Baqi cemetery. One of the main mosques in the region, the Al Rajhi is a hub of activity. Outside the site there are street vendors selling fruits and vegetables, and on Friday nights it is a popular place to go to hear a sermon and listen to the night prayers.

The Corniche boardwalk is a beautiful location to stroll along the beach and take pictures from a different vantage point. Rent a bike and go cycling or set out on a morning run. There are several restaurants and cafes to grab a bite to eat. There are also several garden areas, which provides a safe and clean place for families to gather and children can play.

Tips for your stay in Saudi Arabia

  • With eight galleries full of Saudi Arabia’s history, the National Museum of Saudi Arabia, located in Riyadh, offers a unique perspective on the natural and human-made developments in the country’s past. Depictions of Dilmun tombs, fragments of rock art, models of Dir’aiyah, Jeddah, and holy mosques in Mecca and Medina are accompanied by audio prompts (in both English and Arabic), small-screen cinemas, and virtual tours to enhance your travel to Saudi Arabia.
  • If natural history interests you, Madain Saleh will certainly appease your curiosity. A cemetery landscape, the area is laden with 131 ancient tombs that are so well preserved you need a need a permit just to be in their presence. In order to obtain yours, fax your hotel your personal details a week before your flight to Saudi Arabia to ensure that you can set up the proper procedure. Settled among sweeping sand dunes and rock formations, Madain Saleh seems like a different land all on its own.
  • If you’re booking flights to Saudi Arabia with the desert in mind, you might as well see it all. For the best natural views in the country, head to the tiny deserted village called Habalah. First, you’ll need to hop on a cable car, and let it take you deep into the desert, where sand stretches as far as the horizon. Once you approach the station stop, head north for the most interesting discoveries. Some homes still standing have carved interiors and early markings of Saudi Arabian people.
  • For the politically inclined traveler booking flights to Saudi Arabia, seeing Riyadh will be a top priority. The capital seat of the government, it holds both the Musmak Fortress (now a museum), and the Kingdom Center building.
  • 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 their 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.

Finding Flights from Saudi Arabia

Visitors flying to other parts of the world from Saudi Arabia will have no problem locating flights. Aer Lingus, Lufthansa and British Airways all fly from out of Saudi Arabia to other locations. Visit for the top flight deals for routes out of Saudi Arabia.

Getting back and forth to the airports in Saudi Arabia is possible through several modes of transportation. The Saudi Arabian Railways Organization provides several passenger trains between the main cities in the area, including Dammam, Riyadh and Hofuf. It takes about four hours to travel from the airport to one of these cities.

When traveling within the cities to get to your airport, the Saudi Arabian Public Transport Company has approximately 2,000 inter-city buses. This most of transport is safe and affordable with amenities including on-board toilets and air conditioning. Keep in mind when traveling on the bus, the first two rows of seats are reserve from women and children passengers, and foreign women who are traveling alone must have a passport or a resident permit to ride the bus.

Rental cars and taxis are the most common method of travel to the airport. Women must not travel alone, and the price must be agreed on in advance because taxis in Saudi Arabia do not have meters.

Once you choose a destination, be sure to check out our Saudi Arabia airport guides for more detailed travel information and helpful tips.


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