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Cheap flights to Saudi Arabia

Cheap Flights to Saudi Arabia

The Middle East's majestic Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is nearly impossible to enter. But if you're granted a visa, its rich history and culture will sweep you away. After all, Islam originated here in the heart of Medina and Mecca. This historical country is surrounded by desert, sits upon the Red Sea, and hosts many ancient ruins and religious monuments. If you're planning a trip to Saudi Arabia, Skyscanner offers a monthly search option, so you can find the cheapest airfares.

What to Do in Saudi Arabia

Tourism is limited in Saudi Arabia. Most activities are family-oriented, so keep an eye out for "Family Only" signs if you're travelling alone. However, you can still enjoy yourself. There's scuba diving, outdoor markets, and amazing ruins like Madain Saleh. Of course, many foreigners make a pilgrimage to Mecca and Medina, but you must practice the Islamic faith to go there. Want to plan your visit? Find hotels in Saudi Arabia using Skyscanner.

Best Time to Fly to Saudi Arabia

The idea time to visit Saudi Arabia is between November and March. During these months, the country's temperatures drop, making the weather easier to withstand. But pack an extra sweater, because nighttimes can be cold. From April to October, Saudia Arabia becomes very hot and humid, especially around its coastlines. There's also the possibility of sandstorms. Although, if you're interested in diving, summer is the best time to take a plunge in the Red Sea.

Airports in Saudi Arabia

There are four international airports in Saudi Arabia, but most travellers land in King Abdulaziz International Airport (JED). Situated 19km to the north of Jeddah, it's the country's busiest airport, handling both domestic and international flights. Some of the notable airlines, include: Air Arabia, Air India, British Airways, EgyptAir, Emirates, Flynas, Iran Air, Lufthansa, Saudia, and Turkish Airlines.

Travel Advisory

The Government of Canada hasn't issued a travel warning for Saudi Arabia itself. However, they do warn Canadians to steer clear of the Yemeni border. Travellers are advised to stay 30km away at all times.

Tips

Saudi Arabia's rules on visas are extremely strict. The government requires both entrance and exit visas. Only business travellers can enter the country, as tourist visas are currently banned. Unaccompanied women often have difficulty obtaining a visa. 

Another word of precaution, Saudi Arabia strongly enforces Sharia law. Travellers aren't allowed to bring in alcohol, banned substances, or pork products. Women may not drive cars or any other vehicles, such as bikes.

This Islamic country also deems it illegal to publicly practice religion, engage in adultery and homosexuality, or make use of any banned substances, such as drugs, alcohol, and adult content. While you're visiting Saudi Arabia, you must abide by their laws, since the punishments are very serious.

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