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Saudi Arabia Travel Planning & Travel Tips
Embassy Contact Information:Americans living in or visiting Saudi Arabia are encouraged to register at the Consular Section of the U.S. Embassy in Riyadh or the Consulates General in Dhahran and Jeddah. U.S. citizens who register at the U.S. Embassy or the U.S. Consulates General may obtain updated information on travel and security within Saudi Arabia and can be included in the warden network.
The U.S. Embassy in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, is located at Collector Road M, Riyadh Diplomatic Quarter. The international mailing address is P.O. Box 94309, Riyadh 11693. Mail may also be sent via the U.S. Postal Service to: U.S. Embassy, Unit 61307, APO AE 09803-1307. The Embassy telephone number is (966) (1) 488-3800, fax (966) (1) 488-7275.
The U.S. Consulate General in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, is located between Aramco Headquarters and the old Dhahran Airport at the King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals highway exit. The international mailing address is P.O. Box 38955, Doha-Dhahran 31942. Mail may also be sent via the U.S. Postal Service to: Unit 66803, APO AE 09858-6803. The telephone number is (966) (3) 330-3200, fax (966) (3) 330-0464.
The U.S. Consulate General in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, is located on Palestine Road, Ruwais. The international mailing address is P.O. Box 149, Jeddah. Mail may also be sent via the U.S. Postal Service to: Unit 62112, APO AE 09811-2112.
Saudi Arabia Climate: The best time to visit the entire country is during April and May and during October and November, when day temperatures are generally moderate and nights are cool. December-March the day temperatures are fine, although it can be very cold in mountain areas. Summers can be extremely hot (up to 130 F/55 C in some areas) and surprisingly humid (because of the sea) or very dry (because of inland winds). Coastal cities are warm-to-hot year-round and are more humid than inland areas. Temperatures are cooler where there's a rise in elevation (inland, it goes as high as 9,000 ft/2,750 m). Sandstorms can blow almost anywhere in the country, some lasting for days. A sweater or jacket will be useful for evenings year-round.
Calling Internationally: To call from the United States: 011+966+City Info. To call from Saudi Arabia to the United States: 00+1* State Info.
Electricity: 110 or 220 in remote areas.
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