Americans living in or visiting Saudi Arabia are encouraged to register at the Consular Section of the U.S. Embassy in Dharan and obtain updated information on travel and security within Saudi Arabia.
P.O. Box 38955
Dhahran Airport 31942
Phone: (966-13) 330-3200
Fax: (966-13) 330-0464
U.S. Citizens with emergencies, please call +966 11 488 3800
Outside of Office Hours, contact: +966 11 488 3800
Outside of Saudi Arabia: +966 11 488 3800
PO Box 149
Palestine Road Al-Ruwais District
Phone: +966 12 667 0080
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.
To call from the United States: 011+966+City Info. To call from Saudi Arabia to the United States: 00+1* State Info.
110 or 220 in remote areas.
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