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How to Reach SAUDI ARABIA

By Air

There are a number of ways to reach Saudi Arabia – it can be reached via planes, cross-border driving, as well as infrequent ferry rides from neighbouring countries. We can help you to choose the easiest and best way to reach Saudi Arabia as per your convenience. 
By Air
Air travel is by far, the most convenient mode of reaching Saudi Arabia. The country has 4 international airports at Riyadh, Medina, Jeddah andDammam. King Khalid International Airport in Riyadh, King Fahad International Airport in Dammam, King Abdul Aziz International Airport in Jeddah, and Prince Mohammad Bin Abdulaziz International Airport in Medina. There are also direct flights from Europe, Asia, North America and the major cities of the Middle East, catering to Saudi Arabia. TheNational carrier – Saudi Arabian Airlines, often referred to by its Arabic name ‘Saudia’, serves as the primary airline. Taxi services and rent-a-car facilities are easily available at the airports. 
SAPTCO (Saudi Public transport company), operates cross-border bus services to most of Saudi Arabia's neighbours and even beyond. You can also drive from Bahrain, Qatar and the UAE and Oman. 
By Road
Saudi Arabia’s roads vary from two-lane roads in the rural areas to the 8 lanes in metro cities, and all the highways are well-maintained, especially highways in the capital city of Riyadh. There are several buses thatrun on daily basis from Dammam to Bahrain and fromAl-Khobar. There are also daily services from Dubaito Eastern Saudi Arabia. Alternatively, you can drive your own car, or take a bus from countries likeJordan, Syria, Turkey and Egypt to any of the major cities of Saudi Arabia.


Visa Requirements for SAUDI ARABIA

Saudi Arabia’s visa policy is one of the most complicated and restricted travel policies in the world. Hence, it would do good to apply for a Saudi visa well in advance for all tourists who desire to enter the country. All foreigners require valid passports that are valid for at least 6 months, along withadvance visas.Though Saudi Arabia mostly prefers not to grant visas to unaccompanied women, it offerswork permits in a few selected field, especially teachers, maids and nurses. 
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