Country and Currency Information

Saudi Arabia
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Time Zone (GMT):+3
Population:29,994,272
Capital City:Riyadh
Largest City:Riyadh
Currency:Saudi Riyal = 100 halalas
Currency Code:SAR
Banknote Denominations:1 / 5 / 10 / 50 / 100 / 500
Exchangeable Currencies:All major
* Lowest Returnable Note:10

* When selling currency back to most bureaux. Coins are generally NOT returnable.

GOV.UK Travel Advice

Saudi Arabia
Wednesday 15 May 2019 9:03am
Latest update: Safety and security section (Saudi Arabia-Yemen border) - on 14 May 2019, Saudi authorities confirmed that a drone attack had targeted oil pumping stations in Dawadmi and Afif resulting in damage to the East-West pipeline; (Road travel) - you can drive using UK driving licences in Saudi Arabia for 3 months from arrival; for longer periods, you will need to convert your UK licence to a local one

(This information was still current on the GOV.UK website 8 minutes ago)