Useful Information

JEDDAH

Location:
West coast of Saudi Arabia, on the Red Sea
Distance between Jeddah & Makkah: 80km
Distance between Jeddah & Madinah:405km

Inhabited Area: 1,500 sq. km Largest urban center in the Makkah province

Jeddah Population:
3.4 million and the 2nd largest city in Saudi Arabia.

Official Language:
Arabic. English is the second official language.

Major Arabic Newspapers: Al-Watan , Al Hayat, Al-Iqtisadiya, Al-Madinah
Major English Newspapers: Saudi Gazette, Arab News

 Business & Banking Hours: 8/9AM – 4/5PM Sat-Wed, some are open on Thursdays for half a day 8/9AM – 1/2PM.

Weekend: Friday – Saturday.

Shopping Hours: 10AM – 1PM 5PM – 10/11PM

Currency: Saudi Riyal (SR) – divided into 100 Halalas; Notes printed in 1 (one), 5 (five),10 (ten), 20 (twenty), 50 (fifty), 100 (one hundred), 200 (two hundred), 500 (five hundred) Riyal denominations.

Currency Exchange Rates:
1.00 US Dollar (USD) = SR3.75

Time Zone: GMT +3

Electricity: 110V and 220V

Country Code: 966

City Codes:
Riyadh: 01
Jeddah and Makkah: 02
Dammam, Dahran, Alkhobar and Jubail: 03
Madinah and Yanbu: 04
Abha and Najran: 07
TV:
National TV: Saudi Channel 1/ Saudi Channel 2 (English)/ Saudi Channel 3 (Sports)/ Al Ekhbariya News
Satellite TV: Thousands of free channels from across the Middle East, Asia and Europe can be viewed using a satellite dish and receiver.
Premium Satellite Providers: OSN (Orbit Showtime Network): Premium Arabic and Western Entertainment. www.osnetwork.com
ART: Premium Arabic, Western, and Asian Entertainment www.artonline.

Useful telephone numbers:

Ambulance……………………………..997
Electricity Emergency……………933
Fire Fighters…………………………….998
Natural Disasters…………………….988
National Security……………………989
Nijm “ Insurance Company for Car Accident “….920000560
Road Security…………………………996
Traffic Accidents…………………….993
Water Emergency……8004411110

International Information…….905
Telephone Maintenance………904
Telephone Directory……………..905
Speaking Clock…………………….1222
Mobily……………………………………1100
STC……………………………………………902
Zain…………………………………………..959