966 Country Code – Saudi Arabia Phone Code

966 is the country calling code for Saudi Arabia.

Saudi Arabia is a country on the continent of Asia. The capital city of Saudi Arabia is Riyadh.

How to Call Saudi Arabia from the UK

To call a telephone number in Saudi Arabia from the UK:

  • Dial the international call prefix. For calls from the UK this is 00 (or '+' from mobile phones).
  • Dial the country code for Saudi Arabia - 966.
  • Dial the number of the person/business, omitting the first zero if there is one.

Area Codes and Landlines

The following are the area codes for Saudi Arabia’s major cities:

  • Riyadh – 011
  • Jeddah – 012
  • Mecca – 012
  • Medina – 014
  • Dammam – 013

When contacting a landline number from within Saudi Arabia or from a Saudi Arabian mobile, a 0 prefix with the area code is utilised.

When calling from a landline in the same location, do not use the 0 prefix or area code.

When phoning from abroad, do not use the 0 prefix with the area code.

For example, to call a number in Riyadh XXXXXXX from the UK:

  • Dial the international call prefix (00/+), the country code for Saudi Arabia (966), the area code without the 0, and finally the customer number, e.g., 00-966-11-XXXXXXX or +966-11-XXXXXXX.
Saudi Arabia Country Code +966 00966
Saudi Arabia Country Code +966 00966

Time Difference

When calling Saudi Arabia from the UK, please note there is a time difference between Saudi Arabia and the UK.

The time right now in Saudi Arabia is . The date is .

The current time in the UK is . The date is .

The time difference between Saudi Arabia and UK (United Kingdom) is 2 hours.

Exchange Rate

The currency used in Saudi Arabia is the Saudi riyal (SAR).

The current exchange rates between the Saudi riyal and the British pound (SAR to GBP, GBP to SAR) are:

  • 1 Saudi riyal (SAR) = 0.214 GBP
  • 1 British pound (GBP) = 4.677 SAR

Exchange rates on this page were last updated on .

Saudi Arabia – Facts and Figures

According to data from the World Bank, the population of Saudi Arabia in recent years is:

  • 2018 - 33,699,947
  • 2017 - 33,099,147
  • 2016 - 32,442,572
  • 2015 - 31,717,667
  • 2014 - 30,916,994
  • 2013 - 30,052,518

Map of Saudi Arabia

The location of Saudi Arabia is shown on the map below.

Map showing location of Saudi Arabia
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