Riyadh King Khaled International Airport

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Riyadh King Khaled International Airport (RUH) Guide

General Information

Airport Name:
Riyadh King Khaled International Airport
Airport Code:
The airport is located 35km north of Riyadh.
(0)1 221 1000

Directions & Transportation

Authorised prepaid taxis marked with the airport logo are available 24 hours a day to the city centre, Limousines are also available 24 hours a day to the city centre.
No public transport from the airport to Riyadh.
Car , Taxi or Limousine.

Airport facilities

Airport Info:
All the Terminals provide information in an operations office.
Two 24-hour banks and a post office are available in Terminal 2 and there are ATMs in Terminals 2 and 3.
The Mosque is located in the passenger complex and can handle 5,000 visitors at a kneeling.
More Services:
24 hour First Aid centre.
Eating & Drinking:
Duty Free shop and a myriad of smaller shops, stocking local and international goods.
This massive and modern airport caters for all tastes except if you like your alcohol as this is a strict Muslim country.
Business Facilities:
Business facilities are available at the Sahara Airport Hotel (0)1 220 4500.
Disabled Facilities:
Disabled toilets and phones are available and special requests should be advised on booking.

Useful Information

Airlines Served:
Air France, Air India, Biman Bangladesh, British Airways, Cyprus Airways, Egyptair, Emirates, Ethiopian Airlines, Garuda Indonesia, Gulf Air, Kuwait Airways, Lufthansa, MEA, Oman Air, Pakistan Int´l, Philippine Airlines, Royal Air Maroc, Royal Jordanian, Srilankan Airlines, Sudan Airways, Swiss, Syrian Arab, TAROM-Romanian, TWA, Yemenia
Airport Taxes:
SR 50
Activities near the Airport:
Riyadh Museum - Located to the west of Al-Bathaa is an excellent introduction to the background and history of the capital. Well signposted in Arabic and English. Masmak Fortress - What was once built in 1865 as a citidel and fortress is now a museum and is dedicated to Abdul Aziz who unified the Saudi Kingdom and features traditional Arabic design. Diraiyah - Only a few km from the airport, this was the first capital that dates back to 1446 and was razed in 1818, very interesting ruins remain on the site, including palaces, mosques and the city wall.
Other Interesting Information:
Women are not allowed to drive on public roads and may not be a passenger with a man who is not immediate family, unless in a taxi.