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Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia Passport Ranking

The Saudi Arabian passport currently ranks on the 64th place according to the Guide Passport Ranking Index. It provides visa-free access to 78 countries. The Passport Ranking has remained consistent over the years. The government makes steady efforts of enhancing international relations. Saudi Arabian passport holders have visa-free and visas on arrival access to countries such as Malaysia, South Korea, Thailand and the United Arab Emirates. Saudi Arabian passport holders do however require a visa to enter about 148 destinations in the world such as the United States and the entire European Union. This results in an overall medium mobility score.

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Capital
Riyadh
Local Time
UTC+03:00
Phone Code
+966
Population
32248200
Language
Arabic
SAR
Saudi riyal

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is an Arab country consisting of 13 emirates. It is located in the Middle East, bordering Yemen, Jordan, Iraq, Kuwait, Qatar, United Arab Emirates and Oman. The most important emirates are Mecca, Riyadh and Eastern. The country has a total surface area of 2,149,690 square kilometers making it the 12th largest country in the world. Its climate is overall of the dry desert type with extreme temperature ranges throughout the day. The terrain is characterized by sandy desert all around the country, mountainous western highlands and rocky central plateau.

The overall population is over 34.2 million people with approximately 40% of it being foreigners. The capital of the country is Riyadh, which is also the most populous city with a population of more than 7.6 million people. Other important cities are Jeddah, Mecca and Medina. The largest airport is King Abdulaziz International Airport (JED) with an approximate yearly passenger traffic of 41 million people. This makes it one of the busiest airports in the world. The airport is also hosting the national carrier Saudia and provides connections to destinations worldwide.

Its culture is dominated by Islam with 90% of the population being Muslim and the official language being Arabic. The legal system is a mix of the Islamic sharia law and the customary law. The government form is an absolute monarchy with King and Prime Minister Salman bin Abd Al-Aziz Al Saud as chief of state and head of government.

The official currency of the country is the Saudi Riyal (SAR) with a current exchange rate of SAR 3.75 to the USD. The country has a mostly state controlled economy, generating a GDP of approximately $1.9 trillion. It has a high per capita income of $56,817. Nowadays, 90% of the government income is still originating from the petroleum and petrochemical sectors. The government focuses on the development of other sources of income such as the financial and tourism sector to further reduce the dependency on oil and gas. 

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has a variety of natural and historic tourist destinations. It has only recently started to allow access to tourists. It has a total of 5 UNESCO world heritage sites spread across the country. Some of the major destinations include Mecca, Mada’in Saleh, Edge of the World, Heet Cave and the Prophet’s Mosque. The majority of the yearly overnight tourists are originating from the Arab world mainly for the purpose of Haj.

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