How to Call Saudi Arabia Phone Numbers

Country phone codes

+966 is the country calling code assigned to Saudi Arabia by the International Telecommunication Union. All of the country’s telephone numbers are also designated under the Telecommunications Act of 2001 created by the Ministry of Post, Telegraph & Telephone of the Saudi Arabian Government.

So if you’re calling Saudi Arabia, the number should start with:

+966 12-345-6789

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Other Important Information about Saudi Arabia

Prefix

A prefix is simply the set of numbers that come before the country and area codes of a telephone number. Saudi Arabia’s telephone numbers are made up of 12 numbers split into groups of 3. So if you’re going to make a call to Saudi Arabia using a mobile phone, you should dial country code+area code+7-digit number. Some of the common area codes in Saudi Arabia include Riyadh (11), Jeddah (12) and Medina (14).

Location Country Code Landline Area Code Landline Number
Riyadh +966 (11) 123 4567
Jeddah +966 (12) 123 4567
Medina +966 (14) 123 4567

So if you’re making a call to Riyadh, dial +966 11 123 4567.

Network coverage

Network coverage is readily available across Saudi Arabia.

5G coverage

LTE 5G connection is moderately available across the country, but quality highly depends on the mobile operator.

International Roaming

Available at over 50 destinations, you can count on us to keep you connected even when you’re not in home soil. 
We know how difficult it can be to be far from home and the family for a long time. We can only wish to talk to them non-stop day and night. But we also know that the more we spend time with calls and texts overseas, the bigger the expenses can get. Read more

Top Mobile SIM network in Saudi Arabia

Here are the top mobile SIM networks in Saudi Arabia:

Mobily

STC

Zain

Top apps used to communicate

Here are the top apps mostly used for communication in Saudi Arabia:

WhatsApp

WhatsApp

Snapchat

Snapchat

Emergency phone numbers

Here are the 4 most important emergency numbers to take note of when visiting Saudi Arabia:

ambulance service

997 for ambulance service

fire

998 for fire

police

999 for police

warning

911 for the national emergency number.

Best Time to Call Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia observes Arabia Standard Time using the time offset of UTC+03.
Wherever you are in Australia, you can call Saudi Arabia from the following time zones:

Best time to call

Time to Call

UTC Relative

Time Zone

State

Saudi Arabia 2:00pm – 12:00am UTC+10:00 Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) Queensland
12:00pm – 12:00am UTC+08:00 Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) Western Australia
1:00pm – 12:00am UTC+09:30 Australian Central Standard Time (ACST) South Australia, Northern Territory and town of Broken Hill in Western New South Wales
3:00pm – 12:00am UTC+11:00 Norfolk Island Standard Time (NFT) Norfolk Island
11:00am – 11:00pm UTC+07:00 Christmas Island Standard Time (CXT) Christmas Island
10:00am – 9:30pm UTC+06:30 Cocos (Keeling) Islands Standard Time (CCT) Cocos (Keeling) Islands

Daylight Savings Time (first Sunday in October – first Sunday in April)

Best time to call

Time to Call

UTC Relative

Time Zone

State

Saudi Arabia 3:00pm – 12:00am UTC+11:00 Australian Eastern Daylight Time (AEDT) New South Wales (except Broken Hill), Victoria, Tasmania, Australian Capital Territory
2:00pm – 12:00am UTC+10:00 Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) Queensland
12:00pm – 12:00am UTC+08:00 Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) Western Australia
2:30pm – 12:00am UTC+10:30 Australian Central Daylight Time (ACDT) South Australia, Northern Territory and town of Broken Hill in Western New South Wales
1:30pm – 12:00am UTC+09:30 Australian Central Standard Time (ACST) Northern Territory
4:00pm – 12:00am UTC+12:00 Norfolk Island Daylight Time (NDT) Norfolk Island
11:00am – 11:00pm UTC+07:00 Christmas Island Standard Time (CXT) Christmas Island
10:00am – 10:30pm UTC+06:30 Cocos (Keeling) Islands Standard Time (CCT) Cocos (Keeling) Islands

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