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Updated 16 June 2022

A religious haven for adherents of the Islamic faith and a dazzling country of the Middle East, Saudi Arabia is a Kingdom filled with endless diversities. From a top-class scuba diving spot in the Red Sea, the holiest Islamic cities of Makkah and Madinah, to being a diverse environment home to the Arabian Leopard, it’s no exaggeration to say that a trip to Saudi Arabia makes for an enchanting getaway.

Here are the latest entry requirements you should be aware of if you’re looking to travel from the UAE to Saudi Arabia. 

Eid Adha 2022 hotel deals on Wego

With the Eid break looming on the horizon, hotel deals and offers from Wego and its partners are now readily available. Please check below for details.

Wego – up to 5% off

Offer valid worldwide

This Eid, Wego is offering a 5% discount for hotel bookings (up to AED 50) using the code SUMMERSALE22. Details are as follows:

  • the promo code is valid for bookings made between 1 to 17 July 2022. Travel dates from 1 July to 30 September 2022
  • the promo code is valid for all bookings with a maximum discount of 5% or AED 50
  • the promo code can’t be used in conjunction with any other promotional offer or bonuses

Otelz – up to 5% off

Offer valid when booking through Wego Kuwait, UAE, Saudi Arabia, Turkey

Book through Otelz and get a 5% discount for hotels. Details are as follows:

  • book with an extra 5% discount on all hotels
  • use Coupon Code: WEGO05 to avail of the offer
  • no minimum booking amount is required
  • the promotion is applicable to all hotels
  • for any inquiries and concerns related to making a hotel reservation, please reach out to [email protected]

Booklogic – up to 7% off

Offer valid when booking through Wego

Book through Booklogic and get a 7% discount on all hotels. Details are as follows:

  • book with an extra 7% discount on all hotels
  • use Coupon Code: WEGO07 to avail of the offer
  • no minimum booking amount is required
  • the promotion is applicable to all hotels

Agoda – up to 3% off

Offer valid when booking through Wego UAE, Bahrain, Egypt, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia

Enjoy an additional 3 percent off by using the code: AGWEGO07.

Makemytrip – up to 15 percent off

Offer valid when booking through Wego UAE

Enjoy up to a 15 percent price slash on some hotels. Final price inclusive of discounts with details as follows:

  • offer applicable only for customers coming via Wego
  • no promo code is required for this offer
  • offer applicable on select hotels only
  • applicable on both desktop & PWA

Rotana Hotels – up to 20 percent off

Offer valid when booking through Wego in the MENA region

Live life to the fullest, unwind and enjoy some exciting benefits all season long, with Rotana hotels and resorts across the Middle East, Africa, Eastern Europe, and Turkey.

Book your stay now and receive:

  • 20 percent off the lowest public room rate
  • a complimentary extra bed in all room categories for family stays
  • free dining for kids under 6 and 50% off for kids up to 12
  • free cancellation and no prepayment needed

This offer is valid for Rotana Rewards Select members (log in or sign up for free during booking) from the 1st of June until the 4th of September 2022. Free cancellation without charge until 2 PM on the day of arrival. Hotel rooms are subject to availability. Promotion is not valid in conjunction with any other offer or discounts.

Cheap flights from Dubai to Saudi Arabia

Cheap flights from Dubai to destinations in Saudi Arabia are now fully operational allowing travellers from Dubai and the UAE to travel to Saudi Arabia without breaking the bank. Direct flight roundtrip tickets range from AED 1,217 to AED 2,407. For details, please consult the flight schedule below.

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Dubai to Saudi Arabia flight schedule

Emirates Airlines and Saudia are some of the most prominent airlines currently servicing direct flights from Dubai to Riyadh, Jeddah, and other cities in Saudi Arabia. Other airlines offer connecting flights which may involve long stopover periods. Here are some of the cheapest rates for Dubai – Saudi Arabia roundtrip tickets.

Note: All prices are for the month of August 2022 and are accurate at the time of writing.

Saudia

  • Dubai – Riyadh: at least two direct flights available on all days of the week. Ticket prices start from AED 1,217.
  • Dubai – Jeddah: up to four direct flights and multiple connecting flights everyday. Ticket prices start from AED 1,181.

Please visit Wego for Saudia’s full schedule.

Emirates

  • Dubai – Riyadh: 3 direct flights available on all days of the week. Ticket prices start from AED 1,757.
  • Dubai – Jeddah: 3 direct flights every day. Ticket prices start from AED 2,063.

Please visit Wego for Emirates full schedule.

Dubai to Saudi Arabia flight time

A direct flight from Dubai to Riyadh and Jeddah typically takes around 3 and 2 hours respectively to complete. Non-direct flights can take up to 9 hours to complete.

Can I travel from UAE to Saudi Arabia?

yes, you can. Recently, the KSA government has lifted the requirement for travellers to present a negative PCR or Rapid Antigen test on arrival and they no longer have to undergo institutional or home quarantine.

However, health insurance is still needed to travel to KSA.

Furthermore, as stated by the Ministry of Interior, Saudi Arabia has now scrapped its mask mandate lifting most of the coronavirus-related restrictions including showing the health status on the Tawakkalna application. Wearing masks in closed places is not required in most cases.

It is also required for the facilities, activities, events and means of public transport that wish to continue applying higher levels of protection by wearing a mask for the entry.

Nevertheless, wearing masks is still a requirement for entry into the Grand Mosque in Makkah, Prophet’s Mosque in Madinah, and those places for which protocols are issued by the Public Health Authority (Weqaya).

Saudi Arabia entry requirements

Required documents

Non-Saudi nationals holding tourist visas are now allowed to enter the Kingdom (even if they are unvaccinated) if they have fulfilled such requirements:

  • Passengers travelling to Saudi Arabia must download and register on the Tawakkalna app at least 8 hours after arrival.
  • All guests intending to visit the Kingdom (excluding Saudi Citizens, Residents and GCC Citizens) must have medical insurance that covers the costs of COVID-19 treatment.

Read the complete entry requirements and return permits required to enter Saudi Arabia in our article Returning to Saudi Arabia in 2022: Complete Guide to Re-Entry Procedures

Returning to Saudi Arabia in 2022: Complete Guide to Re-Entry Procedures

Vaccination requirements

Vaccination is no longer mandatory for those looking to enter Saudi Arabia.

Furthermore, the Ministry of Health in Saudi Arabia has also stated that immunization and health verification are NO longer required on the Tawakkalna application to enter facilities, activities, and events as well as for boarding planes and public transport vehicles.

However, the requirement will still be in place for those whose nature requires immunization or to continue verifying health status according to the general health requirements set by the Public Health Authority.

Tawakkalna health status verification can also be made for the entry to facilities, activities, occasions, events and means of public transport that wish to implement higher levels of protection by continuing the immunization requirement.

Testing and quarantine requirements

Effective 5 March 2022 onwards, travellers to the KSA regardless of their immunisation status and type of visa, are no longer required to undergo institutional quarantine or COVID-19 PCR tests.

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