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Best time to visit Saudi Arabia

Our verdict

The best time to visit Saudi Arabia is October-March

Saudi Arabia can be visited year-round, but based on the ideal climate conditions, cost of travel, and avoiding peak holiday periods, October-March is the best time to go.

In summer, the daytime temperatures in central Riyadh, Saudi Arabia can reach a top of 44℃ (111℉). In the winter months, it can get down to as low as 8℃ (46℉) at night. The climate can differ in many places across Saudi Arabia, and you can see more in the handy table below.

The longest days between sunrise and sunset in Saudi Arabia are usually in July, so if you want to get the most out of your daytime activities, be sure to plan your visit around this time. The wet season in Saudi Arabia falls around April, so if you prefer the dryer weather, you should look to visit in July instead.

For more information about when to travel to Saudi Arabia, the monthly weather breakdown for the top travel destinations, and the best information and tools to book your trip, continue reading below.

Warmest month

July

Least rainfall

July

Most daylight

July

Saudi Arabia seasons

Before you plan your trip, it’s important to know when the seasons are as they may be different to yours depending on where you’re travelling from. Saudi Arabia is in the Northern hemisphere, so the seasons fall on:

SeasonMonths
Summer June to August
Autumn/fall September to November
Winter December to February
Spring March to May

Best time to visit the top destinations in Saudi Arabia

We’ve put together a breakdown of the average minimum and maximum temperatures by month, as well as the best times to visit for each. To learn more about these destinations including detailed climate breakdowns and much more, click or tap the city/destination name below.

CityBest time to visitJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
JeddahNovember-March
27℃
23℃
28℃
23℃
30℃
24℃
32℃
26℃
35℃
29℃
36℃
30℃
37℃
30℃
37℃
30℃
36℃
29℃
34℃
28℃
31℃
26℃
29℃
24℃
MeccaNovember-March
28℃
18℃
30℃
20℃
32℃
21℃
36℃
24℃
39℃
27℃
41℃
29℃
41℃
28℃
41℃
28℃
40℃
27℃
37℃
25℃
32℃
22℃
29℃
20℃
RiyadhOctober-March
20℃
10℃
23℃
12℃
28℃
16℃
32℃
22℃
38℃
27℃
41℃
29℃
43℃
30℃
42℃
29℃
39℃
26℃
34℃
21℃
26℃
15℃
21℃
12℃
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Top FAQs

Saudi Arabia is in Middle East.
The warmest month of the year in Riyadh, one of the most popular places to visit in Saudi Arabia, is July.
The driest month of the year in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, is usually around July each year.

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