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Below you will find everything you need to know about making calls in Saudi Arabia, as well as a list of important contacts.

International calls

Once you have settled in Saudi Arabia, you will no doubt want to find ways to keep in touch your parents, friends, and relatives. To call you, they will have to dial Saudi Arabia's country code, followed by your city phone code and your phone number as follows: 966, city code, phone number.

To make calls abroad, you are required to dial the international code, which is “00”, followed by the country code, city code, and the phone number.

Mobile phone numbers

Mobile phone numbers generally consist of 10 digits and begin with three specific numbers (according to your service provider).

Regional Area Codes:

Telephone codes for major cities: you must dial these area codes before dialling a number out of province.

  • Riyadh: 011
  • Jeddah: 012
  • Makkah: 012
  • Khobar: 013
  • Dammam: 013
  • Medina: 014
  • Abha: 017

Useful numbers

Consumer information: 905

International inquiries: 900

Emergency numbers

Police: 911

Firefighters: 998

Ambulance service (public): 997

Traffic police (Al Maroor): 993

Utility numbers

Electric (Saudi Electric Company): 933

Water ( National Water Co.): 800 4411 110

Saudi Telecom Company (STC): 053 5000 00

Major Hospitals: Locations

Dammam

Dammam Central Hospital
Tel: (03) 842 7777

King Fahad Specialist Hospital
Tel: (03) 844 2771

Maternity & Children Hospital
Tel: (03) 842 2828

Jeddah

King Fahad Armed Forces Hospital
Tel: (02) 665 6436 - kfafh.med.sa

Maternity and Children's Hospital
Tel: (02) 665 2600

Jizan

Jizan National Clinic
Tel: (07) 322 0703

Jubail

Jubail Medical Center
Tel: (03) 361 1777

Riyadh

King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Center
Tel: (01) 464 7272 - www.kfshrc.edu.sa

King Khaled Eye Specialist Hospital
Tel: (01) 482 1234 - www.kkesh.med.sa

King Fahad National Guard Hospital (King Abdulaziz Medical City)
Tel: (01) 252 0088 - www.ngha.med.sa

King Khaled University Hospital
Tel: (01) 467 0011 - ksu.edu.sa

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