Plan Your Trip to the Red Sea - Visit Red Sea
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Before you visit
The Red Sea is a year-round destination with temperatures averaging a perfect 32 degrees Celsius. Discover the wealth of unspoiled beaches and secret sandbars scattered amongst the fringes of the islands, as well as the majestic mountains and sweeping dunes as the sea breeze cools you.
The currency of Saudi Arabia is the Saudi riyal (SAR). The riyal is subdivided into 100 halalas and is pegged to the US dollar. One US dollar is equal to 3.75 SAR.
Notes are in denominations of five riyals, 10 riyals, 50 riyals, 100 riyals, and 500 riyals. Coins are one riyal, two riyals, 50 halala, 25 halala, 10 halala, 5 halala, or 1 halala.
The Red Sea is a private sun, sea and sand destination and visitors should dress how they feel comfortable.
When visiting local villages or religious sites, we advise that both men and women dress modestly, keeping arms and knees covered and wearing loose clothing. It is not essential for women to cover their hair.
Arabic is the official language of Saudi Arabia. English is the Kingdom’s informal second language, spoken by a large section of society in cities and large towns.
Saudi Arabia imposes 15% VAT on most goods and services purchased and sold by enterprises.
- Tipping is common in Saudi Arabia. It is not required if a service charge is included in the bill.
- Ask permission before taking anyone’s photo or posting it online, especially if they are a woman.
- Avoid sitting with your shoe facing another person as this is considered disrespectful. Similarly, it is inappropriate to cross your legs when facing someone.
Unrivaled visitor experiences
Embark on an extraordinary journey to The Red Sea, seamlessly merging luxury with sustainability. Cruise towards paradise in a whisper-quiet, fully electric car, as the untouched beauty of the landscape unfolds around you.