Skip Navigation

Jeddah or Riyadh

Travel Forums Africa and The Middle East Jeddah or Riyadh

1. Posted by hernandez (Budding Member 4 posts) 10y

hernandez has indicated that this thread is about Saudi Arabia

I'm going to be working in Saudi Arabia and planning on travelling around Europe from there. I have a choice of working in Jeddah or Riyadh. I would prefer to be based in Jeddah, but would choose Riyadh if there are more flights to Europe from there.

Which city has better flight services to Europe?

Thanks in advance.


2. Posted by dwalker66 (Full Member 210 posts) 10y

From what I understand from an ex nurse friend of mine, she used to fly our of Riyadh even though she lived in Jeddah as it was cheaper! Apparently Jeddah a much nicer city to live in though, especially if you are into water sports.

BA/AF/CZ/SV/GF/EK/ME/RJ/all fly out of both with connections to europe.

If you wanted cheapest fares than you would have to look at a middle eastern carrier such as Royal Jordanian or Middle East Airlines (out of Beruit) both fly oout of both cities and onto Italy, France, UK and Germany.

3. Posted by hernandez (Budding Member 4 posts) 10y

Kewl, thanx for the reply. Beirut would be a cool city to see as well.

4. Posted by Montasheri (First Time Poster 1 posts) 10y

most of the international flights start from Riyadh as it is the capital of Saudi Arabia.

5. Posted by hernandez (Budding Member 4 posts) 10y

It would be great to take advantage of cheap flights from Riyadh, but Jeddah is so much more enticing.

6. Posted by hernandez (Budding Member 4 posts) 10y

Thanks for your replies peeps.
Keep em coming.;)

[ Edit: Edited at Jun 11, 2006 4:01 AM by hernandez ]