King Khalid International Airport lies 35kms from the Saudi Arabian city of Riyadh. It was recently construction to serve the Riyadh region. Its three main terminals and mosque cater for arrivals on flights operated by numerous Middle Eastern carriers as well as British Airways, Lufthansa, Air France and other international airlines.
Riyadh Airport facilities
Facilities in King Khalid Airport include restaurants, cafeterias, luggage storage and a VIP terminal and lounges. Banks, ATMs and currency exchange are also offered, along with gift, souvenir and other shops. A first-aid point, facilities for the disabled, parking and car hire in Riyadh Airport through a choice of well-known rental companies are available.
Riyadh Airport excursions
Riyadh lies on a plateau in the Arabian Peninsula and has a quaint, if dilapidated, Old Quarter containing the al-Masmak fort. The King Abdulaziz Historical Centre holds further attractive buildings and the small towns and villages outside the conurbation, easily accessed with car rental in Riyadh Airport, give a step back in time to visitors.
Best time to visit
Inland, summer temperatures are scorching hot, reaching 50?C in July, the hottest month. Conversely, winters are relatively mild with temperatures of around 15?C in January, accompanied by strong winds. The region endures many dust storms throughout the year, with visibility dropping to less than 10m during storms, and rainfall here is sparse.
Car rental in Riyadh Airport
Saudi Arabian roads linking major cities are modern, fast and in good order, although heavy traffic in most cities, including the capital, is recognized as a major problem. Local drivers are generally safe. Minor roads here lead only to the desert. Compare car hire rates online before you book for the cheapest deals.