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    Accessibility

    Facilities for those with disabilities include adapted toilets, lifts, escalators, travelators and telephones. Reserved car parking spaces are available in the car parks opposite the terminals. Passengers requiring wheelchairs and special assistance should request this from their airline prior to travelling.

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    Money

    Two 24-hour banks are located in Terminal 2, and there are ATMs in Terminals 2 and 3.

    Communications

    Free Wi-Fi is available in the terminal complex, as are internet kiosks. There is a post office in Terminal 2.

    Food

    Restaurants, snack bars and cafés are present throughout the airport, available 24 hours in both the domestic and international terminals. There are no bars as alcohol is forbidden in the kingdom.

    Shopping

    There is a selection of shops at Riyadh King Khaled International Airport, including an extensive duty-free facility selling a wide range of products other than alcohol.

    Luggage

    Luggage trolleys are available for use by passengers.

    Other

    There is a first aid centre open 24 hours a day, and a large mosque within the airport grounds.

    Conference & Business

    Business services, including five banquet and meeting rooms for up to 250 people, are available at the on-site Makarim Riyadh Hotel (tel: 011 2204 500; www.makarimriyadh.com).

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    General Information

    Airport code: RUH

    Number of Terminals: 4

    Information

    Each terminal has an operations office, which provides passenger information.

    Transfer between Terminals

    Only three of the four terminals are currently in-use (Terminals 1, 2 and 3). They are all housed within the same building and are linked by travelators. There is a fourth passenger terminal, Terminal 4, but this has never been used.

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    Visa & Immigration

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    Hotels in Riyadh

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    Most of Riyadh’s hotels were built within the last decade, with the vast majority decked out in sleek modern style, albeit with the odd kitschy Saudi twist.

    As most are intended for business travellers, prices can be high.

    The Ritz-Carlton Riyadh

    Al Hada
    Riyadh 12912 3390
    Saudi Arabia
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    Category: Expensive

    With 493 rooms, no one could describe this hotel as small, but for luxury, it’s hard to beat.

    Al Waha Palace

    Wadi Aldawasir Street 6,
    Olaya, Riyadh12211
    Saudi Arabia
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    Category: Moderate

    Small by Riyadh standards, the well-appointed Al Waha Palace boasts a conveniently central location.

    Coral Riyadh Suleimaniah Hotel

    7193 Al Muhandis Masaid Al Anqari
    As Sulimaniyah
    Riyadh 12241 3201
    Saudi Arabia
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    Category: Moderate

    The décor is a bit kitsch but its air-conditioned rooms are a welcome refuge from the Saudi heat.

    Aquarium Hotel Riyadh

    6826 Al Amir Abdul Aziz Ibn Musaid Ibn Jalawi
    Al Murabba
    Riad 12613 4188
    Saudi Arabia
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    Category: Cheap

    Ignore the prison-green paint in the reception: rooms are comfortable and the in-house restaurant excellent.

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