in Makkah Province, Saudi Arabia
- Historic Jeddah, the Gate to Makkah (Unesco heritage, 55 mi)
- Decimal Coordinates (Latitude, Longitude):
- 22.283 and 39.112 (Lat./Lng.)
- Coordinates by Time:
- N 22° 16' 57" and E 39° 6' 44"
- Currency and Currency Code:
- Rial - SAR
- Spoken languages:
- Local electricity:
- 230 V - 50 Hz (plugs: G)
- Mobile phone / cellular frequencies (MHz):
- 900 MHz, 1800 MHz, 3G, 4G
- Local Time: 03:44 PM (Tuesday)
- Timezone: Asia/Riyadh
- UTC/GMT offset: 3 hours
- Sunrise and Sunset:
- 5:48 am and 7:10 pm
- Antipode Coordinates:
- -20.783 and -138.550 (Lat./Lng.)
- Closest place to antipode coordinates:
- This place on Wikipedia
- This place on Geonames.org
Safety Score: 3,1 of 5.0 based on data from 9 authorites. Meaning please reconsider your need to travel to Saudi Arabia.
Travel warnings are updated daily. Source: Travel Warning Saudi Arabia. Last Update: 2020-07-14 07:22:23
Thuwal in Makkah Province is a city in Saudi Arabia about 510 mi (or 821 km) west of Riyadh, the country's capital city.
Local time in Thuwal is now 03:44 PM (Tuesday). The local timezone is named Asia / Riyadh with an UTC offset of 3 hours. We know of 5 airports in the vicinity of Thuwal, of which two are larger airports. The closest airport in Saudi Arabia is King Abdulaziz International Airport in a distance of 42 mi (or 67 km), South. Besides the airports, there are other travel options available (check left side).
There is one Unesco world heritage site nearby. It's Historic Jeddah, the Gate to Makkah in a distance of 55 mi (or 89 km), South.
When in this area, you might want to pay a visit to some of the following locations: Mecca, Medina, Port Sudan, Al Bahah and Abha. To further explore this place, just scroll down and browse the available info.
Local weather forecast
Todays Local Weather Conditions & Forecast: 35°C / 96 °F
|Morning Temperature||28°C / 82 °F|
|Evening Temperature||35°C / 95 °F|
|Night Temperature||31°C / 87 °F|
|Chance of rainfall||0%|
|Air Pressure||1005 hPa|
|Wind Speed||Gentle Breeze with 8 km/h (5 mph) from East|
|Cloud Conditions||Clear sky, covering 0% of sky|
|General Conditions||Sky is clear|
Wednesday, 15th of July 2020
38°C (100 °F)
32°C (90 °F)
Scattered clouds, moderate breeze.
Thursday, 16th of July 2020
37°C (98 °F)
31°C (88 °F)
Sky is clear, fresh breeze, clear sky.
Friday, 17th of July 2020
35°C (94 °F)
31°C (87 °F)
Sky is clear, gentle breeze, clear sky.
Videos from this area
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swrphome - KAUST Inauguration (23 Sep 2009)
View from our window of the fireworks display on the occasion of KAUST inauguration in Thuwal on 23 September 2009 - coinciding the National Day of Saudi Arabia. Try to reach 1:50 as the video...
Visualization Systems in KAUST
Hi. This is my first Upload to Youtube. I am a student in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in the new University KAUST. I am from Mexico with a degree in Mechatronics Engineering. In KAUST I am...
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Attractions and noteworthy things
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King Abdullah University of Science and Technology
King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) is a public research university located in Thuwal, Saudi Arabia. KAUST was built and operated for the first three years by Saudi Aramco. KAUST was founded in 2009 and focuses exclusively on graduate education and research, using English as the official language of instruction.
Thuwal is a village belonging to the governorate of Jeddah in the Makkah Province of Saudi Arabia 80 kilometers north of Jeddah on the coast of the Red Sea. Thuwal had long been a fishing center until the Royal Saudi Navy re-constructed the village. The King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, which officially opened in September 2009, is located in Thuwal. The town is also experiencing an increase in business due to its proximity to the King Abdullah Economic City.