in Makkah Province, Saudi Arabia

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Location Summary
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:
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Current travel safety evaluation for Saudi Arabia in Western Asia

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

Discover Thuwal

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 Humidity 30%
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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Glovebox City

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Snorkling in Thuwal, Saudi Arabia

Published: July 19, 2012
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swrphome - KAUST Inauguration (23 Sep 2009)

Published: September 26, 2009
Length: 23:56 min
Rating: 5 of 5
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Published: July 14, 2012
Length: 10:11 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: rimask

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Published: November 10, 2012
Length: 25:40 min
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Published: August 09, 2012
Length: 41:16 min
Rating: 5 of 5
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Published: October 06, 2012
Length: 37:52 min
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Published: September 07, 2014
Length: 00:00 min
Rating: 0 of 5
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20140905 - In the KAUST Beach.

BECON The Pride of KAUST, Saudi Arabia.

Published: June 08, 2012
Length: 55:35 min
Rating: 5 of 5
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Published: October 01, 2009
Length: 59:57 min
Rating: 5 of 5
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Attractions and noteworthy things

Distances are based on the centre of the city/town and sightseeing location. This list contains brief abstracts about monuments, holiday activities, national parcs, museums, organisations and more from the area as well as interesting facts about the region itself. Where available, you'll find the corresponding homepage. Otherwise the related wikipedia article.

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.

Located at 22.3126, 39.1105 (Lat. / Lng.), about 2 miles away.
Wikipedia Article, Homepage
Universities and colleges in Saudi Arabia, Science and technology in Saudi Arabia, World Digital Library partners, Makkah Province, Postgraduate schools, Educational institutions established in 2009, Private universities and colleges in Saudi Arabia


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.

Located at 22.2833, 39.1 (Lat. / Lng.), about 1 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Populated places in Makkah Province, Jeddah

Popular in vicinity

These are some bigger and more relevant cities in the wider vivinity of Thuwal.

This place is known by different names. Here the ones we know:
Tūwal, Thuwal