Jeddah King Abdulaziz International Airport Guide (JED)
Code: JEDNo. of terminals: 3 Dialling code: +966Timezone: GMT ++03:00
Medina Road, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Jeddah King Abdulaziz International Airport is located 19km (12 miles) north of central Jeddah.
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Jeddah King Abdulaziz International Airport is the main airport serving Jeddah in Saudi Arabia – the airport’s Hajj Terminal has the status of being one of the largest in the world. Our Jeddah King Abdulaziz International Airport guide includes details on transportation, hotels and services in and around the airport.
The airport is currently undergoing major expansion, including the addition of new terminals, construction of a high-speed rail link from Jeddah, runway upgrades, and an increase in capacity to 80 million passengers annually. The whole project is due to be completed in 2014.
There is an information desk in the arrivals area that's staffed by multilingual assistants.
From central Jeddah, head north along Al Madinah Al Munawarah Road – the airport is reached in around 20 minutes by car.
Public telephones and paid-for Wi-Fi internet access are available throughout the terminals. There is a 24-hour post office in the international arrivals area.
Souvenirs, gifts, books and general items are available in the departure areas. All goods are tax-free in Saudi Arabia. Alcohol is not available for purchase.
VIP lounge facilities offer a range of business services. Further business, conference and meeting facilities can be found at the nearby Elaf Jeddah Hotel (tel: (02) 215 0525; www.elafgroup.com).
Avis, Budget and Hertz are among the international brands represented at desks in the centre of the international arrivals hall. There are also a number of local operators.