Although Saudi Arabia’s telecommunications industry is currently dominated by three main providers (Saudi Telecom Company, Mobily and Zain), new local and international companies are continually joining the market, including Virgin Mobile and Lebara (in partnership with Huawei). As the government works to develop the country’s telecommunications infrastructure, the market is expected to continue to grow, attracting more providers and improving services. Read our articles on mobile phones and internet access to find out more.
All emergency calls are free of charge from both landlines and mobiles.
- General emergency number: 112
- Police: 999
- Fire: 998
- Ambulance: 997
- Traffic accidents: 993
The international country code for Saudi Arabia is +966. To make an international call from a Saudi Arabian phone, you need to use the country’s exit code; 00. Read our calling abroad article for more information on making international calls in Saudi Arabia.