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Flights to Riyadh in 2021

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
Popular inAugustHigh demand for flights, 9% potential price rise
Cheapest inJuneBest time to find cheap flights, 3% potential price drop
Average priceAED 1,127Average for round-trip flights in April 2021
Round-trip fromAED 1,098From Dubai to Riyadh
One-way fromAED 848One-way flight from Dubai to Riyadh

Cheapest prices for Riyadh flights by month

The cheapest ticket to Riyadh found for each month in 2021 based on historical flight searches by Cheapflights users.
January
AED 1,150
February
AED 1,176
March
AED 1,110
April
AED 1,281
May
AED 1,161
June
AED 1,188
July
AED 1,114
August
AED 972
September
AED 1,023
October
AED 1,056
November
AED 1,181
December
AED 1,062
Currently, the cheapest month for flights to Riyadh is August. The most expensive month for flights is April. The cheapest prices are shown above but prices will vary according to departure times, airlines, class and how early you book.

When is the best time to fly to Riyadh?

Average Riyadh King Khaled Intl flight ticket prices and weather conditions for 2021 and 2022 by month.
DXB - RUH
Price
AED 972 - AED 2,224
RUH
Temperature
20 - 44 °C
RUH
Rainfall
0 - 17 mm

As you might expect, temperatures during the summer months of June to August in Saudi Arabia can reach intolerable highs, making it difficult to enjoy your trip comfortably and results in less tourists planning their holiday to Riyadh during these months. Visitors are therefore best advised to book flights to Riyadh between November and March during the city’s winter when the weather is nevertheless pleasant enough to see all of Riyadh’s top tourist attractions. If you like food and trying new things, make sure to plan a flight to Riyadh in January to experience their spectacular 10-day food festival where you can sample an array of fabulous local cuisines at many restaurants and hotels across the city.

April and October are the best time to find cheap flights to Riyadh and there are often discounted accommodation rates on offer due to the off-peak season, so if you are not restricted in the times you can travel these months are well worth considering to save yourself money and the usual tourist hustle and bustle.

When is the best time to book a flight to Riyadh?

The price you pay for your flight to Riyadh may vary depending on when you book. For the best chance of a lower fare, look to book 61 days in advance of your trip. Fares are likely to increase a fortnight or so before your departure date.

Which day is cheapest to fly to Riyadh?

The cheapest flights to Riyadh are usually found when departing on a Thursday. The departure day with the highest cost at present is Saturday.

What time of day is cheapest to fly to Riyadh?

Flights in the evening are typically the cheapest time of the day to fly to Riyadh. Flights at midday are usually the most expensive.

City overview

With an up and coming tourist industry, the capital of Saudi Arabia is still very much an undiscovered gem. Riyadh has only recently put itself on the map as a site of interest for those looking to top up their historical and cultural awareness of the region. However, more and more people are turning to this ancient city situated on the Arabian Peninsula as both a commercial and tourist destination. By far the city’s most popular attraction is the National Museum, due to its extraordinary depth and detail, which is easily accessible to English speakers. Spanning thousands of years, the museum illustrates the historical and cultural aspects of the region through a number of well-considered exhibitions and interactive aids. Visitors are advised to look up entrance information and opening hours before visiting to avoid disappointment. Another popular item on the itinerary is the Al Faisaliah Tower which dominates the skyline of Riyadh both day and night. Standing at a staggering height of 876 ft (267 m), the Al Faisaliah Tower is one of the tallest skyscrapers in Saudi Arabia. Spectators will notice a giant golden ball at the tip of the building which is actually a restaurant offering breathtaking views over the city. For those who prefer their feet firmly on the ground why not take a wander through the mall located on the ground level; home to numerous internationally renowned brands, as well as a bustling food court.

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How popular are flights to Riyadh this year?

Riyadh has seen a 27% increase in demand for flights to the city compared to last year.

Getting around Riyadh

Once you have arrived on your flight to Riyadh and reached your onward destination, it is simple to discover many of the city’s attractions on foot. However, if you feel that you want to venture further afield it is best to look into travelling by taxi or hiring a car since Riyadh is a city whose transport is very much dominated by cars. Although it is widely accepted that women are forbidden from driving here, this is sometimes overlooked for foreign visitors.

Getting from the Airport to the City

Flights to Riyadh arrive 21 miles (33.7 km) north of the city at the Riyadh King Khalid International Airport (RUH), which is currently only accessible by car hire or taxi. With a journey time to the city centre at around 30 minutes, it is relatively quick and simple to make your way from the airport to your onward destination. Taxis must be reserved before travel – but travellers are always advised to familiarise themselves with the typical charges beforehand to avoid potential scam artists.

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Cheap flights to Riyadh in April, May 2021

The best prices found for RUH flights for April, May
24 May - 30 May
AED 1,157pp
DXB
Dubai Intl
Gulf Air
 
1 STOP
RUH
Riyadh King Khaled Intl
RUH
Riyadh King Khaled Intl
Gulf Air
 
1 STOP
DXB
Dubai Intl
10 May - 16 May
AED 1,168pp
DXB
Dubai Intl
Gulf Air
 
1 STOP
RUH
Riyadh King Khaled Intl
RUH
Riyadh King Khaled Intl
Gulf Air
 
1 STOP
DXB
Dubai Intl
23 May - 27 May
AED 1,183pp
DXB
Dubai Intl
SAUDIA
Direct
RUH
Riyadh King Khaled Intl
RUH
Riyadh King Khaled Intl
SAUDIA
 
1 STOP
DXB
Dubai Intl

Riyadh 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Riyadh found for this year
24 May - 30 May
AED 1,157pp
DXB
Dubai Intl
Gulf Air
 
1 STOP
RUH
Riyadh King Khaled Intl
RUH
Riyadh King Khaled Intl
Gulf Air
 
1 STOP
DXB
Dubai Intl
10 May - 16 May
AED 1,168pp
DXB
Dubai Intl
Gulf Air
 
1 STOP
RUH
Riyadh King Khaled Intl
RUH
Riyadh King Khaled Intl
Gulf Air
 
1 STOP
DXB
Dubai Intl
31 Jul - 10 Aug
AED 1,179pp
DXB
Dubai Intl
SAUDIA
Direct
RUH
Riyadh King Khaled Intl
RUH
Riyadh King Khaled Intl
SAUDIA
 
1 STOP
DXB
Dubai Intl

Last minute flights to Riyadh

Late deals on return flights to Riyadh, departing today and this week
23 Apr - 30 Apr
AED 1,260pp
DXB
Dubai Intl
Gulf Air
 
1 STOP
RUH
Riyadh King Khaled Intl
RUH
Riyadh King Khaled Intl
Gulf Air
 
1 STOP
DXB
Dubai Intl
23 Apr - 30 Apr
AED 1,293pp
DXB
Dubai Intl
SAUDIA
Direct
RUH
Riyadh King Khaled Intl
RUH
Riyadh King Khaled Intl
SAUDIA
Direct
DXB
Dubai Intl
23 Apr - 30 Apr
AED 1,337pp
DXB
Dubai Intl
Multiple airlines
Direct
RUH
Riyadh King Khaled Intl
RUH
Riyadh King Khaled Intl
Gulf Air
 
1 STOP
DXB
Dubai Intl

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