The telecommunications system in Saudi Arabia is modern and up-to-date, covering most population centers. Direct Dialing is generally available and international telephone, fax, telex and telegram services are easy to access.The Kingdom’s telephone country code is 966 while the main city codes are:
(012) Jeddah, Makkah and Taif
(013) Abqaiq, Al-Khobar, Dammam, Dhahran, Hofuf, Jubail and Ras Tanurah
(014) Madinah, Tabuk and Yanbu
Mail is sent to post office boxes, not to street addresses. Letters are franked at the post office but stamps can also be used.
Courier companies are active in the Kingdom but customs duties may sometimes be imposed on goods or items received from overseas.
Internet access has recently been allowed in the Kingdom and improvements are currently underway to enhance the telecommunication infrastructure in anticipation of active Internet usage by the Kingdom’s citizens and residents.