Luxury Apartments in Riyadh
Strategically located in the heart of a business and entertainment district, among the hotels in Riyadh Olaya Street, enjoy the sophisticated comfort at Fraser Suites Riyadh, in addition to convenient downtown accessibility to great shopping fun, dining options, commercial offices, facilities and amenities readily within reach.
Fraser Suites Riyadh
Intersection Olaya Street and Khurais Road,
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Tel: +966 11 26 39 333
Facilities, Amenities and Services within the vicinity
- Groceries (5-minute walk)
- 24/7 supermarket, Tamimi Market (10-minute drive)
- Lulu Hypermarket (10-minute drive)
- Al Faisaliah shopping centre (15-minute walk)
- King Fahd Medical City (10-minute drive)
- Panorama Mall (15-minute drive)
- Riyadh Gallery Mall (20-minute drive)
- Tahlia Street ( 12-minute drive)
Getting to Fraser Suites Riyadh
From King Khaled International Airport
- Taxi fare, between from 85 to 100 SAR (one-way), 38km
- Regular taxis, fixed rate of 85 SAR from airport to property/city centre
Riyadh, also known as The Gardens, is the capital and the largest city of Saudi Arabia. Widely touted as one of the wealthiest cities in the world, the city fascinates with a rich culture that is celebrated by significant architectural remnants of the old town, and archeological sites that are of historical significance.
With a population close to 6 million, the city is highly cosmopolitan with 20 nationalities living together. Soaring skyscrapers and prominent landmarks rise above modern highways and museums in a background defined by dusty deserts. But the tradition is not at all lost in this modernized city, that remains much appreciated for it architectural elegance, strong heritage and colourful history.
Essential Facts of Riyadh
Arabic (English is widely spoken).
Only business visa holders are allowed into Saudi Arabia. Travellers are required to apply prior to visit.
Saudi riyal (SR) is the currency of Saudi Arabia.
The standard VAT rate is 5%.
Tipping is not required but welcome in recognition of good service, generally at 10-15%.
Sundays to Thursdays, 07:00 to 14:00 hours
Sundays to Thursdays, 07:30 to 15:00 hours
Sundays to Thursdays, 07:00 to 14:00 hours (16:00 to 18:00 hours at alternating offices)
Daily, 11:00 to 15:00 hours and 18:00 to 01:00 hours
Sundays to Thursdays, 08:00 to 12:00 hours and 15:00 to 19:00 hours
Saturdays to Thursdays, 09:00 to 13:00 hours and 16:30 to 20:00 hours
Shopping malls, individual malls and shops within the malls may vary:
Saturdays to Thursdays, 08:00 to 00:00 hours and Fridays, 13:00 to 00:00 hours
Some may close between 13:00 and 16:30 hours
Saturdays to Thursdays, 09:00 to 13:00 hours and 16:30 and 20:00 hours, and Fridays, 17:00-22:00 hours
All shops close during prayer times that last 20-30 minutes each:
In the day at approximately noon, mid-afternoon, sunset and early evening.
Medical services of good quality are available.
The country code for Saudi is 966.
Voltage: 220V/50Hz UK plug.
The national holidays are Day of Mourning for King Abdullah, Eid-al-Fitr (end of Ramadan) Saudi National Day, Eid-al-Adha (Feast of Sacrifice) and Muharram (Muslim New Year).
Below is a full list of the holidays in the year 2018:
Date Day of the Week Holiday name in 2018 Holiday type Mar 20 Tuesday March Equinox Season May 17 Thursday Ramadan begins Observance Jun 14 Thursday Eid al-Fitr Holiday National holiday Jun 15 Friday Eid al-Fitr National holiday Jun 16 Saturday Eid al-Fitr Holiday National holiday Jun 17 Sunday Eid al-Fitr Holiday National holiday Jun 21 Thursday June Solstice Season Aug 20 Monday Eid al-Adha Holiday National holiday Aug 21 Tuesday Eid al-Adha National holiday Aug 22 Wednesday Eid al-Adha Holiday National holiday Aug 23 Thursday Eid al-Adha Holiday National holiday Sep 12 Wednesday Muharram (Muslim New Year) Observance Sep 23 Sunday September Equinox Season Sep 23 Sunday Saudi National Day National holiday Nov 21 Wednesday Prophet's Birthday Observance Dec 21 Friday December Solstice Season