Current time in Saudi Arabia
Local time in Saudi Arabia
The time in Saudi Arabia is 3 hours ahead of UTC. The timezone in Saudi Arabia is Arabia Standard Time (AST). Saudi Arabia is not using Daylight Saving Time (DST) but used to in the past. The last DST transition was in 1947.
Details for the time in Saudi Arabia
|Time zone||Arabia Standard Time (AST)|
|IANA time zone||Asia/Riyadh|
|Your time difference||3 hours ahead of UTC|
|UTC time difference||UTC+3
3 hours ahead of UTC
Saudi Arabia Daylight Saving Time (DST)
Saudi Arabia is not using Daylight Saving Time.
Saudi Arabia uses Arabia Standard Time AST. AST is UTC +0300. Saudi Arabia’s latitude and longitude is 24° 0′ N and 45° 0′ E. Therefore being three hours ahead of UTC is perfect for Saudi Arabia. Saudi Arabia’s latitude is not very high. Because of this the country has no big use for daylight savings time.
Important cities in Saudi Arabia
The current time in some important cities in Saudi Arabia is shown below.Time in Saudi Arabia