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When calling Saudi Arabia from the U.S.A., dial 011 (international access), then 966 (country code), then a 1-digit city code, and finally the 7-digit number.

Telephone codes for major cities in the Kingdom are: Riyadh (1); Jeddah, Makkah, Taif (2); Dammam, Dhahran, Jubail, Hofuf (3); Yanbu, Tabuk, Madinah (4); Hail, Qaseem (6); Abha, Najran (7).


Ministry of Agriculture

Minister: Dr. Fahd ibn Abdul Rahman Balghaneim

Airport Road, 
Riyadh 11195
Tel: 401-6666
Fax: 403-1415

Implementation of economic plans and programs for agriculture. irrigation, conservation of scarce water, fisheries, animal resources and locust control.

Ministry of Commerce and Industry

Minister: Dr. Hashim Yamani

P.O.Box 1774
Airport Rd., 
Riyadh 11162
Tel: 401-2220/401-4708
Fax: 403-8421

Foodstuff quality control, consumer protection, companies and commercial agents’ registration, labeling regulation standards, international exhibits, hotels, bilateral trade agreements, and world trade organization. industrial infrastructure, industrial licensing, protection and encouragement of national industry, industrial statistics, industrial cities and SABIC.

Ministery of Telecommunications and Information Technology

Minister: Muhammad ibn Jameel Mulla

Airport Rd., 
Riyadh 11178
Tel: 404-2928/404-3000
Fax: 403-1401

Design, building and maintenance of road network. Coordination of surface transport including railroads and bus systems.

Ministry of Defense and Aviation

Minister: H. R. H. Prince Sultan Bin Abdul Aziz Al-Saud

Airport Rd., 
Riyadh 11165
Tel: 478-5900/477-7313
Fax: 401-1336

Army, Navy, Air Force, construction of military bases, civilian airports and meteorology.

Economic Offset Secretariat

Ministry of Defense and Aviation
Secretary General : Col. Ibrahim Al-Mashari

P.O. Box 27040, 
Riyadh 11417
Tel: 478-4145
Fax: 478-4123

Army, Navy, Air Force, construction of military bases, civilian airports and meteorology.

Ministry of Education

Minister: Dr. Muhammad Bin Ahmed Al-Rasheed

Airport Rd., 
Riyadh 11148
Tel: 404-2888/404-2952
Fax: 401-2365

Provision of free general education in primary, intermediate and secondary schools. Royal Technical Institute programs for handicapped, antiquities and museums.


Ministry of Finance and National Economy

Minister: Dr. Ibrahim Al Assaf

Airport Rd., 
Riyadh 11177
Tel: 405-0000/405-0080
Fax: 405-9202

Government finance, including budgeting and expenditure of all ministries and agencies. Control of national economic growth. Zakat and income tax. Customs, Central Department of Statistics and National Computer Center.

Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Minister: H. R. H. Prince Saud Al-Faisal Bin Abdul Aziz Al-Saud

Nasseriya St., 
Riyadh 11124
Tel: 406-7777/441-6836
Fax: 403-0159

Political, cultural, and financial international relations. Monitors diplomatic relations between the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the outside world.


Ministry of Health

Minister: Dr. Hamad ibn Abdullah Al-Manie

Airport Rd.
Riyadh 11176
Tel: 401-2220/401-2392
Fax: 402-9876

Health care and hospitals.


Ministry of Higher Education

Minister: Dr. Khalid Bin Muhammad Al-Angary

King Faisal Hospital St.
Riyadh 11153
Tel: 464-4444
Fax: 441-9004

Universities and higher learning institutes.

Ministry of Water and Electricity
Minister: Dr. Ghazi Al-Gosaibi

P.O.Box 5729
Omar bin al-Khatab Rd.
North of Railway Station, Riyadh 11127
Tel: 477-2722/477-6666
Fax: 477-5451

Development of the Kingdom’s water and power projects. 

Ministry of Culture and Information

Minister: Dr. Fouad Bin Abdul Salaam Bin Muhammad Farsi

Nassiriya St., 
Riyadh 11161
Tel: 401-4440/401-3440
Fax: 402-3570

Television and radio broadcasts, publication of newspapers, magazines and relations with foreign press.

Ministry of Interior

Minister: H.R.H. Prince Nayef Bin  Abdul Aziz Al Saud

P.O.Box 2993, 
Riyadh 11134
Tel: 401-1944
Fax: 403-1185

Public security, coastal guards, civil defense, fire stations, border police, special security and investigation forces, criminal investigation and traffic control.


Ministry For Islamic Affairs, Endowment, Dawa and Guidance

Minister: Saleh Al-Sheikh

King Abdul Aziz St., 
Riyadh 11232
Tel: 473-0401
Fax: 477-2938

Administration of land controlled by religious trust.

Ministry of Justice

Minister: Dr. Abdullah Bin Muhammad Bin Ibrahim Al Ashaikh

University St. 
Riyadh 11137
Tel: 405-7777/405-5399

Administration of Sharia’s Law and provision of legal services for all citizens of the Kingdom.


Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs

Minister: Dr. Ali Al-Namlah

Omar bin Al-Khattab St.
Riyadh 11157
Tel: 477-1480/478-7166
Fax: 477-7336

Labor relations, manpower planning and general monitoring of employment situation. Labor permits and work visas, labor disputes, inspection, health and safety. Provisions of vocational and on-job training for handicapped. Social development and reform. Presidency for Youth and Welfare, Saudi Red Crescent Society and Social Security.

Ministry of Municipality, Rural Affairs and Housing

Minister: H.R. H. Prince Met’eb Bin Abdul Aziz Al- Saud

Nassiriya St., 
Riyadh 11136
Tel: 441-5434

Washem St.,
Riyadh 11151
Tel: 402-2268/402-2036
Public Works Fax: 402-2723
Housing Fax: 406-7376

Administration of municipalities throughout the Kingdom. Planning of cities and towns. Development of roads and basic infrastructure. Managing and maintaining services to keep cities and towns clean and healthy. Supervision, construction and maintenance of Public Sector’s projects. Public housing, evaluation of tenders, allocation of contracts and classification of contractors.

Ministry of Petroleum and Mineral Resources

Minister: Ali Bin Ibrahim Al-Naimi

P.O.Box 757, Airport Rd., 
Riyadh 11189
Tel: 478-1661/478-1133
Fax: 479-3596

Execute the general policy related to petroleum and minerals. The Ministry supervises its affiliate companies working in the fields of petroleum and minerals by observing and monitoring exploration, development, production, refining, transportation, distribution activities related to petroleum and petroleum products. 

Ministry of Pilgrimage

Minister: Iyad Madani

Omar bin Al-Khatib St., 
Riyadh 11183
Tel: 402-2200/402-2212
Fax: 402-2555

Provision of facilities for the annual visit of pilgrims to Makkah. Madinah and other Holy places in the Kingdom. Administration of land controlled by religious trust.

Ministry of Transport

Minister: Dr. Jabara Al-Seraisry

Intercontinental Rd.,
Riyadh 11112
Tel: 463-7225
Fax: 405-2310

Ministry of the Civil Service

Muhammad Ibn Ali Al-Fayez

Washem Street,
PO Box 18367
Riyadh 11114
Tel: 402 6900/ 402 6934
Fax: 403 4998

 Ministry established in 1999, with Dr Muhammad bin Ali Al-Fayez as its first Minister. It is the function of the Ministry to plan the civil manpower required in the government sector and to ensure that the competence of civil servants matches the requirements of the Kingdom as it implements its various development programs.




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