Adapters for Saudi Arabia - What plug adapter do I need for Saudi Arabia?

Power adapters for Saudi Arabia

If you are packing for a trip it is helpful to know if you can charge your common electrical devices like mobile phones and tablets when you get there. But, without knowing which power supply to expect you are more likely to bring the wrong power charger, thereby leaving you having to buy a potentially overpriced adaptor when you're there which could be incompatible and damage your device. Various frequencies and standards can all be confusing when planning to travel to another country especially to the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of plug sockets being used in the world this guide shows exactly what you'll need in advance to charge your device in Saudi Arabia. This page has links to simple instructions telling you exactly which power adapters you'll need to supply power to your devices when going to Saudi Arabia by using their Type G, A, B or D Saudi Arabian 220 volt 60Hz wall outlets, please be aware that Type G plug outlets are used by a majority of Saudis. You will find power sockets will vary depending on which region you are visiting therefore we suggest reading the list of World power adapters for a full list of regions and countries.

What is the best power adapter for Saudi Arabia?

The best power adapter for Saudi Arabia will be a Type G plug adapter [2] which is suitable for powering any 220 volt appliance or device.

What is the best power adapter for Saudi Arabia?

What is a power adapter for a Saudi Arabian power outlet?

Power adapters are compact, cheap and lightweight plastic adapters which allow an electrical socket in Saudi Arabia to accept a different type of power plug from an appliance from another region.

Will a power adapter change the voltage from a Saudi Arabian power outlet?

A power adapter only adapts the shape of a plug to fit into a 220 volt Saudi Arabian power outlet and can't convert the power to a different voltage. If you need to safely use any 100, 110 or 120 volt appliance you will also need a more expensive step down power converter.

Do I need a plug adapter in Saudi Arabia?

If the power outlet in your home country isn't the same as the shape of the plug outlet in Saudi Arabia then you will need a power adapter.

Do I need a plug adapter if I'm visiting Saudi Arabia from America?

US Type A or Type B power outlets might not typically be available in Saudi Arabia so it is recommended to use a suitable plug adapter for Saudi Arabia, however as the voltage is 220 volts you will definitely need to use a power converter for Saudi Arabia if your appliance or charger isn't dual voltage to prevent overheating or damage.

What does a power adapter do?

A power adapter for a Saudi Arabian power outlet enables visitors from a different location to use their electrical devices in Saudi Arabia by changing the shape of the power plug from one type to another.

Where can I buy a power adapter for Saudi Arabia?

Power adapters for sale in an airport

Where can I buy a power adapter for Saudi Arabia?

Power adapters are typically available in most major airports prior to departure, however the range of adapters might be limited to popular destinations. It is recommended to research the exact type of adapter required prior to shopping at the airport. Look in the travel accessories section of airport newsagents, electronic stores and pharmacists but expect to pay 50% more than regular prices. Airports will be your last chance to buy a power adapter before departure, always check the returns policy to ensure you can easily exchange or refund a faulty or unsuitable product in an airside shop.

On arrival power adapters can be found in local electrical high street shops and drug stores, but always check the build quality first as safety standards might be different in a foreign country as this is important when dealing with electrical goods. Keep in mind that a shopping trip searching for power adapters in an unknown location might be impractical, especially as this needs to happen quickly before batteries run out.

Hotel receptions could have a power adapter for sale, hire or as a complimentary extra for guests; however, availability is normally limited and a hotel might not have the exact type required for your country. If in doubt, call ahead to the hotel first and request a reservation as it is unlikely that an adapter will be found in your room on arrival.

It will more convenient and cheaper to buy the correct power adapter in advance of your trip. High street stores normally sell popular types of travel adapters to popular locations and for widest choice it is recommended to buy a power adapter online.

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saudi_Arabia - wikipedia web page about Saudi Arabia.
  2. Type G plug adapter - Allows appliances to connect to Type G power outlets without converting voltage, estimated price under $10.
  3. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adapter - power adaptor