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

Power adapters for Saudi Arabia

When planning a vacation to Saudi Arabia it can be useful to know if you'll be able to power any vital devices that you'll be bringing along with you. Without knowing which power socket is used in Saudi Arabia you could end up either weighing your luggage down with unnecessary spare adaptors or bring the wrong power adaptor, leaving you needing to buy a suitable power adaptor when you need to recharge. Varying different standards and voltages can often cause confusion when planning on travelling to a different country, especially if you've never visited before. With only a handful of different types of common standards used throughout the world this article shows exactly what you'll need in advance to power your device in Saudi Arabia. This page contains links to instructions which shows exactly how to charge your devices when you're travelling to Saudi Arabia using the standard Type G, A, B or D 220 volt 60Hz plug outlets, a majority of Saudis will normally use Type G wall outlets. Most power adapters will change regionally so we suggest that you read the Wiki Connections travel power adapters list for a complete list of regions.

What is the best power adapter for Saudi Arabia?

The best power adapter for Saudi Arabia is a Type G power adapter [2] which allows you to use any 220 volt device or appliance.

What is the best power adapter for Saudi Arabia?

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

A power adapter is a compact and lightweight plastic adapter that permits a different shaped power plug on an appliance from another region to fit into a power socket in Saudi Arabia.

Also known as: an electrical adapter, plug adapter, travel adapter, electrical adaptor, mains travel adapter or power adaptor [3].

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

Power adapters will only adapt the shape of a plug to fit into a 220 volt Saudi Arabian power outlet and is unable to convert the power to a higher voltage. If you wish to safely use a 100-120 volt device you also need to bring a step down power converter for Saudi Arabia along with the correct power adapter.

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 Saudi Arabian power outlet then you will need a power adapter.

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

An American Type A or Type B power outlet might not readily be available in Saudi Arabia so it is advisable to use a suitable power adapter for Saudi Arabia, however as the voltage is different you will definitely need to bring a power converter for Saudi Arabia if your appliance or charger isn't dual voltage to prevent damage or overheating.

What does a power adapter do?

A power adapter allows visitors travelling from another country to use electrical appliances and devices in Saudi Arabia simply by altering the shape of the plug.

Where to buy a power adapter in Saudi Arabia

Arriving at an airport

Where to buy a power adapter in Saudi Arabia

On arrival power adapters could 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.

Where to buy a power adapter for Saudi Arabia in the US

Power adapters for sale in an airport

Where to buy a power adapter for Saudi Arabia in the US

Saudi Arabia to US power adapters will most likely be available in most major US International 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 such as Hudson News or Brookstone, but expect to pay 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.

It will be more convenient and cheaper to buy the correct power adapter in advance of your trip. High street electrical stores such as Best Buy, Walmart, Target, Home Depot or Fry's normally sell a limited range of travel adapters to popular locations but 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, costs around $5.
  3. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adapter - power adaptor