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Major hotels provide facsimile facilities.


The Ministry of Post, Telegraph and Telephones provide Internet facilities in the majority of cities. Email can also be available from many hotels and Internet cafes. Main ISP's include Arab Net and Shabakah.


Telegrams can be sent from all post offices in Saudi Arabia.


 Full International Direct Dialling (IDD) is available

 The Outgoing international code is 00.

  A sophisticated telecommunications network and satellite, microwave and cable systems cover Saudi Arabia.

Mobile telephones

 Global System for Mobile communications (GSM) 900 networks are available in over 45 cities.

Main network providers are Etihad Etisalat and Saudi Telecom Company.


Internal and international services are available from the Central Post Office. Post is delivered to box numbers and Airmail to Europe takes up to 1 week. Surface mail takes up to 5 months.


The main newspapers include Ar-Riyadh, Al-Jazirah and Okaz. English-language dailies include Riyadh Daily, Arab News and Saudi Gazette.


BBC World Service and Voice of America can be received. From time to time the frequencies change and the most up to date can be found online.