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King Abdulaziz International Airport (JED)

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King Abdulaziz International Airport (JED)
AddressMedina Road, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Telephone920 011 233
Websitewww.jed-airport.com
Number of terminals3
Time zoneGMT Arabia Standard Time: GMT/UTC +3
LocationJeddah King Abdulaziz International Airport is located 19 km (12 miles) north of central Jeddah.
Airport codeJED
Airport newsThe airport is currently undergoing major expansion, including the addition of new terminals, construction of a high-speed rail link from Jeddah, runway upgrades, and an increase in capacity to 80 million passengers annually. The whole project is due to be completed in 2014.
Driving directionsFrom central Jeddah, head north along Al Madinah Al Munawarah Road; the airport is about 20 minutes from the city center by car.
Car rentalAvis, Budget, and Hertz are among the international brands represented at the car rental desks in the center of the international arrivals hall. There are also a number of local operators.
Public transport and taxisTaxi: Fixed-price taxis and limousines are available outside the arrivals area. The travel time to central Jeddah is around 30 minutes.
Car parkingShort- and long-term parking is available outside the terminal building.
Information and help desksThere is an information desk in the arrivals area that's staffed by multilingual assistants.
Airport FacilitiesMoney: Banks, bureaux de change, and ATMs are available both air- and landside in both terminals.
Communications: Public telephones and paid Wi-Fi Internet access are available throughout the terminals. There is a 24-hour post office in the international arrivals area.
Food: There is a selection of restaurants, cafés, and fast food outlets both air- and landside.
Shopping: Souvenirs, gifts, books, and general items are available in the departure areas. All goods are tax-free in Saudi Arabia. Alcohol is not available for purchase.
Luggage: Lost property (tel: (02) 685 5526) and left-luggage facilities are available.
Other facilities: There is a large mosque on the airport site.
Conference and business facilitiesVIP lounge facilities offer a range of business services. Further business, conference, and meeting facilities can be found at the nearby Elaf Jeddah Hotel (tel: (02) 215 0525; www.elafgroup.com).
Disabled facilitiesDesignated disabled parking facilities are available. The airport is generally wheelchair accessible, with special toilets, ramps, and elevators where required. Special assistance can be provided by airlines on request at the time of booking.
Airport hotelsThere is one hotel near the airport site, a short distance from the terminals. Alternative accommodation can be found in Jeddah itself; hotel reservation assistance is available at the airport. Our Jeddah King Abdulaziz International Airport guide includes the following hotels:

Elaf Jeddah Hotel
The 156-room Elaf Jeddah Hotel is within a short distance of the airport, with some rooms overlooking the Red Sea. Those looking to unwind can make use of the extensive health and fitness center.
PO Box 52774
Jeddah 21573, Saudi Arabia
Tel: (02) 215 0525.
Web: www.elafgroup.com

Hilton Jeddah Hotel
With sweeping views of the Red Sea, Hilton Jeddah Hotel has a range of leisure facilities, including swimming pool and tennis courts, and numerous dining options. Business needs are met with the hotel's business center and 11 meeting rooms.
North Corniche Road
Jeddah 21362, Saudi Arabia
Tel: (02) 659 0000.
Web: www3.hilton.com

Habitat Hotel
Just seven minutes from the airport by car, Habitat Hotel offers suite-only accommodations. Among its facilities is a gym, restaurants, and a business center.
P.O.Box: 24896
Jeddah 21456, Saudi Arabia
Tel: (02) 257 8800.
Web: www.habitathotel.com.sa
Full airport nameJeddah King Abdulaziz International Airport
State or provinceSaudi Arabia
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