Message for U.S. Citizens – Closure of U.S. Embassy and Consulates General and Important Hajj Information

Closure of U.S. Embassy and Consulates General

The U.S. Embassy in Riyadh and Consulates General in Dhahran and Jeddah will be closed August 20 – 23 for the Eid-al-Adha/Hajj holidays.

For emergencies, please contact appropriate Saudi local authorities and then inform the nearest U.S. Embassy or Consulate using the contact information below.

Local first responders in Saudi Arabia can be reached at:

  • Police:  999
  • Fire: 998
  • Ambulance: 997
  • Abuse Hotline: 1919
  • Child Protective Services: 116111

During evenings, weekends, and holiday periods, U.S. citizens can call the nearest embassy or consulate and reach a duty officer for assistance with emergencies 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Important Hajj Information

Thousands of U.S. citizens make the annual Hajj pilgrimage to Mecca, Saudi Arabia, every year. This year the Hajj will fall between August 19 – 24. U.S. citizens planning to make the pilgrimage this year will find useful information on the following websites:

Additionally, contact information for The National Tawafa Establishment for Pilgrims of Turkey and Muslims of Europe, Americas, and Australia can be found below:

Makkah Al- Mukarramah
Al Nuzha Road
PO Box 9772
Telephone: 966-12-920012013
Fax: 966-12-920006620
Follow us on Mission Saudi Arabia’s Twitter (@KSA_ACS) for additional Hajj-related information.

For further information: