Reasons To Visit Gassim
The province of Gassim, also spelt as Qassim, is one of the most interesting regions in Saudi Arabia known for its many vibrant festivals and beautiful natural landscape due to its agriculture industry. Be sure to sample some of the local dates which the region is famous for, or attend one of the colorful date festivals and spend your time browsing through the vibrant marketplaces which spring up especially for the occasion. Alternatively, if you fancy an adventure during your stay in Gassim you may consider an expedition around Tamya Mountain on a 4x4 or a camping trip.
Arriving In Gassim
Gassim Airport, known in full as Prince Nayef bin Abdulaziz International Airport, is the main airport serving Gassim Province located near the city of Buraydah. The airport handles a wide range of domestic and regional flights including direct flights from the UAE. Travelers looking to book flights from the UAE to Gassim will be able to travel out of Dubai or Sharjah. Those based in Dubai can make the journey with flydubai, with all flights leaving out of Dubai International Airport. Alternatively, if you are based in Sharjah you can travel with Air Arabia out of Sharjah International Airport.
Gassim Airport is set within a single terminal and offers only a small variety of facilities and services, so it is recommended to bring everything you need with you. However, there is an airport lounge on site where you can find more comfortable surroundings to wait for your flight. Once your flight has landed at the airport you can find taxis available to reach your destination, while there are also a number of car rental companies available at the airport.
Gassim Travel Information
As a UAE national flying to Saudi Arabia you won’t need a visa as you can enter the country by presenting your national ID card. In Gassim you can expect the weather over the summer to be as hot as it is in the UAE with average highs of up to 43 degrees from June until August. However, be advised that it gets a lot cooler than most other areas of Saudi Arabia over the winter so you might need a jumper in the evenings. You will need to put your clocks back by just an hour to get on local time in Gassim, while the currency in Saudi Arabia is the Saudi Arabia.
* This information is correct as of April 2018
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