Directions & Maps

Quick Reference

  • Time zone

    GMT +3 hours

  • Language(s) spoken

    Arabic; some English

  • Electrical system

    Local voltage is 220 to 240 volts AC. Adapters available; please request through the Concierge.

  • Shopping hours

    Sunday to Thursday 9:00 am to 12:00 noon and 4:00 pm to 11:00 pm, with closing periods for prayer times throughout the day. Friday and Saturday 4:00 pm to 11:00 pm.

  • Working hours

    Sunday to Thursday 9:00 am to 7:30 pm. Some offices and banks are closed in the afternoon between 12:00 noon and 3:30 pm. Government offices are open Sunday to Thursday 8:30 am to 2:30 pm.

  • Time and distance to city centre

    20 minutes/20 kilometres/12 miles

  • Time and distance to shopping
    • Al Mamlaka (Kingdom Centre) Shopping Mall: connected to Hotel lobby/1 minute
    • Antique Souk (near the clock tower): 20 minutes/16 kilometres/10 miles
  • Time and distance to financial district

    10 minutes/10 kilometres/6 miles