Jeddah, Saudi Arabia: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2018]

Traveling to Jeddah, Saudi Arabia? If you're planning to go to Jeddah, here is some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack:

When to go to Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Based on the climate and weather in Jeddah, the best time to go is February. See below for details.

What to wear/what to pack for Jeddah, Saudi Arabia by month

January

If you visit Jeddah during January, you are likely to find that it is extremely warm and dry with little rain. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 60s F (high 10s C).

Humidity is generally between 40 and 50% during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Skirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Dresses
  • Light footwear
  • Sandals
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear

February

Traveling to Jeddah in February, you will notice that it is pretty consistently hot and very dry with almost no rain. Daytime temperatures are in the low 80s F (high 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Skirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Sunglasses
  • Dresses
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Shorts
  • Sandals

March

If you vacation in Jeddah during March, you are likely to find that it can be sweltering and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures tend to hover around the 80s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 60s F (low 20s C).

Humidity is generally between 40 and 50% during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sunglasses
  • Skirts
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Sandals
  • Shorts
  • Dresses
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Short sleeve shirts

April

Traveling to Jeddah in April, you will notice that it can be sweltering and very dry with almost no rain. Daytime temperatures are in the low 90s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Shorts
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Sandals
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Dresses
  • Skirts

May

May for Jeddah is blindingly hot and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures average in the 90s F (mid 30s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Tank tops
  • Skirts
  • Thin short sleeve shirts
  • High-SPF sunscreen lotion
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Light dresses
  • Thin pants, such as light khakis
  • Light shorts
  • Sunglasses
  • Sandals

June

If you go to Jeddah in June, you will notice that it is unbearably hot and very dry with almost no rain. Daytime temperatures are in the high 90s F (mid 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • High-SPF sunscreen lotion
  • Light shorts
  • Sandals
  • Thin short sleeve shirts
  • Thin pants, such as light khakis
  • Tank tops
  • Sunglasses
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Skirts
  • Light dresses

July

If you visit Jeddah during July, you are likely to find that it is a scorcher and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 90s F (high 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 70s F (mid 20s C).

Humidity is generally between 30 and 40% during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • High-SPF sunscreen lotion
  • Light shorts
  • Sandals
  • Skirts
  • Tank tops
  • Thin short sleeve shirts
  • Light dresses
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Sunglasses
  • Thin pants, such as light khakis

August

If you vacation in Jeddah during August, you are likely to find that it is scorchingly hot and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 90s F (high 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 70s F (mid 20s C).

Humidity is generally between 40 and 50% during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Thin short sleeve shirts
  • Tank tops
  • Light dresses
  • Thin pants, such as light khakis
  • Skirts
  • High-SPF sunscreen lotion
  • Light shorts
  • Sandals
  • Sunglasses

September

September here is a scorcher and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures average in the high 90s F (mid 30s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Thin short sleeve shirts
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Skirts
  • Light shorts
  • Tank tops
  • Thin pants, such as light khakis
  • Sandals
  • Sunglasses
  • Light dresses
  • High-SPF sunscreen lotion

October

October for Jeddah can be sizzling and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures average in the 90s F (mid 30s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Thin short sleeve shirts
  • Skirts
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Light shorts
  • High-SPF sunscreen lotion
  • Sunglasses
  • Tank tops
  • Thin pants, such as light khakis
  • Sandals
  • Light dresses

November

If you vacation in Jeddah during November, you are likely to find that it can be sweltering and dry with little rain. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 80s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 70s F (low 20s C).

Humidity is generally between 40 and 50% during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Shorts
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Sandals
  • Dresses
  • Sunglasses
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Skirts

December

If you go to Jeddah in December, you will notice that it is extremely warm and dry with little rain. Daytime temperatures are in the 80s F (high 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Shorts
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Dresses
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sunglasses
  • Skirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Sandals

Year-round what to wear/what to pack for Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Jeddah, as well as several items to remember to pack when traveling there.

  • A plug adadpter that supports outlet types G
  • A SIM card that works in Jeddah
  • If you plan to visit a mosque, pack clothing that covers the knees and shoulders
  • Appropriate museum wear

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