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

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

When to go to Madain Saleh, Saudi Arabia

Based on the climate and weather in Madain Saleh, the best time to go is November. See below for details.

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

January

January in Madain Saleh very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures average in the 50s F (low 10s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. There is frost about a third of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Dresses
  • Socks
  • Standard footwear
  • Long skirts
  • Pants or jeans
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses

February

February in this region very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures average in the high 50s F (mid 10s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. There is frost once in a while.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Socks
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Standard footwear
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Pants or jeans
  • Dresses
  • Long skirts

March

March very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures average in the 60s F (high 10s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. There is frost sometimes.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Skirts
  • Light footwear
  • Dresses
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Sandals

April

Traveling to Madain Saleh in April, you will notice that it very dry with almost no rain. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the low 70s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Light footwear
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Dresses
  • Skirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Sandals

May

If you go to Madain Saleh in May, you will notice that it very dry with almost no rain. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the high 70s F (mid 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Shorts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Skirts
  • Sunglasses
  • Dresses
  • Sandals
  • Short sleeve shirts

June

June in this region very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Shorts
  • Skirts
  • Dresses
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sandals
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen lotion

July

July for Madain Saleh very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures average in the 80s F (high 20s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Skirts
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sunglasses
  • Dresses
  • Shorts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Sandals

August

Traveling to Madain Saleh in August, you will notice that it very dry with almost no rain. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the 80s F (high 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Shorts
  • Sunglasses
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Dresses
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Skirts
  • Sandals

September

September very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Shorts
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Dresses
  • Sandals
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Skirts
  • Sunglasses

October

If you are traveling to Madain Saleh in October, you will notice that it very dry with almost no rain. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the 70s F (mid 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Light footwear
  • Skirts
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Sandals
  • Dresses

November

November for Madain Saleh very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures average in the 60s F (high 10s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Skirts
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Dresses
  • Light footwear
  • Sandals
  • Shorts or short pants

December

December in Madain Saleh very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures average in the high 50s F (mid 10s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. There is frost sometimes.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Dresses
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Standard footwear
  • Pants or jeans
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Socks
  • Long skirts

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

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Madain Saleh, 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 Madain Saleh
  • If you are visiting a temple, pack respectful clothing
  • Appropriate museum wear

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