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Time Changes in Saudi Arabia 2017

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Time zones in use in Saudi Arabia

In Saudi Arabia, there is only one time zone in use: Arabia Standard Time, AST (UTC+03). Time in Saudi Arabia does not change because it does not observe Daylight Saving Time.

For comparing the current time in Saudi Arabia and United Kingdom or any other country combination, visit time comparison. For an introduction to UTC and world time, read UTC by country. Time changes in Saudi Arabia are shown below by city, state or region.

RegionsStandard TimeDaylight Saving Time
Time zone201620172018Time zone201620172018
  • Riyadh
Arabia Standard Time
AST (UTC+03)
UTC+03 all year longNo Daylight Saving Time

History of Time Changes

The information in this page comes from data published in the Time Zone Database managed by the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA).

YearTime zone AbbreviationUTC OffsetTime zone NameDaylight Saving TimeBegins (local time)
1947ASTUTC+03Arabia Standard TimenoThursday, March 13 1947, 12:00 AM
1901LMTUTC+03:06:52noFriday, December 13 1901, 11:52 PM

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Content last updated on 2016-12-19