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Does Saudia serve alcohol (Saudi Airlines)

Does Saudia serve alcohol (Saudi Airlines)

Does Saudia serve alcohol? This is a question that we are asked a lot. Everybody knows that drinking in Saudia Arabia is strictly regulated but as an international airline does Saudi Airlines serve alcohol or follow its country’s lead? In this guide we will answer questions such as does Saudi serve alcohol in economy class or only in business class, the rules on Saudi Airlines serving alcohol during Ramadan and more. 

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Does Saudia serve alcohol?

Does Saudia serve alcohol? Does Saudi Airlines Serve Alcohol

Does Saudia serve alcohol? Does Saudi Airlines Serve Alcohol

The short answer to does Saudia serve alcohol on board it’s flight is no it does not.

Saudi Arabia is a dry country and its airlines is also one of the few airlines in the world that does not serve alcohol.

Alcohol on Saudia Exceptions 

There are no exceptions regarding the service of alcohol on Saudia, or Saudi Airlines as it used to be called. 

This means that whether you are traveling on Saudia in economy class, business class or first class you will not be allowed to drink alcohol. 

Drinks on Saudia?

So if you can’t drink alcohol on Saudia flights what can you drink on Saudia Airlines? 

Instead of alcohol guests on economy and business class on Saudia will be able to choose from a selection of mocktails, smoothies and juices as well as a range of teas and coffees. 

Can you take alcohol on Saudia?

Whether or not your final destination on a Saudia aircraft is Saudia Arabia or you are simply transferring it does not matter. You can not take alcohol on Saudia flights and into the country of Saudi Arabia. This is against the law and can get you into a lot of trouble. Do not do this and don’t be tempted by duty free on your travels if you are flying with Saudia. 

Can I drink in Saudi Airports?

It doesn’t matter which airports you are in in Saudi Arabia from Jeddah, Riyadh or Damman alcohol is not sold and is not allowed to be drunk in Saudi Arabian airports. 
There have been rumours in the past that there have been considerations about selling alcohol in duty free stores in Saudi Arabian airports however these have all been quashed by the Saudi Arabian government. If there are changes to these rules then we will update this guide as soon as we can. 
And also remember that Saudi Airports have dress code. Check out this post for more information on how to dress for Saudi Arabia. 

Do you have any questions about the Saudi Airways beverage service? Please leave us a comment below and we will do our best to answer. 

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