Sunrise and sunset in Saudi Arabia

Sunrise today: 6:22 h
Sunset today: 17:05 h
(Times for Riyadh)

The times of sunrise and sunset in Saudi Arabia are influenced by the country's moderate northern position in the hemisphere. Not as extreme as in the United States, but still noticeable. The days in summer are long and in winter short. With up to approximately 13:40 hours the longest days are in Juni. On the other hand the longest dark nights happen in winter (in the southern hemisphere it is the other way around). In Dezember a night in Riyadh last almost 14 hours.

In these days the sun in Riyadh rises at 6:22. The early sunset at 17:05 makes the day currently a bit too short.


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Average length of daylight in Riyadh

Average length of daylight in Riyadh
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Sunrise and sunset in the most important cities of Saudi Arabia

The cities are ordered by their geographic position from east to west, so in an approximate direction of the sun course. Since the orbit of the sun is elliptical, sunrise or sunset never happen on a whole longitude at the same time. All data given for December 6th., localtime in Saudi Arabia

CitySunriseSunsetHours of daylight
Khobar06:11 am04:48 pm10:37 hours
Dammam06:12 am04:48 pm10:36 hours
Al Jubayl06:15 am04:48 pm10:34 hours
Al Mubarraz06:12 am04:52 pm10:40 hours
Al Hufuf06:12 am04:52 pm10:40 hours
Riyadh06:22 am05:05 pm10:43 hours
Najran06:19 am05:29 pm11:10 hours
Unaizah06:36 am05:13 pm10:37 hours
Buraydah06:36 am05:13 pm10:36 hours
Khamis Mushait06:26 am05:33 pm11:07 hours
Abha06:27 am05:34 pm11:08 hours
Hayil06:48 am05:19 pm10:31 hours
‘Ar‘ar06:58 am05:14 pm10:16 hours
Ta’if06:41 am05:37 pm10:56 hours
Sakaka06:59 am05:20 pm10:21 hours
Mecca06:43 am05:39 pm10:56 hours
Medina06:50 am05:34 pm10:44 hours
Jeddah06:46 am05:41 pm10:55 hours
Yanbu` al Bahr06:55 am05:41 pm10:45 hours
Tabuk07:10 am05:38 pm10:28 hours


Sunrise and sunset by month (Riyadh)

MonthSunriseSunsetHours of daylight
Januar06:38 am05:26 pm10:49 hours
Februar06:26 am05:48 pm11:22 hours
März06:01 am06:02 pm12:02 hours
April05:30 am06:16 pm12:46 hours
Mai05:08 am06:30 pm13:23 hours
Juni05:02 am06:44 pm13:42 hours
Juli05:11 am06:46 pm13:34 hours
August05:26 am06:29 pm13:03 hours
September05:37 am05:58 pm12:21 hours
Oktober05:49 am05:28 pm11:38 hours
November06:07 am05:07 pm10:60 hours
Dezember06:28 am05:07 pm10:40 hours

International cities for comparison

CitySunriseSunsetHours of daylight
Berlin (Germany)07:58 am03:55 pm7:57 hours
New York (USA)07:03 am04:30 pm9:26 hours
Sydney (Australia)05:35 am07:56 pm14:21 hours
Manila (Philippines)06:06 am05:27 pm11:20 hours
Moscow (Russia)08:39 am04:01 pm7:22 hours
Shanghai (China)06:37 am04:52 pm10:16 hours
Helsinki (Finland)09:02 am03:19 pm6:17 hours