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Sunset Saudi Arabia

Sunrise and sunset in Saudi Arabia

Sunrise today: 5:25 h
Sunset today: 18:18 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.

Who wants to look at the sunrise in these days, has to wake up early. Sunrise in Riyadh starts already at 5:25 in the morning. The Sunset can currently be watched at about 18:18 Uhr in the early evening.


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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

Sunset Saudi ArabiaThe 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 April 20th., localtime in Saudi Arabia

CitySunriseSunsetHours of daylight
Khobar05:09 am06:06 pm12:57 h
Dammam05:09 am06:07 pm12:57 h
Al Jubayl05:11 am06:09 pm12:58 h
Al Mubarraz05:13 am06:08 pm12:55 h
Al Hufuf05:13 am06:08 pm12:55 h
Riyadh05:25 am06:18 pm12:53 h
Najran05:42 am06:22 pm12:39 h
Unayzah05:34 am06:31 pm12:56 h
Buraydah05:34 am06:31 pm12:57 h
Khamis Mushait05:47 am06:28 pm12:41 h
Abha05:48 am06:29 pm12:41 h
Hayil05:42 am06:41 pm12:60 h
‘Ar‘ar05:41 am06:48 pm13:07 h
Ta’if05:53 am06:40 pm12:47 h
Sekaka05:45 am06:50 pm13:05 h
Mecca05:56 am06:43 pm12:47 h
Medina05:53 am06:46 pm12:53 h
Jeddah05:58 am06:45 pm12:47 h
Yanbu al Bahr06:00 am06:52 pm12:52 h
Tabuk06:01 am07:03 pm13:02 h


Sunrise and sunset by month (Riyadh)

MonthSunriseSunsetHours of daylight
Januar06:38 am05:27 pm10:49 h
Februar06:25 am05:48 pm11:23 h
März06:00 am06:03 pm12:02 h
April05:29 am06:16 pm12:47 h
Mai05:07 am06:30 pm13:23 h
Juni05:02 am06:44 pm13:42 h
Juli05:12 am06:46 pm13:34 h
August05:26 am06:28 pm13:02 h
September05:38 am05:58 pm12:20 h
Oktober05:50 am05:27 pm11:38 h
November06:08 am05:07 pm10:59 h
Dezember06:28 am05:08 pm10:40 h

Where does the sun rise in Saudi Arabia?

The sun always rises in the east, everywhere and regardless of the country or continent. The easternmost city in Saudi Arabia is Khobar in the region of Eastern Province. There, the sun rises at 5:09 am and sets at 6:06 pm these days. The latest sunset is currently experienced in the west in the city of Duba (Mintaqat Tabuk) at 7:05 pm.

International cities for comparison

CitySunriseSunsetHours of daylight
Berlin (Germany)05:55 am08:15 pm14:21 h
New York (USA)06:08 am07:41 pm13:32 h
Sydney (Australia)06:20 am05:28 pm11:08 h
Manila (Philippines)05:38 am06:11 pm12:34 h
Moscow (Russia)05:09 am07:47 pm14:38 h
Shanghai (China)05:19 am06:26 pm13:08 h
Helsinki (Finland)05:44 am08:53 pm15:08 h