Smoking at Riyadh's King Khalid International Airport (RUH)

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Airport Rating


Before Security Smoking

Smoking is only permitted in designated areas outside the terminals.

After Security Smoking

Update from Shantanu 02.09.16: Riyadh has a smoking room right at the end of the gates in departure and yes women can smoke there also.

There maybe a large and open smoking room before departures.

There is currently expansion work in the airport.

Terminal 1

Update from Arnulf. January 2023: Smoking area still avalable on this place close to 20, behind the stairs.

Update from Christoph, Dec 2019: Smoking room between gate 20 and 21. Just follow the signs to female praying room


Update from Ferry on the 16th March 2019: The smoking room is just across gate 21.

Terminal 2

Update from MateJ, Dec 2019: There is a large smoking room next to the gate 21

Terminals 3 & 4

Closed, being renovated.

Terminal 5

No info at present, but there should be a smoking area.

Further Information

Official Website