Saudi Arabian Grand Prix

Some useful information for the FORMULA 1 race weekend in Jeddah

Jeddah Corniche Circuit

Friday Schedule

13:40 – 14:25

Porsche Sprint Challenge Middle East First Practice

14:55 – 15:40

FIA Formula 2 Practice Session

17:30 – 18:30

FORMULA 1 First Practice Session

19:00 – 19:30

FIA Formula 2 Qualifying Session

21:00 – 22:00

FORMULA 1 Second Practice Session

22:30 – 23:15

Porsche Sprint Challenge Middle East Second Practice Session

Saturday Schedule

14:45 – 15:15

FORMULA 1 Team Pit Stop Practice

15:45 – 16:15

Porsche Sprint Challenge Middle East Qualifying Session

17:30 – 18:30

FORMULA 1 Third Practice Session

19:10 – 20:00

FIA Formula 2 Sprint Race (20 Laps or 45 Mins + 1 Lap)

21:00 – 22:00

FORMULA 1 Qualifying Session

23:05 – 23:35

Porsche Sprint Challenge Middle East First Race (11 Laps or 25 Mins)

Sunday Schedule

16:00 – 16:30

Porsche Sprint Challenge Middle East Second Race (11 Laps or 25 Mins)

19:00 – 19:30

FORMULA 1 Drivers’ Parade

20:44 – 20:46

National Anthem

21:00 – 23:00

FORMULA 1 Grand Prix (50 Laps or 120 Mins)

Please note that all times are local times and are subject to change without notification by the FIA, Liberty Media and Jeddah Corniche Circuit. For up-to-date times, please click here

Getting To The Circuit

Free public shuttle buses will be available from key locations in the city – we will update this guide when the information is published.

You can also take a taxi, Uber or Careem, or arrange a limo transfer with your hotel.

Please note that taxis are not allowed to enter the venue perimeter. The taxi drop off and pick up zone will be located next to the Red Sea Mall before midnight. Post-midnight, the taxi service will be provided near the concert area.


Rideshare, like Uber and Careem, are not allowed to enter the venue perimeter. The rideshare drop off and pick up zone will be located next to the Red Sea Mall before midnight. Post-midnight it will be located next to the Red Parking.

We recommend downloading the SAUDI ARABIAN GRAND PRIX App, available on the App Store and Google Play, as this will provide up to date venue information, as well as access/travel information.

The circuit gates open at 13:00. The Promenade and Village fan areas close at midnight on Friday and at 23:00 on Saturday and Sunday.

At The Circuit

Security staff may conduct bag and/or body checks at the gates and for safety reasons, the following items are prohibited: knives, fireworks, drones, smoke canisters, air-horns, flares, weapons, dangerous or hazardous items, phone jammers, radio scanners, walkie-talkies, laser devices, bottles, glass vessels, and any article that might be used as a weapon and/or compromise public safety or items including protest (of a political, religious or other nature) or offensive slogans or messages. Any person in possession of such items will be refused entry to the Venue.

We recommend downloading the SAUDI ARABIAN GRAND PRIX App, available on the App Store and Google Play, as this provides up to date venue information, as well as race schedules, location of facilities and entertainment.

We always recommend bringing tissues or wipes and hand sanitiser to all race circuits.

Credit/debit cards and cash are both accepted at the circuit food & beverage stalls and merchandise stalls, and ATMs will be available at the circuit. Their location will be noted on the official app.

Your race tickets include access to the after-race concerts on Saturday and Sunday, and will start after the Qualifying Sessions on Saturday and after the Race on Sunday. Saturday sees Afrojack headlining, whilst on Sunday you can see both Calvin Harris and  also Travis Scott. The concert venue will be signposted within the circuit, and customer service representatives will be on hand to help you find your way.

Visitors are not permitted to make/create/store/record or transmit any sound recording or audio visual footage of the event for any commercial purposes. Personal electronic devices such as mobile phones, cameras or hand held personal communication devices are allowed as long as the images are for private, personal and non commercial use.

Attendance indicates consent to photography, filming and sound recording which may include you as an attendee and its use in commercial distribution without payment or copyright.

By attending, you are agreeing to the circuit’s terms & conditions of entry.

Our Hints & Tips

TAXIS & LIMOS Taxis in Jeddah are either privately run or white taxis. The white taxis are local taxis that are usually cheaper and a little older than the private vehicles. Private vehicles are usually more comfortable, but more expensive. You can only pick up a white Jeddah taxi in the street, whereas you will need to call one of the private taxi services in Jeddah, or ask Concierge to call one for you.

Alternatively a limo service can be booked via your hotel concierge, although this will be more expensive than taxis.

Uber and Careem are also available in Jeddah.

THINGS TO SEE & DO UNESCO World Heritage Listed Al Balad is Jeddah’s old city, with ancient alleyways, spectacular architecture and some beautiful shops, museums and restaurants.

Make a night time trip to enjoy the illuminated spectacle of King Fahd’s Fountain, the world’s tallest fountain.

Take a trip to the Tayebat Museum, a museum complex highlighting the city’s 2500-year heritage, with a mosque, relics & traditional architecture.

GENERAL INFORMATION Saudi Arabia is three hours ahead of the UK.

Arabic is the official language, however English is widely spoken, and road signs are displayed in both Arabic and English.

Three-pin plug sockets are standard.

The local currency is the Saudi riyal (SAR) which is divided into 100 halala. 1SAR is approximately £0.22/there are around 4.5SAR to the pound.

Most shops, hotels and restaurants accept debit and credit cards and contactless payments. The easiest way to obtain cash, should you need it, is via an ATM machine. Your hotel reception will also be able to exchange money if you need it.

Tipping isn’t expected but it is commonly practised. Many restaurants include a service charge within the price, and the menu will indicate this if it’s the case. If service charges are not included and you have had a good experience then you might like to leave a 10-15% tip.

The weather in March can reach up to 31ºC during the daytime and drops to around 20ºC at night.

DRESS CODE & ETIQUETTE IN JEDDAH Saudi Arabia is a Muslim country and it’s good to show respect to the local population.

Skirts or trousers should be knee-length or longer. Don’t wear tight-fitting clothes or expose thighs, cleavage, midriff, shoulders or upper arms. Short sleeved tops are generally acceptable. Dress code is dependent on individual establishments – some are more casual whereas others may require more modest dress. There is no specific dress code at the circuit, however.

It is a good idea to carry a loose jacket or shawl with you, even in hot weather, as air conditioning can be extremely cold.  

We recommend bringing a jacket or pashmina to the circuit as the temperature quickly drops when the sun goes down.

Bad language, loud behaviour, and encroaching on other people’s boundaries are considered disrespectful. 

The sale, purchase, and consumption of alcohol and drugs is illegal in Saudi Arabia.

UK Office Number

+44 207 183 2022

Emergency Number

+44 207 183 8960

Please note our emergency number will be available over the race weekend when our main office is closed. Please leave a message, clearly stating your name, reference number and contact number and we will call you back. Office Hours are Monday to Thursday 09:00-17:30 GMT, Friday 09:00-16:00, Saturday and Sunday CLOSED

Please note that any messages left on our main office number when we are closed will not be picked up until we reopen on Monday morning, and the same applies to any emails sent. For this reason we recommend you save our emergency number +44 207 183 8960 to your phone.

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