There are so many hospitals and clinics dotting the country and like any other nation, Saudi Arabia has emergency numbers in place. Most common emergency numbers are the following:

997 - for ambulance and medical emergencies.

998 - fire

999 - police

The only problem when dialing these numbers is that the person or persons on the other line only speak in Arabic. You may have a hard time communicating to them but passersby are always eager to help.

Medical emergencies are transported by private cars almost 90% of the time . When traveling to Saudi Arabia and you have a known medical condition, it would be wise not to travel alone and you must have your own car or a rented vehicle.

For foreign workers, a medical insurance is needed when visiting a local hospital or clinic.

For tourists and transient travelers,  payment for such services is in cash if you do not have an international medical insurance coverage.