Exporting to Saudi Arabia

A guide for British businesses who are interested in developing their overseas trade and doing business in Saudi Arabia.



A detailed guide on doing business in and with Saudi Arabia. The guide contains information on:

  • challenges of doing business in Saudi Arabia
  • growth potential of the market
  • trade between the UK and Saudi Arabia
  • opportunities in Saudi Arabia
  • start-up and market entry considerations
  • legal considerations
  • tax and customs considerations
  • entry requirements
  • who to contact for more help

More information

EU Exit

Learn about changes for UK exporters to Saudi Arabia if the UK leaves the EU without a deal.

Managing risk

Find out how UK companies can control risks when doing business in Saudi Arabia.

Export opportunities and advice

Find more export advice and explore opportunities overseas on

Published 8 May 2015
Last updated 15 February 2016 + show all updates
  1. Amendment to Challenges section.
  2. Addition of section on Education in Opportunities section.
  3. 2015 export guide update.
  4. First published.