daylight saving time in Saudi Arabia

Bailey, Alex Alex_Bailey at
Mon Apr 6 08:39:35 UTC 1998

I have just received a reply from my contact in Riyadh who says "No, not
even a rumour here" to the question - as far as we can see there is no
DST in Saudi.

Alex Bailey
EDS-Xerox EMEA Network Support
Marlow, UK.

>-----Original Message-----
>From:	Paul Eggert [SMTP:eggert at]
>Sent:	02 April 1998 21:27
>To:	alex.bailey at
>Cc:	tz at
>Subject:	Re: daylight saving time in Saudi Arabia
>In comp.sys.hp.hpux you write:
>>Saudi Arabia goes to daylight saving
>>time at midnite on 3/4/98, ie tomorrow nite.
>Can you please give more details about this?
>Did Saudi Arabia just start using daylight-saving time this year?
>Does Saudi Arabia use the same daylight-saving rules as Jordan, or some
>other rules?  (Jordan switches forward on the first Friday in April at
>00:00, and switches back on the third Friday in September at 01:00.)
>Do you know whether other nearby countries are also newly observing DST?
>Thanks for any information you can provide; I'll include it in the
>public domain daylight-saving time database at

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