Bio-Hackathon MENA 2023
KAUST is located in Thuwal, which is one hour north of Jeddah. Jeddah’s King Abdulaziz Airport is accessible from many main international airports including Frankfurt, London, New York, and Washington DC. There are no local bus services to KAUST.
There are two Taxi companies in KAUST. You can contact them directly to arrange your travel.
SAPTCO Working Hours (24/7) Landline - 012 8085616 & 012 8085617 email@example.com
Hanco Working Hours (24/7) Landline - 012 8085647 – 8001166611 HancoTransport@KAUST.EDU.SA
If you would like to come with a non-KAUST taxi (they cannot pass the security gate), you will be dropped off at the visitor center which is not within the walking distance of the hotel. You will need to order an on-demand bus to reach any point in KAUST. For this purpose you can download the recap app https://rekab.sa/
Note that you need access approval if you are coming with your own car.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Each visitor has to obtain a gate access pass before arriving at KAUST. Visitors without a gate pass cannot enter KAUST. Please email email@example.com to apply for a gate pass.
The only hotel available in KAUST is Al-Khozama:
For booking the accommodation kindly communicate with the Al-Khozama hotel reservation team directly at firstname.lastname@example.org
Otherwise, you can book any hotel in Jeddah and arrange your travel to KAUST by taxi.