If you are one of the individuals or someone who may be accompanied. It is important that you know what to expect at your local commissary here in Riyadh Saudi Arabia.
We are very small and limited but we do carry the common items you would find in a commissary back home. One important thing to point out--due to the restrictions and limitations on who can accompanied the sponsor. We do not carry baby food, or baby supplies. You can be purchased such items on the local economy.
We normally receive food shipments every month by cargo ship from DeCA Europe in Germany. We carry your common non-food items such as paper products and detergents, charcoal and lighter fluid. A good selection of dry and frozen food items. We have a limited amount of local fresh products such as eggs, milk, juices, fruits and vegetables. Special orders can take up to 120 days to arrive when first ordered.
A very important fact: All items coming to Saudi Arabia must go through Saudi Customs to include our US Mail. So if your planning to have items sent to you by mail please make sure that what you want is allowed to come into Saudi Arabia. An example of what can not be mailed to Saudi Arabia is pork or pork products, anything to do with alcohol or the making of such is strictly prohibited. Your local post office can help you obtain a list of items restricted.
In accordance with the 1977 Accord the following are who can and can not shop at the Riyadh Commissary. All questions and concerns should be directed to Maj. General Peter D. Utley, Chief USMTM.
Shopping Privileges at the Riyadh Commissary are authorized for the following personnel:
-US Military members (Deployed or Non-Combatant SAO Personnel)
-US Military retiree
-US Government Transportation Agreement Civilians
-Foreign National Transportation Agreement employees
-Local Hire Personnel employed by US DOD or USG
Individual Not Authorized to shop at the Commissary:
-All Contractors (No matter if they are authorized to shop in regular DeCA commissaries state side or overseas).
All authorized shoppers will be required to present their proper ID at the register to allow it to be scanned into the system prior to making any purchases.
Special Order Information
Need something special for your event? Your commissary accepts special orders on our products. Contact your store for more information.