I am Indian national and hold Dutch residence permit, travelling from the Netherlands via Riyadh (Saudi Arabia) to India. My ticket shows self transfer (baggage claim & re-check in) at Riyadh. I don't know whether I am allowed to go in the baggage area or not. Can anyone answer?
To reclaim your baggage you’ll need to clear Immigration; to do that you’ll need a transit visa.
Transiting without a visa is possible for:
Passengers transiting through Dammam (DMM), Jeddah (JED) or Riyadh (RUH) with a confirmed onward ticket for a flight to a third country within 12 hours. They must stay in the international transit area of the airport and have documents required for the next destination.
Only one transit stop-over in Saudi Arabia is permitted.”