Guide to Driving In Saudi Arabia - Drive Safe in Saudi Arabia

With our Drive Smart guide you're fully prepared to hire a car in Saudi Arabia and stay safe on unfamiliar roads.

URBAN SPEED LIMIT

45 kph

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RURAL SPEED LIMIT

80 kph

rural
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motorway speed limit

120-125 kph

speed limit
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Drink Drive Limit

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drink and drive limit
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You drive in Saudi Arabia on the Right side  
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The currency in Saudi Arabia is SAR
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To rent a car is  21 years and to drive is 18 years of age
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Current fuel price in Saudi Arabia 0.50 €/Ltr

Driving Laws in Saudi Arabia

Are there any special requirements for driving or hiring a car in Saudi Arabia?

Driving in Saudi Arabia
Pocket guide to driving in Saudi Arabia
Profile:
Saudi Arabia
Riyadh
SAR
Driving in Saudi Arabia
SPEED: (kph)
45
80
120-125
Speed limit in Saudi Arabia
Holiday:
Rush hour in Saudi Arabia
Cameras:
YES
YES
Speed cameras in Saudi Arabia
FUEL:
0.48
0.11
EUR/Litre
Fuel prices in Saudi Arabia
DRIVE:
RIGHT
Drive RIGHT in Saudi Arabia
MIN AGE:
18
21
Min driving age in Saudi Arabia
DRINK:
0mg
Blood alcohol content
Drink driving in Saudi Arabia
EMERGENCY:
999
Emergency phone number in Saudi Arabia
DOCUMENT:
Driving documents in Saudi Arabia
PHONES:
Yes
Hands free only
Mobile phone driving in Saudi Arabia
SEATBELTS:
Yes
Yes
Seat belt in Saudi Arabia

Rules of the road

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Emergency Services Numbers

Police Police: 911

Police Fire: 911

Police Ambulance: 911

Notes:

Fuel Prices in Saudi Arabia by Month

Parking Information

Parking regulations

Avoid parking in undesignated areas; fines will be issued if you are caught parking in a prohibited area. 

Emergency Information

Emergency Information

Police Police: 911

Police Fire: 911

Police Ambulance: 911

If you are involved in an accident, do not move the car unless it is causing a danger to other road users. Phone the police on 933 and let your car hire company know too. You should exchange insurance details and addresses with the other driver's. Take pictures of the accident if you have a camera handy - it may come in useful later. 

What to do in an emergency

Try to move off the main road in an emergency. The number for the traffic police is 993. For an ambulance or a medical emergency the number is 997. For fire rescue 998.

Handy Guides

World Driving Guides

Road Signs

Handy Phrases

Driving phrase in English Driving Phrase in Saudi Arabian
Hello/Welcome  Marhuba
Goodbye Ma'assalaama
Thank you Shukran
Do you speak English? Tatakullum ingleezi

Saudi Arabia Fuel Price History

Fuel Prices in Saudi Arabia by Month
Month, YearDiesel €/ltrUnleaded €/ltr
Jun, 2019 0.11 0.50
May, 2019 0.11 0.50
Apr, 2019 0.11 0.49
Mar, 2019 0.11 0.48
Feb, 2019 0.11 0.48
Jan, 2019 0.11 0.48

Hiring a Car

With our Drive Smart guide you're fully prepared to hire a car in Saudi Arabia and stay safe on unfamiliar roads.
Chloe Demaret
Posted by Chloe Demaret
About the Author -

Travel writer, social media guru, Chloe keeps our readers and customers up to speed with all the car rental and travel trends on our blog. Favourite destination: Dubai.

Visitor Comments

  • 05/02/2019

    Abid Hosen shekh

    Sir if I want to other line at my side, and if I want to drive slowly what I do?
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