When hiring a car from Dammam Airport in Saudi Arabia, there are several important considerations to keep in mind:
Driving in Dammam:
Driving License: Ensure that you have a valid international driving permit (IDP) or a Saudi driving license to drive in Saudi Arabia. Check the specific requirements with the car rental agency.
Traffic Regulations: Familiarize yourself with local traffic regulations, including speed limits, seat belt usage, and mobile phone restrictions while driving. Speed limits are generally well-marked, and radar cameras are common.
Fuel: Fuel is relatively inexpensive in Saudi Arabia, and petrol stations are widely available. Most stations accept cash and credit cards.
Traffic Congestion: Be prepared for traffic congestion, especially during peak hours in urban areas like Dammam. Plan your journeys accordingly to avoid rush hour.
Sightseeing and Attractions:
Half Moon Bay: Located about 45 minutes from Dammam, Half Moon Bay is a popular beach destination with a crescent-shaped coastline. It's ideal for swimming, water sports, and relaxation.
King Fahd Park: This large park in Dammam offers green spaces, walking paths, playgrounds, and recreational facilities. It's a great place for a family outing.
Dammam Corniche: The city's waterfront area, known as the Corniche, features scenic views, gardens, and walking paths. It's a lovely spot for a leisurely stroll or a picnic.
Distances and Main Routes:
Dammam is part of the Dammam Metropolitan Area, which includes Al Khobar and Dhahran. The main routes in the region include King Fahd Causeway, connecting Saudi Arabia to Bahrain, and King Fahd Road, which links Dammam to other cities in the Eastern Province.
Major cities in the Eastern Province, such as Al Khobar and Dhahran, are within relatively short driving distances from Dammam.
When renting a car, be sure to check with the local car hire companty for specific requirements, driving regulations, and any restrictions related to the type of vehicle you can rent. You will find these detailed under `Important Information for the hire car of your choice, including details about excess, insurance coverage and options to upgrade along with deposit and payment card information. Breakdown Assistance is automatically included.
Having the necessary documents and understanding local customs and traffic rules will help ensure a smooth driving experience in Dammam and the surrounding areas of the Eastern Province in Saudi Arabia.
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