Hiring a car from King Abdulaziz International Airport (JED) in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, can offer flexibility and convenience for exploring the city and its surrounding areas. Here's what you need to know:
What You Need to Know:
Driving License: You must have a valid Saudi driving license or an international driving permit (IDP) to drive in Saudi Arabia. Check the specific requirements with the car rental agency. 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.
Traffic Regulations: Familiarize yourself with local traffic regulations, including speed limits, seat belt usage, and mobile phone restrictions while driving. Saudi Arabia has strict traffic laws, and violations can result in fines.
Navigation: Use navigation apps or GPS devices to navigate the city, as road signage can be primarily in Arabic. Most rental cars come equipped with GPS or offer smartphone connectivity.
Traffic Congestion: Jeddah experiences heavy traffic congestion, especially during peak hours. Plan your journeys accordingly to avoid rush hour.
Roundabouts: Be cautious at roundabouts, as traffic can be hectic. In Saudi Arabia, drivers often use their car horns to communicate with other drivers.
Distances and Attractions:
Jeddah has several attractions worth visiting, including the historic district of Al-Balad, the Jeddah Corniche, the King Fahd Fountain, and the Jeddah Waterfront Development, among others.
Distances within the city can vary, but most attractions are within a reasonable driving distance from the airport.
King Abdulaziz International Airport is connected to various parts of Jeddah via the Airport Road (Sari Street or Al-Madinah Road). This road provides access to the city center and major commercial districts.
Major routes within the city include King Fahd Road, Palestine Street, and Prince Sultan Street. These roads connect different parts of Jeddah and lead to various attractions.
Type of Car to Hire:
Driving in Jeddah is generally safe, but it's essential to drive cautiously and adhere to local traffic rules. Saudi Arabia has strict laws and penalties for traffic violations.
Be aware of cultural norms and etiquette while driving. For example, it's common for drivers to use their car horns as a form of communication, and you should yield to pedestrians at crosswalks.
Be cautious when approaching roundabouts and merging onto highways, as traffic can be assertive.
Familiarize yourself with local customs and practices to ensure a respectful and safe driving experience.
Renting a car from Jeddah Airport can enhance your ability to explore the city and its surroundings at your own pace. Just be sure to be prepared, follow local traffic rules, and exercise caution while driving in Jeddah.
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