Hiring a car from Prince Mohammad bin Abdulaziz International Airport (Madinah Airport) in Saudi Arabia can provide you with flexibility and convenience for exploring the city of Madinah and its surrounding areas. Here's what you need to know:
What You Need to Know:
Driving License: To drive in Saudi Arabia, you must have a valid Saudi driving license or an international driving permit (IDP). Ensure that you meet the necessary requirements and have the required documents for car rental. 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 and its surroundings. Road signage can be primarily in Arabic, so having reliable navigation tools is important.
Fuel: Fuel is relatively inexpensive in Saudi Arabia, and petrol stations are widely available. Most stations accept cash and credit cards.
Distances to Nearest Cities and Attractions:
The distance from Madinah to the nearest major city, Jeddah, is approximately 420 kilometers (260 miles) via the Makkah-Jeddah Highway. The drive takes around 4 to 5 hours, depending on traffic and road conditions.
Madinah is a city of historical and religious significance, and the Prophet's Mosque (Al-Masjid an-Nabawi) is one of the most important attractions for visitors. The mosque is a central place for prayer and contemplation.
The main highway connecting Madinah to Jeddah is the Makkah-Jeddah Highway (Route 5). This well-maintained highway is a major artery between the two cities and offers a relatively straightforward route.
Within Madinah, major roads like King Abdulaziz Road and Prince Muhammad bin Abdulaziz Road provide access to various parts of the city, including the Prophet's Mosque.
Type of Car to Hire:
Renting a car from Madinah Airport can be a convenient way to explore the city and its surrounding areas, including religious and historical sites. Ensure that you have the necessary documents, follow local traffic rules, and use navigation tools to make the most of your visit to Madinah.
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