car hire in Saudi Arabia

Tips for driving your rental car in Saudi Arabia

If you're travelling to Saudi Arabia, a rental car is the best way to reach all the spots this country has to offer. Saudi Arabia is a very interesting country to explore and its capital city Riyadh counts 4,878,723 inhabitants. In Riyadh lives 18,1% of the entire country's population, which counts over 26,940,000 inhabitants. In Saudi Arabia the language spoken most widespread is arabic but people also speak other minor languages. The time zone in Saudi Arabia is GMT+03:00 so make sure you adjust your watch at landing. We suggest adjusting your watch before take-off to help conquer jetlag! The electric plug type in Saudi Arabia is G and the electric voltage is 230 V, so it could be a good idea to bring an adaptor with you to protect your devices' lifetime. The calling code in Saudi Arabia is +966, make sure you note this down as it can come useful at times.

More travel information about Saudi Arabia

With a fuel cost in Saudi Arabia averaging at 0,12 GBP, driving around the country won't break the bank. Saudi Arabia shares its land borders with Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, United Arab Emirates and Yemen, which mean there are plenty of road trip options for travellers wishing to explore a little further. Before crossing any border, please make sure that this is in line with the terms and conditions of your car hire as these might vary according to the supplier you rent your car from. The roads stretch for 137,554, which ranks Saudi Arabia as the 23rd country in the world with the longest road system. This amount of road will let you drive across the country and discover its wonders, secret spots and the delicious local tastes. Please note that in Saudi Arabia there is a right-hand traffic law - it's important to know that the currency is the United States Dollar (SAR). Speed limits in town are 40-80 km/h and on motorways they are 120 km/h. Bear in mind that in Saudi Arabia, speaking on the phone while driving isn't allowed therefore we recommend caution at any time.

UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia boasts four UNESCO sites which confirm this country's important heritage. Should you visit this country for leisure you can't miss spots like the cultural site of Al-Hijr Archaeological Site (Mad?in S?lih) and the cultural site of At-Turaif District in ad-Dir'iyah. GoCarHire.co.uk compares car hire prices in over 28,000 destinations worldwide bringing the world to your fingertip.