Economy (Hyundai Accent or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Saudi Arabia.
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When you rent a car in Saudi Arabia, you will need to drive on the right-hand side of the road and pass other cars on the left. It is mandatory for all drivers to wear a seatbelt, and using a mobile phone while driving is illegal. The road network is good in the country, and you will find that some intercity highways have up to eight lanes. There is one toll road on King Fahd Causeway that costs SAR 25 (6.67 USD) for small cars.
If you plan to rent a car in Saudi Arabia, the minimum age for drivers is 25 years old, and you must have held your license for over a year. Drivers under the age of 25 may incur a young drivers surcharge. You are also required to present a valid International Driving Permit along with your passport before you rent a car. You will need to carry car registration documents, identification, and proof of insurance at all times.
You will find that the petrol is some of the cheapest in the world and that the average price is 2.10 SAR (0.56 USD) per liter or 2.12 USD per gallon, when you rent a car in Saudi Arabia. You will find a good spread of petrol stations along main roads and highways. You will need to remember that during prayer times, petrol stations will be closed.
Before you drive in Saudi Arabia, you will need to be aware of the national speed limits. In urban areas, the speed limit is 45 km/h (28 mph), whereas on highways, it varies between 80 km/h (50 mph) and 120 km/h (74 mph), as signposted. Keep an eye out for unmarked police cars and speed cameras.