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Driving

Driving in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

According to the law in Saudi Arabia, women are not permitted to drive at all. Hence ladies require a close male relative to drive them around, otherwise they can hire a driver or take a taxi. Men are permitted to drive. Below we have information about buying and selling your vehicle in KSA, insurance, vehicle registration, taxis and getting a driving license. You will find this section useful if you have any queries regarding owning a vehicle license.

  • Buying a car in Saudi Arabia

    Many people sell cars in KSA and you can choose to buy a new or used car from either a dealer or a private individual. Buying from a dealer is easier as they can handle the paperwork for you but if you are buying a used car then getting it from an individual is more of a procedure as you will have to handle all the paperwork and transfers, however it is also cheaper.

  • Vehicle Registration

    Registering your vehicle is a straightforward process involving three seemingly simple steps. The newer your car, the easier it is to register it. If you are buying a brand new car from the dealer he may help you with the registration otherwise you will have to do it yourself. We also have information on how to renew your vehicle registration and how to go about obtaining the MVPI

  • Driving Licence

    Only men are allowed to drive and therefore apply for a driving license in Saudi Arabia. The rules for a driving license differ depending on where you are from. If your country has an agreement with KSA than you may just exchange your driving license for a fee, however if no agreement exists, you will have to pass the written and road test in order to obtain a valid Saudi Driving license.

  • Traffic Fines Page

    If you have been flashed while driving or think you may have a traffic fine we have a comprehensive list of traffic violations and penalties as well as the points system for Saudi Arabia so that you have a better understanding of the kinds of behaviour/actions that will land the driver in hot water. Saudi Arabia offers you the option of querying and paying the fine online.

  • Selling your car

    Selling your car in Saudi Arabia is easy if you have all the correct documentation and if you can find a buyer who is willing to pay you the amount of money that you are asking for. There are many ways in which you can advertise your car. Just ensure that your car’s Istimara (registration) and MVPI are valid. If they are not valid you will not be able to sell your car legally in the Kingdom.

  • Car Insurance

    The law in Saudi Arabia states that if you own a vehicle, then you must have the correct insurance. There are two basic types of car insurance that you can have in Saudi Arabia. You will need to have one of these before your vehicle purchase can be finalised. There are many companies that will provide the kind of car insurance that will best suit your needs.

  • Used Car Websites

    Expats in Saudi Arabia sell their cars privately by using expat websites to advertise the vehicle that they are selling. There are many used car dealers who also sell their wares using these websites. Browse these sites to ascertain the prices of certain makes and models. Here we have a list of the most popular internet locales in KSA where you can buy and sell your car.

  • UK regulations for driving in KSA

    Males can drive a car in Saudi Arabia using a fully valid British license, for up to three months of the date that you entered Saudi Arabia. After the initial three months, you will need to obtain a Saudi driving license. Your sponsor will be able to assist you in obtaining this license. It is mandatory to carry your driving license and vehicle ownership papers at all times when driving.

  • Taxi

    Within cities, taxis are the only practical means of transportation, which carries some safety risks for women. Metered fares (only in Riyadh) start at S.R. 5 and tick up at SR 1.60/km, but in other cities you'll often have to haggle the price in advance. Solo passengers are expected to sit up front next to the driver: this has the advantages of being next to the full blast of the air-con and making it easier to wave your hands to show the way.

 
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