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IDP is essential when driving abroad

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International Driving Permit (IDP), regulated by the United Nations, certifies that you are the holder of a valid driver's license in your country of origin.

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Your IDP is a valid form of identification in more than 150 countries worldwide and contains your name, photo and driver information in the 12 most widely spoken languages in the world.

How to get your IDP


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Driving Rules in Bahrain

The Kingdom of Bahrain is waiting for you. Discover world heritage sites and beautiful modern architecture. Travel around Bahrain using your own car to maximize the experience. Be sure to prepare yourself by checking some of the traffic laws in this country.   

Important Reminders:

  • Bahrain is a right-hand drive country.
  • The minimum driving and rental age is 18 years old.
  • Seat belt is a must.
  • Child-restraint is a must.
  • Hands-free is a must.  
  • Drinking is not tolerated in Bahrain.
  • The speed limit is 60 km/h in urban areas, 80 km in rural roads and 120 km/h on most expressways.
  • No eating, drinking and smoking inside the car. You will be fined!
  • Give way on inside cars in a roundabout.

Driving in the Winter

There is no snow in Bahrain. You may experience rain and fog so be sure to prepare yourself. Keep emergency kits in your car at all times. Dipped headlights and use fog lights when fog is present. You should be good as long as you have these things in order.

Enjoy your stay and have a safe travel.

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