Travel Passport

Why carry an IDP while driving in Saudi Arabia?

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 – it is understandable to most of the local officials and authorities of the countries you visit.

It translates your identification information into 12 languages — so it speaks the language even if you don’t. Saudi Arabia highly recommends an International Driving Permit.

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Driving Rules in Saudi Arabia

The Mecca is one of the holiest places of Islam. Saudi Arabia is the center of all Arabian countries. Drive your own car and take advantage of the petrol prices and amazing travel experience. Here are a few tips to remember before heading out.

Important Reminders:

  • Drive on the right side of the road.
  • The minimum age to drive is 18 years old. The minimum age to rent is 21 years old.
  • Seat belt is a must for ALL car passengers.
  • Child-restraint is a must.
  • Hands-free is a must. Keep your phones away unless they are hands-free.
  • You are not allowed to drink if you are driving.
  • The speed limit is 40 km/h on urban roads,  100 km/h on rural roads and 120 km/h on highways.
  • Third-party insurance is mandatory.
  • Only park on marked parking places.

Driving in the Winter

There is no winter in Saudi Arabia, but be sure to wear appropriate clothing to resist the hot temperature. Keep a bottled drinking water in your car at all times.

Enjoy the view and travel safely!

How to get your IDP

We’ve streamlined the application process down by creating a platform that guides you so you know exactly what you’ll need to successfully complete your application

IDA Application

1. Apply Online

Start your application for International Driver's License Get the IDP.​​

Upload Photo

2. Upload Photos

Make sure to upload an updated photo and with the correct parameters.​

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3. Get approved

Wait for your confirmation and you are ready to go!​

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