The driving license issued by Saudi Arabia is acknowledged and accepted by several countries. Here is a list of countries where a Saudi driving license is considered valid.
It means that if you have a valid driving license from Saudi Arabia, you can drive a car in any of the countries listed below without getting an international driving license.
The United Arab Emirates
The UAE is at the top of the list of countries that allow people to drive their cars with a valid Saudi driving license. If you have ever been to the UAE, you must have seen many cars there with Saudi number plates.
Moreover, Saudi nationals can get a UAE driving license on the basis of their Saudi driving license.
Bahrain is also on the list of countries where Saudi Driving License is accepted and considered valid. If you have a Saudi driving license, you can easily go to Bahrain through King Fahad Causeway. Recommended: How to get an on-arrival visa of Bahrain from Saudi Arabia?
If you have a Saudi driving license, you can easily go to Kuwait. In the same way, people of Kuwait can come to Saudi Arabia and drive here with their valid driving license. Recommended: How to get an on-arrival visa at Kuwait Airport?
Qatar is also on the list of countries where the driving license issued by Saudi Arabia is accepted and considered valid to drive a vehicle.
People drive their cars to Qatar with a valid Saudi driving license and this option is available to both expatriates and Saudis. Recommended: How to get Qatar on-arrival visa?
The United Kingdom
A friend of mine is a Saudi and he told me that he used to drive his car in the United Kingdom on a Saudi driving license.
However, you can only drive for a period of 1 year on a Saudi driving license. After one year, you will have to get a UK driving license to drive in the UK.
- Note: This option is not available for expats with a Saudi driving license.
The Saudi driver's license will now be valid in Austria too. The Austrian authorities have officially recognized the Saudi driver's license, allowing the holders of such licenses to drive their vehicles in Austria. Source: Arab News
The list of countries where a driving license issued by Saudi Arabia is accepted and considered valid cannot be completed without Jordan. There are so many expats and Saudis who get an on-arrival visa at Jordan border and drive their cars in Jordan.