List of countries where Saudi Driving License is valid

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 valid.

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 license.

UAE

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 with Saudi number plates.

Moreover, Saudi nationals can get a UAE driving license based on their Saudi driving license.

Driving in UAE with Saudi driving license.

Bahrain

Bahrain is also on the list of countries where a Saudi Driving License is accepted and considered valid. You can easily go to Bahrain through King Fahad Causeway if you have a valid Saudi driving license.

Driving in Bahrain with Saudi driving license.

Jordan

The list of countries where a driving license issued by Saudi Arabia is accepted and considered valid cannot be completed without Jordan. So many expats and Saudis get an on-arrival visa at the border and drive their cars in Jordan. 

Driving in Jordan with Saudi Driving License.

Kuwait

You can easily go to Kuwait if you have a Saudi driving license. In the same way, the people of Kuwait can come to Saudi Arabia and drive here with their valid driving licenses.

Qatar

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.

Driving in Qatar on Saudi driving license

Egypt

Egypt is also one of those countries that welcome people to drive based on a valid Saudi Driving License up to three months from their date of entry to the country.

Most car rental companies in Egypt accept foreign licenses, including Saudi ones, as long as they are valid and accompanied by a passport.

Canada

Canada allows people to drive for up to 3 months of entry to the country on a Saudi driving license. However, rules and regulations vary depending on the province or territory you plan to drive in.

Austria

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.

List of countries where Saudi Driving License is valid

United Kingdom

A Saudi friend told me he used to drive his car in the United Kingdom on a Saudi driving license. 

However, you can only drive for one year on a Saudi driving license. After one year, you will have to get a UK driving license to drive in the UK.

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