How to travel UAE from Saudi Arabia by road?

There are many people who want to travel to the UAE or Dubai from Saudi Arabia by road. Here is a complete guide on it.

Requirements

You need the following requirements to travel to Dubai from Saudi Arabia by road;

Travel UAE from Saudi Arabia by road

Travel to UAE from Saudi Arabia by road

If you have all the above-mentioned documents, you can drive your car to the Saudi-UAE Border.

Saudi side of the Border

Once you reach the Saudi side of the border, you will have to provide the entire set of required documents to the officer.
  • The officer will issue a customs slip mentioning your car details.
  • The next counter will stamp your passports.
  • The entire set of documents will be returned to you.

Travel UAE from Saudi Arabia by road

UAE side of the Border

Once you reach the UAE side of the border traveling from Saudi Arabia by road; the officer would;

  • Take you to a room for eye scanning.
  • Check all your documents.
  • Stamp your passport with the entry.

In the next step, go to the customs counter where the officer will;

  • Take the customs slip issued by the Saudi officer.
  • Give you a paper with your name written on it.
  • Inspect your car (if needed).
  • He might check your luggage to counter smuggling.

On the last step, you will go to the Insurance Counter.

  • Pay AED 210 for the insurance.
  • The insurance is valid for 2 weeks.

That’s it, you have successfully entered Dubai from Saudi Arabia by road.

dubai to saudi arabia by road

Travel to Saudi Arabia from Dubai by road

On the way back when you are returning from the UAE to Saudi Arabia by road, you need the following documents;

  • Original passport.
  • Original iqama.
  • Exit re-entry visa print out.
  • Original Istimara (vehicle ownership).
  • Insurance document issued by the UAE authorities.

UAE side of the Border

On the UAE side of the border, they will check;

  • The entire set of documents.
  • Accident History in the UAE.
  • Any unpaid traffic violations in the UAE.
  • Stamp your passport with the exit stamp.

Saudi side of the Border

When you are traveling from the UAE to Saudi Arabia by road, the officer will check;

  • The entire set of documents.
  • The luggage rule-out smuggling.
  • Make an entry stamp to Saudi Arabia on your passport.

dubai to saudi arabia by road

That’s it, you have successfully entered Saudi Arabia from the UAE by road.

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Steve has been living in Saudi Arabia since 2013 and writing about Saudi rules, regulations, guides, and procedures since then.