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drivers in Riyadh

Discussion forum for expats moving to or living in Saudi Arabia.
Subforums: Property for Sale/Rent

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drivers in Riyadh

Post Posted: Sat Aug 02, 2008 12:32 am

can anyone tell me about how much a month it will cost to hire a driver in Riyadh? how avaialble are taxis? or do I need to simply buy my own car to get around?


Re: drivers in Riyadh

Post Posted: Sat Sep 27, 2008 4:00 am

it will cost abouit 3000 to hire a driver and car. although you should find a taxi ok, you can take a number of one you felt was a good careful driver.
you can rent a small car for 1800-2000 sr per month. depending on home country, your licence may cover you for 3 months to drive in KSA.


Re: drivers in Riyadh

Post Posted: Sat Sep 27, 2008 12:24 pm

While I was in Saudi I was always told don't drive a car yourself because if you have an accident as a foreigner you simply go straight to jail or it was automatically your fault. It is alway best to hire a driver or take a taxi.

I don't know how true this was but I didn't take any chances.




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Re: drivers in Riyadh

Post Posted: Thu Oct 30, 2008 5:42 pm

i've been here 18 months now and have always driven myself. i hire a toyota corolla for SR2200 a month.

driving here is a little daunting at first, but you soon (within a few days) get used to the random flow of things.

it's not true about foreigners being locked up in the event of an accident (unless of course you've been drinking or caused a very serious accident). however if you do have an accident, it's helpful to have an arabic speaking friend you can call to translate to the police, as most police don't speak english.

the most important thing if you have an accident, is DO NOT MOVE YOUR CAR OR LEAVE THE SCENE UNTIL THE POLICE ARRIVE. This is law and you'll be in a lot of trouble if you fail to comply. Don't let the other person in the accident talk you into any other option.


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