If your trip to Jeddah is all sorted out but your travel itinerary is a little on the empty side, let us give you a few hints and tips.Nothing tops discovering new places. While you’re in the area, Red Sea Mall and Jeddah Mall should be among them. Another attraction to consider stopping at is Mall of Arabia.
If you’re up for a day trip, load up the car and hit the road to Mecca. Situated 45 miles away, it has more than enough to keep you going. You could also check out the sights of Ajyad. It’s about 45 miles from Jeddah and has some excellent things to offer.
If you’re here to attend a work conference, you’ll find Jeddah International Exhibition Center located 2 miles away. During one of your breaks, head to a nearby restaurant to grab a moment to yourself — networking and socializing can be exhausting.
Having your own wheels in Jeddah will give you more flexibility to go wherever you want at your own pace. Maybe you’d like to leave the city behind, explore country lanes, and see where the wind takes you. If that’s the case, pick up one of our mid-size or full-size SUVs and have a look at the dunes in the surrounding area. If you’re all about the bright lights of the city, something small is a good idea. Navigating bumper-to-bumper traffic will be much less stressful in an economy or compact car.
You’ll be happy to hear that there’s a huge variety of both luxury and economy vehicles to rent in Jeddah. What you end up opting for will depend on how much you’re willing to spend and what you’re hoping to do. Specialty and prestige vehicles offer the best in mod cons and comfort. If you feel like splashing out, why not go for a high-end SUV, or perhaps an upmarket mid-sized sedan? Otherwise, if you’re just after a car to whiz around town in at the cheapest price possible, we can help you out with an economy vehicle (or something else that won’t burn a hole in your wallet).
You’ll need to keep to the right while driving in Jeddah. In addition, exercise a bit of extra caution if it’s your first time on the road here. Once you’re familiar with local driving habits, you can relax and start enjoying the scenery!
It’s relatively easy to find somewhere to park in Jeddah, although it can be tricky to secure a spot in the busier areas. Booking a hotel that offers on-site parking is a smart move.
It’s likely you’ll experience some heavier traffic in Jeddah, which has a population of roughly 2,867,400. For a faster and easier journey, you may want to avoid driving during the rush hours.
Most residential zones in the city of Jeddah have a 40km/h speed limit. Outside these built-up areas, the speed limits typically range between 40km/h and 130km/h.
Generally, one of two things will happen. Your rental car company may bill the amount of the fine to your credit card. This is the usual approach. On the other hand, it may supply your contact information to local authorities so the fine is issued to you directly.
Yes, it is prohibited to use your cell phone while driving in Jeddah. This also extends to having your phone in your hand, as well as the use of Bluetooth functions.
The BAC (blood alcohol content) limit for all drivers in Jeddah is 0.0%. Organize a taxi if you plan on having a wine or two with dinner.
It’s a big no-no to turn at a red light in Jeddah. If you encounter one, take the opportunity to enjoy a mindful moment or two until the signal goes back to green.
Subject to a small number of exceptions, seat belts must be fastened in Makkah Province.