Driving in the Middle East
The main reason for the development of DriverAbroad.com was the lack of a single resource providing all the driving advice and information you’ll need to plan a self drive trip Abroad. Although I try and keep the information in the site updated as much as possible, in a rapidly moving world, situations can change daily. Therefore please use the site as an approximate guide, and in conjunction with other resources in order to form your view on driving conditions, roads, safety etc.
The pages below provide driving and car rental info for all the countries in the Middle East.
The countries of the Middle East can be challenging self drive destinations. Expect traffic clogged city streets, total lane indiscipline, tailgating and constant blaring of horns. If you’ve never driven in the region before I would suggest taking a few days to observe the traffic conditions- taking a taxi is a useful way of soaking up the driving style. Drive confidentally but defensively, and don’t let yourself get bullied! It can be a culture shock initially but once you get into your stride, driving in a city in the Middle East can be great fun- just make sure your horn works!