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Riyadh

Riyadh

Riyadh Car Rental Deals

Driving through Riyadh, Saudi Arabia is an experience like no other. Its wide boulevards and intersections are truly a side to behold. A car rental in Riyadh is the best place to start any visit to the city in order to equip yourself with a state-of-the-art vehicle for the duration of your visit. Whether driving down King Fahd Road that runs straight down the middle of the city, or Makkah Road which runs perpendicular, this is one of the best cities in the world to drive in.

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Car Rental in Riyadh

A large variety of rental cars are available for you to choose from. Whether you need one of our economy rental cars, are in town for business and need to rent a luxury vehicle or convertible, or are with a larger group and require an SUV, passenger van, or minivan, you will find them all with us. We have three convenient locations at King Khalid International Airport. We also have locations at Nabiyah, Riyadh Exit 14, and Riyadh Orouba. Be sure to call ahead to ensure that your vehicle category of choice is available at your preferred location. And please note that we cannot guarantee a specific vehicle model, only a vehicle category.

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Our Services

Reserving your car rental with us is easy. Simply book online through our website, or download the Sixt app to manage your booking. Your car rental in Riyadh can be customized for your every need. From additional accident protection and supplemental liability insurance to child seats we have you covered. If you plan on exploring areas new to you and your passengers, be sure to add the optional GPS to your rent a car in Riyadh. This will help ensure you arrive at your destination quickly and with peace of mind.

  • GPS
  • Additional drivers
  • Child seats for babies, toddlers and children
  • Extended roadside protection
  • Accident protection and supplemental liability protection
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Traffic Information

Driving in any new city can be intimidating, and Riyadh is no different. However, so long as you are confident and follow the rules of the road you will be sure to get to your destination safely. Fortunately, this is very much a car-focused city. Most streets and landmarks are marked in signs that have both English and Arabic, however some are still only marked in Arabic. As such, it is a good idea to opt for our optional GPS add-on to ensure you stay on course. The main east-west thoroughfare is Highway 40 that runs from Dammam, and the highway from Khobar to Bahrain with other linkages to roads leading to the north of Saudi Arabia. When on the major highways be sure to keep a lookout for large trucks that often travel in convoys.

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Sixt Tips

Riyadh has been an important city in the region for hundreds of years. Formally known as Hajr, it served as the capital of the Al-Yamamah province whose leaders presided over much of eastern and central Arabia. The city was then the capital of Saudi Arabia when it was first created as we know it today back in 1932 and has grown ever since. Latest estimates have the city's population at well over 5 million inhabitants. The modern business districts of Suleimaniyah and Olaya contain most of the city's offices and hotels and are located to the north of Makkah Road. The city's two main skyscrapers, the Al Faisaliya Center and Kingdom Tower offer great orientation points for visitors and locals alike. Both are located between King Fahd Road and Olaya Road that runs parallel. Speaking of Olayah Road, this is the place to visit if you plan on doing some upscale shopping with your car rental in Riyadh.

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Sightseeing Destinations

When visiting this city be sure to check out one of the main museums and historical sites. Take your rent a car in Riyadh for a spin around town to check out the sights. A great place to start is at the Masmak Fortress. Located in the heart of the city, this fortress was stormed by King Abdul Aziz back in 1902. Recently renovated in 2008, the structure now looks like it was built only yesterday. Be sure to check out the museum located within for a history lesson on not only the fortress and city, but the country as a whole. While in the spirit of learning about history, make sure to stop at the National Museum. Opened in 1999, this museum has all of the latest technologies.

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Business Travel

Compared to other cities in Saudi Arabia, Riyadh is primarily a business destination. When arriving at the Riyadh Airport, it is easy to get to the city center, although allow time for traffic. Be aware that this a conservative city and men and women should dress accordingly. Also be sure to bring along plenty of business cards, as exchanging them is a common practice.

Distance from King Khalid International Airport to:

  • Kingdom Tower: 24 miles, or 27 minutes
  • Al Faisaliya Center: 25 miles, or 31 minutes
  • King Abdullah Financial District: 19 miles or 24 minutes

Why rent with Sixt?

Why rent with Sixt?
  • New cars - on average 3 months old
  • Premium fleet of german cars
  • Car rental made quick and easy
  • Unlimited miles on standard vehicles
  • Free cancellation when you pay on arrival
  • Friendly 24/7 customer service

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