Expat Car Leasing and Rental in Saudi Arabia

Relocation support for all your mobility needs!

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A Destination Service Created For Expats Moving to and Living in Saudi Arabia

With the foreign professional in mind, you do not need Saudi credit history to be approved. We have included auto insurance and road side assistance in the lease payments. You will work with your own Personal Car Shopper, who will assist you with all your questions, provide quotes and ensure a hassle free delivery of your new car.

Flexible Expat Lease Terms

12 to 48 months lease agreements

No Down Payment

Just the monthly car payments

Expat Auto Insurance

Full insurance included with lease

Maintenance & Road Side Assistance

Full-Maintenance, road assistance, service & accident repair

Contact us for more information and our current lease offers

We often get great deals available on first come first serve basis. Fill out the contact form below and receive a link to our current offers. We will guide you through the options and the process of getting your new car.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Do you offer new and used vehicles?

    Yes, we offer both new and used cars.

  • What is the length of the lease term?

    We offer lease terms of 12, 24 and 36, and 48 months months. Generally, the longer the lease term, the lower the monthly payments.

  • What services are included in the lease?

    Our services include Registration, Insurance, full Service & Maintenance, Accident Repair & Insurance Management, free Replacement Vehicle, Free vehicle Towing/Recovery Service, Traffic Fine & Salik Management, 24x7 Emergency Roadside assistance across Saudi Arabia are all included in the fixed monthly car lease rate.

  • What documents are needed to initiate the lease?

    The following is required for a lease:
    • Passport copy
    • Visa Page
    • Driver's License license
    • Credit card copy (front side)
    • Residential address

  • Do you support Global Mobility HR with their expats’ transportation needs?

    Yes, we can assist corporate human resource divisions in coordinating all transportation needs for their employees on international assignments.

  • Do you offer corporations direct billing via invoicing instead of credit card payment?

    Yes, we offer different payment options worldwide for corporations. This is individually accessed and may not be available for all.

  • How can ExpatRide support our corporate relocation service needs?

    We work with you to establish a global mobility program for all aspects of car transportation. Aligning customary transportation across continents, budgets, allowances, self-pay, approved vehicles, individually tailored solutions, and centralized direct billing arrangement across all services.

    If you with a Relocation Management Company. We can support and implement the plan mentioned above together with the RMC, including coordinating expense management for your employees, thus utilizing the relocation support services infrastructure already provided to you by the RMC. We work with all the major RMCs and Destination Services Providers.

    Please see more information on our “Corporate page”

  • Is ExpatRide specialized in only supporting expatriates, or is it available for short-term and domestic needs?

    ExpatRide’s primary focus is on workforce mobility services. It includes all employees’ transportation needs, be it short-term international assignments or long-term and permanent moves. We can assist employees moving domestically and internationally.

Practical Information on Driving in Saudi Arabia

Speed Limits

Freeway 80 – 140 km/h
Urban Roads 45 km/h

Alcohol & Driving

Don’t do it! Alcohol is illegal and driving intoxicated involves a penalty of USD 10,000 and up to 10 years in prison

Kids in Cars

It is a legal requirement for a child under 10 to be in a car seat. The penalty for not having car seats for children is a fine of between SR 300 (USD 80) and SR 500 (USD133)

Documentation

Driver’s License
Registration documents (istimara)
Insurance details
IIqama copy (visa)

Minimum Age

The legal age to drive is 18

Expat Auto Insurance

Fully comprehensive motor insurance is not compulsory in Saudi Arabia, however third-party coverage is required

Phone & Driving

Using phones while driving is illegal

Seat Belts

Seat belts are mandatory for driver and front-seat passenger. It is a legal requirement for a child under 10 to be in a car seat

Driver's License

Many expats driving in Saudi Arabia exchange their foreign license for a local one. Holders of licenses issued in the EU, USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and neighboring GCC states need not take a test to obtain a Saudi license.

The first step is to register for an Absher e-services account. Then you will need to pay the SR40 license fee on the Sadad platform. You’ll then go to an approved hospital to get eye and blood tests done; after which you will get the license translated into Arabic (by an approved translation institute).

Then take your iqama (plus a photocopy), your foreign license, the translated license, the medical report, and the receipt to your nearest driving school; Dallah Driving Schools are well known and are a good bet. A traffic police officer inside the driving school will take the documents and issue the license on the spot.

Note: Information may not be up-to-date. Please check official government information for latest laws and regulations.

We finance many makes and models nationwide

We offer many car brands Saudi Arabia

"So responsive and a pleasure to deal with"

– Neil from Britain, BMW X1

”The service we received was amazing! Out of everything we've had to do with our move overseas, getting our new car was the easiest and most stress-free."

- Jochen from Germany, VW Tiguan

We are ready to assist!

    • Start process before or after arrival to Saudi Arabia
    • Competitive interest rates
    • Choose from many makes and models
    • Online and phone service saves time and hassle with visiting dealers
    • Intercultural assistance throughout the term in regards to registration, renewals etc.

We can assist you in all of Saudi Arabia

All major cities and all smaller cities, we’ll be there for you: Riyadh, Jeddah & Al Khobar and the list goes on…