Wednesday, October 1, 2014

How to get the Driving License (Ruksa) for Cars in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia – Step by Step Guide (Updated)

Saudi Driving License

  • Prepare the following documents:
    • 4 passport size photographs
    • Iqama
    • Iqama copy
    • Driving license of your native country
    • Copy of Driving license of your native country

 

  • Reach Dallah Driving School at Takassusi Road by 7:15am (Sat to Wed).

 

  • There is a shop outside the school which do Arabic translation of your Driving license of your native country. Get the translation done and get it stamped as well from the same shop. I think they would charge around SR40/50 for that.

 

  • There is another shop which prepare files, go to that shop and give them all the documents mentioned above, they will prepare your file. Take that file and go to the photo studio there, he will be able to pay your driving license fee through his mobile phone and his charges for this service would be around SR 30.

 

  • Fee for 5 years license is SR 200 and for 10 years license is SR 400.

 

  • The medical lab would open by 8am, try to stand in front of it to be the first one to get the medical test. It would cost SR 30.

 

  • Medic would write your blood group on your form. After medical test go inside the school to hall 2 on left.

 

  • Go to the eye test guy, he will check your eyes and will sign on the form.

 

  • Go to hall 4 for driving test and sit on the seat in queue for your turn to take the driving test.

 

  • On your turn, go into the car, the cars are Toyota Camry, put on seat belt, drive the car as instructed by the instructor sitting on the passenger seat.

 

  • He would normally ask you to drive straight or in a circle, would ask you to stop, reverse, stop, drive forward and that’s it.

 

  • He would sign your file, take that to room 2 again on counter on right and pay the driving test fee which is around SR 100.

 

  • He will give you the receipt with hall number and time of class mentioned on it. Classes usually happen twice a day, 9am and 3pm. You would be called at any of those timings.

 

  • At that time, go to Hall 5 for class, in that class they will guide you about Computer test and Driving test which is going to happen most probably next day at 7am.

 

  • In that class they would provide you a book or chart paper with traffic signs and rules mentioned on it, you have to prepare those because computer test would come from those. Those are available in 11 languages, you can choose whichever language you are comfortable with.

 

  • They would inform that in computer test, for license for cars, there would be total 20 questions and you have to answer correctly at least 15 of them to pass the test. All questions would be MCQs (Multiple Choice Questions). Those would appear on touch screen based consoled with headphone for voice instructions. Total time for solving this test would be 30 mins, you would have an option to pass the Question if you don’t know the answer and that Question would appear later. Normally you should expect around 7 Questions from Traffic Signs, 2 Questions from points, 4 Questions from such Questions which have “all of the above” option, rest from remaining.  In questions with “all of the above” option, the correct answer is always “all of the above”.

 

  • The class would last for around 1 hr. At the end of the class they will inform you about the time of computer test, which would be most expectedly next morning 7am.

 

  • At 7am, you would have to gather in a hall which is behind the driving testing field, there you would be called on your turn for the computer test.

 

  • If you clear the computer test then they will take you for driving test. In driving test, you have to wear the seat belt, adjust the side and back mirrors and seat accordingly, put car in 1st gear, take off hand break, turn off double signals, use left signal to come on road, drive normally and follow the instructions of the instructor sitting on passenger seat.

 

  • While stopping, use right signal to park, use double signals, put on hand break, put the gear in neutral, take off seat belt and open the door and leave the car.

 

  • After that you would again have to wait in the hall in which you waited for computer test and after some time, your name would be called and you would be informed if you have passed the driving test or not.

 

  • If you pass then go to hall 1, punch all the papers in the file to place them properly, go to counters on front right corner. He will take your file and will ask you to wait.

 

  • After some time they will give you your driving license and that’s it.

 

  • If you fail at any test then they will ask you to come back after a week, they can also ask you to take driving classes based on your performance.

 

References which might help in preparation for general traffic signals: (from Rabia)

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Here is a very good infographic to explain the process in simple steps:


 
 
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Locations of Car Repair & Servicing Workshops in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia (Updated)

 
If you would like to renew Fahas and Istimara of your car then you can visit this link: How to Renew your Car’s Fahas and Istimara (Vehicle / Car Registration) in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia - Step by Step Guide

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  • Cars Workshops

 

    • Honda Workshop, Umm Al Hamam, Riyadh

      • For regular Maintenance I use this workshop, it is 2nd workshop from the corner, all workers are Pakistani and they are nice and they don’t charge much. They will also guide you from where to buy spare parts. Around this you can find many workshops for all types of cars.
      • Coordinates: 24.699166,46.656295
      • Google Maps Link: http://goo.gl/maps/JQQ8s

    • Honda Workshop, Sanaiya Qadeem, Riyadh

      • If I have a bigger problem with the car I go to this workshop, all workers are Pakistani and they are nice and they don’t charge much. They will also guide you from where to buy spare parts. This is the biggest area for car repair in Riyadh, you can find 100s of workshops here.
      • Coordinates: 24.6331,46.73881
      • Google Maps Link: http://goo.gl/maps/4Klmk

    • Honda Denter, Shop 43, Umm Al Hamam, Riyadh

      • In case of replacement of lights or changing of bumpers or dents etc you can visit this workshop, all workers are Pakistani. Around this you can find many workshops for all types of cars.
      • Coordinates: 24.70022,46.65464

    • Dammam Road, Riyadh


    • Nasim, Riyadh

      • This area has many workshops. This area also has computer test facilities which check the cars thoroughly. This test is usually used when purchasing a used car.
      • Coordinates: 24.71212,46.84924
      • Google Maps Link: http://goo.gl/maps/yiAV6

 

    • German Cars

      • Following useful information has been shared by a reader of this blog:
      • If you own a VW or any other german, the workshop below is the best i found in riyadh for repairs of any sort. It is the best alternative choice for people like me who find german authorized repair centres very expensive, though the quality of work there remains undefeated. This auto-repair is owned and dominated by high skilled Lebanese personals. They offer excellent output at cheaper prices than the original wakala. they even have their own paint producing machine. I repaired my 2011 VW Jetta there multiple times and the average cost was around 18,000 SR vastly covered by my insurance provider.
        Note: They dont import parts, so the soul source of purchasing them remains the official dealership. However, they provide their own paint that is as authentic as provided by the dealership. Personally, i was satisfied by their work and did not encounter any shortcoming on their behalf. Furthermore, by repairing outside dealership, you lose warranty of the only the parts which you repaired outside the wakala and unless and until you are performing the regular 15,000 km oil change in wakala your warranty retains.
        It is located near to exit 18 along with many other workshops. I saw Audi W12, BMW X6 and 7 series getting repaired there once.
        Coordinates are (o represents the degree symbol and Not Zero 0)
        24o37'55.06'' N and 46o47'55.18'' E
        Open to any questions relating to this with appreciation,
        Thanks,
        Waqas Alshafi. (waqas alshafi)


 

  • Wheel Alignment

 

    • Mezan Al Nakheel, Sanaiya, Al Urubah Road, Riyadh

      • If you are looking for a cheaper Wheel Alignment option then this workshop is owned by a Pakistani Mechanic. He charge SR 40 for wheel alignment of 2 tires.
      • Coordinates: 24.70664,46.66119
      • Google Maps Link: http://goo.gl/maps/WHmZ6

    • Workshop on King Abdul Aziz Road, Riyadh

      • This is a big and expensive workshop, I have used it only for Wheel Alignment. They charge SR50 for just checking the 4 wheels. Their checks are thorough. After the checks, based on their finding they charge for Wheel Alignment which is around SR 250 to SR 300.
      • Coordinates: 24.759263,46.67404
      • Google Maps Link: http://goo.gl/maps/E07i6

  • Used Tires and Rims

 

    • Al Batha, Riyadh

      • This is a big area where you can buy and sell Used Tires and Rims. The prices vary based on the condition of the tire/rim.
      • Coordinates: 24.64203,46.72088
      • Google Maps Link: http://goo.gl/maps/3UrYk

  • New Tires and Rims

 

    • Al Garabbi Street, Al Batha, Riyadh

      • This is a big market of tires and rims, you can find all brands. I have sorted the brands w.r.t prices I got (most expensive at the top) when I was buying the tires for my Honda Civic:
        • Bridgestone, Japan
        • Yokohama, Japan
        • Michelin, Germany
        • Pirelli, China
        • Hankook, Korea
        • Dunlop, Japan
        • Toyo, Japan
        • Maxxis, Korea
      • Coordinates: 24.64664,46.72018
      • Google Maps Link: http://goo.gl/maps/fKdWX

    • Michelin Tires, Prince Abdulaziz Street, Riyadh

      • I bought Michelin tires for my Honda Civic from here. Each ‘W’ Category, made in Germany tire cost me SR 460.

  • Cars Graveyard

      • It is a huge area covered with nothing but accidental cars. You can almost find everything here which has anything to do with cars. The arm rest of my Honda Civic got broken, the new one was costing SR 900+, I tried to find a used one in this graveyard and with little negotiation I bought one in SR 200. Make sure that you know the price of the new so that you can negotiate on the price of used.
      • Coordinates: 24.49966,46.78659
      • Google Maps Link: http://goo.gl/maps/XNLXa
      • I bought from the following location, I found a Pakistani guy working there:

  • Cars Accessories

 

    • Oliyaan Car Accessories, Khuraiz Road, Riyadh

      • Here you can find almost all car accessories under one roof. It is a little expensive but they offer a good return policy.
      • Coordinates: 24.72423,46.77823
      • Google Maps Link: http://goo.gl/maps/lj7o6

 

  • Car Wash from beneath the Car

    • Car Wash from under the car is not commonly available in Riyadh. I got my car washed from this location:
    • Atarid Petrol Pump, Al Urabah Road, Al Olaya, Riyadh

         Coordinates: 24.714495, 46.677755

         Google Maps Link: https://goo.gl/maps/3v5CT

 

  • MVPI (Motor Vehicle Periodic Inspection) (Moody International) for the Fahas

    • Al Munsiyah, Riyadh

    Coordinates: 24.821221, 46.783766

           Google Maps Link: https://goo.gl/maps/Jz0w9

 

  • Traffic Police Offices

    • Traffic Police Office, Abi Bakr As Siddiq Rd, An Nafal

         Time: 7:30am – 2pm

         Coordinates: 24.790292, 46.679901

         Google Maps Link: https://goo.gl/maps/adqf0

 

    • Traffic Police Counter, Riyadh Gallery Mall, Near Gate no.1

         Time: 1pm – 9pm (Sunday to Thursday)

         Time in Ramadan: 9:30pm – 2am (Sunday to Thursday)

         Coordinates: 24.742985, 46.658250

        Google Maps Link: https://goo.gl/maps/wt4de


Plz feel free to enrich this directory more by sharing more such locations.

-urShadow

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

What is tanazul (Iqama Transfer) ? - qSaudi.com



 
 
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Fly to Saudi Arabia starting from SAR 111 | سافر إلى السعودية ابتداءً من 111 ر.س (Updated)

 

One Day Left For Year End Sale | باقي يوم واحد على أقوى عروض السنة

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Booking period from: 15th Sep to 30th Sep 2014 

Traveling period from: 12th Oct to 31st Dec 2014 

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For all flights departing from Saudi Arabia the fare includes all taxes and fees. For flights departing from all other countries into Saudi Arabia, additional local taxes or fees may be applied.

تبقى يوم واحد فقط بعد تمديد فترة الحجز لأقوى عروض السنة من طيران ناس لمدة خمس أيام اضافية.
أسعار رحلاتنا تبدأ من 11 ريالاً فقط للرحلات الداخلية، و تبدأ من 111 ريال للرحلات الدولية (وجهة واحدة)
فترة الحجز من: 15 سبتمبر وحتى 30 سبتمبر 2014م
فترة السفر من: 12 أكـــتـوبر وحتى 31 ديسمبر 2014م
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Due to the high demand for Year End Sale, we have extended the offer for 5 more days.

All one way domestic flights start from 11 SAR and all international flights start from 111 SAR.


Booking period from: 15th Sep to 30th Sep 2014 

Traveling period from: 12th Oct to 31st Dec 2014 


Book early to get the lowest fares on www.flynas.com

For all flights departing from Saudi Arabia the fare includes all taxes and fees. For flights departing from all other countries into Saudi Arabia, additional local taxes or fees may be applied.

تلبية لرغبة ضيوفنا الكرام تم تمديد فترة الحجز لأقوى عروض السنة من طيران ناس لمدة خمس أيام اضافية.
أسعار رحلاتنا تبدأ من 11 ريالاً فقط للرحلات الداخلية، و تبدأ من 111 ريال للرحلات الدولية (وجهة واحدة)


فترة الحجز من: 15 سبتمبر وحتى 30 سبتمبر 2014م
فترة السفر من: 12 أكـــتـوبر وحتى 31 ديسمبر 2014م


سارع بحجز مقعدك عبر
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Fly to Saudi Arabia starting from SAR 111 | سافر إلى السعودية ابتداءً من 111 ر.س

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All one way flights to Saudi Arabia starting
from SAR 111.

Booking period: from 15th Sep to 25th Sep 2014
Traveling period: from 12th Oct to 31st Dec 2014


*Fares exclude taxes and fees.

Terms and conditions apply.

Limited Availability.

الآن جميع رحلات طيران ناس الى السعودية (وجهة واحدة) ابتداء
من 111 ريال سعودي.

فترة الحجز: من 15 سبتمبر الى 25 سبتمبر
فترة السفر: من 12 اكتوبر الى 31 ديسمبر


*السعر لا يشمل الضرائب والرسوم الأخرى.
تطبق الشروط والأحكام.

المقاعد محدودة.

 


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Year End Sale starting from 11 SAR | أقوى عروض السنة ابتداءً من 11 ر.س

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All one way domestic flights start from 11 SAR and all international flights start from 111 SAR. 

 

Booking period from 15th Sep to 25th Sep 2014 Traveling period from 12th Oct to 31st Dec 2014

Book early to get the lowest fares on flynas.com, seats are subject to availability.  

 

For all flights departing from Saudi Arabia the fare includes all taxes and fees. For flights departing from all other countries into Saudi Arabia, additional local taxes or fees may be applied.

 

أسعار رحلاتنا تبدأ من 11 ريالاً فقط للرحلات الداخلية، و تبدأ من 111 ريالاً للرحلات الدولية (وجهه واحده) . 

 

فترة الحجز من: 15 سبتمبر وحتى 25 سبتمبر 2014م

فترة السفر من: 12 أكتوبر وحتى 31 ديسمبر 2014م

المقاعد محدودة، سارع بحجز مقعدك عبر
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