Dammam

By | 16th January 2018

Do you need a car in Dammam?

Do you need a car in Dammam > Should you rent a car in Dammam Saudi Arabia > Dammam ( DMM )

Do you need a car in Dammam? Introduction

Why? Why not? Ratings Comments

Saudi Arabia being is largely closed to international tourists from outside the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) region. However, based on regional traffic, Dammam is one of the world’s top 50 visitor destinations by international rivals.

Why should you rent a car in Dammam?

What are the main reasons for hiring a car here? Do you just want to drive locally? Do you want to go further afield, or should you even look at taking a road trip? In terms of factors like the cost of the hire itself, fuel costs, road tolls and parking charges, is it worth hiring a car in Dammam?

Dammam Car hire summary


Overall drive rating

Based on a weighted score across all cost and quality factors. [Full notes - drive rating]

80%

 

Cheapest rate for one week

Based on cheapest economy car hire deal with no added extras. [full notes - basic costs]

€130

 #147/300

 

How much should I expect to pay in the peak season?

Based on cheapest deal during the summer holiday season. (Unless otherwise noted) [full notes - seasonal variations]

 €X

300/300

 

Free parking score

Total 96 - of which 77 have free parking. [full notes - parking]

80%

#14/300

 

Other cities in the Gulf region, including most prominently Dubai, but also the Saudi cities of Riyadh and Mecca, are rapidly developing urban rail systems. However, there is no such scheme in Dammam.

  • The natural way to get around is by car or taxi.
 

Why not? Visiting Dammam without a car

 
Why? Why not? Ratings Comments

Dammam public transport quick facts

Train score

 

00%

Water travel score

00%

Overall public transport score

00%

 

Walking and Cycling Overview

Active travel score

This overall rating considers walking and cycling in and around Dammam. 

00%

  • This region also includes the world’s largest oasis, and it is possible both to get here by bus, and then to get around this pleasant environment on foot.

Do you need a car in Dammam? However, on balance, this region is still very much one that is car dominated.

Ratings

Car rental in - Dammam Need v worth & should!

Do you need a car in Dammam?

  • Based on comparison with transit and walking/cycling?
 

Is it worth hiring a car in Dammam?

  • Based on value for money?
 

Should you rent a car in Dammam?

Weighing up the above questions, if you are here for the first time AND asking about hiring a car, is it a good idea?
 

Who is travelling?

Is it worth renting a car in Dammam if I am a solo / budget traveller?

What about for 2 people travelling together?

What about for families?

 

Where are you staying?

Do you need a car in Dammam if we are staying in the city centre / main resort area?

What if we are staying on the edge of the urban area?

What if we are staying in a rural area?

 

What is your attitude towards driving?

Should I hire a car in Dammam if I prefer not to drive?

What if we are easy either way?

What if I prefer to drive?


 

Verdict

What is our final score for Dammam on the Carornocar scale?

8

Go back up to:
Why? Why not? Ratings Comments
 

Would you hire a car in Dammam?

Have you driven in Dammam? Do you agree with our advice on whether or not it's worth hiring a car in Dammam?
Tell us what you think using the comments section below:
 

 

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *