🚗 Do tourists need a license to drive a car in Bahrain?

Yes, tourists need a valid international driving license to rent and drive a car in Bahrain.

  • International driving license

🚓 Driver rules in Bahrain

The driver rules in Bahrain are as follows:

  • Speed limitations: The maximum speed limit in urban areas is 60 km/h, on highways is 100 km/h and on expressways is 120 km/h.
  • Mobile Phones use: The use of mobile phones while driving is strictly prohibited in Bahrain.
  • Drunk driving: Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol is strictly prohibited and can result in heavy fines, imprisonment, or both.
  • Insurance: All vehicles in Bahrain should be covered by valid insurance policies for third-party liability and personal accident to ensure safety.
  • Age limitations: The minimum age for obtaining a driving license in Bahrain is 18 years old.