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Yemen car hire

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Cheap car hire in Yemen

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Top tips for hiring a car in Yemen

  • Car rentals in Yemen provide an excellent option for exploring this Middle East nation. Yemen has limited public transportation coverage, so renting a car is the most convenient option to get to various parts of the country. Start your journey in the capital city, Sana'a, a UNESCO World Heritage site renowned for its unique architecture, or drive to Taiz, one of Yemen's largest cities known for its historical significance and picturesque landscapes.
  • Roads in Yemen are generally not in a great state. The best roads you can find are within the capital Sana’a, from Ta’izz to Mokha and from Sana’a to Haradh, Hajjah, and Ta’izz. Most roads in Yemen have a single carriageway. The only roads with a dual carriageway include the stretch from Sheikh Othman to Port of  Aden and the Sana’a Ring Road. Driving at night is not recommended since most roads have no street lights and the state of the roads.
  • You may encounter different hazards when driving on roads in both urban and rural areas of Yemen. Unwary pedestrians crossing the road frequently with disregard for oncoming traffic, children, and animals that cross the road without warning are the common hazards you’ll likely encounter on both urban and rural roads in Yemen. Slow down as you approach major cities or places with human traffic, and always watch out for these hazards.
  • If your itinerary involves trips outside major Yemeni cities and towns, consider renting a four-wheel drive vehicle, an SUV, or any other car with high ground clearance. Car rentals in Yemen have a selection of vehicles, so consider a four-wheel drive that matches all your needs. You can pick one from multiple car rental locations spread across Sana’a, Ta’izz, and Aden.

FAQs about hiring a car in Yemen

  • What is the most popular car hire in Yemen?

    Intermediate (Hyundai Accent or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Yemen.

  • How can I find car hires near me in Yemen?

    Take a look at our extensive car hire location map to find the best car hire deals near you.

  • What is it like driving in Yemen?

    In Yemen, people drive on the right-hand side of the road. Drivers can be unpredictable, so always stay alert when driving on different roads in the country, especially in urban areas. You’ll come across several police stops, especially on busy roads and intersections. If you get pulled over, stop and present all the required documents. Your International Driving Permit  (IDP) is vital since Arabic is the most spoken language in the country. There are no toll roads in Yemen.

  • How old do you have to be to rent a car in Yemen?

    The minimum age to rent a car in Yemen is 25. Young drivers between 21 to 24 can still rent a car in the country but will incur a surcharge. To rent a car in a Middle East nation, you must provide a valid driver’s license from your country, an identification document with a photo (passport or national ID), and a major credit card. An International Driving Permit (IDP) is a common requirement since Arabic is the official language in Yemen.

  • How are gas prices in Yemen?

    The average price of gasoline in Yemen is 640.000 YER (0.517 USD) per liter or 2,422.662 YER (1.957 USD) per gallon. The availability of gas stations is limited over long distances on various stretches outside of main cities and towns. There is limited availability of fuel in most parts of Yemen, so fill up whenever possible and carry extra fuel. Consider renting a fuel-efficient vehicle with the road conditions and distance you plan to cover in mind.

  • What are the speed limits in Yemen?

    The maximum speed limit in Yemen is 100 km/h (62 mph). This applies to most roads in the country, with lower limits in urban areas. Speed limits in Yemen are rarely enforced, but the state of the roads will limit how fast you can drive. Maintain a safe driving speed within the towns and cities. Also, drive cautiously in other populated zones outside urban areas and watch out for hazards.

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    Budget car hire locations in Yemen

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    Hertz car hire locations in Yemen

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    keddy by Europcar car hire locations in Yemen

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    Europcar car hire locations in Yemen

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The rates displayed include all taxes and fees for hire cars for the class listed and were found by KAYAK users in the last 48 hours. Offers are subject to change and may not be available on all car hires listed or dates of travel. Some hire car providers charge additional fees for other services (GPS, infant car seats, etc.). Please check the website of the respective hire car provider.