Road Sense

Car smart
  • Don' forget to carry your state driving license or an International driving permit if you are planning on driving while on your trip. Most countries accept a state driving permit as long as it is in english and has a photo identity on it.
  • Choose your car according to the road. For dune driving or "wadi (dry creek bed) bashing" hire a four-wheel drive and take expert instructions from the locals. Driving on sand is not as easy at it may look- it takes years of training for even the locals to get it right.
  • If you are planning on renting a car while travelling, make sure you make the reservation well in advance. If you wait till the last minute you may not get the car and category of your choice, especially if it happens to be the holiday season.
  • Going on a long journey? Make sure your car is equipped with a spare tyre and is in good condition.
  • Check on the road rules before you take the car onto the road. You don’t want to be caught on the wrong side of the law -ever - and especially not in a foreign country.
  • If you are renting a car and planning on returning the car at another location other then where you rented it, ask about any drop off charges the company may charge.