Saudi Driving School-Complete Guide

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The Saudi Driving School (SDS) is Saudi Arabia’s first and largest driving school to be enabled to start a women’s driving school. In collaboration with the Emirates Driving Institute, Princess Nourah bint Abdulrahman University has opened the Saudi Driving School.

Saudi Driving School

The Saudi Driving School has a range of highly trained female trainers. The school teaches the students in the preferred language that is easy to practice.

Saudi Driving School Registration

To register in the Saudi Driving School, fill out the online form on the official Saudi driving school website. After filling and submitting the form, you will shortly receive a confirmation SMS with a
date and time and reach the school on the mentioned day and time.

SDS Complete Procedure to Obtain License

These are 10 necessary steps to obtain the driving license in Saudi Arabia via SDS.

  • Prepare the documents. These documents include the following:
    • National ID or Iqama and a photocopy of it.
    • 2 personal photos 4cm x 6cm.
  • Create an account on Saudi driving school website and reach the center on the mentioned time.
  • 8 hours of detailed theoretical lectures covering all aspects of the concepts of safe driving and its regulations. These lectures are divided as follows:
    • 1st Lecture: Attitude and Responsibilities
    • 2nd Lecture: Traffic signs
    • 3rd Lecture: Managing Risks
    • 4th Lecture: Driver Condition
    • 5th Lecture: Driving Environment
    • 6th Lecture: Rules of the Road
    • 7th Lecture: Anticipating Hazard and Emergencies
    • 8th Lecture: Your Vehicle
  • Pass Theory Test: The theoretical test is computer-based to determine your driving knowledge and behaviour. The exam takes 30 minutes and consists of 20 questions. These are multiple-choice questions. You will proceed to the next step of your training by passing this exam. If the trainee fails the test, the trainee must attend additional theoretical classes. Download our official app to practice theory test questions.
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  • Simulation Training: On high-tech machines, the simulation classes are conducted. The trainee gets the impression of real driving and learns more about the various components of the dashboard and the wheel. The trainee is trained about multiple road conditions. Simulation training is offered to trainees for 2 hours.
  • Practical Training: In the SDS driving yard, six hours of practical instruction are conducted in an actual vehicle. Through this training, the trainee gets used to driving a real car with highly skilled driving instructors in a safe, secure environment.
  • Pass Yard Test (Parallel, Garage, Hill): A practical test is conducted to assess the various necessary skills you have learned after 6 hours of actual car training in the yard. These skills include multiple parking methods and mastery of necessary driving skills. This test is a must to proceed with on-road training. In the event of a no-pass score, the trainee must take extra practice hours which focus on her skills before starting her next step.
  • Practical Training: Practical on-road training begins after the yard test. It consists of 14 hours of driving with other vehicles on the roads.
  • Pass On-Road Test: The practical training is followed by a final practical exam. This exam tests the trainee’s abilities and attitudes on the road. It focuses on 16 fundamental competencies that must be learned by the trainee before receiving her driving license. These skills include road safety and adherence to traffic rules and regulations. It is important to pass this test to obtain your driver’s license.
  • Issue Driving License: Congratulations! You may collect the license from the General Department of Traffic after passing the road test.

Saudi Driving School Fee.

The Saudi driving school fees are as follow.

Lesson TypeDurationFee
​​Theoretical Lectures8 Hours600
Knowledge Test1 Test75
Simulation Classes2 hours150
Practical Training20 hours1500
Road Test1 Test75

The total fee is 2,400 SR and with 5% value-added tax (VAT) the overall fee becomes 2,520 SR.

Saudi Driving School Timings

Monday7 AM – 11:00 PM
Tuesday7 AM – 11:00 PM
Wednesday7 AM – 11:00 PM
Thursday7 AM – 11:00 PM
Sunday7 AM – 11:00 PM

SDS Contact Number

+966 9200 11136

SDS Address

Airport Rd, Princess Nourah Bint Abdul Rahman University، Riyadh Saudi Arabia

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Waheed Akhtar
I'm Waheed Akhtar, a driving enthusiast in Saudi Arabia. My passion for road safety and education drives me to share valuable insights from my personal journey. Let's connect.


  1. I got 2 hours training for practical but I failed the driving test,now they are not giving me 2nd chance,I have to pay again for 4 hours training and then test.

  2. Dear sir how are you fine Alhumdullah good information this application
    Khan Muhammad Sawati form Saudi Arabia Riyadh Region

  3. My name is khamis Hussein. I’m a kenyan 38 years of age looking for a job in your esteemed company as an instructor. I have worked in saudia as a driver in Madina munawarah for 7 years then i moved to Qatar and worked there as an instructor in Doha Driving academy for 4 years and currently I am back in saudia working as a bus driver. I can speak fluent English and some basic of Arabic..I humbly looking forward for your reply. Thank you in advance.

  4. I have completed my theory exam 2 weeks ago and since then I am waiting for my practical appointment as I have to book 11 seasons together but I am not able to book several times I tried…I need driving license as soon as could you please inform me how to get it?
    Please respond me soon


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