Arabs driving badly: 12 Middle Eastern road habits decoded for foreign motorists
Are you heading to the Arab world and planning on renting some wheels? Your friends at Al Bawaba have decided not to let you go out there naked. Through years of near misses and full-on fender benders, our crack staff has compiled a dozen of the most important rules for driving on the Arab roads.
Print these out, tape them to your passport and study them every waking moment if you know what's good for you. Searing these twelve rules into the subconscious of your brain can only cure the initial shock of these quirky and downright obnoxious highway habits. When these concepts become physically embedded in your mind, then and only then will you be able to handle the twists and turns of the Arab streets. Continue reading below »
Walk like an Egyptian? How about maneuvering a KIA down a one-way street like an Egyptian! Study these rules (there’s no exam!) and we’ll save you the trouble of writing us a thank you email - you're welcome.