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Qatar to Saudi Arabia Road Trip : Visa, Documents, and Others

Qatar to Saudi Arabia Road Trip

Are you considering a road trip to Saudi Arabia soon and curious about visa procedures, required documents, and application costs? The team is here to guide you through the process, ensuring a smooth journey. Here’s everything you need to know:

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Documents Required:

For a road trip from Qatar to Saudi Arabia, you’ll need the following documents:

  • QID (Qatar Identification Document)
  • Passport
  • Driving license
  • Valid visa
  • Valid vehicle documents

Tourist Visa Application:

Online Application:

GCC residents can apply for the Tourist Visa (e-visa) online through Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs website. Confirm eligibility on the Visit Saudi website.

  • Visa Fee: QR 290.59 (SAR 300) excluding medical insurance.

Application via Tasheer Visa Center:

For assistance, visit the Tasheer Visa Center at Ezdan Mall Gharaffa. Required documents include the original passport, a recent photograph, and a copy of the valid Qatar ID.

  • Visa Fee: Approximately QR 522 for a tourist visa (inclusive of various fees). Additional charges apply for lounge service.

Tasheer Visa Center Details:

  • Location: 2nd Floor, Ezdan Mall, Al Gharaffa
  • Timings: Sun to Thu (8:30 am to 5:30 pm)
  • Application Submission: 9 am to 5 pm
  • Passport Collection: 3 pm to 5 pm
  • Website:

Vehicle Documents:

Required Documents:

  • Vehicle Registration (Istimara) if the car is registered in your name.
  • Authorization letter from the vehicle owner if the vehicle is not yours.
  • Vehicle insurance (available at Abu Samra Border).

Vehicle Insurance:

  • Purchase at Abu Samra Border or online via ‘Najm Manafith’ app.
  • Price: Starts at QR 116.48 (SAR 120) for 1 week.

Abu Samra Border Procedure:

Exiting Qatar:

  1. Qatar immigration validation.
  2. Saudi Arabian immigration/customs (biometrics).
  3. Validation of personal and vehicle documents.

Additional Travel Tips:

  • Biometrics in Advance: If you are entering Saudi Arabia for the first time and need to complete biometrics, consider traveling to the Abu Samra border a day or two in advance. This can help you complete the procedure ahead of your travel, avoiding long queues and crowds on busy days.

Re-entering Qatar:

  • If you are a Qatari resident or citizen entering back into Qatar from Saudi Arabia via the Abu Samra border, the only procedure you will have is the scanning of your Qatar ID and passport.
  • If you are a visitor to Qatar and on any of the visitor visa types, you will be required to go through the immigration procedure at the Abu Samra border.

Other Information:

  • Travel Time: The journey from Doha to cross the Abu Samra border is approximately 7 hours (duration may vary).
  • Currency: Payments made at the Abu Samra border can be done using Qatari credit/debit cards or Qatari Riyals.
  • Fuel Cost: The fuel cost for the whole journey can range between QR 150 – QR 200 (subjective to the vehicle).

Petrol Stations:

  • A Woqod petrol station can be found approximately 1 km before reaching the Abu Samra border. This is the last fuel station before reaching the border, where you can also find refreshments and eateries. The station has designated prayer rooms and toilets.
  • Once you have crossed the Abu Samra border and entered Saudi Arabia, you should be able to find a petrol station approximately 15 kilometers away.

Abu Samra Border Location:

  • Location: Bu Samra, Salwa Rd, Abu Samra wishes you a safe and enjoyable journey! If you have any further questions, feel free to reach out to their team for assistance. Safe travels!

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