Getting Around Riyadh
Public transport is available to a limited degree, consisting of
minibuses, which ply a few routes and usually operate for men only.
Buses that do admit women have a screened off area, separating them
from the men. A better option for visitors, though, are taxis
(white in colour), which can be booked through the hotel or hired
directly from an amenable driver. Fares are reasonable and the
taxis are metered. Car hire is also possible, but driving can be a
little daunting, despite the deceptively easy-looking wide roads.
Directional road signs tend to have English translations, but
street signs are in Arabic only. Some traffic rules differ from
those in the west, and penalties for speeding or reckless driving