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Driving from Q8 to Jeddah

Old Sep 3rd 2007, 3:37 pm
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Default Driving from Q8 to Jeddah

Has anyone driven from Kuwait to Jeddah? I couldnt find an online route finder that covers saudi, but looking at a map it looks like about 800 miles. Should be able to drive that in about 6 hours.

Seriously though what do people reckon? A day to drive? Plus anyone know the driving distance?
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Default Re: Driving from Q8 to Jeddah

Originally Posted by maranelloman View Post
Has anyone driven from Kuwait to Jeddah? I couldnt find an online route finder that covers saudi, but looking at a map it looks like about 800 miles. Should be able to drive that in about 6 hours.

Seriously though what do people reckon? A day to drive? Plus anyone know the driving distance?
I recently did Dubai-Riyadh which is 750 miles ........ but the long straight road made it easy......... from memory, I think you would have to come down the coast, then turn west at Dammam and go through Riyadh but I could be wrong so try and get more info on that. Sorry I can't be more help.

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Default Re: Driving from Q8 to Jeddah

Google Earth will give you an idea of the main routes - not if they are passable though.

You know - I'm confident that they will be signed. Note, I'm not saying that the road will be signed - I'm saying that I'm confident!!
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Default Re: Driving from Q8 to Jeddah

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Google Earth will give you an idea of the main routes - not if they are passable though.

You know - I'm confident that they will be signed. Note, I'm not saying that the road will be signed - I'm saying that I'm confident!!
back in the day those roads wouldn't even have tarmac....

Get a good GPS. If there isn't regular traffic & gas stations, don't even consider doing the trip without a convoy...
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