Although the driving age in Iraq is 18 years old, some Basrah car hires require drivers to be at least 23 or 25 years old to hire a car. You also require a valid driver's licence from your home country, and an International Driving Permit (IDP) are two requirements for hiring a car in Basrah. A translation of your national driving licence is an IDP, which allows you to drive in foreign countries and verifies that you have a valid driver's licence in your home country. Before travelling to Iraq, all visitors who wish to drive must obtain an IDP in their native country or place of residency. Along with an IDP, you’ll need to bring your passport or a valid national identity card to collect your car hire in Basrah.
Basrah, like the rest of Iraq, drives on the right side of the road. Basrah's speed limits are 60 km/h (37 mph) on city roads and up to 120 km/h (75 mph) on highways. All passengers must wear a seat belt, and it's suggested that you always have your documents. Driving through a police roadblock without stopping is against the law, and you must always provide your driver's licence with your insurance papers.
When looking for cheap car hire in Basrah, we recommend hiring an SUV if you plan to explore the country's rich natural beauty and spend time outside of the city. Compact cars are another wonderful alternative for car hire in Basrah, especially if you are mainly driving in cities. A passenger van or a luxury car is available if you require a more specialised vehicle, among other types of hire cars in Basrah. Before reserving your Basrah hire car, make an informed decision and explore all available models to get the vehicle that best meets your needs in terms of amenities and price.
You can park your hire car in one of Basrah's many garages or car parks. Depending on the car park, parking garages and parking lots may charge a small fee or are free to use. Many hotels have private parking lots that you can utilise while you're staying there. Use one of the several local car parks surrounding Basrah, such as the Central Garage of Basra or the Basra Market Garage, to economically use your cheap car hire in Basrah.
Typically, how long you can hire a car for depends on the inventory of the supplier. For Basra Airport however, it is certainly possible to rent a car for an entire month.