Arabic License Plate

This is a license plate on a car in Saudi Arabia.  Arabic writing reads from right to left, however numbers read from left to right.    The numbers on the left are 5-0-3, and the letters on the right – well, they don’t correspond to any letters in English anyway.   And I don’t know if these are made by prisoners either!  (Click on photo to enlarge image)


About SusieOfArabia

American woman now living in hubby's homeland of Saudi Arabia
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3 Responses to Arabic License Plate

  1. no one says:

    now, there are new license plates which are in english as well(better add a photo of them!)

  2. Thanks, Gary – I am in total agreement with your views. Thanks so much for taking the time to comment. I appreciate it.

  3. Gary Ansorge says:

    As an old expat of Arabia who spent some time growing up in Abqaiq and worked for ARAMCO in the late ’70s and early ’80s, I appreciate blogs such as this that attempt to show the upside of life in the kingdom. Too many Americans have been exposed to uninformed diatribes about the KSA, such that they parrot inaccuracies and exhibit ignorant prejudice. I remember the good times there and though there were many times I disliked the restrictions implicit with living in a different culture I recognized the necessity to respect that culture.

    I believe King Abdullah has accomplished enormous good for his people. I hope future Kings are as intelligent and progressive. The people of the kingdom deserve it.

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