The plates consist of three letters and up to four numbers in Arabic. Both letters and numbers are also translated into the Latin alphabet and into the Western Arabic numerals, respectively. On the rightmost side, the plate contain the Saudi Arabia coat of arms and the international code "KSA" letters written vertically. The lower sticker is the official seal. The standard plates always have 4 numbers and if necessary they are padded by zeroes. Personalized plates or earlier registrations may contain one, two or three numbers with or without zero padding. The letter translation into the Latin alphabet is done from left to right, although Arabic letters are read from right to left. Furthermore, the translation is not always correct. There are only 17 Arabic letters used on the registration plates.
The following Arabic letters are used on Saudi registration plates.
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