The Arab News sent a reporter to rent a car and report on how it's done. A link to the story is here and the story (with video) is pasted in below. It was published on June 29, 2018.
Arab News' Mo Gannon went to find out how easy it was to rent a car as a
foreign women in Saudi Arabia. Visiting from Dubai Mo went to a branch
of Budget rent a car in Jeddah.