tips for renting a vehicle in dubai
rent a car in dubai
In Dubai, you’ll find many different car rental companies located both in the city and at Dubai International Airport.
To drive your rental car in the UAE, including in Dubai, you only need a valid driving license, meaning you don’t need an international one. Of course, ensure that the expiry date comes after the end of the rental period.
Driving in Dubai is much easier than you might think! Drivers generally respect the rules, and there are a lot of clear signs helping them navigate the city and country. The only issue is the speed. Emiratis don’t particularly respect speed limits, especially outside Dubai.
WHERE TO RENT MY VEHICLE?
- EUROPCAR ( debit cards aren’t accepted )
- HERTZ ( debit cards aren’t accepted )
- SIXT ( debit cards aren’t accepted )
- NOTICE ( debit cards aren’t accepted )
- BUDGET ( debit cards aren’t accepted )
- DREAM-DUBAI (credit and debit card accepted)
DEPOSIT / CAUTION
On Dubai a deposit is automatically blocked for 21 days If you are not able to pay the fine within 20 days of the end of the rental period, new fines can be issued. The rental agencies in Dubai can not send the fine in your name like France, so their only insurance is the deposit. So, you should know that you will not be able to rent a vehicle without a deposit. Therefore, if an agency promises you a rental without a deposit, be particularly careful. When you pick up the vehicle, make sure that it says "deposit" and not "sale" on the deposit receipt. Please note that some agencies do not accept debit cards, only credit cards. So, even if you have a reservation in advance They will not give you the vehicle if the mention "credit" is not present on your CB.