£10 - £20
There are several things you need to keep in mind when it comes to car hires in the United Arab Emirates. Car hire locations in United Arab Emirates usually require copies of your passport, visa and your driving licence along with an international driving permit regardless of the language your licence is in. Your licence needs to a permanent and not a temporary one. You must be at least 21 years of age to hire a car in the UAE, and drivers below the age of 25 and over the age of 70 might be subject to additional fees depending on the car hire provider. You will not be able to pay for your hired cars in United Arab Emirates with cash, so make sure you have a credit card in your name handy.
One of the most important driving rules in the United Arab Emirates is that the country has zero tolerance towards alcohol consumption when driving – not even one sip is allowed – so make sure you leave your economy car hire at your hotel when you’re going out for drinks! The traffic in the UAE is on the right-hand side of the road, and the road networks are new and modern. There are the occasional challenges such as chickens or camels on the road, so keep your eyes peeled. Seatbelts are compulsory for both front and rear passengers in any type of vehicle and phones can be used only hands-free. Speed limits are: 100-160km/h on highways, 100km/h in rural areas, 40-80km/h in residential areas. It’s still a great idea to check with the local department of motor vehicles for any recent law changes. Parking is usually relatively easy in cities as most buildings provide parking, and there are many multi-storey car parks throughout. Parking can be paid for at meters, with a text or via different apps.
There is a wide range of car hires in the United Arab Emirates. If you would like to blend in with the locals, you might want to opt in for a SUV or a luxury car hire. Having said that, you will also be super comfortable choosing a compact or electric car hire, since there are many charging spots through the cities and those type of vehicles are great for when you’re stuck in traffic. Passenger van hire is also great for those who like to travel in bigger groups and are looking for convenient ways to get around.
Taking our users’ ratings and reviews into consideration, Enterprise (7.9 rating), Hertz (7.7 rating) and Alamo (7.1 rating) seem to be the best car hire companies in United Arab Emirates.
The most popular car hire company at United Arab Emirates is Thrifty. With prices on MINI starting at £12/day about 192% more people book with Thrifty than other companies in the country.
When visiting United Arab Emirates, it is typically cheapest to hire your car in Sharjah where rental cars typically will cost around £32/day (26% less than the country average). The absolute cheapest car hire price in United Arab Emirates was found in Sharjah for just £22/day.
Cars in United Arab Emirates are to be driven on the right side of the road.