The distances in Dubai can sometimes be quite long, renting a car is an ideal way to see as much of the city as possible in a simple and payable way. The prices of renting a car are lower in Dubai than in Europe and for a liter of petrol you pay, depending on the exchange rate and the oil price, an amount between 0,36 and 0,61 us dollar.
Due to the large flow of tourists in Dubai, you can choose from a wide range of national and international car rental companies at both airports. The large rental companies such as Europcar, Budget and Hertz are strongly represented. You can look here in advance to make a choice which car you want and see the most advantageous prices. It’s the easiest way to rent. Via the website of the rental company or through an intermediary such as Sunny Cars, Rentalcars.com en TUI Cars you can easily choose your car, select the period, indicate the location and pay with your credit card. Pay close attention to whether the car insurance is included or you must add an insurance contract when you pick up the car in Dubai.
Our advice is to compare the rental conditions of the different providers. For example, with one company it is only possible to have a second person drive for a fee, by the other company is the second driver free of charge. They can ask for a full tank when returning the rental car, while the other company accepts an almost empty tank.
Car rental prices in Dubai
The prices of car rent in Dubai are relatively low. Those who choose a common model such as the Toyota Camry, Nissan Maxima or Ford Mondeo often pay just as much as a smaller model such as the Ford Fiesta or Honda Civic. The prices of the premium brands such as Mercedes, Audi and BMW are a lot higher compared to the common models, but are still lower than in most of the parts of the world. The prices of the SUVs such as the Toyota Landcruiser and the Nissan Patrol increase quite quickly.
Please note, the prices of the car rental in Dubai do not include a everything, namely the toll (Salik), the airport fee which costs AED 30 and any fines you receive during the rental period. Many insurance companies charge a deductible when renting a car, this amount can vary from a few hundred dirhams to a thousand dirhams. You can often buy off this deductible for a small additional cost. In many cases this can be an attractive offer. Keep this in mind when choosing the rental company.
Please note that you must always have a police report from the police in Dubai in case of damage.
If you are going to rent a 4×4 in Dubai, you should take into account the fact that many rental companies have stated in their rental conditions that off-road driving is not allowed. So just an afternoon of tearing in the desert is not an option. If you do this, you can count on heavy fines.
Driving a car in Dubai
Before you rent a car in Dubai and drive around Dubai and the other emirates of the United Arab Emirates, there are a number of things to keep in mind. All the information you need to know about driving in Dubai yourself such as the traffic rules and traffic fines can be found on our driving in Dubai page.
Rental cars companies in Dubai
Below we have listed all the well regarded providers of rental cars in Dubai for you, together with the three major websites where you can easily and quickly compare the prices and conditions of all rental cars.
Rentalcars.com is the world’s largest online car rental service and works with more than 800 companies in 163 countries, including Dubai. Quickly compare the prices of car rental in Dubai via rentalcars.com and save on your car rental!
With TUI Cars you can rent a car in Dubai and Abu Dhabi easily, cheaply and quickly from one of the reliable rental car suppliers in the United Arab Emirates. At Tui Cars you can also cancel and transfer for free.
At Sunny Cars you rent a car in Dubai all-in. You book your rental car in Dubai for a clear price with which everything is arranged and paid for in advance. So, no extra costs when collecting the rental car and no surprises in case of damage.
Europcar Car Rental has a suitable passenger car or a bus. Thera are cars available in Dubai for every occasion. Whether you want to rent a sporty convertible, a luxury sedan or a spacious 7-seater MPV, Europcar in Dubai offers you a wide choice.
Do you want to rent a car in Dubai? Via the website of Cardelmar you can easily and quickly find a suitable rental car from various providers in Dubai and you can easily compare the costs of renting a car.