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Car rentals in Dubai: All you need to know

You want a great car to take you around Dubai whether you're traveling for a business or pleasure. Check out the famous sites around the city and park in front of the best restaurants in Dubai. CarRentals.com has gathered your most frequently asked questions about renting a car in Dubai. Read on to discover the dos and don'ts of car rentals.

Where can I find a great deal on a car rental in Dubai?

CarRentals.com makes it a breeze to grab the cheapest rates. Just enter your travel dates and scroll through the list of rental car companies, choose the top rental locations, and find the best offers in Dubai. You can also:

  • Compare and contrast the rates for a few suppliers on the type of car you want
  • Book as far in advance as possible. You'll usually get the vehicle of your choice and save more
  • Learn about any cost for fuel policy, additional drivers, and mileage limits. This way you can make sure you know the true cost before you rent
  • Decide what vehicle you'll need for your drive. Don't rent more car than you need

Even a little rental car know-how can go a long way to getting you the most savings.

What rental suppliers have outlets in Dubai?

There are around 51 rental companies that you can decide from. We have budget-friendly names like Fox and Budget and global ones like Hertz and Enterprise. Look through the online reviews to get an idea of which one is best for your next trip.

What types and makes of rental cars are on offer in Dubai?

Whether you want a roomy family vehicle or a low-cost economy car, the sheer wealth of options in this city means you're certain to find a car that suits your needs. Some options include:

What age do you have to be to rent a car in Dubai?

Normally, to rent a car in Dubai you must be at least 21. However, there might be an additional fee if you're under the age of 25 or for larger or higher category rentals. Go over the supplier's terms to discover what any additional charges will be before you reserve your rental.

Is insurance required to rent a car in Dubai?

When cruising through Dubai or the rest of the United Arab Emirates, you will need insurance. Almost every supplier needs proof of insurance before you pick up your car. Many countries require driver's insurance. You may be able to purchase interim insurance through the rental supplier.

The major credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover) will typically offer coverage. But many of them have restrictions, such as not covering bigger vehicles like trucks or SUVs. It is best to call and find out exactly what your credit card will cover and how much before you head to Dubai.

What is the difference between all the fuel policies?

Most suppliers allow you to choose which policy you want. Here is a list of the typical policies.

What type of fuel policy should I choose?

At CarRentals.com, we advise a full to full policy. You should get into your automobile with a full tank, and you should return it topped off. If you want to save some money, find a filling station before you return the car. Stations near airports or car rental places tend to have higher prices.

Should I get unlimited miles when I rent a car in Dubai?

Unlimited mileage is a good choice for those who don't want to worry about incurring any extra charges with the distance they drive. Just make sure that your policy really provides unlimited miles. Read the details on mileage limits before you book.

What are some things to do in Dubai?

There is tons to see and do in Dubai. Some of Dubai's most popular attractions are:

  • Dolphin Bay
  • Kite Beach
  • Ski Dubai

Luckily, you'll be able to drive to the one you want or visit all of them.

Tips before you leave the lot

Be sure you check a few items before you leave the rental lot. It's important to:

  • Inspect the car and determine if there is any damage or scrapes. Be sure to make note of it on the paperwork, or you may get charged for it
  • Make you have a properly inflated spare tire, lug wrench, and jack in the trunk
  • Familiarize yourself with the car. Adjust the mirrors and seats, and note how to turn on the lights and windshield wipers
  • Figure out how to work the entertainment and GPS (if available). It's best to limit any unnecessary distractions when you are navigating a new region

Book your Dubai rental car today

Use CarRentals.com to get yourself the best wheels Dubai has to offer. Before you know it, you'll be driving between the great restaurants, famous landmarks, and all the amazing sites in Dubai.