Questions on car hires in UAE
What kind of driving licence do I need to rent a car in UAE?
International Driving License is not required, unless you do NOT have your name and credentials written in Latin letters in your domestic driving licence.
Can I cross national borders with a rental car rented in UAE?
You have to inform the rental company about crossing borders of UAE, otherwise, your rental car insurance may become invalid. Also, it is always a good practice to ask for advice on the territories you plan to visit.
What is the best car to rent in UAE?
Depends on your travel needs. In general a 2.0 full-size car will help you make the most of your trip to UAE.
Can I rent an automatic vehicle in UAE?
If you wish to rent a vehicle with automatic transmission, look for the Automatic TM displayed on a car page. When searching for a car, you can also use our search filters to hide all manual cars and display cars with Automatic TM only.
What is the cheapest place to rent a car in UAE?
Dubai airport may be called the cheapest place to rent in UAE. As many as 75% of the car rental companies offer free deliveries there.
Are there cars to rent without a deposit in UAE?
Most car hires in UAE ask for a deposit at pick up. Deposit sums in local car hires vary depending on the company and the car class. Expensive cars will ask for a higher deposit than the economy ones. All Deposits are taken to cover the costs of possible expenses. If no costs to the Rental company occur, the Deposit will be fully refunded.
Can I get unlimited mileage for rental cars in UAE?
Those who restrict the number of kilometres usually set it at 200 km per day. The price for extra km varies. Payment for any extra mileage will have to be made on return, unless you purchased Unlimited Mileage when booking.
Can I rent a car for one day in UAE?
Yes, rental companies in UAE allow one day car rentals, although the same cars may be less expensive to rent for a period of at least 2-3 days.
Should I get a GPS navigator for my rental in UAE?
Most customers use Google Maps for directions these days. Most car rental companies in UAE will provide free road maps. A GPS Navigator might also be of use.
Is it safe to drive a car in UAE?
Most tourists do not experience any dangerous situations. If you're a reasonably experienced driver, there's nothing you couldn't handle. Stay vigilant, watch of the oncoming traffic, be ready to occasionally move out of the way. Generally, there is no problem with driving in UAE.
How can I review my rental experience in UAE?
Go to your Bookings page after your rental has ended and click "Leave a Review" to rate your experience. Should you wish to discuss any issues that occurred during your car rental in UAE, please contact us and allow us to investigate the matter.
What is required of the additional driver in UAE?
The additional driver needs to meet the same requirements as those for the main driver. Any additional driver needs to be present at pick-up, possess their documents and be registered in the rental agreement.
Can I rent a diesel car in UAE?
We clearly indicate which vehicles are diesel. In most cases, if a diesel vehicle is selected, a diesel vehicle will be provided.
What are the car rental rules in UAE?
We operate with a number of car rental companies in UAE, each with their own terms, conditions, charges, and fees. Most important, the terms and conditions are displayed during booking and fixed in your rental Voucher.
How old do I have to be to rent a car in UAE?
Some rental companies in UAE allow car rentals to customers aged 21+ without any additional fees.
Is there a full insurance for rental cars in UAE?
Super CDW (or Full Damage Waiver as some companies call it) cover the car parts that aren’t covered by the CDW (often, the windows, wheels or tyres are not covered by the standard CDW in UAE). Full insurance may also reduce the returnable Security Deposit and/or Excess so you may be required to leave a lower deposit amount at pick-up or even not pay anything for your own fault damages.
What does TPL insurance mean in UAE?
In case you injure other road users or damage someone’s property while you’re driving in UAE, TPL insurance will pay these costs. TPL does not cover any damage to the driver’s own rental car. Unlike many countries in Europe, TPL insurance is NOT required by the laws of UAE.
Do I have to pay at the time of car booking?
Most rental companies in UAE will not hold a car for a specific client unless the client has committed to renting it (i.e. prepaid it). We don't require full payment, but we do collect a small deposit as a commitment that you're willing to rent a car in UAE. This way, we may guarantee that the selected vehicle will be reserved for your car hire. If you change your plans, you can cancel for free up to 24 hours before pickup in UAE (subject to the rental company's Terms).
What is Theft Protect car rental insurance in UAE?
Theft Protect limits your liability in the event that your rental car is stolen. Usually, TP sets the maximum amount of money the car rental company in UAE will charge you for replacing a stolen car or repairing damages from a car theft attempt. This hardly ever happens in UAE.
What does CDW rental insurance mean in UAE?
CDW insurance reduces your liability to your own rental car in case you cause a collision accident in UAE (that is YOUR fault). CDW sets the maximum amount of money you will have to pay for potential damages. Without CDW, you could be liable for the full cost of the rental vehicle if it were to be damaged. With CDW, you won’t have to pay the full cost of repairs, only contribute to them up to an agreed level. Note that the rental car's wheels, tyres, glass, underbody, roof, keys, locks and aerials are often not covered by the CDW in UAE.
How is mobile coverage and GPRS internet in UAE?
If you get a local SIM-card, reception in all but the most remote areas will be of high quality.
Am I going to get the exact car that I am booking in UAE?
Rental companies do their best to supply the exact car that you booked in UAE. Every effort will be made to provide the specified make and model of the vehicle. However, in an unlikely case, it may be necessary to supply you with a model from the same or a higher class of cars during your travel to UAE. For instance, a Toyota Yaris may be substitued with a Toyota RAV-4 due to a late return by the previous renter.
Can I rent a car in UAE without a credit card?
Some rental companies in UAE have no deposit rental car offerings or accept debit cards for deposit. Make sure you have enough money on your debit card to lay down a deposit.
Are your renting out cars with a driver in UAE?
Having a driver may occasionally speed some things up, but this service comes with additional charges and limitations in a lot of ways. All of our cars are offered without a driver. It is perfectly safe to rent a car without a local driver in UAE.
What is the cheapest car hire in UAE?
Our cheapest car to rent in UAE would be a Toyota Yaris, automatic, 1.5 Petrol
How do you calculate car rental prices in UAE?
Car rental prices in UAE are based on a 24-hour time period, e.g. if you reserve and pick up your car rental at 10:00 you will have to drop it off the next day at 10:00 the latest so you don't get charged for an additional day. The number of hours that a UAE car rental company will wait for a delayed return is entirely at their discretion.
What kind of car rental insurance do they have in UAE?
Third Party Liability (TPL) – provided for free with 100% cars. Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) – provided for free for 70% of the cars. Super Collision Damage Waiver – provided for free for 15% of the cars.
Can I rent a car in UAE with no deposit?
Hardly any car hire companies in UAE have some rental car offerings without deposit required.
Can I get my rental car in UAE delivered to my hotel?
Yes. Additional delivery charges may apply whether on pick-up or return. Some rental companies in UAE may offer free deliveries to some hotels and locations in UAE when the rental duration is over a certain amount of days.
Do you provide your own insurance for rental cars in UAE?
The car rental insurance is always provided by the car rental company.