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United Arab Emirates car hire

Driver's age: 26-65
Fri 8/3
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Cheap car hire in the United Arab Emirates

Economy€15/day
Compact€15/day
Intermediate€18/day
Standard€17/day
Full-size€23/day
SUV€116/day
People carrier€48/day
Full-size SUV€35/day
Mini€23/day
Premium€23/day
Luxury€50/day
Convertible€89/day
Premium SUV€32/day
Supplier choice€19/day
Compact SUV€19/day
Intermediate SUV€19/day
Standard SUV€31/day
Luxury SUV€64/day
Supplier choice SUV€68/day
Supplier choice saloon€94/day
Coupe€128/day
Supplier choice coupe€151/day
Best prices found by KAYAK users in the past 48 hours.

Top tips for hiring a car in the United Arab Emirates

  • Hiring a car in the United Arab Emirates will give you the freedom to explore the area without relying on public transport or guided tours. Plus, it can be a cheaper way to explore the country if you are splitting the costs with a group of friends. And if you want to discover Dubai at your own leisurely pace, then hiring a car is the perfect way to achieve that goal! With an abundance of attractions and activities in this dynamic city, having your own vehicle grants you the freedom and flexibility to come and go as you please.
  • When driving In the United Arab Emirates, a local driving licence from another country is not recognised unless accompanied by an International Driver's Permit (IDP). If you have a local driving licence and wish to drive a vehicle in the country, you must obtain an IDP. Moreover, while driving in the UAE, it is possible to come across random police checkpoints established for safety purposes. When encountering these checkpoints, it is necessary to provide the required documents, including your passport, local driving licence, and International Driver's Permit.
  • In the UAE, the Road Traffic Rules emphasise the importance of seat belt usage for all occupants of a vehicle, including those seated in the rear. Failing to comply with this regulation can result in a fine of AED 400 for the driver, along with the addition of four black points to their driving record. Furthermore, children up to the age of four must be secured in a child safety seat, and the front passenger must be at least 145 cm tall and a minimum of ten years old.
  • If you are wanting to cross the border into the neighbouring countries of Oman and Saudi Arabia, then it is first advisable to contact your car hire company, and check whether they allow you to drive your car over the border and what their policy is. It is recommended to confirm if they permit such trips and if they can provide you with a No Objection Certificate (NOC).
  • 25% of our users found a car hire in United Arab Emirates for €25 or less
  • Book your car hire in United Arab Emirates at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Off-airport car hire locations in United Arab Emirates are around 40% cheaper than airport locations on average
  • Economy car hire in United Arab Emirates are around 60% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car in the United Arab Emirates

  • How much does it cost to hire a car in the United Arab Emirates?

    On average a car hire in the United Arab Emirates costs €51 per day.

  • What is the most popular car hire in the United Arab Emirates?

    Economy (Toyota Yaris or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in the United Arab Emirates.

  • What is the cheapest car hire company in the United Arab Emirates?

    In the past 72 hours, the cheapest car hires were found at Autostrad Rent A Car (€15/day), GREEN MOTION (€15/day) and keddy by Europcar (€16/day).

  • What is the best car hire company in the United Arab Emirates?

    Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car hire companies in the United Arab Emirates are Hertz (7.3, 53 reviews), Alamo (7.0, 56 reviews), and Dollar (6.7, 63 reviews).

  • How can I find car hires near me in the United Arab Emirates?

    Take a look at our extensive car hire location map to find the best car hire deals near you.

  • Where should I hire a car in the United Arab Emirates?

    Based on car searches on KAYAK, the most popular cities to hire a car in the United Arab Emirates are Dubai (61% of total searches of users looking to hire a car in the United Arab Emirates), Abu Dhabi (35%) and Sharjah (2%).

  • How much does it cost to hire a car for a week in the United Arab Emirates?

    On average a car hire in the United Arab Emirates costs €228 per week (€33 per day).

  • How much does it cost to hire a car long term for a month in the United Arab Emirates?

    On average a car hire in the United Arab Emirates costs €977 per month (€33 per day).

  • What is driving like in the United Arab Emirates?

    The country boasts a highly developed and well-maintained network of roads and highways. It is worth noting that all vehicles, including taxis, are required to pay AED 4 when passing through Dubai's toll gates. Brightly lit roads and regular police patrols contribute to a safe driving experience throughout the day in the UAE. Local drivers are generally well-acquainted with the majority of routes and adhere to important driving rules, including speed limits.

  • How old do you have to be to rent a car in the United Arab Emirates?

    In the United Arab Emirates, the minimum legal driving age is 18 years, while the minimum age requirement to rent a car is typically 21 years. However, certain car rental companies may impose a higher minimum age limit, such as 25 years, for specific vehicle types. To rent a car in the UAE, you will need to provide copies of your passport, resident's visa, local driving license, and International Driver's Permit. By presenting these documents, you can ensure a hassle-free car rental process and begin your road trip adventure.

  • How are gas prices in the United Arab Emirates?

    When driving in the United Arab Emirates, you will find that the average of cost of gas is around AED 2.9 (0.60 GBP) per litre and around AED 11 (2.30 GBP) per gallon of gas in the UAE. Of course, keep in mind that prices can fluctuate and that the prices can vary between some gas stations and locations within the UAE.

  • What are the speed limits in the United Arab Emirates?

    It is important to familiarise yourself with the legal speed restrictions in the UAE before hiring your car and driving on the roads. Essentially there are three primary speed limits to keep in mind when driving in the United Arab Emirates which are: 80 km/h in urban areas, 100 km/h in rural locations, and 100-160 km/h on highways. 

Car hire directory

  • keddy

    keddy by Europcar car hire locations in the United Arab Emirates

    71 Locations

  • thrifty

    Thrifty car hire locations in the United Arab Emirates

    46 Locations

  • europcar

    Europcar car hire locations in the United Arab Emirates

    38 Locations

  • sunnycars

    Sunnycars car hire locations in the United Arab Emirates

    35 Locations

  • drivus

    DRIVUS car hire locations in the United Arab Emirates

    34 Locations

  • dollar

    Dollar car hire locations in the United Arab Emirates

    26 Locations

  • cargets

    Cargets rent a car car hire locations in the United Arab Emirates

    23 Locations

  • fastrent

    Fast Rent A Car car hire locations in the United Arab Emirates

    23 Locations

  • shouqi

    Shouqi car hire locations in the United Arab Emirates

    20 Locations

  • avis

    Avis car hire locations in the United Arab Emirates

    19 Locations

  • budget

    Budget car hire locations in the United Arab Emirates

    19 Locations

  • hertz

    Hertz car hire locations in the United Arab Emirates

    16 Locations

Good to know

Most popular agency

Hertz

Most popular car type

Economy

Average price

€33/day

Good deal

€25/day

When to book a rental car in the United Arab Emirates

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The rates displayed include all taxes and fees for hire cars for the class listed and were found by KAYAK users in the last 48 hours. Offers are subject to change and may not be available on all car hires listed or dates of travel. Some hire car providers charge additional fees for other services (GPS, infant car seats, etc.). Please check the website of the respective hire car provider.