Abu Dhabi car rentals

Abu Dhabi car rentals

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
25 Oct — 1 Nov
Same drop-off
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Mon 25/10
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Mon 1/11
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Abu Dhabi car rental information

Pick-up locationAbu Dhabi
Car typesCompact, Compact SUV, Economy, Full-size, Full-size SUV, Intermediate, Intermediate SUV, Luxury, People carrier, Premium, Premium SUV, Standard, Standard SUV, Supplier choice saloon
Rental locations116
Airport locations19
Popular agenciesDollar, keddy by Europcar, Hertz, Thrifty

Cheap car rentals in Abu Dhabi

EconomyAED 15/day
CompactAED 17/day
IntermediateAED 18/day
StandardAED 24/day
Full-sizeAED 24/day
People carrierAED 45/day
Full-size SUVAED 39/day
PremiumAED 41/day
LuxuryAED 64/day
Premium SUVAED 62/day
Compact SUVAED 22/day
Intermediate SUVAED 23/day
Standard SUVAED 33/day
Supplier choice saloonAED 39/day
Best prices found by KAYAK users in the past hours.

Abu Dhabi car hire reviews and directory

From AED 52/dayRated no. 1
Hertz
Best rated
Cheapest deal
8.6 Excellent (3 reviews)
4 locations in Abu Dhabi
Hertz
Locations in Abu Dhabi
  • 10
  • 8.6
  • 8.6
  • 7.3
  • 8.6
Recent reviews
From AED 99/dayRated no. 2
Thrifty
6.7 Good (6 reviews)
12 locations in Abu Dhabi
Thrifty
Locations in Abu Dhabi
  • 8.3
  • 6.6
  • 6.3
  • 5.3
  • 7
Recent reviews
6.8 Good7 May 2019
Staff friendly. The keep you updated via email. The drop off was good.Pickup was terrible, the staff was friendly but the queue line was very long and one staff available. It took me around 30 minutes to pick up my car. In Kayak the choice of car was Form but on reality the car was Renault Duster, so Kayak should update the profile of this car.
8.4 Excellent19 Nov 2016
Overall goodThey give us a bit better car than we expected because we booked some small car from A category and they gave us Toyota Yaris which is I think from B category.They did not mark clearly scratches that were before so when we were returning the car they were thinking we made these scratches and I clearly pointed them to write some of these when we picked up the car. But at the end, they accepted all of these was from before and didn`t take any money from the deposit. Another thing to pay attention is to additional cost like 16aed for "road tax" and 25aed to return car at airport, so I returned it to Al Raha mall. Also when you renting from any company pay attention to the level of full because often they don`t give with full level and they expect to return them full level.
5.6 Okay6 Jul 2016
Caused me an issue with policeGood & clean carThe rear lights were not working and this caused me an issue with police as I got a fine because of this.
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From AED 63/dayRated no. 3
Avis
6.2 Good (12 reviews)
2 locations in Abu Dhabi
Avis
Locations in Abu Dhabi
  • 6.6
  • 6.1
  • 6.1
  • 6.1
  • 6.1
Recent reviews
2.0 Mediocre14 Oct 2019
NothingCar type was changed to lower tier and they promised they will change it and no one called to do so
8.0 Excellent13 Dec 2018
Staff and car good. Friendly. Car had little tyre problem. Had to refill air in the middle of tripAvis Place difficult to find at Abu Dhabi airport. No signs
10.0 Excellent9 Apr 2017
Wonderful ExperienceVery efficientna
2.8 Mediocre2 Mar 2017
Avis Abu Dhabi is terribleNot much. Easier than renting from DXB, but that's really more of a credit to Abu Dhabi's airport than anything Avis.They called a hatchback an "SUV". It was tiny and had over 30K km on it so it didn't drive very well. Additionally at drop off the traffic made me 30 mins late and they charged me a FULL day! Not even an hourly rate or anything. Absurd. Customer service was very poor both at pickup & dropoff. Never again Avis, never again.
3.6 Mediocre4 Jan 2017
No brakesThe car they gave me had a whistle sound while breaking this means that the brake pads and rotorsee needs to be changed. That's a safety issues and this won't make me rent a car with avis again. My reservation number was #09681320US5
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From AED 71/dayRated no. 4
Budget
5.5 Okay (17 reviews)
2 locations in Abu Dhabi
Budget
Locations in Abu Dhabi
  • 6.1
  • 5.6
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  • 5.7
  • 4.9
Recent reviews
4.4 Okay24 Jun 2018
I booked a van then they said we never have have 8 seat vanThey are in airportI booked 8 seats according to website one month before booking then during pickup they said we never have 8 seats van ..finaly I don't have options only picked up 7 seat SUV Ford.
6.0 Good8 May 2017
pick up processdid not receive my bill uptill now and don't know how much i will be charged
3.2 Mediocre30 Apr 2017
Changed the dropoff point and asked us to drop it three hours before what the paid one was because they closed early that day!? And they didn't know that before and we still had to pay full??? Plus they charged us with extra cleaning only because there was a little sand from the beach from the kids - taking the matt out and done, but no, we had to pay and extra 50 $! And the overall costs are a joke, they make a good price on paper but in the end you pay more than anywhere else - don't book there!!
2.0 Mediocre26 Apr 2017
Terrible experienceNothingI was informed at the counter on pick up that I need to put down a $500 hold on my CC to cover possible "traffic fines". Cancelled immediately. Be aware when renting cars in the UAE with Budget.
2.4 Mediocre8 Apr 2017
NothingGive very small car and value high 540 Dhs , in other companies same car 400 Dhs, and don't care for customers..
4.8 Okay26 Feb 2017
WORST SERVICE EVER :(Convenience for picking up and dropping off vehicle at airport.The whole experience was terrible!!! :( First, when I arrived, he told me he does not have a seven seater available became they were fully booked and will have to give me a smaller car. I refused and I showed him my reservation which was made months in advance, he then said he will see what he can down. Twenty minutes later, the other guy came back from the lot and said he will upgrade me to a Mercedes-Benz Vito (which I booked in the first place). Then, he tried to up-sell me insurance when I clearly told him that I am not interested and that I have already purchased it. He then said that my insurance does not cover everything (without even looking at what coverage I had) and try to further sell me insurance. The associate than became arrogant and rude when I refused to buy insurance (so he could make commission off me by forcing it down my throat). When we went to the car lot, they gave a very high mileage Vito and a ton of scratches and dents. I had to take several photos and a video of the damage to make sure he does not charge me when I return to vehicle. He very furious about this and told me not to worry, that he had made all the notes of the damage (but who can trust this man). I asked him how to open the trunk; he said he does not know, he did not even try to help me. He gave also me a ticket and said when I returned the vehicle I will need the ticket to get back into the lot. However, once we exited the lot, the machine takes the ticket and opens the boom gate, it does not return it. After driving for approximately 30 minutes, the service light came on. In addition, throughout the trip, the engine sounded like an airplane taking off, I don’t know when last Budget Car Rentals serviced this vehicle. I don’t know where Budget employees these sort of people and how they train them. Next time, I will go with EUROPCAR or AVIS or any other car rental company that appreciates my money and treats me like a customer. I will also inform everyone I know about my unpleasant experience and inform them to use another company!
10.0 Excellent26 Feb 2017
Awesome seamless experienceProfessional and friendly stuff. Gave me a brand new Cruze with 400 km only!Nothing
8.0 Excellent9 Feb 2017
Some rolls not clearFast service, price1-One of Front office employee, 2-The renal in website is 210 SR, but they take 390 DHs, 3- Take extra mony for gasoline 67 DHs.
2.0 Mediocre2 Feb 2017
It's not mentioned here that they take a deposit of 500$ + the rental fee , I was not expecting that .
4.8 Okay10 Jul 2016
최악의 자동차를 경험한 여행이 되었다렌트카 사무실의 위치가 공항 입국장에서 가깝고 차량 인도장도 가까웠다2주일전 같은가격에 Kayak을 통해 Abu Dhabi 공항의 Payless rent a car에서 차량렌트를 했었습니다. 두 회사에서 인수받은 차량은 너무나도 많이 차이가 납니다. Budget에서 받은 차량은 최악이었습니다. 달리다가 고장나서 정지할수도 있는 위험한 차량입니다. 차량반환시 주차장에 대기중인 차량들을 모두 관찰해봤는데 이런 차량은 한대도 없더군요. 오랜된 위험한 차량은 새차량으로 교체하던지 아니면 정비를 제대로 하던지... 세심한 관리가 필요할것 같습니다.
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From AED 78/dayRated no. 5
Dollar
5.4 Okay (8 reviews)
5 locations in Abu Dhabi
Dollar
Locations in Abu Dhabi
  • 5.2
  • 5.5
  • 5.5
  • 5.5
  • 5.5
Recent reviews
2.0 Mediocre2 Apr 2017
reservation was not honoredNOTHINGDollar Rent A Car did NOT honor my reservation. They claimed that I should have received a cancellation notice, yet, over 90 minutes AFTER my scheduled pickup time, my booking status remained "confirmed" in your system. This is outrageous. You have wasted both my time and my money. I will require an immediate refund of whatever charges you have made to my credit card as well as a credit for AED 120 in order to refund wasted taxi fares to and from the airport. I could not be me more disappointed in your service or lack thereof. I would recommend that you not disappoint me further by ignoring this demand. Sincerely, Matthew Sumner
2.0 Mediocre13 Nov 2016
the service was exteremlly badthe car was fully fuelled. car conditionfront desk staff beahviour processing time took almost 50 min to get the car
6.0 Good14 Jul 2016
They charged AED 25 in parking fee which was not included or mentioned anywhere when I made the booking. Picked up and dropped the car back into their garage and paid parking fee. Not at all justified.
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From AED 94/dayRated no. 6
Europcar
5.1 Okay (5 reviews)
12 locations in Abu Dhabi
Europcar
Locations in Abu Dhabi
  • 5.5
  • 5.1
  • 5.5
  • 5.1
  • 4.3
Recent reviews
4.0 Okay17 Oct 2019
Not much. The staff at the second location I had to take a taxi to in order to find my rental car was moldy understanding that the other office was atrocious in the way they dealt with me as a customerI was forced to take a taxi to multiple location after I called a number on a locked door at 1200pm at the first location and was told by an employee that he didn’t plan on coming that day and I should find another europcar location in Abu Dhabi. Terrible customer service and cost me more money to travel to another location that did not have available cars as the person on the phone had promised. Overall the pick up process was over 2.5 hours.
From AED 65/dayRated no. 7
INTERRENT
3 Mediocre (2 reviews)
1 location in Abu Dhabi
INTERRENT
Locations in Abu Dhabi
  • 4
  • 2
  • 2
  • 5
  • 2
Recent reviews
4.0 Okay23 Feb 2018
The car was unfit for purposeNothing in particular97,000 kms on the clock A wheel bearing or some other fault made the car so noisy as to be unbearable at speeds over over 80km (50mph) Could not get a proper receipt on handing the car back, they gave me a photocopy when asked.
From AED 67/day
keddy by Europcar
26 locations in Abu Dhabi
keddy by Europcar
Locations in Abu Dhabi
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Sunnycars
24 locations in Abu Dhabi
Sunnycars
Locations in Abu Dhabi
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Fast Rent A Car
6 locations in Abu Dhabi
Fast Rent A Car
Locations in Abu Dhabi
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Autorent Car Rental
3 locations in Abu Dhabi
Autorent Car Rental
Locations in Abu Dhabi
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From AED 95/day
Alamo
2 locations in Abu Dhabi
Alamo
Locations in Abu Dhabi
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Edel & Stark
2 locations in Abu Dhabi
Edel & Stark
Locations in Abu Dhabi
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Enterprise
2 locations in Abu Dhabi
Enterprise
Locations in Abu Dhabi
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GO Rent A Car
2 locations in Abu Dhabi
GO Rent A Car
Locations in Abu Dhabi
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From AED 118/day
National
2 locations in Abu Dhabi
National
Locations in Abu Dhabi
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From AED 66/day
Payless
2 locations in Abu Dhabi
Payless
Locations in Abu Dhabi
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Right Cars
2 locations in Abu Dhabi
Right Cars
Locations in Abu Dhabi
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Aplus
1 location in Abu Dhabi
Aplus
Locations in Abu Dhabi
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From AED 591/day
Cargets rent a car
1 location in Abu Dhabi
Cargets rent a car
Locations in Abu Dhabi
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Comfort & Ideal Rent A Car
1 location in Abu Dhabi
Comfort & Ideal Rent A Car
Locations in Abu Dhabi
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Firefly
1 location in Abu Dhabi
Firefly
Locations in Abu Dhabi
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From AED 54/day
Sixt
Most popular
1 location in Abu Dhabi
Sixt
Locations in Abu Dhabi
Recent reviews
53 travellers who rented a car in Abu Dhabi gave the car agency they used an average rating of 5.8

Car rental locations in or near Abu Dhabi

Good to know

Most popular agency

Sixt

Most popular car type

Economy

Average price

AED 96/day

Good deal

AED 71/day

When to book a rental car in Abu Dhabi

Average daily price per month
Rental car prices as pick-up date approaches

Car hire excess insurance in Abu Dhabi

Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) & Theft Protection Waiver

Collision damage waiver and theft protection are insurance options that cover renters from paying high penalty fees if the car is stolen or returned damaged. Some Abu Dhabi car providers already include Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) and Theft Protection Waiver into the rental price but not all of them. We recommend always be aware of your coverage when renting a car in in Abu Dhabi.

Deductible

Keep in mind that car hire excess insurances often have a deductible clause, which is the amount you’ll have to pay if something happens during the time of your rental. If you want to avoid unwanted surprises, you should consider adding a no-deductible option to your Abu Dhabi car rental.

Top tips for hiring a car in Abu Dhabi

  • If anywhere is a car country, the United Arab Emirates is. If you want to take in the beautiful desert expanse, there simply is no better way than in your own vehicle. Also, there is often no public transport options available to take you to some of Abu Dhabi’s most famous sites like the Emirates Palace.
  • Need to pick up your hire car after arriving in Abu Dhabi? Travelers with flights landing at Abu Dhabi International Airport will find the car hire counters in the Skypark Plaza just across from Terminal 3 and just a few minutes’ walking distance from Terminals 1 and 2.
  • Headlight flashing is a common occurrence on many of the faster streets and highways in Abu Dhabi and, for drivers from other countries, this may be confusing at first. When you see a pair of flashing headlights that means the driver is trying to signal you to move out of the lane so they can go by. This can be avoided by sticking to slower lanes of the highway if you don’t want to drive the maximum allowed speed.
  • Traffic in Abu Dhabi is not an overly strenuous affair, so visiting drivers shouldn’t worry about it too much. However, rush hour does pick up in the morning at around 6:00 a.m. and lasts until 9:00 a.m. In the afternoon it builds up again by about 4:00 p.m. and cools down by around 6:00 p.m. The bulk of the congestion occurs on Highways E11 and E12, as they connect to the city.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars in Abu Dhabi for AED 71 or less
  • Book your rental car in Abu Dhabi at least 3 days before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Off-airport rental car locations in Abu Dhabi are around 51% cheaper than airport locations on average
  • Economy rental cars in Abu Dhabi are around 45% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car in Abu Dhabi

  • Some car rental companies in Abu Dhabi which have updated their car rental health and safety policies due to COVID-19 to make sure vehicles are clean and disinfected include Budget, Europcar and Hertz

  • On average a hire car in Abu Dhabi costs AED 96 per day.

  • In the past 72 hours, the cheapest car hires were found at Dollar (AED 57/day), keddy by Europcar (AED 64/day) and Thrifty (AED 65/day). In the last 72 hours the cheapest hire car price was found at Dollar Ferjutroo 540 null (2,966 kilometres from the city centre).

  • The average price of fuel in Abu Dhabi is AED 9.17 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between AED 110 and AED 147, depending on the car size.

  • Economy (Hyundai Accent or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Abu Dhabi.

  • Car hire companies onsite at Dubai Intl airport include Sixt, Budget, Hertz, Europcar, Thrifty, Dollar, Avis, Alamo, keddy by Europcar and National.

  • Car hire companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Dubai Intl airport to off-airport locations include Sixt, Budget, Hertz, Europcar, Thrifty, Dollar, Avis, Alamo, keddy by Europcar and National.

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

  • A Economy car rental in Abu Dhabi costs AED 82 per day, on average.

  • A Full-size car rental in Abu Dhabi costs AED 243 per day, on average.

  • A Compact car rental in Abu Dhabi costs AED 130 per day, on average.

  • In Abu Dhabi, cars are most frequently hired at Payless Khalifa Res Complex Building (4 km from city centre ).

  • On average hiring a car in Abu Dhabi costs AED 675 per week (AED 96 per day).

  • On average a car hire in Abu Dhabi costs AED 2,891 per month (AED 96 per day).

  • If you want to fit in with the locals, your best choice is a sport or luxury vehicle. After all, there’s no place more famous for its luxury vehicles than the United Arab Emirates. In general, however, visitors will find that the streets and parking spaces in Abu Dhabi are wide and suitable for all sizes of vehicles. So truly any vehicle is appropriate for a trip to Abu Dhabi.

  • The highways in Abu Dhabi feature some serious speed, with the speed limit set at a whopping 140 km/h (86 mph). The regular roads, however, have more standard speed limits such as 40 km/h (25 mph) on residential roads, 60 km/h (37 mph) on city streets, and 100 km/h (62 mph) on rural roads.

  • Petrol prices are Dh2.15 ($0.59) per liter of petrol in Abu Dhabi. To convert that to gallons, it is about Dh8.14 ($2.22) per gallon of gas.

  • Streetside parking is often the easiest to find in Abu Dhabi as it is readily available in almost all areas of the city. There are also many public parking garages located throughout the city that are perfect for people looking to park for longer periods of time. There is a well-established park and ride system in Abu Dhabi, so it is actually quite easy to go out on foot if you feel like leaving the car behind for an hour or two while you explore the city.