United Arab Emirates car rentals

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Cheap car hire in the United Arab Emirates

EconomyAED 48/day
CompactAED 49/day
IntermediateAED 58/day
StandardAED 59/day
Full-sizeAED 90/day
SUVAED 84/day
People carrierAED 127/day
Full-size SUVAED 100/day
PremiumAED 108/day
Passenger vanAED 131/day
LuxuryAED 200/day
ConvertibleAED 316/day
Premium SUVAED 134/day
Intermediate SUVAED 57/day
Compact SUVAED 65/day
Standard SUVAED 85/day
Supplier choiceAED 164/day
Supplier choice SUVAED 165/day
Luxury SUVAED 182/day
Supplier choice saloonAED 210/day
Premium coupeAED 300/day
CoupeAED 337/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 rental cars in United Arab Emirates for AED 69 or less
  • Book your rental car in United Arab Emirates at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Off-airport rental car locations in United Arab Emirates are around 18% cheaper than airport locations on average
  • Mini rental cars in United Arab Emirates are around 5% 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 AED 128 per day.

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

    Mini (Kia Picanto 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 Ace (AED 48/day), keddy by Europcar (AED 49/day) and Goldcar Rental SP (AED 49/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 (7.1, 58 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 (42% of total searches of users looking to hire a car in the United Arab Emirates), Abu Dhabi (36%) and Sharjah (11%).

  • 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 AED 607 per week (AED 87 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 AED 2,602 per month (AED 87 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 rental 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

    39 Locations

  • drivus

    DRIVUS car hire locations in the United Arab Emirates

    35 Locations

  • sunnycars

    Sunnycars car hire locations in the United Arab Emirates

    35 Locations

  • dollar

    Dollar car hire locations in the United Arab Emirates

    27 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

Autostrad Rent A Car

Most popular car type

Mini

Average price

AED 87/day

Good deal

AED 69/day

When to book a rental car in the United Arab Emirates

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Car hire prices as pick-up date approaches

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.