The United Arab Emirates has Dubai as its largest city and some say it is the second city in the world that is best to drive in. The city has high quality roads with a network of highways being managed by their Roads and Transport Authority or RTA. In Dubai, you will find one among the finest roads in the world called the Father Sheikh Zayed Road, and the city is best to be discovered by renting a car.
Either you are in Dubai for business or vacation, there are several rent a car offices in Dubai where you can rent a car, but the most reliable place where you can rent one is at the airport. This is for the reasons that Dubai airport has good rental offers, good facilities for parking, has a large number of cars that you can choose from, and most importantly, it has extended working hours that will be useful for those arriving or departing late in the evening.
If you wish to drive a car in Dubai, you need to have the following standard documents, like driving license, an original photo identification, a credit card for making the deposit and also an international driving permit as per needed by some offices.
Renting a car in Dubai would require an age limit, and this is the age of 25 years old for cars in general, but if driving a 4WD car is the plan, then you must be at the age of 21 years old.
Just in case you will encounter damage, accident or theft in Dubai, just like in any other countries, having a collision damage waiver insurance is advisable to have. You should further consider having an additional windscreen or tire insurance, plus get the highest liability coverage of insurance, if you are thinking of travelling outside of Dubai city area.
It is easy to rent a car in the United Arab Emirates, which would cost you around $40-$80 per week.
There are further some considerations to take when using a car rental service in Dubai. The number one aspect when renting a car in Dubai is to get a copy of your agreement papers in English even if your receipt is in Arabic. In Dubai, there is no such law prohibiting a rental company from printing its terms and conditions in English, and so it is better that you demand such type of papers about your car rental.
When you require to drive some off road locations in the Abu Dhabi region, it is better to consider your choice of car like a 4×4 instead of a sedan, and request for a GPS and wireless SOS for an extra $8-$10 extra payment.