A guide to car rental in UAE

The United Arabs Emirates (UAE) is home to some of the most beautiful infrastructures in the world.

From the Burj Khalifa (the world’s tallest building) to the Burj D’Arab (the world’s only seven-star hotel), United Arabs Emirates has some of the best destinations in the world for tourism.

If you are in the United Arabs Emirates as a resident or tourist, you will definitely want to exploit the cities in the United Arabs Emirates. To make this possible, you will have to either buy a car or rent a car or use the public transportation systems available within the cities. Cars in the UAE are very expensive to buy and for a tourist that is just visiting it is not a good choice to buy a car.

However, since public transportation systems are uncomfortable, unreliable and generally come with a certain level of inconvenience, Car Rental Dubai is the best option you have to enable your movement from one place to another within the United Arabs Emirates. 

Car Rental companies in the UAE offer rental cars on a short term or long term car rentals. When you Rent a Car Dubai, you are expected to return the car at the expiry of your car rental deal. Failure to return the car leads to the payment of additional fines by you. However, you must take note of the following things before renting a car in UAE.

 

  • Minimum age limit

According to the law of the Emirates, to rent a car in the United Arabs Emirates you must be above the age of 21. Furthermore, if you want to rent a luxurious car like the Limousines or Bugatti, some Car Rental in JLT sets the age limit at 25 years for those types of cars. So the minimum age limit is one thing you must consider before renting a car in the United Arabs Emirates.

 

  • Valid Driver’s License

In the United Arabs Emirates, when you want to rent a car, you will be asked to present your driver’s license. For residents, if you are up to the age of 18 and you do not have a driver’s license, you can obtain your driver’s license from the Road Traffic Authority in (RTA). Furthermore, for tourists coming into the country for holiday, you must submit your International Driver’s License or European Driver’s License before you can Rent a car in Dubai. 

 

  • Other documents

In addition to the driver’s license you will present, Car Rentals in the UAE will request some additional documents for you. For a resident of the UAE, you must submit a passport copy, a residential visa copy and a copy of Emirates ID. On the other hand, if you are a tourist you must submit your passport copy and your visit visa copy.

 

  • Driving outside the UAE

If you are having some thoughts of driving a rental car outside the border of the UAE, you should forget it because driving a rental car outside the border of the United Arabs Emirates is highly prohibited by law. If you really want to drive a rental car outside the border of the United Arabs Emirates, you must get some recommendations from the car rental company before taking the rental car outside the UAE.

 

  • Insurance policy of the car rental

Before you Rent a Car Dubai, you must take note of the insurance policy of the car rental company. Some car rentals based in the UAE will charge you a certain amount of money to provide insurance cover for your rental car. If you are not comfortable with the insurance deal you are getting, you can employ the services of a private insurance company to provide insurance cover for you.

 

  • Security deposits

Car Rental Dubai collects security deposits from their clients in advance before you can rent a car. The security deposit differs from one brand of car to another and you will be required to make this payment with cash or with your credit card before renting the car.

 

  • Extra charges

Car rentals in Dubai will collect extra charges from you if you keep the rental car beyond the period contained in your car rental deal. When you rent a car in the UAE on a short term or long term car rental, please try and ensure you return the car on time so you will have to pay additional money for the time you spent.

 

  • Car accessories

Car accessories like GPS devices and children seats can be installed in a rental car for you. However, these car accessories are rented out by the car rental at a particular cost. If you need a car accessory in your rental car like the GPS device that helps in directing a driver, you will have to pay for it.

 

  • Terms and conditions

When it comes to Rent a Car Dubai, you must ensure to read the terms and conditions of the car rental company very well before renting a car. This will help you to avoid incessant mistakes and hassles when you are renting a car.

 

  •  Vehicle inspection

Car Rental Dubai allows people to inspect the rental car very well before driving the car away. When you get a rental car, endeavour to inspect the engine to be sure the car is working in the best possible conditions. Also, you can inspect the car tires and the brakes to your maximum satisfaction before driving the car away.

 

Conclusion 

Rent a Car Dubai is all about providing rental cars for your short term or long term trips. However, to rent a car in the UAE, you must be up to the age of 21 years and you must have a valid driver’s license. Also, the security deposits, insurance policy and many other factors contained in this article must be considered by you, before you decide to rent a car in UAE.