United Arab Emirates car rentals

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Cheap car rentals in the United Arab Emirates

Economy$12/day
Compact$12/day
Intermediate$13/day
Standard$17/day
Full-size$16/day
SUV$30/day
Minivan$105/day
Full-size SUV$26/day
Mini$13/day
Premium$24/day
Passenger van$42/day
Luxury$51/day
Convertible$330/day
Premium SUV$30/day
Intermediate SUV$18/day
Supplier choice$19/day
Compact SUV$19/day
Standard SUV$24/day
Supplier choice SUV$58/day
Luxury SUV$198/day
Supplier choice coupe$943/day
Supplier choice sedan$1,132/day
Best rates found by KAYAK users in the past 48 hours.

Top tips for renting a car in the United Arab Emirates

  • United Arab Emirates car rentals offer a number of advantages to those intending to visit various destinations in the country. Although metro and public buses operated by RTA are the most cost-effective, they suffer one major drawback: fixed departure schedules and routes to follow. You will, therefore, enjoy enhanced flexibility if you utilize the services of Avis, Hertz, Thrifty, Dollar, and other car rentals in the United Arab Emirates. With your car rental, you can choose your own departure time and the routes to follow.
  • Most of the roads in UAE, especially in its capital, Dubai, are wide and in good condition, which gives drivers a greater experience. However, on nearly all these wide roads, you will be sharing lanes with buses and trucks, some of whom change lanes without indicating. This not only applies in urban areas, but also in rural areas. You need to stay alert at all times when driving on any of the roads in the United Arab Emirates.
  • When renting a car in the United Arab Emirates, remember there is a strict requirement that all children up to four years old to be provided with a child safety seat. Therefore, if you will be driving with your young ones in UAE, find out if your car rental agency provides child car seats before picking up your car. Violation of this rule costs you 4 black points on your license and a fine of up to 400 AED (around 109 USD). Additionally, a front-seat passenger must be at least 10 years old and 145 cm in height.
  • The use of rented vehicles in the United Arab Emirates is limited to within the nation's boundaries. You must therefore leave your rented car behind and use other modes of transportation if you intend to travel across the borders of the United Arab Emirates into neighboring countries like Oman and Saudi Arabia. However, the majority of car rental companies in the United Arab Emirates assist their clients in finding car rentals in the bordering nations to which they are traveling.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars in United Arab Emirates for $23 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 66% cheaper than airport locations on average
  • Economy rental cars in United Arab Emirates are around -23% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in the United Arab Emirates

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

    On average a rental car in the United Arab Emirates costs $52 per day.

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

    Economy (Hyundai Accent or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in the United Arab Emirates.

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

    In the past 72 hours, the cheapest rental cars were found at Europcar ($12/day), GREEN MOTION ($12/day) and keddy by Europcar ($13/day).

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

    Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car rental companies in the United Arab Emirates are Alamo (7.0, 50 reviews), and Dollar (6.6, 67 reviews).

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

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

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

    Based on car searches on KAYAK, the most popular cities to rent a car in the United Arab Emirates are Dubai (67% of total searches of users looking to rent a car in the United Arab Emirates), Abu Dhabi (29%) and Sharjah (4%).

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

    On average a rental car in the United Arab Emirates costs $205 per week ($29 per day).

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

    On average a rental car in the United Arab Emirates costs $878 per month ($29 per day).

  • What is driving like in the United Arab Emirates?

    The road network in the United Arab Emirates is generally modern and new. Drivers in the United Arab Emirates sit on the left side of the car because driving is on the right. Generally, there is a high level of observance of traffic laws in the UAE among most drivers. Therefore, it is safe to drive on most of the roads across the country.

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

    You must be 21 years and above to be able to rent a car from any of the car rental agencies in the United Arab Emirates, and to have a driver's license that is at least six months old. However, some car rental agencies set renters' age limits higher for some car types or models. For example, a number of companies require people renting expensive cars like Ferraris to be at least 25 years old.

  • How are gas prices in the United Arab Emirates?

    The price of a liter of gas in the United Arab Emirates is about 0.871 USD. This is equivalent to 3,200 AED. Expressed in terms of gallons, a gallon of gas in the United Arab Emirates is about 3.297 USD, which is equivalent to 12,113 AED. You should have some knowledge of gas prices before renting a car for you to budget accordingly.

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

    Speed limits vary from one zone or road to the other. If you are driving on residential roads, you have to observe a speed limit of 40 km/h (25 mph). The speed limits on most of the highways in Dubai are among the highest in the world. For instance, the speed limit on Abu Dhabi-Al Ain (E22) is 100 km/h (62 mph). If you are driving in Abu Dhabi, the general speed limit is 140 km/h (87 mph).

Car rental directory

  • keddy

    keddy by Europcar car rental locations in the United Arab Emirates

    66 Locations

  • thrifty

    Thrifty car rental locations in the United Arab Emirates

    43 Locations

  • europcar

    Europcar car rental locations in the United Arab Emirates

    35 Locations

  • drivus

    DRIVUS car rental locations in the United Arab Emirates

    34 Locations

  • sunnycars

    Sunnycars car rental locations in the United Arab Emirates

    33 Locations

  • dollar

    Dollar car rental locations in the United Arab Emirates

    25 Locations

  • fastrent

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

    23 Locations

  • cargets

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

    21 Locations

  • avis

    Avis car rental locations in the United Arab Emirates

    19 Locations

  • budget

    Budget car rental locations in the United Arab Emirates

    17 Locations

  • hertz

    Hertz car rental locations in the United Arab Emirates

    16 Locations

  • alamo

    Alamo car rental locations in the United Arab Emirates

    14 Locations

Good to know

Most popular agency

Hertz

Most popular car type

Economy

Average price

$29/day

Good deal

$23/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 car rentals 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 rentals listed or dates of travel. Some car rental providers charge additional fees for other services (GPS, infant car seats, etc.). Please check the car rental providers' sites.