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Car Rental in the UAE

Most popular locations to pick up car hire in the UAE:

Locations for hiring a car in the UAE include Dubai Airport, Fujairah, Ras Al Khaima and the Sharjah Airport Free Zone. You can also collect rental cars from main airports in each of the Emirates such as Sharjah, Abu Dhabi Airport and Dubai International Airport or arrange collection from major hotels such as the Jumeirah Beach Hotel, the Burj Al Arab Hotel and the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Dubai.
  • Dubai International Airport, Dubai, United Arab Emirates (13 car hire companies)
  • Abu Dhabi International Airport, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (9 car hire companies)
  • Al Maktoum International Airport, Emirates Road, Dubai, United Arab Emirates (3 car hire companies)
  • Dubai Mall, Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashed Boulevard, Downtown Dubai, 31166 (6 car hire companies)
  • Dubai Marina, 66 Al Marsa Street, Dubai, United Arab Emirates (7 car hire companies)
Booking car hire in the UAE could not be more simple, try a quote on our safe and secure booking engine today and see how much money we can save you. We are able to deliver you the best deal as we check prices across all the main suppliers such as Alamo, Thrifty and Avis, as well as more local suppliers who may have some special offers available that we can pass onto you for cheap United Arab Emirates car hire!  Generally speaking, it's very safe to hire a car and drive in the UAE as the road network and infrastructure has received tremendous investment making it one of the most sophisticated in the world. Rental cars are all new models and fleets are renewed regularly to ensure reliability and safety is top of the agenda.

Local drivers can pose a risk to the uninitiated and we do recommend considering an excess insurance policy to avoid a hefty bill in the event of a minor bump or shunt. Being aware of others around you and defensive driving is recommended for a safe and enjoyable car rental experience in the UAE.

UAE Factfile

  • The United Arab Emirates (UAE) comprises of Abu Dhabi, Ajman, Dubai, Fujairah, Ras al-Khaimah, Sharjah and Umm al-Quwain. They are called emirates as they are ruled by emirs
  • Rich in natural resources, its oil reserves are ranked as being the sixth largest in the world
  • The climate is subtropical-arid with the summers being extremely hot, where temperatures can reach 48 °C
  • The national bird of the UAE is the Peregrine Falcon
  • The majority of women in the UAE wear an abaya which is a long black gown worn over their clothes
  • If you are renting a car in the UAE, you'll be spoilt for choice as the world leading rental agents such as Alamo, Avis, Hertz and Thrifty all operate an extensive fleet from budget to luxury rental cars in country

Cheapest car hire in UAE

Mitsubishi Mirage

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 24.07 EUR/day
Mitsubishi Mirage

7 Days rental at 168.53 EUR from 22/08/2022

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Mitsubishi Mirage

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 24.07 EUR/day
Mitsubishi Mirage

7 Days rental at 168.53 EUR from 22/08/2022

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Mitsubishi Mirage

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 24.07 EUR/day
Mitsubishi Mirage

7 Days rental at 168.53 EUR from 22/08/2022

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Mitsubishi Mirage

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 24.07 EUR/day
Mitsubishi Mirage

7 Days rental at 168.53 EUR from 22/08/2022

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Mitsubishi Mirage

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 24.07 EUR/day
Mitsubishi Mirage

7 Days rental at 168.53 EUR from 22/08/2022

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Chevrolet Spark

4 Adults, 5 Doors

From 25.89 EUR/day
Chevrolet Spark

7 Days rental at 181.23 EUR from 22/08/2022

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Kia Picanto

4 Adults, 5 Doors

From 25.89 EUR/day
Kia Picanto

7 Days rental at 181.28 EUR from 22/08/2022

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Chevrolet Spark

4 Adults, 5 Doors

From 25.89 EUR/day
Chevrolet Spark

7 Days rental at 181.23 EUR from 22/08/2022

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Kia Picanto

4 Adults, 5 Doors

From 25.89 EUR/day
Kia Picanto

7 Days rental at 181.28 EUR from 22/08/2022

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Hyundai Accent

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 28.36 EUR/day
Hyundai Accent

7 Days rental at 198.57 EUR from 22/08/2022

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Hyundai Accent

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 28.36 EUR/day
Hyundai Accent

7 Days rental at 198.57 EUR from 22/08/2022

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Hyundai Accent

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 28.36 EUR/day
Hyundai Accent

7 Days rental at 198.57 EUR from 22/08/2022

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Kia Cerato

5 Adults, 3 Doors

From 28.37 EUR/day
Kia Cerato

7 Days rental at 198.63 EUR from 22/08/2022

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Kia Cerato

5 Adults, 3 Doors

From 28.37 EUR/day
Kia Cerato

7 Days rental at 198.63 EUR from 22/08/2022

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Kia Cerato

5 Adults, 3 Doors

From 28.37 EUR/day
Kia Cerato

7 Days rental at 198.63 EUR from 22/08/2022

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Nissan Sunny

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 28.38 EUR/day
Nissan Sunny

7 Days rental at 198.69 EUR from 22/08/2022

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Nissan Sunny

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 28.38 EUR/day
Nissan Sunny

7 Days rental at 198.69 EUR from 22/08/2022

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Nissan Sunny

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 28.38 EUR/day
Nissan Sunny

7 Days rental at 198.69 EUR from 22/08/2022

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Chevrolet Spark

5 Adults, 3 Doors

From 24.34 EUR/day
Chevrolet Spark

7 Days rental at 170.38 EUR from 22/08/2022

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Chevrolet Spark

5 Adults, 3 Doors

From 24.34 EUR/day
Chevrolet Spark

7 Days rental at 170.38 EUR from 22/08/2022

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Chevrolet Spark

5 Adults, 3 Doors

From 24.34 EUR/day
Chevrolet Spark

7 Days rental at 170.38 EUR from 22/08/2022

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Chevrolet Spark

5 Adults, 3 Doors

From 24.34 EUR/day
Chevrolet Spark

7 Days rental at 170.38 EUR from 22/08/2022

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Chevrolet Spark

5 Adults, 3 Doors

From 24.34 EUR/day
Chevrolet Spark

7 Days rental at 170.38 EUR from 22/08/2022

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Ford Figo

5 Adults, 3 Doors

From 25.38 EUR/day
Ford Figo

7 Days rental at 177.70 EUR from 22/08/2022

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Ford Figo

5 Adults, 3 Doors

From 25.38 EUR/day
Ford Figo

7 Days rental at 177.70 EUR from 22/08/2022

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Ford Figo

5 Adults, 3 Doors

From 25.38 EUR/day
Ford Figo

7 Days rental at 177.70 EUR from 22/08/2022

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Hyundai Accent

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 25.99 EUR/day
Hyundai Accent

7 Days rental at 181.98 EUR from 22/08/2022

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Hyundai Sonata

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 38.62 EUR/day
Hyundai Sonata

7 Days rental at 270.37 EUR from 22/08/2022

  5 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Hyundai Sonata

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 38.62 EUR/day
Hyundai Sonata

7 Days rental at 270.37 EUR from 22/08/2022

  5 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Hyundai Sonata

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 38.62 EUR/day
Hyundai Sonata

7 Days rental at 270.37 EUR from 22/08/2022

  5 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Hyundai Sonata

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 38.62 EUR/day
Hyundai Sonata

7 Days rental at 270.37 EUR from 22/08/2022

  5 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Hyundai Sonata

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 38.62 EUR/day
Hyundai Sonata

7 Days rental at 270.37 EUR from 22/08/2022

  5 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Hyundai Sonata

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 38.62 EUR/day
Hyundai Sonata

7 Days rental at 270.37 EUR from 22/08/2022

  5 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Hyundai Sonata

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 39.02 EUR/day
Hyundai Sonata

7 Days rental at 273.15 EUR from 22/08/2022

  5 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Hyundai Sonata

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 39.02 EUR/day
Hyundai Sonata

7 Days rental at 273.15 EUR from 22/08/2022

  5 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Hyundai Sonata

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 39.02 EUR/day
Hyundai Sonata

7 Days rental at 273.15 EUR from 22/08/2022

  5 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Nissan Sentra

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 30.08 EUR/day
Nissan Sentra

7 Days rental at 210.56 EUR from 22/08/2022

  4 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Nissan Sentra

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 30.08 EUR/day
Nissan Sentra

7 Days rental at 210.56 EUR from 22/08/2022

  4 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Nissan Sentra

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 30.08 EUR/day
Nissan Sentra

7 Days rental at 210.56 EUR from 22/08/2022

  4 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Nissan Sentra

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 30.08 EUR/day
Nissan Sentra

7 Days rental at 210.56 EUR from 22/08/2022

  4 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Nissan Sentra

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 30.08 EUR/day
Nissan Sentra

7 Days rental at 210.56 EUR from 22/08/2022

  4 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Nissan Sentra

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 30.08 EUR/day
Nissan Sentra

7 Days rental at 210.56 EUR from 22/08/2022

  4 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Nissan Sentra

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 30.47 EUR/day
Nissan Sentra

7 Days rental at 213.34 EUR from 22/08/2022

  4 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Nissan Sentra

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 30.47 EUR/day
Nissan Sentra

7 Days rental at 213.34 EUR from 22/08/2022

  4 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Nissan Sentra

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 30.47 EUR/day
Nissan Sentra

7 Days rental at 213.34 EUR from 22/08/2022

  4 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Kia Carnival

7 Adults, 5 Doors

From 68.88 EUR/day
Kia Carnival

7 Days rental at 482.19 EUR from 22/08/2022

  1 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Kia Carnival

7 Adults, 5 Doors

From 68.88 EUR/day
Kia Carnival

7 Days rental at 482.19 EUR from 22/08/2022

  1 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Kia Carnival

7 Adults, 5 Doors

From 68.88 EUR/day
Kia Carnival

7 Days rental at 482.19 EUR from 22/08/2022

  1 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Kia Carnival

7 Adults, 5 Doors

From 68.88 EUR/day
Kia Carnival

7 Days rental at 482.19 EUR from 22/08/2022

  1 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Kia Carnival

7 Adults, 5 Doors

From 68.88 EUR/day
Kia Carnival

7 Days rental at 482.19 EUR from 22/08/2022

  1 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Kia Carnival

7 Adults, 5 Doors

From 68.88 EUR/day
Kia Carnival

7 Days rental at 482.19 EUR from 22/08/2022

  1 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Mazda CX9

7 Adults, 5 Doors

From 68.99 EUR/day
Mazda CX9

7 Days rental at 482.97 EUR from 22/08/2022

  1 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Mazda CX9

7 Adults, 5 Doors

From 68.99 EUR/day
Mazda CX9

7 Days rental at 482.97 EUR from 22/08/2022

  1 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Mazda CX9

7 Adults, 5 Doors

From 69.01 EUR/day
Mazda CX9

7 Days rental at 483.11 EUR from 22/08/2022

  1 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Top tips when hiring a car in UAE

  • Drive on the right-hand side of the road in the UAE
  • All rental cars are automatic in the UAE, enabling you to concentrate on driving
  • Luxury car hire in the UAE is always in high demand, expect to see rental Ferraris and Lamborghinis aplenty
  • Fuel is very cheap in the UAE as is state-subsidised, expect to pay around £20 to fill the tank of an average rental car
  • UAE has a zero tolerance approach to drinking alcohol and driving, never drink alcohol if you need to drive

Laws and rules of the road when driving in UAE

  •  

    R

    Road Driving Side

  •  

    80kph

    Urban speed Limit

  •  

    120kph

    Rural Speed Limit

  •  

    100-140kph

    Motorway Speed Limit

  •  

    AED  1.89/Ltr

    Current Petrol Price

  •  

    0mg

    Drink Drive Limit

  •  

    AED

    Currency

  •  

    YES

    Tolls

  •  

    21

    Min Rental Age

    18

    Min Driving Age

  •  

    Front and Rear

    Seatbelts

  •  

    Fixed and Mobile

    Speed Cameras

  •  

    Hands Free Only

    Mobile Phones

Compare car rental agents in UAE

Rental Agent
Locations
Rating (/10)
Customer Reviews
Mini (€/day)
Compact (€/day)
Intermediate (€/day)
Standard (€/day)
 Alamo
6
7.3/10
24
€ 25.91
€ 28.39
€ 34.95
€ 36.93
 Europcar
16
6.4/10
292
€ 24.07
€ 29.10
€ 30.08
€ 35.33
 Dollar
27
6.4/10
1,427
€ 25.89
€ 32.23
€ 40.73
€ 38.02
 Thrifty
39
6.0/10
2,720
€ 25.90
€ 32.22
€ 34.63
€ 38.03
 Addcar
5
5.8/10
55
€ 28.36
€ 34.94
€ 233.18
 Hertz
12
5.3/10
70
€ 49.40
€ 69.89
 Budget
8
4.6/10
36
€ 25.89
€ 28.38
€ 35.95
€ 43.48
 Avis
12
4.3/10
148
€ 40.22
€ 79.45
€ 56.75
 Green motion
6
3.8/10
64
€ 29.97
€ 37.28
€ 50.47
€ 58.67

Car rental agent statistics in UAE

  • 7.5/10
    Highest rated agent:
    DOLLAR
  • 2.8/10
    Lowest rated agent:
    AVIS
  • 4,836
    Total number of reviews in
    UAE
  • 35
    Most Locations in UAE:
    THRIFTY
  • 12
    Average wait time
    (Min.)
  • 16
    Total rental companies
     

Average prices per day for car hire in UAE

ItemPercent
January€ 58
February€ 46
March€ 47
April€ 39
May€ 44
June€ 43
July€ 38
August€ 41
September€ 39
October€ 37
November€ 43
December€ 48
ItemPercent
January€ 42
February€ 40
March€ 45
April€ 38
May€ 44
June€ 39
July€ 33
August€ 38
September€ 31
October€ 29
November€ 32
December€ 36
ItemPercent
January€ 165
February€ 169
March€ 156
April€ 137
May€ 154
June€ 139
July€ 124
August€ 128
September€ 117
October€ 119
November€ 127
December€ 150
ItemPercent
January€ 69
February€ 61
March€ 59
April€ 57
May€ 61
June€ 56
July€ 55
August€ 58
September€ 52
October€ 53
November€ 56
December€ 61
ItemPercent
January€ 295
February€ 253
March€ 281
April€ 261
May€ 295
June€ 295
July€ 281
August€ 290
September€ 301
October€ 307
November€ 286
December€ 321
ItemPercent
January€ 39
February€ 32
March€ 30
April€ 25
May€ 28
June€ 26
July€ 24
August€ 25
September€ 25
October€ 23
November€ 27
December€ 31
ItemPercent
January€ 89
February€ 96
March€ 84
April€ 68
May€ 73
June€ 66
July€ 68
August€ 69
September€ 58
October€ 52
November€ 65
December€ 75
ItemPercent
January€ 54
February€ 48
March€ 47
April€ 40
May€ 45
June€ 42
July€ 37
August€ 40
September€ 36
October€ 37
November€ 39
December€ 49

Select category to see average car hire prices in UAE

*average daily rates based on 7 day rental, search for today's best prices.

Fuel prices in UAE

DieselUnleaded
Oct , 2020

€ 0.48

€ 0.42

Sep , 2020

€ 0.48

€ 0.42

Aug , 2020

€ 0.47

€ 0.41

Jul , 2020

€ 0.49

€ 0.43

Jun , 2020

€ 0.50

€ 0.44

May , 2020

€ 0.51

€ 0.45

Apr , 2020

€ 0.52

€ 0.45

Mar , 2020

€ 0.55

€ 0.50

Feb , 2020

€ 0.60

€ 0.53

Jan , 2020

€ 0.59

€ 0.52

Dec , 2019

€ 0.58

€ 0.52

Nov , 2019

€ 0.59

€ 0.52

Month, YearDiesel €/ltrUnleaded €/ltr
Oct , 2020 0.48 0.42
Sep , 2020 0.48 0.42
Aug , 2020 0.47 0.41
Jul , 2020 0.49 0.43
Jun , 2020 0.50 0.44
May , 2020 0.51 0.45
Apr , 2020 0.52 0.45
Mar , 2020 0.55 0.50
Feb , 2020 0.60 0.53
Jan , 2020 0.59 0.52
Dec , 2019 0.58 0.52
Nov , 2019 0.59 0.52

Car rental price statistics in UAE

  • € 168.49
    Average price:
    (per week)
  • € 1680.00
    Highest daily price:
    Rolls Royce Ghost
  • 2,357
    Total cars available
     
  • 94
    Most popular model:
    Toyota Corolla
  • 229
    Location with most cars:
    Dubai - Intl Airport
  • € 24.1 per day
    Cheapest daily price:
    EUROPCAR - Abu Dhabi - Beach Hotel

FAQs about car hire in UAE

How much does it cost to hire a car in UAE?

Car hire in UAE starts from just €24.10 per day for a (mini) class car from Europcar. The average price to hire a car in UAE is just €217.80 per day, whilst the most expensive hire car in UAE is a Rolls Royce Ghost car for a (luxury elite) class from Cargets costing €1680.00 per day.

How do I get a free additional driver when hiring a car in UAE?

We often have special offers on car hire in UAE including free additional drivers, for example, Dollar is offering free additional driver and express check-in at Dubai - Green Community for €21.59 per day.

Why is car hire so cheap in UAE?

Car hire prices in UAE are kept low thanks to the 15 car hire companies across the country. With over 62 car hire locations and 21,209 car hire options available, competition keeps prices low in UAE.

Who is the best car hire company in UAE?

Based on over 4,836 reviews from recent car hire customers, the best car hire agency in UAE Is Thrifty who score on average 6.0/10 across all locations in UAE.

What is the most popular car hire location in UAE?

The most popular locations to hire a car in UAE is Dubai - Intl Airport with 14 car hire companies and 229 cars to choose from.

How much does fuel cost in UAE?

Current fuel prices in UAE are €0.42/ltr for petrol and €0.48/ltr for diesel as of 19 October 2020, it’ll cost on average €17 to fill an average compact class car with petrol and €19 for diesel.

What are the speed limits in UAE?

Speed limits in UAE are in km/h and are generally 50-60 km/h on urban roads, 100-120 km/h on rural roads and 100-140 km/h on the motorways but you should always follow local signage.

What is the cheapest car hire company in UAE?

Europcar is the cheapest car hire company in UAE offering a (mini) class car such as the Mitsubishi Mirage for as little as €168.70 per week.

What is the most popular hire car in UAE?

The most popular car hire category in UAE is the Toyota Corolla available from 6 car hire companies in over 56 locations.

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€13.1
 
 
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€12.3
 
 
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€12.3
 
 
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Compact 5 5 3 from €14.5 per day
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