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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

Kia Picanto

4 Adults, 5 Doors

From 38.40 EUR/day
Kia Picanto

7 Days rental at 268.85 EUR from 23/01/2023

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Kia Picanto

4 Adults, 5 Doors

From 38.40 EUR/day
Kia Picanto

7 Days rental at 268.85 EUR from 23/01/2023

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Kia Picanto

4 Adults, 5 Doors

From 38.40 EUR/day
Kia Picanto

7 Days rental at 268.85 EUR from 23/01/2023

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Kia Picanto

4 Adults, 5 Doors

From 38.40 EUR/day
Kia Picanto

7 Days rental at 268.85 EUR from 23/01/2023

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Kia Picanto

4 Adults, 5 Doors

From 38.48 EUR/day
Kia Picanto

7 Days rental at 269.38 EUR from 23/01/2023

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Kia Picanto

4 Adults, 5 Doors

From 38.48 EUR/day
Kia Picanto

7 Days rental at 269.38 EUR from 23/01/2023

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Kia Picanto

4 Adults, 5 Doors

From 38.48 EUR/day
Kia Picanto

7 Days rental at 269.38 EUR from 23/01/2023

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Kia Picanto

4 Adults, 5 Doors

From 38.48 EUR/day
Kia Picanto

7 Days rental at 269.38 EUR from 23/01/2023

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Kia Picanto

4 Adults, 5 Doors

From 38.48 EUR/day
Kia Picanto

7 Days rental at 269.38 EUR from 23/01/2023

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Toyota Corolla

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 43.16 EUR/day
Toyota Corolla

7 Days rental at 302.18 EUR from 23/01/2023

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Nissan Sunny

5 Adults, 3 Doors

From 47.70 EUR/day
Nissan Sunny

7 Days rental at 333.92 EUR from 23/01/2023

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Nissan Sunny

5 Adults, 3 Doors

From 47.70 EUR/day
Nissan Sunny

7 Days rental at 333.92 EUR from 23/01/2023

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Nissan Sunny

5 Adults, 3 Doors

From 47.70 EUR/day
Nissan Sunny

7 Days rental at 333.92 EUR from 23/01/2023

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Toyota Corolla

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 47.71 EUR/day
Toyota Corolla

7 Days rental at 334.02 EUR from 23/01/2023

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Toyota Corolla

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 47.71 EUR/day
Toyota Corolla

7 Days rental at 334.02 EUR from 23/01/2023

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Toyota Corolla

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 47.71 EUR/day
Toyota Corolla

7 Days rental at 334.02 EUR from 23/01/2023

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Toyota Corolla

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 47.71 EUR/day
Toyota Corolla

7 Days rental at 334.02 EUR from 23/01/2023

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Toyota Corolla

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 47.71 EUR/day
Toyota Corolla

7 Days rental at 334.02 EUR from 23/01/2023

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Mitsubishi Attrage

5 Adults, 3 Doors

From 28.87 EUR/day
Mitsubishi Attrage

7 Days rental at 202.13 EUR from 23/01/2023

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Ford Figo

5 Adults, 3 Doors

From 40.41 EUR/day
Ford Figo

7 Days rental at 282.88 EUR from 23/01/2023

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Ford Figo

5 Adults, 3 Doors

From 40.41 EUR/day
Ford Figo

7 Days rental at 282.88 EUR from 23/01/2023

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Ford Figo

5 Adults, 3 Doors

From 40.41 EUR/day
Ford Figo

7 Days rental at 282.88 EUR from 23/01/2023

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Ford Figo

5 Adults, 3 Doors

From 40.82 EUR/day
Ford Figo

7 Days rental at 285.74 EUR from 23/01/2023

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Ford Figo

5 Adults, 3 Doors

From 40.82 EUR/day
Ford Figo

7 Days rental at 285.74 EUR from 23/01/2023

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Ford Figo

5 Adults, 3 Doors

From 40.82 EUR/day
Ford Figo

7 Days rental at 285.74 EUR from 23/01/2023

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Ford Figo

5 Adults, 3 Doors

From 40.82 EUR/day
Ford Figo

7 Days rental at 285.74 EUR from 23/01/2023

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Ford Figo

5 Adults, 3 Doors

From 40.82 EUR/day
Ford Figo

7 Days rental at 285.74 EUR from 23/01/2023

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Ford Taurus

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 55.44 EUR/day
Ford  Taurus

7 Days rental at 388.13 EUR from 23/01/2023

  5 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Ford Taurus

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 55.44 EUR/day
Ford  Taurus

7 Days rental at 388.13 EUR from 23/01/2023

  5 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Ford Taurus

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 55.44 EUR/day
Ford  Taurus

7 Days rental at 388.13 EUR from 23/01/2023

  5 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Ford Taurus

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 56.00 EUR/day
Ford  Taurus

7 Days rental at 392.03 EUR from 23/01/2023

  5 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Ford Taurus

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 56.00 EUR/day
Ford  Taurus

7 Days rental at 392.03 EUR from 23/01/2023

  5 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Ford Taurus

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 56.00 EUR/day
Ford  Taurus

7 Days rental at 392.03 EUR from 23/01/2023

  5 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Ford Taurus

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 56.00 EUR/day
Ford  Taurus

7 Days rental at 392.03 EUR from 23/01/2023

  5 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Ford Taurus

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 56.00 EUR/day
Ford  Taurus

7 Days rental at 392.03 EUR from 23/01/2023

  5 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Ford Taurus

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 56.00 EUR/day
Ford  Taurus

7 Days rental at 392.03 EUR from 23/01/2023

  5 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Nissan Sentra

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 51.25 EUR/day
Nissan Sentra

7 Days rental at 358.75 EUR from 23/01/2023

  4 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Nissan Sentra

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 51.25 EUR/day
Nissan Sentra

7 Days rental at 358.75 EUR from 23/01/2023

  4 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Nissan Sentra

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 51.25 EUR/day
Nissan Sentra

7 Days rental at 358.75 EUR from 23/01/2023

  4 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Nissan Sentra

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 51.25 EUR/day
Nissan Sentra

7 Days rental at 358.75 EUR from 23/01/2023

  4 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Nissan Sentra

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 51.25 EUR/day
Nissan Sentra

7 Days rental at 358.75 EUR from 23/01/2023

  4 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Nissan Sentra

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 51.25 EUR/day
Nissan Sentra

7 Days rental at 358.75 EUR from 23/01/2023

  4 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Nissan Sentra

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 51.66 EUR/day
Nissan Sentra

7 Days rental at 361.68 EUR from 23/01/2023

  4 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Nissan Sentra

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 51.66 EUR/day
Nissan Sentra

7 Days rental at 361.68 EUR from 23/01/2023

  4 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Nissan Sentra

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 51.66 EUR/day
Nissan Sentra

7 Days rental at 361.68 EUR from 23/01/2023

  4 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Porsche Taycan Turbo

4 Adults, 5 Doors

From 963.84 EUR/day
Porsche Taycan Turbo

7 Days rental at 6746.93 EUR from 21/11/2022

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Porsche Taycan Turbo

4 Adults, 5 Doors

From 963.84 EUR/day
Porsche Taycan Turbo

7 Days rental at 6746.93 EUR from 21/11/2022

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Porsche Taycan Turbo

4 Adults, 5 Doors

From 963.84 EUR/day
Porsche Taycan Turbo

7 Days rental at 6746.93 EUR from 21/11/2022

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Toyota Corolla Hydrid

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 247.22 EUR/day
Toyota Corolla Hydrid

7 Days rental at 1730.57 EUR from 23/01/2023

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Toyota Corolla Hydrid

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 68.85 EUR/day
Toyota Corolla Hydrid

7 Days rental at 482.00 EUR from 23/01/2023

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Toyota Corolla Hydrid

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 247.22 EUR/day
Toyota Corolla Hydrid

7 Days rental at 1730.57 EUR from 23/01/2023

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Toyota Corolla Hydrid

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 68.85 EUR/day
Toyota Corolla Hydrid

7 Days rental at 482.00 EUR from 23/01/2023

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Toyota Corolla Hydrid

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 247.22 EUR/day
Toyota Corolla Hydrid

7 Days rental at 1730.57 EUR from 23/01/2023

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Toyota Corolla Hydrid

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 68.85 EUR/day
Toyota Corolla Hydrid

7 Days rental at 482.00 EUR from 23/01/2023

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Toyota Corolla Hydrid

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 247.22 EUR/day
Toyota Corolla Hydrid

7 Days rental at 1730.57 EUR from 23/01/2023

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Toyota Corolla Hydrid

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 68.85 EUR/day
Toyota Corolla Hydrid

7 Days rental at 482.00 EUR from 23/01/2023

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Toyota Corolla Hydrid

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 247.22 EUR/day
Toyota Corolla Hydrid

7 Days rental at 1730.57 EUR from 23/01/2023

  3 |
  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)
 Dollar
23
7.2/10
659
€ 47.22
€ 48.52
€ 59.58
€ 70.59
 Hertz
11
7.0/10
63
€ 85.69
€ 88.75
 Thrifty
40
6.4/10
1,693
€ 47.22
€ 48.52
€ 59.58
€ 70.59
 Alamo
6
6.4/10
38
€ 39.58
€ 52.85
€ 53.38
€ 54.89
 Avis
12
6.0/10
100
€ 43.16
€ 68.26
€ 60.98
 Europcar
17
5.4/10
297
€ 42.41
€ 51.25
€ 51.25
€ 56.87
 Green motion
7
4.4/10
49
€ 39.56
€ 47.70
€ 53.36
€ 72.42
 Interrent
5
3.4/10
38
€ 38.48
€ 47.71
€ 61.86

Car rental agent statistics in UAE

  • 8.2/10
    Highest rated agent:
    DOLLAR
  • 3.3/10
    Lowest rated agent:
    INTERRENT
  • 2,937
    Total number of reviews in
    UAE
  • 35
    Most Locations in UAE:
    THRIFTY
  • 12
    Average wait time
    (Min.)
  • 18
    Total rental companies
     

Average prices per day for car hire in UAE

ItemPercent
January€ 65
February€ 46
March€ 47
April€ 39
May€ 44
June€ 43
July€ 38
August€ 41
September€ 49
October€ 51
November€ 59
December€ 65
ItemPercent
January€ 51
February€ 40
March€ 45
April€ 38
May€ 44
June€ 39
July€ 33
August€ 38
September€ 43
October€ 48
November€ 53
December€ 56
ItemPercent
January€ 182
February€ 169
March€ 156
April€ 137
May€ 154
June€ 139
July€ 124
August€ 128
September€ 145
October€ 153
November€ 176
December€ 189
ItemPercent
January€ 81
February€ 61
March€ 59
April€ 57
May€ 61
June€ 56
July€ 55
August€ 58
September€ 62
October€ 65
November€ 77
December€ 82
ItemPercent
January€ 291
February€ 253
March€ 281
April€ 261
May€ 295
June€ 295
July€ 281
August€ 290
September€ 334
October€ 327
November€ 340
December€ 371
ItemPercent
January€ 44
February€ 32
March€ 30
April€ 25
May€ 28
June€ 26
July€ 24
August€ 25
September€ 30
October€ 33
November€ 37
December€ 42
ItemPercent
January€ 105
February€ 96
March€ 84
April€ 68
May€ 73
June€ 66
July€ 68
August€ 69
September€ 80
October€ 89
November€ 104
December€ 110
ItemPercent
January€ 59
February€ 48
March€ 47
April€ 40
May€ 45
June€ 42
July€ 37
August€ 40
September€ 47
October€ 51
November€ 58
December€ 65

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
Nov , 2019

€ 0.59

€ 0.52

Dec , 2019

€ 0.58

€ 0.52

Jan , 2020

€ 0.59

€ 0.52

Feb , 2020

€ 0.60

€ 0.53

Mar , 2020

€ 0.55

€ 0.50

Apr , 2020

€ 0.52

€ 0.45

May , 2020

€ 0.51

€ 0.45

Jun , 2020

€ 0.50

€ 0.44

Jul , 2020

€ 0.49

€ 0.43

Aug , 2020

€ 0.47

€ 0.41

Sep , 2020

€ 0.48

€ 0.42

Oct , 2020

€ 0.48

€ 0.42

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

  • € 202.09
    Average price:
    (per week)
  • € 1475.10
    Highest daily price:
    Mercedes GL
  • 2,114
    Total cars available
     
  • 79
    Most popular model:
    Toyota Corolla
  • 209
    Location with most cars:
    Dubai - Intl Airport
  • € 28.9 per day
    Cheapest daily price:
    AVIS - Sharjah - Ramada 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 €28.90 per day for a (economy) class car from Avis. The average price to hire a car in UAE is just €159.60 per day, whilst the most expensive hire car in UAE is a Mercedes GL car for a (luxury) class from Sixt costing €1475.10 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 14 car hire companies across the country. With over 55 car hire locations and 21,540 car hire options available, competition keeps prices low in UAE.

Who is the best car hire company in UAE?

Based on over 2,937 reviews from recent car hire customers, the best car hire agency in UAE Is Thrifty who score on average 6.4/10 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 13 car hire companies and 209 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?

Avis is the cheapest car hire company in UAE offering a (economy) class car such as the Mitsubishi Attrage for as little as €202.30 per week.

What is the most popular hire car in UAE?

The most popular car hire category in UAE is the Mazda CX5 available from 3 car hire companies in over 45 locations.

Other Car Hire Locations in UAE

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Car Hire Abu Dhabi
€13.1
 
 
Mini 5 4 2 from €13.1 per day
Compact 5 5 3 from €15.7 per day
Economy 3 5 2 from €14.3 per day
Car Hire Dubai
€13.1
 
 
Mini 5 4 2 from €13.1 per day
Compact 5 5 3 from €15.2 per day
Economy 3 5 2 from €13.2 per day
Car Hire Fujairah
€12.3
 
 
Mini 3 4 2 from €16.9 per day
Compact 5 5 3 from €14.5 per day
Economy 5 4 2 from €12.3 per day
Car Hire Sharjah
€12.3
 
 
Economy 5 4 2 from €12.3 per day
Compact 5 5 3 from €14.5 per day
Mini 5 4 2 from €13.1 per day