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Car Rental Abu Dhabi Airport Mini Guide

Abu Dhabi International Airport is the second most important airport in the UAE. It is located 38km south of the city of Abu Dhabi. There are thirty-eight airlines flying into the airport from destinations worldwide such as the UK, Cyprus, USA, and France. It is an airport hub allowing connections all over the world and an alternative to using the neighbouring Dubai International Airport.

Hiring a car from Abu Dhabi International Airport can provide you with the flexibility to explore the United Arab Emirates (UAE) at your own pace. Here's what you need to know about driving in the UAE and navigating the roads from Abu Dhabi Airport:

Road Conditions and Navigation:

Road Quality: The UAE has an extensive network of well-maintained roads, including modern highways and expressways. Major roads are typically in excellent condition, making for a smooth driving experience.

Road Signage: Road signs in the UAE are clear and generally include both Arabic and English. Navigating the roads is made easier by the bilingual signage.

Navigation Apps: Consider using navigation apps like Google Maps, Apple Maps, or Waze to assist with directions and real-time traffic updates. These apps are particularly useful for navigating cities and finding specific destinations.

Distance to Nearest Cities:

Dubai: Abu Dhabi is approximately 140-150 kilometers (87-93 miles) southwest of Dubai. The drive between Abu Dhabi and Dubai is straightforward, and it typically takes around 1.5 to 2 hours, depending on traffic.

Al Ain: Al Ain is another major city in the UAE, located approximately 150 kilometers (93 miles) east of Abu Dhabi. The drive from Abu Dhabi to Al Ain takes approximately 1.5 to 2 hours.

Road Types and Driving Protocol:

Motorways and Expressways: The UAE features well-developed motorways and expressways with multiple lanes. Most major roads are wide and have multiple lanes in each direction, providing a comfortable driving experience.

Traffic Rules: Abu Dhabi, like the rest of the UAE, follows strict traffic rules and regulations. Speed limits are enforced, and you should adhere to posted speed limits at all times. Seat belts are mandatory, and traffic violations can result in fines.

Roundabouts: Roundabouts are common in the UAE, and traffic entering the roundabout typically yields to traffic already in the circle.

Pedestrian Crossings: Be especially cautious near pedestrian crossings, and always yield to pedestrians.

Parking: Most cities and towns in the UAE have designated parking areas and parking lots. Be sure to follow parking regulations and pay for parking when required.

Driving Etiquette: UAE drivers are generally courteous, and road rage is uncommon. However, always practice defensive driving and be alert to the behavior of other drivers.

Alcohol: It's essential to note that drinking and driving is strictly prohibited in the UAE, and there are severe penalties for violations. The UAE has a zero-tolerance policy for alcohol while driving.

When hiring a car from Abu Dhabi Airport, you'll find that the UAE's road infrastructure is modern and well-maintained, making navigation relatively straightforward. Keep in mind the traffic rules, respect local customs, and enjoy exploring Abu Dhabi and other nearby cities and attractions with the freedom of having your own vehicle.

Current Rental Rates at Abu Dhabi Airport

Kia Picanto

4 Adults, 5 Doors

From 22.21 EUR/day
Kia Picanto

7 Days rental at 155.48 EUR from 22/04/2024

  2 |
  Automatic |

Nissan Sunny

5 Adults, 3 Doors

From 23.02 EUR/day
Nissan Sunny

7 Days rental at 161.15 EUR from 22/04/2024

  3 |
  Automatic |

Mitsubishi Mirage

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 23.88 EUR/day
Mitsubishi Mirage

7 Days rental at 167.17 EUR from 22/04/2024

  2 |
  Automatic |

Polestar 2

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 119.95 EUR/day
Polestar 2

7 Days rental at 839.66 EUR from 22/04/2024

  3 |
  Automatic |

Polestar 2

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 119.95 EUR/day
Polestar 2

7 Days rental at 839.66 EUR from 22/04/2024

  3 |
  Automatic |

Key Highlights for Car Hire at Abu Dhabi Airport: Making the Most of Your Journey.

  • Abu Dhabi International Airport is the fastest growing airport in the world.
  • 12.5m passengers passed through its terminals last year.
  • The airport already has three terminals with another under development.
  • The airport is home to the national carrier, Etihad.
  • The airport is ready to cater for the Airbus A380, the world’s largest passenger plane.


Abu Dhabi Airport - Popular Destinations

  • Abu Dhabi
  • Meet and Greet at The Airport
  • On Airport collection

Best car rental companies in Abu Dhabi Airport

based on 35 reviews
15 min (average wait time)
No.1: HERTZ,
based on 72 reviews
18 min (average wait time)
based on 314 reviews
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Abu Dhabi Airport car hire information

  • 8.4/10
    Best Rated Agent:
    Europcar EMEA Franchise Abu Dhabi
  • € 155.47
    Average price:
    (per week)
  • € 22.21
    Best Price:
    Per Week
  • 24
    Most Popular Type:
  • 6
    Most popular model:
    Mazda 6
  • 169
    Total Cars Available

Average prices per day for car hire at Abu Dhabi Airport

January€ 56
February€ 56
March€ 46
April€ 42
May€ 43
June€ 41
July€ 39
August€ 39
September€ 41
October€ 43
November€ 50
December€ 56
January€ 43
February€ 41
March€ 38
April€ 35
May€ 35
June€ 33
July€ 31
August€ 32
September€ 34
October€ 38
November€ 44
December€ 42
January€ 165
February€ 170
March€ 154
April€ 136
May€ 136
June€ 124
July€ 135
August€ 123
September€ 134
October€ 144
November€ 151
December€ 175
January€ 76
February€ 69
March€ 61
April€ 60
May€ 61
June€ 56
July€ 57
August€ 57
September€ 56
October€ 60
November€ 67
December€ 76
January€ 287
February€ 347
March€ 339
April€ 287
May€ 288
June€ 246
July€ 273
August€ 267
September€ 271
October€ 298
November€ 319
December€ 463
January€ 40
February€ 39
March€ 34
April€ 29
May€ 30
June€ 27
July€ 26
August€ 26
September€ 26
October€ 30
November€ 36
December€ 37
January€ 97
February€ 105
March€ 102
April€ 83
May€ 71
June€ 65
July€ 78
August€ 71
September€ 67
October€ 72
November€ 87
December€ 103
January€ 54
February€ 52
March€ 55
April€ 47
May€ 44
June€ 43
July€ 40
August€ 44
September€ 46
October€ 49
November€ 52
December€ 58

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