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Car Hire Abu Dhabi  Guide

Abu Dhabi is the capital city of the United Arab Emirates. The city is on an island 250m from the mainland and connected by three bridges. It is famous for its skyscraper skyline and seafront corniche overlooking the Arabian Gulf. To get to Abu Dhabi you can fly into Abu Dhabi International Airport and collect your hire car from the arrival’s terminal, you can then drive on route 33 and then route 2 into the city. 
 

Hiring a Car in Abu Dhabi:

  1. Documentation: You'll need an international driving permit (IDP) along with your home country's driving license. Residents require a valid UAE driving license.

  2. Age Limit: Most car hire companies in Abu Dhabi require drivers to be at least 21 years old, though for some high-end vehicles, the age requirement can be 25 or even 30.

  3. Driving Side: In the UAE, you drive on the right-hand side of the road.

  4. Seatbelts: Wearing seat belts is mandatory for all passengers, not just the driver.

  5. Alcohol: The UAE has a strict zero-tolerance policy for drinking and driving. The legal blood alcohol limit is 0.0%.

  6. Parking: Abu Dhabi has both paid and free parking zones. Mawaqif, the parking management system in Abu Dhabi, regulates many of the parking areas. It's operational from 8:00 AM to midnight.

  7. Fuel: Fuel prices in the UAE are relatively lower than in many western countries. Petrol stations are plentiful and often offer other services like car washes.

Places to Drive to from Abu Dhabi:

  1. Dubai: Just about 1.5 hours away, Dubai offers iconic attractions like the Burj Khalifa, Dubai Mall, and Palm Jumeirah.

  2. Al Ain: Known as the "Garden City," Al Ain is a UNESCO World Heritage site with historical and nature attractions. It's about a 1.5-hour drive from Abu Dhabi.

  3. Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque: Located in Abu Dhabi itself, it's one of the world's largest mosques and an architectural wonder.

  4. Louvre Abu Dhabi: Located on Saadiyat Island, this museum showcases both historical and modern works of art from around the world.

  5. Qasr Al Hosn: The oldest stone building in Abu Dhabi, which has been meticulously restored.

  6. Yas Island: Just a short drive from downtown Abu Dhabi, Yas Island is home to the Yas Marina Circuit, Ferrari World, and Yas Waterworld.

  7. Desert Safari: Experience the desert landscape with a thrilling drive over sand dunes, followed by cultural activities and a traditional meal.

Emergency Number: In case of any emergency, dial 999 for police. For ambulance services, dial 998. Always have your car rental and insurance details at hand.

Driving Tips:

  • Speed limits are generally 60-80 km/h in cities and 100-120 km/h on highways.
  • Speed cameras are widespread. Fines in the UAE can be hefty.
  • Be mindful of roundabouts; cars inside the roundabout have the right of way.
  • Fridays are holy days in the UAE, so traffic might be lighter in the mornings.

Lastly, always be respectful and aware of local customs and regulations while driving and exploring.


Current Rental Rates in Abu Dhabi

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 |
  Yes

Chevrolet Spark

5 Adults, 3 Doors

From 24.39 EUR/day
Chevrolet Spark

7 Days rental at 170.79 EUR from 22/04/2024

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Chevrolet Aveo

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 25.43 EUR/day
Chevrolet Aveo

7 Days rental at 178.06 EUR from 22/04/2024

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

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

  • Abu Dhabi is the capital city of the United Arab Emirates.
  • The city’s name means Father of Gazelle.
  • The city is built on a roughly T-shaped island.
  • Nearly a million people live there.
  • The city accounts for over half of the GDP of the Emirates.

 

Abu Dhabi - Popular Destinations

Best car rental companies in Abu Dhabi

8.3
No.1: EUROPCAR,
based on 35 reviews
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83
19 min (average wait time)
8.0
No.2: ENTERPRISE,
based on 15 reviews
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83
32 min (average wait time)
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No.3: ACE,
based on 30 reviews
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Abu Dhabi car hire information

  • 8.4/10
    Best Rated Agent:
    Europcar EMEA Franchise Abu Dhabi
  • € 167.16
    Average price:
    (per week)
  • € 23.88
    Best Price:
    Per Week
  • 11
    Most Popular Type:
    Intermediate
  • 2
    Most popular model:
    Chevrolet Spark
  • 68
    Total Cars Available
     

Average prices per day in Abu Dhabi

ItemPercent
January€ 44
February€ 44
March€ 45
April€ 37
May€ 34
June€ 33
July€ 33
August€ 33
September€ 39
October€ 41
November€ 44
December€ 46
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January€ 35
February€ 33
March€ 34
April€ 29
May€ 26
June€ 24
July€ 23
August€ 24
September€ 29
October€ 29
November€ 35
December€ 34
ItemPercent
January€ 127
February€ 122
March€ 113
April€ 107
May€ 101
June€ 88
July€ 97
August€ 98
September€ 91
October€ 97
November€ 118
December€ 117
ItemPercent
January€ 69
February€ 63
March€ 59
April€ 54
May€ 52
June€ 49
July€ 50
August€ 52
September€ 49
October€ 56
November€ 63
December€ 70
ItemPercent
January€ 249
February€ 232
March€ 228
April€ 198
May€ 244
June€ 230
July€ 239
August€ 246
September€ 241
October€ 245
November€ 284
December€ 254
ItemPercent
January€ 32
February€ 30
March€ 29
April€ 23
May€ 23
June€ 22
July€ 20
August€ 21
September€ 24
October€ 24
November€ 27
December€ 30
ItemPercent
January€ 94
February€ 93
March€ 88
April€ 76
May€ 67
June€ 58
July€ 70
August€ 62
September€ 65
October€ 67
November€ 88
December€ 89
ItemPercent
January€ 39
February€ 36
March€ 50
April€ 43
May€ 37
June€ 34
July€ 32
August€ 34
September€ 33
October€ 37
November€ 31
December€ 46

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