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Cheapest Car Hire Rates

Dubai Arenco Building Karama
Mini
Kia Picanto or comparable
Kia Picanto
  • 5
  • 1
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Dollar
£ 14.91 per day
Dubai Al Quoz
Mini
Nissan Micra or comparable
Nissan Micra
  • 4
  • 3
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Thrifty
£ 14.91 per day
Dubai Jafza One
Economy
Mitsubishi Attrage or comparable
Mitsubishi Attrage
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
Dollar
£ 15.15 per day
Dubai Arenco Building Karama
Economy
Hyundai Accent or comparable
Hyundai Accent
  • 4
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Dollar
£ 15.15 per day

Most Popular Car Hire Deals

Dubai Downtown
Compact
Toyota Corolla or comparable
Toyota Corolla
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Dollar
£ 16.61 / per day
Dubai Al Quoz
Compact
Toyota Corolla or comparable
Toyota Corolla
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Thrifty
£ 16.61 / per day
Dubai Int. Airport
Economy
Toyota Yaris or comparable
Toyota Yaris
  • 5
  • 1
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Thrifty
£ 17.70 / per day
Dubai Int. Airport
Economy
Hyundai Accent or comparable
Hyundai Accent
  • 5
  • 1
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Thrifty
£ 17.70 / per day
These prices are approximate and depend on the dates of the booking, hire length and type of car. This information was last updated at 00:59 on 2022-12-05.

Travel Information

Language
Arabic
Currency
AED
Traffic direction
Right-hand
Dialing code
971
Budget car hire price
£ 46.93 / per day
Average car hire length
15 days
Speed limit within city centre
50 - 60 km/h
31 - 37 mi/h
Speed limit out of city centre
100 - 120 km/h
62 - 75 mi/h
Acceptable limit of BAC
0.00%
Average gasoline price
£ 0.90 / 1 liter
Highest gasoline price
£ 1.03 / 1 liter
Lowest gasoline price
£ 0.71 / 1 liter

Why hire a car in Dubai?

Known for its wealth and grandeur, it took literally just a few decades for Dubai to grow into a world-class metropolis. The futuristic architecture and opulence are what catch the eye the most, but scratch beneath the surface, and you’ll also discover interesting history and character.

Dubai

One-way Car Hire in Dubai

The most popular one-way car hire options for pick up in Dubai and drop off in another city include:

  • From Dubai to Abu Dhabi - 8 offers from £ 38.96 per day
  • From Dubai to Sharjah - 20 offers from £ 235.71 per day

Top ways to enter Dubai

  • Dubai Airport. One of the busiest in not just the Middle East but the whole planet, before the pandemic Dubai Airport handled close to 90 million travellers annually. There are flights to and from all the continents of the planet. Other, smaller airports in the Dubai area include Al Maktoum Airport (about an hour’s drive to the south of the city center), Abu Dhabi Airport (1 hour and 20 minutes to the south), and Sharjah Airport (40 minutes to the north).

Top destinations and activities

  • Souks of Deira. Trading and haggling is a crucial part of the everyday economy in most Arab countries, so perhaps there’s no better place to learn about the Emirates than at a traditional market or souk. Some of the most interesting ones in Dubai are located in the neighborhood of Deira, which includes the textile, spice, and gold souks (although there are also several good ones in the Bar Dubai area as well).
  • Al Fahidi. The last surviving part of the old Dubai, the Al Fahidi neighbourhood is one of the most atmospheric areas of this modern metropolis. Many of the traditional buildings had fallen into disrepair, but have been renovated, mostly with reverence for their old architectural styles. Al Fahidi is also home to the Sheikh Mohammed Centre, a great place for learning about the immaterial aspects of the Emirati culture such as traditions and customs.
  • Jumeirah. A waterside neighbourhood, Jumeirah is known for its beaches, as well as being the location of impressive landmarks like Burj Khalifa, the highest building in the world. From Jumeirah Mosque to the Museum of the Future, tradition and modernity live hand in hand in this part of the city.

Traffic and parking

Travellers visiting Dubai will find a wide availability of parking. Most hotels offer free parking. Free parking is also available at metro stations (for users of the metro), at most malls (as long as you don’t stay over a certain amount of time), and at most attractions (provided you purchase a ticket). 

Different parking zones exist in Dubai with different pricing structures. Parking in commercial zones is slightly cheaper if using a car park instead of on-street parking. The prices are the same in non-commercial areas for on-street parking and car parks. Downtown Dubai is a separate zone with separate pricing. The most convenient ways to pay for parking for a tourist are with coins at a parking machine or a prepaid card available in grocery stores in 30 AED or 100 AED amounts. Passes valid for a certain period of time are available, too, but start at 3 months. On Fridays, parking is free. 

Once again, it should be noted that there is zero tolerance for drunk driving in Dubai. The legal blood alcohol content is 0. Penalties are stiff, including high fines, jail time, and deportation. Do not, under any circumstances, drink and then proceed to drive in Dubai.  

Dubai has a metro system, including one line that extends more than 50 kilometers. Though drivers would normally ignore the metro, it may in fact be useful, even with a rental car, in Dubai. If travelling during peak times and to destinations that are near metro stations, it may be preferable to park at a station (for free) and take the metro avoiding significant time spent in traffic. 

Toll roads

Dubai is the only Emirate to have roads with tolls. Unlike in other countries, these tolls are not for entire roads or sections of roads but gates for specific congested areas. Some of the gates are on one side of a bridge, while others are in the middle of a highway. Of particular note is the Airport Tunnel Gate, which will be passed by those travelling from the airport to the areas on the other side of it. 

The gate system is called Salik. As in many other places in the world, the Salik works without toll booths. A prepaid card is used with tolls automatically deducted from it. Rental car providers are required to provide this card with their cars. Of course, all rental providers charge an administrative fee for this on a per-toll basis (ask your supplier for their specific policy). Tolls (without the administrative fee) are 4 AED each time you pass a toll gate. Most of the gates are, in fact, avoidable if you so choose. Check your planned route in advance to find the best way around them if you prefer.

Ideas for a day-trip

  • Abu Dhabi. The capital of the UAE, and something of a wealthy, sprawling metropolis itself, Abu Dhabi is nonetheless a much more traditional experience of the Emirates than Dubai. Finding history takes much less scratching beneath the surface here, as exemplified by many impressive mosques, museums, and other landmarks.
  • Hatta. Part of the Dubai Emirate, but situated some 90-minute drive to the east, the village of Hatta is one of the most interesting day trip destinations in the area. The village itself has heritage status, but its mountainous location near the border of Oman also makes it a prime place for adventure tourism like climbing and kayaking.

Most popular cars

The most hired car in Dubai is the Nissan Sunny, followed by the Nissan Micra and the Mitsubishi Attrage. The most popular car types are economy, mini, and standard.

Car Hire Prices in Dubai

  • Convertibles - starting at £ 564 per day
  • Large cars - starting at £ 33 per day
  • Medium cars - starting at £ 26 per day
  • People Carriers - starting at £ 142 per day
  • Premium cars - starting at £ 554 per day
  • Small cars - starting at £ 22 per day
  • SUVs - starting at £ 164 per day

Money-saving tips

These are some good methods to save money on your car:

  • Compare rates of different car providers
  • Book your car well in advance
  • Plan your route before you go
  • Know your fuel and mileage requirements
  • Visit during the month when the rental prices are the cheapest. According to our data, visiting Dubai is the cheapest in November.

Top 2 Cities near Dubai

  1. Abu Dhabi starting at £ 22.39 per day
    131.4 km / 81.6 miles away
  2. Ajman starting at £ 21.90 per day
    25.0 km / 15.5 miles away

Top 6 Destinations around Dubai

  1. Dubai Arenco Building Karama starting at £ 14.91 per day
  2. Sharjah Golden Sands Hotel starting at £ 14.91 per day
    9.2 km / 5.7 miles away
  3. Dubai Al Quoz starting at £ 14.91 per day
    12.5 km / 7.7 miles away
  4. Dubai Delta Hotels starting at £ 14.91 per day
    24.7 km / 15.4 miles away
  5. Abu Dhabi International Airport starting at £ 18.45 per day
    109.5 km / 68.0 miles away
  6. The Royal Hotel starting at £ 19.77 per day
    131.3 km / 81.6 miles away

Map of Car Hire Destinations

During which month is it most affordable to hire a car in Dubai?

Our data show how prices for hiring a car in Dubaifluctuate depending on the time of the year. This graph can assist you in finding the best bargain.
Average Price for Hiring a Car in Dubai
£ 70.17
January
£ 34.67
February
£ 68.84
March
£ 79.69
April
£ 47.10
May
£ 48.99
June
£ 29.52
July
£ 46.60
August
£ 163.16
September
£ 27.14
October
£ 26.39
November
£ 31.09
December
The cheapest month to hire a car in Dubai is November with prices starting at £ 26.39 for an Economy class cars. The most expensive month in which to hire a car is September with prices for for a Compact class) starting at £ 163.16. The average cost over the course of the entire year is £ 56. You can use this to plan your trip at the time of year when it would be most economical to hire a car. Note that these prices are only averages. The amount of time you hire a car for and the time at which you book will influence the prices.

What is the usual period for which people keep their hire cars, on average, in Dubai?

Hirers picking up a car in Dubai keep them for an average of 16 days during in June, while those picking up their cars in January keep them for an average of 6.
Average Hire Length in Dubai
6
January
7
February
6
March
12
April
8
May
16
June
6
July
6
August
13
September
6
October
7
November
15
December

What month is the most favoured for hiring a car in Dubai?

While travellers visit Dubai year-round, the most popular month for hiring a car is January, and the least popular is June.
Popularity of Car Hire in Dubai by Monthly Searches
129%
January
110%
February
98%
March
87%
April
105%
May
74%
June
87%
July
102%
August
88%
September
101%
October
105%
November
113%
December

Most Popular Car Hire Models

Hire Agency Model Doors Luggage Type
AddCar Kia Rio 4 1 Small cars
Thrifty Mitsubishi Attrage 4 2 Small cars
GreenMotion Nissan Micra 5 1 Small cars
Dollar Kia Picanto 4 1 Small cars
DRIVUS Hyundai Tucson 5 3 SUVs
Thrifty Nissan Kicks 5 2 SUVs
Dollar Nissan Kicks 4 3 SUVs
Autostrad Rent A Car Mitsubishi Attrage 4 2 Small cars
Alamo Ford EcoSport 4 2 SUVs
Alamo Ford Figo 3 2 Small cars

Our Customers' Reviews

Because we want to make sure each review listed here is left by a real customer, we don’t have an option to post a review here. Instead, we ask each and every customer to leave a review after they return their rental. This way, you know that all reviews are authentic, verified, and trustworthy.

United Kingdom
VW Teramont
28 August 2022
5 star
United Kingdom
Mitsubishi Attrage
28 July 2022
Amazing family holiday
United Kingdom
Chevrolet Spark
28 October 2021
Quick and easy and prices are better than the others within the airport.
United Kingdom
Chevrolet Aveo
23 September 2021
Easy pick up and drop off. Car very clean

Car Hire Statistics

Highest rated company
KTC GULF Rent A Car
8.87 / 10
Lowest rated company
Autostrad Rent A Car
6.37 / 10
Total number of reviews
8
Total rental companies
18
Average daily price
£ 47.09
Lowest daily price
£ 12.98
Total cars available
1119

Top 18 Hire Companies in Dubai in 2022

KTC GULF Rent A Car
KTC GULF Rent A Car
Outstanding 8.9 / 16 reviews
+971521718977
Building No S2 31 41 A Street, Garhoud Dubai
Working hours
Mon:00:00-23:59
Tue:00:00-23:59
Wed:00:00-23:59
Thu:00:00-23:59
Fri:00:00-23:59
Sat:00:00-23:59
Sun:00:00-23:59
Thrifty
Thrifty
Outstanding 8.6 / 192 reviews
+97142245404 / +97142245364 / +97142203700
Dubai International Airport, Dubai
Working hours
Mon:00:00-23:59
Tue:00:00-23:59
Wed:00:00-23:59
Thu:00:00-23:59
Fri:00:00-23:59
Sat:00:00-23:59
Sun:00:00-23:59
SIXT
SIXT
Outstanding 8.6 / 3 reviews
+9718007498
Airport Terminal 1 Airport Road, Dubai
National
National
Outstanding 8.5 / 6 reviews
+97142245056
Terminal 1, 67 Airport Rd - Dubai
Hertz
Hertz
Outstanding 8.5
+97142060206
Umm Ramool - After Emirates Headquarters - Airport Rd - Dubai
Working hours
Mon:08:00-20:00
Tue:08:00-20:00
Wed:08:00-20:00
Thu:08:00-20:00
Fri:08:00-20:00
Sat:08:00-20:00
Sun:08:00-20:00
Alamo
Alamo
Outstanding 8.5 / 100 reviews
+97142245056
Terminal 3, 67 Airport Rd - Dubai
Cargets rent a car
Cargets rent a car
Outstanding 8.4 / 1 reviews
+971509787953
Delivery And Collection Services
Working hours
Mon:00:00-23:59
Tue:00:00-23:59
Wed:00:00-23:59
Thu:00:00-23:59
Fri:00:00-23:59
Sat:00:00-23:59
Sun:00:00-23:59
AddCar
AddCar
Outstanding 8.3 / 170 reviews
+971506263439
Airport Road D89 Al Garhoud Airport Terminal 1 - Dubai
Working hours
Mon:00:00-23:59
Tue:00:00-23:59
Wed:00:00-23:59
Thu:00:00-23:59
Fri:00:00-23:59
Sat:00:00-23:59
Sun:00:00-23:59
Europcar
Europcar
Outstanding 8.3 / 23 reviews
+971586413060
Atlantis The Palm, Crescent Rd - The Palm Jumeirah - Dubai
Working hours
Mon:09:00-19:00
Tue:09:00-19:00
Wed:09:00-19:00
Thu:09:00-19:00
Fri:09:00-19:00
Sat:09:00-19:00
Sun:09:00-19:00
Enterprise
Enterprise
Outstanding 8.2 / 15 reviews
+97148810882
N602 - Dubai
Keddy
Keddy
Outstanding 8.2 / 88 reviews
+97148879716
AL MAKTOUM INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
Working hours
Mon:08:00-23:59
Tue:08:00-23:59
Wed:08:00-23:59
Thu:08:00-23:59
Fri:08:00-23:59
Sat:08:00-23:59
Sun:08:00-23:59
Dollar
Dollar
Outstanding 8.2 / 180 reviews
+97148853266
The Springs Souk Mall - Al Afnan Street - Dubai
Working hours
Mon:10:00-22:00
Tue:10:00-22:00
Wed:10:00-22:00
Thu:10:00-22:00
Fri:10:00-22:00
Sat:10:00-22:00
Sun:10:00-22:00
GreenMotion
GreenMotion
Outstanding 8.1 / 71 reviews
+971564151666
Mövenpick Grand Al Bustan,Casablanca St-Garhoud, Dubai
Working hours
Mon:00:00-23:59
Tue:00:00-23:59
Wed:00:00-23:59
Thu:00:00-23:59
Fri:00:00-23:59
Sat:00:00-23:59
Sun:00:00-23:59
York Car Rental
York Car Rental
Outstanding 8
+971800297623
Insta Space Business Center Airport Road
Working hours
Mon:07:00-20:00
Tue:07:00-20:00
Wed:07:00-20:00
Thu:07:00-20:00
Fri:07:00-20:00
Sat:07:00-20:00
Sun:07:00-20:00
Interrent
Interrent
Great 7.9
+37369187010
Dubai International Airport Terminal 3
Working hours
Mon:00:01-23:59
Tue:00:01-23:59
Wed:00:01-23:59
Thu:00:01-23:59
Fri:00:01-23:59
Sat:00:01-23:59
Sun:00:01-23:59
DRIVUS
DRIVUS
Great 7.7 / 15 reviews
+971525800788
Binghatti Star Building, Silicon Oasis, Dubai
Working hours
Mon:08:00-22:00
Tue:08:00-22:00
Wed:08:00-22:00
Thu:08:00-22:00
Fri:08:00-22:00
Sat:08:00-22:00
Sun:08:00-22:00
Avis
Avis
Good 6.8 / 26 reviews
+97145186755
Jumeira Beach Residence, Murjan 1 G09 - The Walk - Dubai
Working hours
Mon:10:00-22:00
Tue:10:00-22:00
Wed:10:00-22:00
Thu:10:00-22:00
Fri:10:00-22:00
Sat:10:00-22:00
Sun:10:00-22:00
Autostrad Rent A Car
Autostrad Rent A Car
Good 6.4 / 154 reviews
+97143387171
Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai
Working hours
Mon:08:00-17:00
Tue:08:00-17:00
Wed:08:00-17:00
Thu:08:00-17:00
Fri:08:00-17:00
Sat:08:00-17:00
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