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Car Rental in the United Arab Emirates

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Cheapest Car Rental Rates

Downtown Car Rental
Mini
Mitsubishi Mirage or similar
Mitsubishi Mirage
  • 4
  • 1
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Europcar
$17.57 per day
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Dubai Int. Airport Car Rental
Mini
Chevrolet Spark or similar
Chevrolet Spark
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Budget
$17.89 per day
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Downtown Car Rental
Compact
Nissan Sunny or similar
Nissan Sunny
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Keddy
$18.14 per day
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Downtown Car Rental
Economy
Chevrolet Spark or similar
Chevrolet Spark
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Europcar
$18.16 per day
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Most Popular Car Rental Deals

Novotel Abu Dhabi Al Bustan Hotel Car Rental
Mini
Kia Picanto or similar
Kia Picanto
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 5x
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Dollar
$19.03 / per day
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Sharjah Sahara Center Car Rental
Economy
Opel Corsa or similar
Opel Corsa
  • 4x
  • 1x
  • 4x
  • A/C
  • Man.
Budget
$19.13 / per day
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Dubai Int. Airport Car Rental
Mini
Ford Figo or similar
Ford Figo
  • 4x
  • 3x
  • 4x
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Thrifty
$19.24 / per day
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Downtown Car Rental
Economy
Nissan Sunny or similar
Nissan Sunny
  • 4x
  • 2x
  • 4x
  • A/C
  • Man.
Thrifty
$19.60 / per day
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The above prices are only approximate and were last updated at 13:10 on 2021-08-01. Prices may vary based on the booking dates, length of rental, and car class.

Travel Information

Language
Arabic
Currency
AED
Country code
971
Traffic direction
Right-hand
Speed limit out of town
100 - 120 km/h
62 - 75 mi/h
Speed limit within town
50 - 60 km/h
31 - 37 mi/h
Acceptable limit of BAC
0.00%
Rating
9.2

Why rent a car in the United Arab Emirates?

From grand cities like Dubai and Abu Dhabi to traces of old Bedouin culture, fascinating desert and even golden beaches and green oases, United Arab Emirates is a surprisingly diverse country. Having your own ride is your best bet to take in as much as you can.

United Arab Emirates Car Rental

Top ways to enter United Arab Emirates

  • Dubai Airport: One of the busiest in the world, Dubai Airport serves nearly 90 million passengers every year.
  • Abu Dhabi Airport: A hub to Etihad Airways, Abu Dhabi Airport is also served by two dozen other airlines. 
  • Sharjah Airport: UAE’s third airport has flights to and from destinations in the Middle East, Europe, South Asia, and Africa.

Top cities and places to visit

  • Dubai: The futuristic metropolis is home to beautiful Dubai Marina as well as the diverse Jumeirah Area and countless impressive buildings.
  • Abu Dhabi: The nation’s capital, Abu Dhabi is similar in some ways to Dubai, but its atmosphere is different and it is a worthy destination in its own right.
  • Sharjah: Not as luxurious as UAE’s two largest cities, Sharjah is nonetheless an interesting destination to visit thanks to its relaxed lifestyle and hospitable locals.
  • Al Ain: Located in the desert away from the coast, Al Ain is known as the Garden City of UAE.
  • Liwa Oasis: Made up of a couple of Bedouin villages, Liwa and its surroundings is a great place to experience the Arabian Desert in all its might. 
  • Ajman: Roughly 40 km from the center of Dubai, Ajman is the smallest of the Emirates. An old fort and a nice beach makes it a great destination for a day trip from the large Emirates. 

Most popular rental car

The most popular rental car in UAE is the Chevrolet Spark. Travelers also pick the Hyundai Accent and the Mitsubishi Pajero a lot. 

Most popular types of rental car

The most popular rental car types in the United Arab Emirates are fullsize, mini, and an economy. Getting a fullsize or a similarly powerful car is a must if you plan to travel away from the main highways and into the desert.

Top driving routes

  1. Abu Dhabi - Dubai (139 km / 86 mi) The two grand cities of the UAE are less than 90 minutes apart, and most of that time the road will take you right along the Persian Gulf.
  2. Dubai - Sharjah (30 km / 18 mi) Although located in different Emirates, Dubai and Sharjah are basically part of the same neighborhood, so you can easily travel between them in just 30 minutes.
  3. Sharjah - Abu Dhabi (166 km / 103 mi) The route between Sharjah and Abu Dhabi can be done in about two hours, although you might like to make a stop and enjoy a green area like the Madar Farms or the Emirates Park Zoo that’ll be on the way.

Car Rental Prices

  • Convertibles - from $619 per day
  • Large cars - from $40 per day
  • Medium cars - from $31 per day
  • People Carriers/Vans - from $156 per day
  • Premium cars - from $425 per day
  • Small cars - from $24 per day
  • SUVs - from $164 per day

How can I save money on my rental car?

You can do a number of things to get a good car rental deal in the United Arab Emirates:

  • Compare rates of different rental car providers
  • Book your rental car well in advance
  • Plan your route before you go
  • Know your fuel and mileage requirements
  • Visit on the month when the rental prices are the cheapest. According to our data, visiting UAE is the cheapest in September when renting a car is about 33% cheaper than the yearly average and about 50% cheaper than renting in February.

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Which is the cheapest month to rent a car in the United Arab Emirates?

The cost of renting a car in the United Arab Emirates depends on the time of year. This graph compares price changes from month to month in order to find the best offer.
Average Rental Price in the United Arab Emirates
$95.20
January
$55.98
February
$77.56
March
$140.56
April
$74.39
May
$40.40
June
$39.08
July
$67.83
August
$142.77
September
$39.35
October
$51.89
November
$46.87
December
The cheapest month of the year to rent a car in the United Arab Emirates is July — prices start from $39.08 for an Economy class vehicle. This is 46% cheaper than the yearly average and 73% cheaper than renting a car in the month of September (when prices start at $142.77 for a Compact class). This information can help you identify the low season. But these are only average numbers. The exact price for your trip will depend on the length of your rental and the number of days until your rental period begins. Just enter your dates in the form at the top of the page to see exact prices and offers.

What’s the average rental length in the United Arab Emirates?

The average length differs from month to month. The longest rental periods are in June — an average of 17 days. The shortest are in March — an average of 5 days.
Average Rental Length in the United Arab Emirates
6
January
6
February
5
March
7
April
12
May
17
June
7
July
8
August
11
September
7
October
9
November
8
December

What’s the most popular time for renting a car in the United Arab Emirates?

Discover Cars users search for cars in a lot of locations daily. We gathered this information in order to analyze car rental popularity in the United Arab Emirates. The most popular month is February, while the least popular is June.
Popularity of Car Rental in the United Arab Emirates by Monthly Searches
52%
January
281%
February
280%
March
9%
April
11%
May
8%
June
9%
July
11%
August
65%
September
73%
October
209%
November
193%
December

Most Popular Car Models of Rental Suppliers

Rental Agency Model Doors Luggage Type
AddCar Kia Rio 4 1 Small cars
AddCar Kia Cerato 4 2 Medium cars
Alamo Ford Focus 5 3 Medium cars
Alamo Ford Figo 3 2 Small cars
AddCar Kia Picanto 4 1 Small cars
AddCar Nissan Kicks 4 3 SUVs
AddCar Hyundai Tucson 4 3 SUVs
Alamo Ford Fiesta 5 1 Small cars
AddCar Hyundai Accent 4 2 Medium cars
Alamo Ford Figo 4 1 Small cars

Our Customers Reviews

Canada
Kia Rio
July 22, 2021
Great experience with Redcar I really recommend it’s perfect in everything.
Israel
Kia Picanto
May 25, 2021
We was visiting all over Dubai , really recommended to jurmaia place with the beaches and the restaurants are the best overall you will spend many time on the Dubai malls they are epic with many attractions on them

Top 12 Suppliers in the United Arab Emirates in 2021

National
National
Exceptional 9.2
+97148879797
Terminal Al Maktoum Airport, Dubai
Enterprise
Enterprise
Excellent 8.8
+97148879797
Terminal Al Maktoum Airport, Dubai
Avis
Avis
Excellent 8.5
+97125998827
Abu Dhabi International Apt Skypark Plaza, Level 4
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
Excellent 8.5
+971506263439
Arrivals Area,Al Maktoum International Airport - Dubai
Alamo
Alamo
Excellent 8.5
48879797
Maktoum Intl Airport
Working hours
Mon:00:00-01:00; 08:00-23:59
Tue:00:00-01:00; 08:00-23:59
Wed:00:00-01:00; 08:00-23:59
Thu:00:00-01:00; 08:00-23:59
Fri:00:00-01:00; 08:00-23:59
Sat:00:00-01:00; 08:00-23:59
Sun:00:00-01:00; 08:00-23:59
Keddy
Keddy
Excellent 8.4
+97125998959
Abu Dhabi International Airport, Skypark Plaza, Abu Dhabi
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
SIXT
SIXT
Excellent 8.2
+9718007498
Abudhabi Arrivals area
Europcar
Europcar
Excellent 8.2
+97125998959
ABU DHABI AIRPORT
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
GreenMotion
GreenMotion
Very good 7.7
+971564151666
Al Rais Shopping Centre, Al Mankhool Road, Bur 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
Ace Rent a car
Ace Rent a car
Very good 7.5
971563918328 / 3172487251
E88
RightCars
RightCars
Very good 7.3
+971509079988
Meet & Greet
Alamo
Alamo
Very good 7.2
48879797
MAKTOUM INTL AIRPORT, JEBEL ALI
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