Car Rental at Abu Dhabi Airport

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Abu Dhabi International Airport, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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Cheapest Car Rental Rates

Abu Dhabi Airport
Mini
Suzuki Baleno or similar
Suzuki Baleno
  • 5
  • 1
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Dollar
$13.77 / per day
Abu Dhabi Airport
Economy
Ford Figo or similar
Ford Figo
  • 5
  • 1
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Alamo
$14.63 / per day
Abu Dhabi Airport
Compact
Ford Focus or similar
Ford Focus
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Enterprise
$17.00 / per day
Abu Dhabi Airport
Intermediate
Suzuki Ciaz or similar
Suzuki Ciaz
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
GreenMotion
$17.95 / per day

Most Popular Car Rental Deals

Abu Dhabi Airport
Standard
MG MG5 or similar
MG MG5
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Autostrad Rent A Car
$19.91 / per day
Abu Dhabi Airport
Economy Elite
Toyota Yaris or similar
Toyota Yaris
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Europcar
$30.39 / per day
Abu Dhabi Airport
Full-size SUV
Hyundai Tucson or similar
Hyundai Tucson
  • 5
  • 3
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
AddCar
$42.76 / per day
Abu Dhabi Airport
Premium
Polestar 2 or similar
Polestar 2
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Thrifty
$43.80 / per day
The above prices are only approximate and were last updated at 07:25 on 2024-04-15. Prices may vary based on the booking dates, length of rental, and car class.

Travel Information

Languages
Arabic, English, Hindi
Currency
AED
Drive on
Right-hand side
Country code
+971
Average car rental price
$25 per day
Average car rental length
6 days
Speed limit within town
25 - 80 km/h or 16 - 50 mph
Speed limit out of town
100 - 140 km/h or 62 - 87 mph
Acceptable limit of BAC
0.00%
Rating
8.8 / 10
Abu Dhabi International Airport

Airport Car Rental

Equally wealthy, but distinctly more traditional than its larger neighbor Dubai, the capital of the United Arab Emirates can be a fascinating place to visit – especially if you know what you’re looking for. Listing all of Abu Dhabi’s landmarks could take up pages, but here are three ideas for you to help start planning your trip:

  • Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque. Although by no means the oldest – it was finished in 2007 – this is one of the largest and most beautiful mosques in Arabia. Primarily an active house of prayer, it is open to visits by tourists of all faiths and denominations at certain times. Check the mosque’s official website for more information about its history as well as opening hours and rules of clothing.
  • Louvre Abu Dhabi. Although not quite as famous as its iconic namesake in Paris, The Emirati Louvre is the largest art museum on the Arabian Peninsula. A symbol of the region’s wealth and growing interconnectedness with the rest of the world, it was opened in 2017 and hosts everything from prehistoric regional art to masterpieces by Gauguin and Matisse.
  • Corniche. Similar to its famous counterparts on both sides of the Mediterranean, Corniche is Abu Dhabi’s waterfront and also one of its many thoroughfares. Corniche is home to many landmarks and restaurants, but even just traveling along its full length of 8 km (5 miles) would be a memorable experience.

Top international routes

  • London
  • Mumbai
  • Delhi
  • Cairo
  • Kochi

Main airlines

Abu Dhabi International Airport (AUH) services more than 50 airlines to over 100 worldwide destinations. The national airline of the UAE, Etihad Airways, is the main airline operating from Terminal 3.

You will also find local discount airlines Wizz Air and Air Arabia operating from Terminal 1, alongside Air India, airblue, Gulf Air, Jet Airways, Middle East Airlines, Oman Air, PIA, Royal Jordanian, Saudi Arabian Airlines, Turkish Airlines, and many others from Europe and Southern Asia.

Terminals

The three passenger terminals are T2, T3, and T1. Terminal 1 and Terminal 3 are attached and easy to walk between. For connections via Terminal 2 (rarely used), you would need to collect baggage and pass through immigration to switch to Terminals 1 and 3. It is a 5-minute cab ride away or a 2 km walk.

The car rental companies at AUH can be found in Skypark Plaza, which is immediately adjacent to Terminal 3 and connected by an air-conditioned walkway. A new terminal, known as Midfield Terminal, which can cater to over 30 million passengers a year, is expected to open by late 2023.

Location

Abu Dhabi Airport is about 30 km (18.6 mi) east of the city center. International Airport Road and Al Khaleej Al Arabi Street/E30 are the main roads connecting the airport to the city. It takes around 30 minutes to drive from AUH to the Corniche.

If you are staying on Yas Island, it is only around 10km (6.2 miles) away via the Yas Tunnel and takes less than ten minutes to drive to. Saadiyat Island, known for its beautiful beachfront resorts and museums, is 32 km (20 miles) from AUH and will take about 25 minutes to drive to via via highway.

Most popular types of rental car

  • Convertibles - from $312 per day
  • Large cars - from $18 per day
  • Medium cars - from $17 per day
  • Vans - from $47 per day
  • Premium cars - from $44 per day
  • Small cars - from $14 per day
  • SUVs - from $18 per day

Car rental desks

Car rental desks can be found in the Skypark Plaza, immediately adjacent to Terminal 3.

Services and facilities

Inside AUH, you’ll find a great choice of cafés, bars, and restaurants offering both international and traditional Emirati cuisine, as well as stores and duty-free outlets.

Other services at AUH include ATMs, airport lounges, two on-site hotels (one airside in Terminal 1, one land side attached to the Skypark Plaza), baby changing facilities, a children’s play area, complimentary strollers, a medical clinic, pharmacy, showers, a spa, business center and, post office.

Luggage storage and lockers are in the arrivals area of T1. Abu Dhabi Airport is easily accessible to people with reduced mobility. You can find more information on the airport's official website.

Nearest gas station

There is an ADNOC Service Station, located on the way to the city on the right side of International Airport Road. It can be reached in under ten minutes and is open 24/7. There are many other ADNOC gas stations in and around Abu Dhabi that offer a full service with pump attendants. You can pay by cash or card, tipping is not essential.
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Airport info

Rating
7.4
  • Getting to the airport 7.9
  • Check-in and departures 7.7
  • Terminal facilities 7.2
  • Wi-Fi 7.7
  • Restaurants and car rental services 7.0
  • Lounge 7.0

Abu Dhabi Airport

  • IATA: AUH
  • ICAO: OMAA
  • Name: Abu Dhabi International Airport (AUH)
  • Distance from city: 19.3 miles / 31 km

Map of Car Rental Locations

When are car rental prices the lowest at Abu Dhabi Airport?

The cost of renting a car at Abu Dhabi Airport varies by season. This graph compares prices from month to month in order to help you find the best time of year.
Average rental costs per day at Abu Dhabi Airport
$28.61
January
$28.60
February
$24.42
March
$29.59
April
$44.15
May
$32.91
June
$29.85
July
$25.18
August
$29.45
September
$29.45
October
$30.60
November
$31.95
December
The cheapest month of the year to rent a car at Abu Dhabi Airport is March — when rental costs average $24.42 per day. This is 20% cheaper than the yearly average and 45% cheaper than renting a car in May (when prices average $44.15 per day).

This information can help you identify the low season. But these are only average numbers. How much your car rental will cost will depend on the type of vehicle you rent, how long you’ll rent it for, and how far ahead you book. Simply enter your dates in the form at the top of the page to see the exact prices.

For how long do renters keep their vehicles at Abu Dhabi Airport?

How long travelers keep their rental cars varies by the time of year: in January the average rental period is 7 days, while in February, the average rental period is only 6 days.
Average number of rental days at Abu Dhabi Airport
7
January
6
February
6
March
7
April
6
May
6
June
7
July
7
August
6
September
7
October
6
November
7
December

What is the most popular time of year to rent a car at Abu Dhabi Airport?

Based on how many users search for a car in at Abu Dhabi Airport, travelers are most likely to rent a car at Abu Dhabi Airport in February, while they are least likely to rent in in June.
Monthly searches at Abu Dhabi Airport by pick-up date relative to the average
117%
January
135%
February
96%
March
111%
April
65%
May
57%
June
67%
July
93%
August
83%
September
133%
October
108%
November
135%
December

Car Rental Information

Popular suppliers Hertz, Alamo, Dollar, Autostrad Rent A Car, GreenMotion
Popular car categories Small cars, SUVs, Medium cars, Large cars
Lowest price $14 per day
Cheapest supplier Dollar

Most Popular Car Models of Rental Suppliers

Rental Supplier Model Doors Luggage Type
Hertz Toyota Corolla Cross 5 2 SUVs
Alamo Ford Figo 3 2 Small cars
Hertz Toyota Yaris 5 1 Small cars
Hertz Toyota Camry 4 2 Large cars
Dollar Suzuki Baleno 5 1 Small cars
Hertz Toyota Corolla 5 2 Medium cars
GreenMotion Kia Picanto 5 1 Small cars
Hertz Kia Picanto 4 1 Small cars
Autostrad Rent A Car Mitsubishi Attrage 4 2 Small cars
Alamo Ford Focus 5 3 Medium cars

FAQ

Can I take the car to Oman?
You can not travel to Oman from Dubai with a car rental because none of the car rental companies allow it.
Can I rent premium category car on your website?
Yes, we have premium cars available on our website. Customers can filter them by choosing the premium car category.
Can I use my Indian driver’s license to rent a car?
It is not possible to rent a car with an Indian driver's license alone. Customers need to present an International Driving Permit along with their original driver's license to rent a car.

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 car. This way, you know that all reviews are authentic, verified, and trustworthy.

North Macedonia
Kia Picanto
February 10, 2024
Dubai is very beautiful city.
Romania
Mitsubishi Attrage
January 29, 2024
It was a full experience with luxury and poverty, with nature, water, fruits, animals and also impressive buildings and infrastructure.
Bahrain
Honda CR-V
January 15, 2024
We had a wonderful time staying in Abu Dhabi, Dubai & Sharjah. The best part of the trip was Dubai Sky Diving and Desert Safari.
Hong Kong
Nissan Kicks
January 14, 2024
Traveling between Dubai and Abu Dhabi with a rented car was perfect, enjoy the highway and the convenience of driving our car around. Most malls and attraction points have free parking available, even not the valet parking is charged per time and not too expensive as well. The gas price is cheap so driving is a smart option here.
Qatar
Ford Figo
December 20, 2023
The rental company is in terminal A, ignore the directions for the plaza. I loved the car, the lovely agent upgraded the car when she heard about our experience. We had the most amazing road trip travelling through the Emirates, renting a car is the way to go! We drove from Abu Dhabi to Ras Al Khaimah, stopped off in Dubai.
United States of America (USA)
Toyota Fortuner
August 30, 2023
I rented this car to go from Abu Dhabi to Dubai. I used it to travel to the Burj Khalifa, Naïf Souk, and Grand Mosque. I’m between activities I went to different food spots.
Israel
Toyota Fortuner
August 20, 2023
To be honest, I was only in the episodes and I didn't travel too much
Israel
Toyota Yaris
May 27, 2023
Park and mozion both.
Israel
Toyota Corolla
April 22, 2023
Legoland, Safari park.
Slovakia
Nissan Micra
April 18, 2023
I had hard time to find place where to park the car while returning the car, but all the rental companies have the return in the same place. So eventually i find it.
Israel
Toyota Camry
April 12, 2023
Great roads in abu dhabi and dubai. Easy to drive
Israel
Kia Picanto
December 28, 2022
The palm view observatory was wonderful
Israel
Mazda CX-5
December 24, 2022
It's fun to walk in the malls. and nature walks. The roads are wide. Signage is not so good. The GPS made a lot of mistakes.
Israel
Nissan Kicks
December 12, 2022
Abu Dhabi-great city
Israel
Toyota Camry
November 15, 2022
Aura infinity skypool, Just an amazing experience.
United Kingdom
Chevrolet Cruze
August 30, 2020
They the best customer service

Car Rental Statistics

Highest rated company
Alamo
8.6 / 10
)
Lowest rated company
Legend Rent A Car
6.6 / 10
)
Total number of reviews
31
Total rental companies
12
Average daily price
$25.03
Lowest daily price
$13.77
Total cars available
240

Top 12 Suppliers at Abu Dhabi Airport in 2024

Alamo
Alamo
Very good 8.6 / 105 reviews
+9718003031
Sanam Rent A Car Llc L4, Terminal A
$14 - $184
Hertz
Hertz
Very good 8.5 / 303 reviews
+97125998939
ABU DHABI AIRPORT
$19 - $105
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
Very good 8.1 / 45 reviews
+97125998959
Zayed International Airport
$26 - $353
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
Enterprise
Enterprise
Very good 8.1 / 31 reviews
+9718003031
Sanam Rent A Car Llc L4, Terminal A
$15 - $214
Dollar
Good 7.9 / 142 reviews
+97128058079 / +97128058080
Abu Dhabi Airport Terminal A
$14 - $512
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
Autostrad Rent A Car
Autostrad Rent A Car
Good 7.7 / 84 reviews
+971521192399
Dubai International Airport
$16 - $163
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
Good 7.7 / 72 reviews
+971506263439
Abu Dhabi Airport, Arrivals Hall
$27 - $1069
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
Good 7.4 / 108 reviews
+97125998989
Level 4, Skypark Plaza, Abu Dhabi
$18 - $512
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
Avis
Avis
Good 7.3 / 18 reviews
+97143307272
Terminal A, Level 1
$25 - $301
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
National
National
Good 7.2 / 8 reviews
+9718003031
Sanam Rent A Car Llc L4, Terminal A
$16 - $206
GreenMotion
Satisfactory 6.7 / 105 reviews
+971569972866
Yas Island - Al Rahah St - Al Raha Beach - Abu Dhabi, Liwa Canal Building, Shop number 5
$17 - $40
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
Legend Rent A Car
Legend Rent A Car
Satisfactory 6.6 / 16 reviews
+971503747715 / +971503758017 / +971505964857 / +971542522689 / +971509624878 / +971551548621 / +971554233826
Abu Dhabi, Airport
$28 - $90
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
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