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5 Things You Should Know Before Renting A Car In Dubai

Dubai is the largest city in the United Arab Emirates, and world's second best city to drive in. It is made of high-quality roads, a network of highways that are managed by RTA (Roads and Transport Authority). One of the finest roads in the world is located in Dubai "Father Sheikh Zayed Road". Ideal city to be discovered by a rental car.

While there, you can sense the Jumeirah Beach Park, Burj Khalifa, or maybe Dubai Zoo. Stroll through the spice market where you can feel the oriental environment. In order to explore this unique town on your own, a good idea is to rent a car.

Where can you rent a car most reliably in Dubai?

At the Airport, not just because of the agreeable offers, good parking facilities and an extensive fleet of vehicles, but because of extended working hours, that can be especially useful if you arrive or depart late in the evening. Distance from Dubai International airport is 14.2 km, from Dubai World Central is 51.7 km, and from Sharjah International Airpot is 13 km.

What are the required documents for renting a car in Dubai?

To rent a vehicle in Dubai one is required to provide a proper Driving Licence, original Photo ID and their Credit Card (to reserve a deposit).

Additionally, some will need International Driving Permit, as well.

Accepted credit cards: American Express, MasterCard (not debit), Diners Club, Visa (not debit). The credit card that is used must belong to the primary driver.

Is there an age limit for renting a car in Dubai?

Age limit for renting a car is 21 unless it is a 4WD car, then the age limit is 25.

What about the insurance?

As in all other countries, it is advised that you should always go for the collision damage waiver insurance which covers costs in case of an accident, damage or theft. In addition, the highest possible liability coverage is recommended. If you plan to travel outside of Dubai, then additional windscreen or tire insurance should be considered.

Where can I find free parking for my rental car in Dubai?

Dubai has plenty of free parking areas. Mainly in the area between the Al Baraha Hospital and the Al Wasl District. You will hardly have a problem finding a safe spot for your rental car as most accommodations and shopping centers have an abundance of parking areas that you can use, either for free or for a fee.

How fast can I drive my rental car in Dubai?

One might think that there are places where Dubai drivers are allowed to accelerate. But, this is not accurate, any speeding at all is most certainly unwelcome in Dubai. Therefore, maximum speed in urban areas is 50-80 km/h and outside urban areas is 100-120 km/h.

That being said it is pretty easy to enjoy sightseeing in Dubai with a rental car. With attractions such as the city's landmarks, the world's tallest skyscraper, and an artificial archipelago. In the end, do not forget to visit the desert! Because what would a holiday in Dubai be without that astonishing desert landscape.