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    free dinner, were such free loaders...
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    Terrible Jams

    by zuyao Written Jun 25, 2008

    Driving in Dubai is a real hassle. It's traffic congestion at every corner. Most of the time, it's easier to simply walk (unless the summer heat becomes too unbearable). Driving simply makes you feel tense and it's not the best way to spend a holiday.

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    Traffic in Dubai

    by Airpunk Updated Dec 7, 2007

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    Finally, it is flowing again...

    Most countries have something rather usual on top of their death cause list. Mostly these are heart and blood circulation diseases, cancer is also always among the main causes and in some countries the HI virus has claimed the most deaths. In Dubai, the main cause of death is a traffic accident. Perhaps you’ll find out why, if you want to cross one of the big roads like Sheikh Zayed road and can’t find a traffic light (on which I wouldn’t encessarily rely on…). People speed around and do not always respect traffic rules. But this is only one side of Dubai’s trafficproblem. On the other side, the city’s streets are not growing with the same speed as Dubai’s population and their cars. So, during rush hours (early from 8:00 am on and in the afternoon from 4:00 pm), it is likely to see the mother of all traffic jams. Try to avoid these hours and check if your point of destination is within walking distance. Everything is better than to sit almost two hours trapped in a bus (or a car).

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    Rent-A-Car companies in Dubai

    by 37SingleMaleInDubai1 Written Oct 5, 2007

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    Well Guys to make it easy for you, I leave you the name and contact detail of some car rental companies in Dubai. All you have to do is to call them and find out about the deals that they offer:
    United Car Rentals

    P.O.BOX 8138, Dubai.

    Gargash Car Rental

    P.O.BOX 131834, Dubai.
    Tel: 04 2623111

    Gold Star Rent A Car LLC

    P.O.BOX 120332, Dubai.
    Tel: 04 3372371

    Gold Star Rent A Car LLC

    P.O.BOX 120332, Dubai.
    Tel: 04 3372371

    Fleet Luxury Car Rental Company LLC

    Next to Mary Land Furniture, Sheikh Zayed Road, Between 3rd & 4th Interchange, Dubai
    P.O.BOX 186008, Dubai.
    Tel: 04 3380074

    Royal Drive Rent A Car (LLC)

    Warehouse No # 4, Near Madina Printing Press, Industrial Area 4, Dubai
    Landmark Behind Galadari Driving School Ghusais.
    P.O.BOX 13207, Dubai.
    Tel: 04 2581313

    Avenue Rent A Car LLC

    P.O.BOX 30994, Dubai.
    Tel: 04 3386555

    Alice Rent A Car

    Damascus Road, Al Gusais No 4, Dubai
    Landmark Behind Galadari Driving School.
    P.O.BOX 16469, Dubai.
    Tel: 04 2277886

    Seven Skys Passenger Transport & Car Rental

    P.O.BOX 48328, Dubai.
    Tel: 04 2676590

    Fast Rent A Car

    P.O.BOX 32011, Dubai.
    Tel: 04 3387171

    Millennium Rent A Car & Passenger Transport LLC

    P.O.BOX 80755, Dubai.
    Tel: 04 2731117

    Sapphire Luxury Car Rental

    P.O.BOX 81530, Dubai.
    Tel: 04 2949007

    Silver Car Bus Rental LLC

    P.O.BOX 49141, Dubai.
    Tel: 04 3971771

    Aaliya Rent A Car LLC

    P.O.BOX 116498, Dubai.
    Tel: 04 3344621

    Ace Car Rental

    P.O.BOX 27948, Dubai.
    Tel: 04 3516525

    Al Ghaya Rent A Car

    P.O.BOX 35322, Sharjah.
    Tel: 06 5749696

    Al Moutanawee Rent A Car

    P.O.BOX 122118, Dubai.
    Tel: 04 3973030

    Al Nasr Rent A Car

    P.O.BOX 2999, Dubai.
    Tel: 04 3964400

    Al Sayyad Rent A Car - General Transportation

    P.O.BOX 80631, Dubai.
    Tel: 04 2623234

    Arab Star Car & Bus Rental LLC

    P.O.BOX 117003, Dubai.
    Tel: 04 3977899

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    Driving and Safety on the road :-)

    by 37SingleMaleInDubai1 Updated Sep 26, 2007

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    Safety on the road
    Motor vehicle statistics in various parts of the world has indicated what the traffic accidents cause in term of public or privates losses or human causalities. In the UAE, the statistics shows that traffic accidents are considered among the leading fatality causes among the youths.
    Causes of the traffic accidents
    The statistics of Dubai Police indicated that the most important reasons of traffic accidents in 2000 are the following:
    Excessive speed.
    Passing red lights.
    Poor anticipation by the motorists.

    Knowing what should be done during accidents and emergencies helps a lot in avoiding chaos and fear. Knowing the first aid, no doubt, is of utmost importance as it could be the difference between life and death, the difference between temporary and permanent disability, the difference between fast and prolonged treatment.

    There are a number of instructions, which should be followed in case of any traffic accident.

    Make phone calls and describe the problem and seek help by requesting ambulance or fire fighting, (in Dubai/U.A.E. the number to be called is 999 .
    Get the spectators away from the accident scene.
    Put warning signs on the road.
    Direct the traffic.
    Give information about the location of the accident, number of injured people and your phone number.
    Do not attempt to move the injured.
    If you have any knowledge about first aid, try to help the injured if necessary.
    Emergency tools inside the car

    Additional inflated tire.
    Lift jack to lift the car when changing tires.
    Wooden piece to stabilize the lift jack.
    Basic tool box.
    Light torch.
    First aid kit.
    Additional fan belt and water hoses.
    Electrical wires for recharging the battery.
    Maps for the roads.
    Enough amount of water.

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    getting more and more congested

    by uglyscot Updated Sep 8, 2007

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    The best way to travel in Dubai is by road, whether bus, car or taxi. I have never used the first, and only rarely the last but had no problem. Usually my daughter or her husband drives me.
    For those with a car 50 dhs will give you half a tank of fuel or more depending on the type of vehicle.
    The roads are getting more congested, and a new toll system was introduced on 1 July 2007.Buy a card at a petrol station and whenever you pass a toll sign , your card will automatically have the toll deducted. However, many drivers prefered to use the non-Salik roads which meant roads became even more congested than before.
    Driving in Dubai is a nightmare as everyone drives very fast. My daughter said that if you drive at a moderate speed when taking your test, you will be failed. Heavy vehicles are not allowed in the fast lane, but other drivers weave in and out, and frequently fail to signal; so, driving is hazardous.

    New roads and flyovers are frequently appearing , which can add to the confusion.And, summer 2007, road works sprung up almost overnight, adding miles to a trip.

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    by DAO Updated Jun 27, 2007
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    Are you breathing? Do you hold a Drivers Licence issued by ANY government on the face of the Earth? Congratulations! You can rent a car in Dubai! They glanced at mine from a distance. When you see how many locals drive (large, expensive) cars, you will understand why they are just not that picky about your Licence. Rent form local companies – not the big international names! I saved 50% and had a great car with Air-conditioning. You must have A/C. It’s the law – of nature.

    Have a great time and be careful out there!

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    Traffic jams!

    by Doug767 Written Apr 25, 2007

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    The traffic is horrendous in Dubai at rush hour, bumper to bumper, there is no escape (except by motor-bike) or any short cut routes to take... the road system has not grown and can't cope with the rapid growth. It can take a couple of hours to go from one side of the City to the other.... eeek!

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    by MM212 Updated Mar 14, 2007

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    Endless Traffic

    The best and perhaps the only way to get around Dubai is by car (taxi or rental). Unfortunately, Dubai's greatest problem is the heavy traffic. The city relies almost entirely on a single wide motorway (six lanes each way) that connects one end with the other. The traffic generally heads west in the morning and back east in the evening and would last from 4pm until 9pm (or later at times). Make sure you allow plenty of travel time.

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    Driving a rented car in Dubai :-)

    by 37SingleMaleInDubai1 Written Mar 12, 2006

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    Well Guys to make it easy for you, I leave you the name and contact detail of some car rental companies in Dubai. All you have to do is to call them and find out about the deals that they offer:

    Rent-A-Car companies in Dubai

    Name PO Box
    (Dubai) Tel
    (+ 9714) Fax
    (+ 9714)
    Abdulla Al Zaabi Rent A Car 4894 2719461 2719904
    Access Rent A Car 50378 2289922 2288440

    American Rent A Car 7974 344888 3367765

    Avis Rent-A-Car 6891 2957121 2956807
    Aviation Rent-A-Car 56130 2672212 2673393
    Awan Car Rentals 4816 2235588 2225123

    Budget Rent-A-Car 8323 2823030 2823574

    Delta Rent A Car 4499 2660696 2694731

    East Cost Rent A Car 24632 3964666 3965520

    Eurodollar Rent A Car 10990 2666923 2695525
    Europcar - Dubai Rent A Car 2533 3394433 3394403
    Express Rent A Car 50004 3711002 3722439
    Fast Rent A Car 32011 3328988 3328742

    Formula Rent A Car 14834 2289090 2289928

    Hertz Rent A Car 7976 2824422 2824844
    Honest Hand Rent A Car 55836 2717199
    Ibis Rent A Car 20120 2270864 2232167

    Inter Emirates Rent A Car 21629 2729002 2729146
    Inter Rent A Car 10990 2662233 2695525

    Jumeira Rent A Car 2538 3373000 3365371
    Kamali Rent A Car 55275 2625452 2696088

    Limousine Rent A Car 1901 2664040 2626640
    London Rent A Car 55253 2715696 2715544

    Metro Rent A Car 220 2222979 2271605

    New Car Rent A Car 280 3331649 3339294
    Oscar Rent A Car 32050 2685005 2727060

    Ramsis Rent A Car (LLC) 4596 2952336 2954233
    Real Rent A Car 7541 2666344 2666367

    Turbo Rent A Car 7877 2210333 2235290

    United Car Rentals 8138 2666286 2692001

    Widyan Rent A Car 26336 2716676 2716768

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  • Rent-a-car

    by najamrulz Updated Apr 14, 2004

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    Getting a car on rent is no problem in Dubai.Many of world's leading car rental companies such as Hertz, Avis and Budget etc. have their presence in Dubai. But thier rentals are expensive for sure. So there are other companies which are not very well known but they have reasonable rental tariffs.

    Chauffeur drive cars in Dubai are expensive. But you can get a car for self drive at reasonable rental. Rental tariffs vary from company to company. I visited different rent-a-car companies in Dubai and found that the rental tariff offered by Acquire rent-a-car is very reasonable.

    They just charge AED 110 ( US $ 28) for latest model Toyota Corolla, Honda Civic and many others with free mileage and insurance. They have different sizes of cars available in various categories at very reasonable rates. Staff at my hotel also suggested me to hire services of Acquire but I perefed to use buses because of my tight budget.

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    4 Wheel Drive

    by RinaNeo Written Jan 2, 2006

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    The jeep

    A local friend once said ..." I can't survive without my 4 wheel drive", so expect to see many of them cruising the roads of dubai...

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  • Underground car parking facilities

    by najamrulz Written Apr 11, 2004

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    Underground parking facility in city centre

    Most of the shopping malls in Dubai have proper under ground parking facility. So parking should not be a big deal. However you must remember the parking area number where you have parked your car.

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