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    International Driving Licence

    by colin_bramso Updated Apr 9, 2012

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    The current regulation is that visitors must have an International Driving Licence issued in their own country if they wish to rent a car in Dubai.

    The rental companies are negotiating with the authorities because they want the rule changed, but right now the rule is in place. You need to check the latest position just before you travel as rules can change very suddenly in this part of the world.

    There are the usual international rental companies in Dubai (Budget, Thrifty, Hertz, Avis etc) plus many local companies.

    Signs are in English and Arabic, the roads are excellent, fuel is very cheap - but the roads are extremely busy, there is construction and many diversions, parking is a major problem and the standard of driving is appalling.

    There is ZERO TOLERANCE TO DRINK DRIVING. Even one sip of alcohol before you drive can land you in big trouble, including jail.

    In any accident the police must be called and you have to wait for them to attend, assign blame and issue reports (for repairs/insurance claims).

    If you're planning to hire a car, just be aware of the problems you may face.

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  • 1callrental

    by angieandtony Written Jun 13, 2010

    Hi everyone, i have just been reading your tips on car rental, i have just started to use a company called 1callrental, and i dont normally recommend anything or anyone, they have gone so far out there way to help me and the summer season rates were supurb, i took a Yaris out month by month for 1980 per month including everything, and i dont have to sign up for a year, i can just keep taking it each month, they gave me a nearlly new car, delivered it to my house, they have a web site, but i called them and got a great deal, would recommend them to anyone, i believe they are in every location.

    Hope this helps someone

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    Getting around in Dubai by car

    by Novatorn Written Apr 2, 2010

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    Before we left for Dubai, we decided that of couse we were going to get around by car. How hard could it be...?

    In Denmark we got an international driver licens - the ordinary one is only valid in EU.
    The car was booked via www.cartrawler.com - the firm was called Dollar Dubai - we can highly recommend it, it was a very good service we got there.

    When you are in Dubai for the frist time, the city can seem overwhelming and having to get to grips with driving around the town is actually anxiety provoking, so first we took a guided bus tour where we formed some idea of the city's infrastructure and the local drivers.
    Then we drove off armed with detailed car maps. It helped a bit. It is not recommended to use GPS, because there are always road works in Dubai city and the GPS therefore proposes new directions, which confuses more than it helps.
    But what is primarily necessary to navigate in Dubai is to keep a cool head and not be stressed by the other drivers and the many exits that constantly requires way switching.
    Another important thing is to have a good co-driver - that´s me :o)!

    Carsten was cool, so we survived driving around in Dubai. I tried it once on one of the sides of the Palm, where the trafic was no-existing and thank good for that. The car was with automatgear and suddenly I decided to use the left foot, which in a "normal" car is where the clutch is, but with autogear there is no clutch (as you probably are aware off!) so I hit the break and we stopped, rather sudden! UPS!

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    DRIVING LICENCE REQUIREMENTS

    by DAO Updated Mar 2, 2009

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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 from 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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  • National Rent A Car : Renter Beware!

    by fleurbutler_ads Written Aug 7, 2007

    National Rent A Car are cheats.

    Beware of the cheating tactics when you are renting a car. National Rent A Car said they would provide the car with the petrol tank full and that the car should be returned full. Fair enough.

    The reality is just the opposite. The car was only half full, this was pointed out to them. The car was filled up by us but returned within a day due to a problem with the car. The petrol tank had more fuel than when it was given to us. However, when the final bill was charged to the credit card we found that they had charged Dhrs. 75 for shortfall in petrol, even though the car had not been given full in the first place.

    Query on this to them has elicited NO response. I would not recommend them to anyone. Honesty is more important than just finding an affordable rental, and there are others with cheaper standard cars.

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  • Car Hire Dubai

    by tinus2 Written Feb 8, 2007

    Be sure to check out Dubai-RentACar.com before renting a car in Dubai. The site provides you with important information on what to pay attention to and what to avoid when hiring a car as well as reviews on the different players in the game.

    Often times, if you are an experienced driver, renting a car is a good option in Dubai since many cab drivers will not know where to go, even know destinations... So, if you want to experience the Hinterland, be flexible and travel in comfort, do yourself a favor and rent a car.

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    List of Car rental companies in Dubai :-)

    by 37SingleMaleInDubai1 Written Dec 19, 2006

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    TO/AROUND: Frankly speaking I don't think driving in Dubai is very safe!! If I was a tourist I would use Taxi/Bus/Public Transport for my trips. But still leave you the name and contact list of some of the car rental companies in Dubai, renting a car or using Public Transport is your decision :-)
    All numbers in this list are Dubai area code prefix (04)
    If dialling from abroad prefix the number with country code +971-4+Telephone number:

    The Emirates General Transport and Services Corporation
    P.O.Box : 5757
    Telephone : 2854444
    Fax : 2854584
    Website: www.emiratestransport.com Email : khalid_fadhel@emiratestransport.com /www.emiratestransport.com

    Thrifty Car Rental
    P.O.Box : 2622
    Telephone : 3370744
    Fax : 3345364
    Website: www.thrifty.com Email : thrifty@emirates.net.ae www.thrifty.com

    Top Drive Car Rental
    P.O.Box : 116112
    Telephone : 3438866
    Fax : 3433430
    Website: www.topdriveuae.com Email : info@topdriveuae.com www.topdriveuae.com

    Top Gear Rent A Car
    P.O.Box : 9229
    Telephone : 3313338
    Fax : 3319131
    Website: Email : topgear1@emirates.net.ae

    Turbo Rent A Car
    P.O.Box : 7877
    Telephone : 2940777
    Fax : 2954290
    Website: Email : turbo7@emirates.net.ae

    Union Rent A Car
    P.O.Box : 103633
    Telephone : 3966665
    Fax : 3966565
    Website: Email : u_r_c@hotmail.com

    United Car Rentals (DXB Airport. 24 hrs)
    P.O.Box : 8138
    Telephone : 2857777
    Fax : 2861000
    Website: www.unitedcarrentals.ae Email : ucrdubai@emirates.net.ae / www.unitedcarrentals.com

    Wave Rent A Car
    P.O.Box : 16051
    Telephone : 2727262
    Fax : 2719992
    Website: Email : wave_120032000@yahoo.com

    Wheelers Rent A Car
    P.O.Box : 51104
    Telephone : 3967764
    Fax : 3967763
    Website: Email : wheelers@emirates.net.ae

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    List of Car rental companies in Dubai :-)

    by 37SingleMaleInDubai1 Written Dec 19, 2006

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    TO/AROUND: Frankly speaking I don't think driving in Dubai is very safe!! If I was a tourist I would use Taxi/Bus/Public Transport for my trips. But still leave you the name and contact list of some of the car rental companies in Dubai, renting a car or using Public Transport is your decision :-)
    All numbers in this list are Dubai area code prefix (04)
    If dialling from abroad prefix the number with country code +971-4+Telephone number:

    Road Star Rent A Car
    P.O.Box : 5280
    Telephone : 2270300
    Fax : 2277616
    Website: www.roadstaruae.com Email : roadstar@emirates.net.ae / www.roadstaruae.com

    Royal Motor
    P.O.Box : 22050
    Telephone : 2715697
    Fax : 2716465
    Website: Email :

    Saba Rent A Car
    P.O.Box : 2327
    Telephone : 2723567
    Fax : 2724693
    Website: Email : sabarent@yahoo.com

    Sana Rent A car
    P.O.Box : 10127
    Telephone : 2951515
    Fax : 2950587
    Website: www.sanarentacar.com Email : www.sanarentacar.com

    Sanam Rent-A-Car LLC
    P.O.Box : 21971
    Telephone : 2832020
    Fax : 2832006
    Website: www.national-me.com Email : info@national-ae.com www.national-me.com

    Super Star Rent A Car
    P.O.Box : 33607
    Telephone : 2714005
    Fax : 2719115
    Website: Email : ssrc@emirates.net.ae

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    List of Car rental companies in Dubai :-)

    by 37SingleMaleInDubai1 Written Dec 19, 2006

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    TO/AROUND: Frankly speaking I don't think driving in Dubai is very safe!! If I was a tourist I would use Taxi/Bus/Public Transport for my trips. But still leave you the name and contact list of some of the car rental companies in Dubai, renting a car or using Public Transport is your decision :-)
    All numbers in this list are Dubai area code prefix (04)
    If dialling from abroad prefix the number with country code +971-4+Telephone number:

    London Rent A Car
    P.O.Box : 80365
    Telephone : 2715696
    Fax : 2715544
    Website: Email : abdulsalam@hotmail.com

    Manchester Rent A Car
    P.O.Box : 52880
    Telephone : 2712338
    Fax : 2723591
    Website: Email : info@manchesterdubai.com www.manchesterdubai.com

    Maram Rent A Car
    P.O.Box : 29223
    Telephone : 2713919
    Fax : 2713795
    Website: Email : -

    Matchless Rent A Car
    P.O.Box : 56109
    Telephone : 3559699
    Fax : 3559199
    Website: www.matchlessdubai.com Email : matchles@emirates.net.ae

    Metro Rent A Car
    P.O.Box : 220
    Telephone : 2222979
    Fax : 2271605
    Website: www.metrorentcar.com Email : metrorentcar@mail.com / www.metrorentcar.com

    Midland Rent A Car
    P.O.Box : 52292
    Telephone : 3967521
    Fax : 3967523
    Website: www.midlandcar.com Email : midlandcars@hotmail.com

    Oscar Rent A Car
    P.O.Box : 82050
    Telephone : 2685005
    Fax : 2627060
    Website: Email : -

    Patriot Rent A Car
    P.O.Box : 15009
    Telephone : 2244244
    Fax : 2955386
    Website: www.patriotuae.com Email : info@patriotuae.com/ www.patriotuae.com

    Prime Limosine
    P.O.Box : 49666
    Telephone : 2859722
    Fax : 2859733
    Website: www.primelimousine.com Email : reservation@primelimosine.com www.primelimosine.com

    Regency Rent Car
    P.O.Box : 19583
    Telephone : 2711955
    Fax : 2711191
    Website: Email : bassamamour@hotmail.com

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    List of Car rental companies in Dubai :-)

    by 37SingleMaleInDubai1 Written Dec 19, 2006

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    TO/AROUND: Frankly speaking I don't think driving in Dubai is very safe!! If I was a tourist I would use Taxi/Bus/Public Transport for my trips. But still leave you the name and contact list of some of the car rental companies in Dubai, renting a car or using Public Transport is your decision :-)
    All numbers in this list are Dubai area code prefix (04)
    If dialling from abroad prefix the number with country code +971-4+Telephone number:

    East Coast Rent A Car
    P.O.Box : 24632
    Telephone : 3964666
    Fax : 3965520
    Website: www.eastcoastIntentional.com Email : ecracdxb@emirates.net.ae /www.eastcoastIntentional.com

    Elite Rent A Car
    P.O.Box : 15609
    Telephone : 2688877
    Fax : 2665501
    Website: www.elite-dubai.com Email : sales@elite-dubai.com / www.elite-dubai.com

    EuroStar Rent-A-Car
    P.O.Box : 7065
    Telephone : 2661117
    Fax : 2665561
    Website: www.eurostarrental.com Email : eurorent@emirates.net.ae / www.eurostarrental.com

    Fast Rent A Car
    P.O.Box : 32011
    Telephone : 3387171
    Fax : 3385278
    Website: www.fastuae.com Email : rentacar@emirates.net.ae / www.fastuae.com

    Gargash Rent A Car
    P.O.Box : 13834
    Telephone : 2623111
    Fax : 2692090
    Website: www.gargashme.com Email : carrental@gargashme.com

    Golden Cars Rent A Car
    P.O.Box : 51836
    Telephone : 3964677
    Fax : 3969388
    Website: - Email : golden_cars@hotmail.com

    Habib Abdulla Rent A Car
    P.O.Box : 56119
    Telephone : 2717313
    Fax : 2724144
    Website: - Email : -

    Hertz Rent A Car
    P.O.Box : 36800
    Telephone : 2824422
    Fax : 2060216
    Website: www.hertz.ae Email : hertz@alfuttaim.ae /www.hertz.ae

    Julia Rent A Car
    P.O.Box : 33204
    Telephone : 3969277
    Fax : 3967857
    Website: Email : juliacar@emirates.net.ae

    Jumeirah Rent A Car
    P.O.Box : 2538
    Telephone : 3373000
    Fax : 3365371
    Website: Email : jrc@emirates.net.ae

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    List of Car rental companies in Dubai :-)

    by 37SingleMaleInDubai1 Written Dec 19, 2006

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    TO/AROUND: Frankly speaking I don't think driving in Dubai is very safe!! If I was a tourist I would use Taxi/Bus/Public Transport for my trips. But still leave you the name and contact list of some of the car rental companies in Dubai, renting a car or using Public Transport is your decision :-)
    All numbers in this list are Dubai area code prefix (04)
    If dialling from abroad prefix the number with country code +971-4+Telephone number:

    Asia Rent A Car
    P.O.Box : 4450
    Telephone : 3961111
    Fax : 2244787
    Website: www.asia-rentacar.com Email : asiacars@emirates.net.ae www.asia-rentacar.com

    Auto Assist Rent A Car
    P.O.Box : 50950
    Telephone : 3377877
    Fax : 3355445
    Website: Email : autoarac@emirates.net.ae

    Autobahn Car Rentals
    P.O.Box : 15978
    Telephone : 2695100
    Fax : 2626340
    Website: www.autobahnuae.com Email : www.autobahnuae.com / dsc@autobahanuae.com

    Avis Rent-A-Car
    P.O.Box : 6891
    Telephone : 2957121
    Fax : 2956807
    Website: www.avisuae.com Email : avisuae@emirates.net.ae www.avisuae.com

    Budget Rent-A-Car
    P.O.Box : 8323
    Telephone : 2956667
    Fax : 2957204
    Website: www.budget-uae.com Email : mail@budget-uae.com www.budget-uae.com

    Carlo Rent A Car
    P.O.Box : 40779
    Telephone : 2721005
    Fax : 2716598
    Website: Email : carlo_rentacar@yahoo.com

    Concord Rent A Car
    P.O.Box : 7974
    Telephone : 2212164
    Fax : 2274260
    Website: - Email : crc01@emirates.net.ae

    Diamondlease Rent A Car
    P.O.Box : 32689
    Telephone : 3434330
    Fax : 3215160
    Website: www.diamondlease.com Email : carlease@emirates.net.ae / www.diamondlease.com

    Discovery Rent A Car Co. (LLC)
    P.O.Box : 21281
    Telephone : 3979911
    Fax : 3979994
    Website: - Email : discovry@emirates.net.ae

    Dubai Rent A Car (Europcar)
    P.O.Box : 2533
    Telephone : 3394433
    Fax : 3394403
    Website: www.europcar-dubai.com Email : drcdxb@emirates.net.ae

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    List of Car rental companies in Dubai :-)

    by 37SingleMaleInDubai1 Written Dec 19, 2006

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    Frankly speaking I don't think driving in Dubai is very safe!! If I was a tourist I would use Taxi/Bus/Public Transport for my trips. But still leave you the name and contact list of some of the car rental companies in Dubai, renting a car or using Public Transport is your decision :-)
    All numbers in this list are Dubai area code prefix (04)
    If dialling from abroad prefix the number with country code +971-4+Telephone number:

    Idrive Rent A Car LLC
    P.O.Box : 74381
    Telephone : 3210777
    Fax : 3387606
    Website: Email :

    Al Maher Rent A Car
    P.O.Box : 27260
    Telephone : 2222280
    Fax : 2223353
    Website: Email : yme@emirates.net.ae

    Al Naham Rent A car
    P.O.Box : 3939
    Telephone : 2710010
    Fax : 2711557
    Website: Email : alnahamx5@homail.com

    Al Naseem Rent A Car
    P.O.Box : 20783
    Telephone : 2722598
    Fax : 2728240
    Website: Email : alnas@emirates.net.ae

    Al Obaid Rent A Car
    P.O.Box : 52526
    Telephone : 3367176
    Fax : 3348511
    Website: Email : obaidcom@emirates.net.ae

    Al Rehab Rent A Car
    P.O.Box : 20093
    Telephone : 2689775
    Fax : 2716188
    Website: - Email : -

    Al Salmia Rent A Car
    P.O.Box : 9330
    Telephone : 2721755
    Fax : 2711627
    Website: - Email : -

    Al Tawash Rent A Car
    P.O.Box : 41353
    Telephone : 2213933
    Fax : 2214738
    Website: - Email : altawash99@yahoo.com

    Al Wahda Rent A Car
    P.O.Box : 3738
    Telephone : 2717812
    Fax : 2717870
    Website: - Email : -

    Al-Faris Rent A Car
    P.O.Box : 52880
    Telephone : 2717606
    Fax : 2717217
    Website: - Email :

    Al-Meel Rent A Car
    P.O.Box : 73003
    Telephone : 2722088
    Fax : 2722199
    Website: Email : almeel@emirates.net.ae

    Arab Link LLC
    P.O.Box : 29466
    Telephone : 2689555
    Fax : 2689559
    Website: www.arablinkdubai.com Email : linkarab@eim.ae www.arablinkdubai.com

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    Rent a limo...

    by scaffas Written May 18, 2006

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    I guess the best way to go around or out of dubai is by renting out a car. It is quite cheap here in dubai as petrol is relatively cheap compared to the other parts of the world.
    You can rent out even your dream cars, limos, come with drivers also, rent on daily basis as well as monthly. All you have to submit are passport or any kind of ID.
    Inernational driving licenses are valid here. We have big comapanies like Hertz, Budget etc giving you the best rates and can be picked up from the airport.

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    Do not rent a car in Dubai !

    by ssweetest Written Nov 8, 2005

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    The car I rented in Dubai

    I rented a car in my last visit to Dubai - for a change. But it was a big mistake !
    Althought the car had its GPS but we couldn't find a place we wanted to reach ! we really wasted the time and money. a trip takes 10 minutes we took more than an hour to find the place :(
    Knowing that Dubai has really cheap taxi service 24/7, and it is very easy to find a taxi with very organised service - a place where the taxi stop in every mall or place.
    so the best way to transport in Dubai is Taxi.

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    Little Rent a car

    by ludogatto Written Mar 26, 2005

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    In Dubai and Sharjah is full of littel good renta a car where u ca take a car for 15/20 euros per days....I have some discount cause my boyfriends work for an airline, but they are cheeper than other big company and they are sure and good...
    U can ask to your hotel or tho the little ageny desk inthe arrival salon at the intl airport

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