Handling millions of passengers every year, Dubai is at the beating heart of tourism in the Middle East. Located in the northeast of the United Arab Emirates, this sprawling metropolis is an eclectic, eye-opening city and always ranked highly as a desirable place to live. Rent a car to experience this unique part of the world in all its grandeur.
There are so many things to see and do with your hired car, you will struggle to pack them all in. From Burj Khalifa and the Dubai Creek and Fountain to the stunning Jumeirah Mosque, whether you’re here for business or pleasure, Dubai is sure to lure you in.
Travelling to the Persian Gulf is something you need to be prepared for, so let us guide you with our vehicle hire website and get one major holiday to-do list item ticked off your list. This will allow you to concentrate on the most important thing… enjoying your adventure.
Car rental – it’s easy with us
The sheer size of Dubai International Airport, which spans over 8500 acres, can make car hire quite intimidating, but Airport Rentals deliver a hassle-free process from start to finish.
We collate all of the best deals in Dubai airport car rental, so you don’t have to. The competition for your booking dollar is fierce, which is why we are the best rental option. Simply input your details for your Dubai trip to compare deals across multiple rental suppliers. The available cars will be displayed, with the cheapest vehicles at the top. Just hover over the vehicle specifications next to the image and you will get all the information you require – from passenger numbers to air-conditioning and vehicle age. Also, there’s a summary of what’s included in the rental. This can range from unlimited mileage to a collision damage waiver, to theft protection and free amendments. If you’re not sure, you can save the quote and go back to it later.
Having delivered a quality service to hundreds of thousands of travellers from around the world, you can count on our experience to deliver that little bit extra. Whether it’s Hertz, Alamo, National or Europcar, the choice for Dubai car rental is varied, and booking is fast and easy. Plus, you can rest assured your confirmation is secure and will incur no additional booking fees.
Dubai International Airport (Arrival and departure)
Upon landing at Dubai International Airport (DXB), you’re likely to be quite tired and looking to pick up your car rental as soon as possible, with little fuss. Ranked in the top 10 busiest airports in the world and located just 4.6 km east of Dubai central, this incredible transport hub is crucial to the Middle East in terms of passenger numbers and also cargo. Emirates, British Airways, Singapore Airlines and Virgin are just four of the major airlines that fly in and out, while the facilities are outstanding. Zen Gardens, a swimming pool, 26,000sqm of retail space for shopping and Snoozecubes (enjoy a nap while between flights) are all here for you.
There are three passenger terminals, linked by a transit area, with all the major airlines serviced. The car rental kiosks are located in the arrivals sections of all three terminals, with more than a dozen depots. The airport itself is spread over a massive 8500 acres of land, with an array of shops and duty free outlets, and is a ten-minute drive into the city centre.
Picking up your rental car
The main passenger Terminals are 1 and 2 (2 is more domestic focused), while Emirates and Qantas operate from Terminal 3. The likes of Avis, Budget and Thrifty are located at Terminals 1 and 2. Europcar and Hertz can be found at Terminal 1 Arrivals. But remember, whether you’re collecting your Dubai rental car from an on-site depot or require transport, Airport Rentals has it all covered. Sometimes you can save money if you catch a brief shuttle or bus to the off-site depot. Book your Dubai car rentals from any one of the terminals below:
Driving in Dubai… some good advice
Read on for advice on driving, parking and navigating in Dubai.
Driving from the Dubai International Airport to downtown Dubai
Get from the airport to the city in 15 minutes via this route: Exit the airport onto Casablanca St/D70 toward Al Garhoud. Keep right at the fork, following signs for E11 and merge onto E11/Al Garhoud Bridge. Stay on E11 until taking exit 50A for D71 W toward Jumeira to arrive in the dazzling downtown.
Note: this route has tolls.
Driving tips for Dubai
If you haven’t driven in the Middle East before, here are some things you should know:
● It’s an incredibly busy place, with fast and large roads. Stay calm, watch your speed and use your mirrors regularly.
● Be aware that you may see the odd camel strolling along. Concentrate at all times behind the wheel.
● Know where you are going. Pre-planning your route or using a GPS is well worth it.
● The cars are left-hand drive and drive on the right.
● Pedestrians have right of way on zebra crossings, which are known as pedestrian crossings in Dubai.
● The Salik toll system has been in place for a number of years. Speak to your car hire company for clear instructions on how and when to pay.
● The heat is a factor in the Middle East. If you are travelling extensively, always have plenty of water on hand.
Parking options at the Airport and in Dubai
Choose from short-term and long-term parking for all three Dubai International Airport terminals. Terminal 1 and 3 charge AED 10 and an additional AED 5 per every half hour. Use Car Park B in T1 for cheaper all day rates at AED 100 or park in either lots at Terminal 2 for the cheapest rates at the airport, all within walking distance.
Find parking garages and metered on-street spaces across the busy city. Metered spots are enforced from 8am to 10pm Saturday to Thursday. Fridays and public holidays are free parking days. Use the ‘pay-to-park’ system which accepts coins, or download the RTA Dubai App to make payments and find nearby spaces.
The last word on car rental…
If there’s anything you need to know, our customer service team is here for you. Operating 24 hours a day on weekdays and 12 hours a day on weekends, no query is too small for our dedicated team. On the home page you will see updated special deals on car hire, with upgrades, extra days, Frequent Flyer bonuses and extra special discounts and deals. We can confirm availability instantly and have all the famous brands located on one site. There’s even a free app for every customer. It’s all here for you to hit the road, with safety, comfort and security.
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