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Renting a car in the UAE: your gateway to freedom

Renting a car in the UAE gives you unmatched freedom to explore: no more waiting on public transport or sticking to fixed-schedule group tours. To rent a car, you'll need an International Driving Permit (IDP), your national driver's license, a credit card, and your passport.

Driving in the Emirates is a pleasure, with its well-maintained roads, affordable fuel, and breathtaking scenery. From the awe-inspiring Sheikh Zayed Mosque in Abu Dhabi to the bustling Dubai Mall and the sparkling gold souks, there's a wealth of sights to see. Don't miss unique spots like Dubai's Garden of Wonders, all within easy reach by car.

With our 24/7 roadside assistance, help is always just a call away for any inquiries you might have. Additionally, enjoy the flexibility of free cancellations up to seven days before your trip and take advantage of promotional discounts like "LOCAL".

Where to rent a car in the UAE

If you're setting out in your rented car in the UAE, consider visiting these world-renowned tourist destinations:

Dubai: Beyond the famed Dubai Mall, ascend the Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world, and dive into the city's vibrant nightlife.
Abu Dhabi: Revel in the architectural marvel of the Sheikh Zayed Mosque and explore the myriad attractions of Yas Island.
Sharjah: Discover the cultural heritage in Sharjah's museums and traditional markets.
Fujairah: Seek out tranquility on its serene beaches and scenic mountain trails.

Pick-up and return your rental car at convenient locations like the airport. Just present your voucher, MVU, and passport, inspect the car for any existing damage, and sign the rental agreement. Returning the car is straightforward — just ensure it's on time and refueled according to the company's policy.
 

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What our users say

Real reviews on local car hires in the UAE

Aleksei Ponomarev
Aleksei Ponomarev
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Nissan Sunny in the UAE

Everything went great as agreed, I will contact you again. I recommend it to everyone. Thank you.

April 2024
Frederic Koenig
Frederic Koenig
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Audi Q5 in the UAE

Hi it all went well, car was as described, delivered by a competent guy, and recovered as planned. No issue at all...it was a q5, white, well maintained and equipped...

August 2019
Serhii Tarasenko
Serhii Tarasenko
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Infiniti Q50 in the UAE

Everything went great! The car matched the description on the website. No problem! I am very glad that I contacted you!

February 2021
Kristina Berezniuk
Kristina Berezniuk
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Geely Coolray in the UAE

All is well, thank you)

April 2024
Pavel Piadyshev
Pavel Piadyshev
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Hyundai Kona in the UAE

Happy with the rental, it's a shame I only had one day.

February 2024
Aleksandr Voronin
Aleksandr Voronin
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Kia K5 in the UAE

There are nuances: the car was delivered later by 1.5 hours, they did not warn about the delay, the color of the car did not match the order, the black doors have blue vapor for protection, you could have found black vapor, the car is not tinted, and I ordered with tinting.

March 2024
Aleksey Kievskiy
Aleksey Kievskiy
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Nissan Sunny in the UAE

everything was great)

March 2023
Olga Shulaeva
Olga Shulaeva
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Ford Mustang GT Cabrio in the UAE

I’d say the experience was a bit painful as they’ve provided the other car instead and we’re waiting for it for more than 2 hours. But we understood that that was due to the driver got collision on the way to the meeting point, hence, they had to assign another car. Also, the documents were provided at time of the car return, which was a reason we’ve been a bit nervous during the day if we’re protected at all and the rent agencies services are legal. Finally, we’ve been told that the deposit will be returned in 21 working days which is kind of non sense for us - from our experience it come back in 14 calendar days as a maximum.

November 2022
Alexander Andrienko
Alexander Andrienko
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Renault Megane Sedan in the UAE

Everything is good. I am satisfied with the rental, the landlords are good, polite, going to meet) the only photo of the car on the site is different from the car in life) the model is probably the same, but the color and body, different) in general, everything liked, I recommend)

May 2024
Vasilii Smirenin
Vasilii Smirenin
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Mitsubishi Attrage in the UAE

Super! Thank you very much, will recommend!

March 2024
Dabrahost Yury
Dabrahost Yury
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Mazda CX-5 in the UAE

It's not that it's bad at all, but... The car I ordered was not available, although I ordered in advance. I was offered another option and under different conditions (mileage limit per day), and then there were moments...

March 2023
Geidar Ismailov
Geidar Ismailov
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Kia K5 in the UAE

Delayed delivery of the car by 3 hours, otherwise everything was ok

March 2024
Aleksei Ena
Aleksei Ena
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Kia K5 in the UAE

Great, everything went well, the car is good, service is on par)

August 2023

Local Car Hires in the UAE

These local businesses provide car rental services in the UAE

Local Car Hires in the UAE

These local businesses provide car rental services in the UAE

Sarah

Dubai
4.8
Sarah

Akil

Dubai
4.3
Akil

Jose

Dubai
4.4
Jose

Ahme

Dubai
4.3
Ahme
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    We make it easy to compare prices and rental terms in the UAE so you can rent a car more easily

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Our service spans over 40 countries, including the UAE, offering a comprehensive range of services to ensure a hassle-free journey. From a diverse selection of car models to 24/7 roadside assistance, we've streamlined the rental process. Our platform features user-friendly filters for quick car selection, rapid online booking, and options to view sample rental agreements in advance.

Choosing TakeCars means not only finding the perfect car but also enjoying continuous support throughout your rental experience.

UAE car rental prices

Car rental prices in the UAE are competitive, with TakeCars providing clear, upfront terms without hidden charges. Daily rates start from just AED 120 ($33), inclusive of all necessary insurance. Deposits vary from AED 1,000 to AED 5,000, based on the car model, and are fully refundable upon the vehicle’s return.

Rates in the UAE vary throughout the year depending on the season and the rental length in days.

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chartHow expensive is renting a car in the UAE: average daily rates for a one-week car rental, across all car classes. Delivery across UAE not included.

UAE car rental questions

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How much prepayment is required for renting a car in UAE?

Prepayment for car rental in the UAE usually ranges from 10 to 20% and is included in the rental price. The prepayment is calculated automatically on the website depending on the car and rental period.

How can I book a car in UAE?

You can easily book online through our platform. For customized assistance, our support team is ready to help you 24/7.

What is a No Deposit option?

The No Deposit option allows you to rent a car without leaving a security deposit.

What does the basic insurance cover?

Basic insurance (TPL) covers damage to other vehicles and property while you are driving. We ensure transparency about what is included in each insurance option.

What insurance options are available when renting a car in the UAE?

We offer various insurance options including CDW (Collision Damage Waiver) and full coverage. Details can be explored more during the booking process.

What does CDW cover in UAE?

CDW typically covers all damages except for windshield, tires, and undercarriage. Please review the insurance terms during booking for full details.

Methods for deposit payment in UAE?

Deposits can be paid using cash or card, though this may vary by rental company. The specific method for each car is indicated on the booking page.

Can I add an additional driver?

Yes, you can usually add up to 4 additional drivers in UAE. Additional fees may apply, which are always transparently displayed on our site.

Are minivans available for rent in UAE?

Yes, minivans are available for rent in UAE. Booking early is recommended as it guarantees more options and availability.

Can I request an electric car in UAE?

Electric cars are available, subject to availability. Please check our website for the most current options.

Any discount code valid for car rentals in UAE?

Use code LOCAL to get up to 10% off your first rental. For every review you leave, you will also receive an additional discount on your next booking.

What are the working hours for car rental services in UAE?

You can see information about the work of the supplier when choosing a car on our website.

Why should I book a car in UAE through your website?

Compare for yourself! Use code LOCAL for discounts. We pride ourselves on our low prices because we work with local companies. We have no hidden fees or additional fees - all conditions are clear and transparent.

Is there any road assistance service?

Yes, road assistance is provided by the rental service in case of any issues. This service is included in your rental for added peace of mind.

How to access rental car support 24/7?

24/7 support is included with every rental. Contact details are provided in your rental voucher.

Can I return the car in a different location in UAE?

Yes, you can return the car to a different location by contacting the rental company directly through the details provided in your voucher. This may involve additional fees.

When is the deposit on card released?

The deposit is typically released within 7-14 days after the rental period ends. Visible deposit sums and conditions are always outlined during the booking process.

What is the fuel policy when renting a car in the UAE?

Our fuel policy in UAE generally follows a full-to-full model. Please note that this is subject to availability and local supplier terms.

Is it worth renting a GPS navigator in UAE?

Using your phone's GPS is usually more convenient in UAE. Consider this as a cost-saving alternative to renting a device.

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