Travelling in Dubai on Rent a Car

Plan a Trip to Dubai on Rented Car

Renting a car in Dubai provides flexibility and convenience. Following are the eligibility criteria for rent a car in Dubai, Abu Dhabi and across UAE:

1. Valid Driving License: If you intend to rent a car in Dubai, UAE without the driver then the foremost mandatory requirement is having a valid driving license.
You can use home country license too if it is accepted in UAE else you have to apply for a local UAE driving license.

2. Required Documents:
Carry your passport, Emirates ID (if applicable), and the car rental agreement.

3. Age Requirements:
Most car rental companies in Dubai, UAE require drivers to be at least 21 or 25 years old, depending on the car type.

4. Payment:
Have a credit card for the security deposit, and check if there are any toll or parking fees associated with the rental. You can also book a car online and pay later. Wheels on Rent also offer both payment modes.

5. Navigation App:
Use a reliable GPS or smartphone app for navigation, as Dubai’s road network can be complex especially if you are new to Dubai or UAE.

6. Traffic Rules:
Familiarize yourself with local traffic regulations, speed limits, and parking rules.Every highway in UAE has a different speed limit. Henceforth, it is advisable to pay special attention to road signs.

7. Salik Tag:
Some roads in Dubai have tolls; ensure your rental car has a Salik tag to pay electronically. Fixed charges of AED4 are applied on your Salik balance.

8. Fuel Stations:
Be aware of fuel stations, as driving long distances is common in Dubai. Navigation maps can also help you a lot in this matter.

9. Valet Parking:
Many places offer valet parking; be prepared for this service and carry some cash for tips.

10. Insurance:
Confirm the insurance coverage provided by the rental company and consider additional coverage if needed. Comprehensive insurance is usually offered on a rented car.

Remember, Dubai has strict laws regarding traffic violations, so it’s crucial to adhere to the rules.
Enjoy exploring the city at your own pace on a rent car of your choice!

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