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Hire Car in UAE

If you are in UAE, you may need to rent a car in UAE for conveniently commuting from one place to another. Not only travellers, but Dubai residents also prefer to hire a car in UAE as they find it a more sensible option than using public transport or taxis. To make it simple for you to hire a car, we have conducted a thorough research and we bring to you some good options to explore. Read on to find them out!

If you want to rent a car UAE, you can do it right at the international airports. Some of the service providers include:

  • Dollar
  • National Rental Car
  • Thrifty Car rental
  • Fast rent a car
  • Europcar
  • Dollar Rent a Car
  • Future Car rental
  • Diamondlease
  • Saudi al Wefaq rent a car
  • Gargash Enterprises

International car hire/rental companies are mostly more reliable and have a diverse variety of cars to rent from. They may also provide services like car replacement in case of an accident and cancellation fee waiver in case you fail to pick up the car from the designated location. 

UAE also boasts of some of the car rental companies that deal with luxury cars such as Rolls-Royce, Ferrari, Bentley, and Lamborghini, to name a few. If you dream of driving luxury cars and can afford it, you can contact companies like VIP luxury car rentals and Parklane rent-a-car.

Driving licence requirements for car rentals in UAE


There are several rules and regulations to be followed by travellers looking to drive or rent a car in Dubai. You would require a valid driving licence as well as insurance coverage to drive rental cars. 

Some of the documents that you would require for car hire UAE:

  • Valid Passport with expiration not less than 6 months from rental
  • Valid driving license

You can easily obtain a driving license in the UAE if you are well-trained in driving and are between the age group of 18-21 years, you can apply for a probationary license.  In addition to this, the UAE government allows the conversion of foreign driving license too. 

The countries from which citizens can transfer their driving licenses are:

  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Bahrain
  • Belgium
  • Canada
  • Denmark
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • South Korea
  • Kuwait
  • Netherlands
  • New Zealand
  • Norway
  • Oman
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Qatar
  • Romania
  • Saudi Arabia
  • South Africa
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Turkey
  • United Kingdom
  • United States

Listed below are the documents that would be required to get your foreign driving licence converted:

  • Passport (original and xerox copy) along with the residence permit copy
  • Valid driving license (original and xerox copy)
  • Translation of driving license (Driving license holders from Greece, Canada, Cyprus, Poland, Turkey, Japan & South Korea will require a translation of their driving license from their respective consulates.)
  • Letter from the consulate (for Canadians)
  • 1 passport-size photo
  • Eye test certificate
  • No-objection letter from your sponsor

A fee of AED 360 would be charged as transfer fee.

Checklist when you rent car UAE


  • The best price
  • Insurance papers
  • All functions of the car
  • Gas gauge
  • Return timings and charges, if there is a delay

Upon completion of all the formalities, all you need is to drive and enjoy the ride. You would then find how pleasure it is to drive on the smooth roads in UAE!