5 things you should know before renting a car in Dubai
If you take into account all given factors, you will not get scared on the bill, but if you also want to get a good price for the car rental in Dubai, the best way is to compare.
1. Don’t venture outside the United Arab Emirates
It is not allowed to take the rental vehicle out of the United Arab Emirates. The rules and regulations prohibit car rental outside the UAE boundaries unless permission is obtained from the authorities and the legal procedure is followed that allows you to take the rental car outside the UAE. It is not a joke, it is something that is strictly prohibited and can carry up to jail time.
2. Make sure what the insurance policy includes
Another important thing is that you must be aware of the insurance policy. If the rental car is damaged or lost, the insurance policy will not cover it, unless it is indicated in the policy itself. We always advise checking all the details with the company that manages the car rental at Dubai airport to avoid surprises in bad taste. Loss or any damage to the vehicle is usually not covered by the insurance policy.
Before renting a car through a Dubai car rental company, it is very important that you check the exterior of the car to make sure there is no damage before renting the car. This will ensure that you are not renting a car that has been damaged by someone else. You should also check the interior of the vehicle to make sure the rental vehicle’s equipment is working properly. Make sure to check that the air conditioning, lights, windshield wipers, and handbrake are working in the best conditions before renting a car from Dubai airport.
Most car rental companies in Dubai offer insurance policies that take into account damage to the vehicle, accidents… We recommend, especially if you rent a high-end car, to take one of these policies that cover all possible scenarios.
Almost all of the car rental providers that we have available in our rental car comparator include damage coverage for the bodywork and protection against theft with the rate that you will pay when renting a car in Dubai through DripstarCarRental.
3. Make sure you have a valid driver’s license
Beyond wanting to rent a Hummer H2 so you can enjoy adventurous desert driving, it’s important to make sure you have a valid driver’s license before renting a car in Dubai. An international driving license will be enough for you to rent the car of your dreams in Dubai. If you visit the United Arab Emirates as a tourist and want to rent a car to get around, you must have a valid International Driving Permit (IDP), also known as an International Driving License, and the original Driving Permit, both obtained in your country of origin.
If you live in the UAE on a residence visa/work permit, you need a valid UAE driving license. To get a UAE driving license, you need to take driving lessons and pass the driving test from an RTA-approved Driving Institute in the UAE.
4. Security deposits are paid in advance
Most car rental companies in the UAE can request a security deposit before handing over the car keys. This deposit can be paid in cash or through a credit card accepted by the company. It is something that most rental car companies insist on before signing the contract.
5. Minimum age to rent a car in Dubai
Although the minimum age to drive in Dubai under UAE law is 21 years or older and some car rental companies may offer to rent a car to drivers over 18 years of age, it is stated that the minimum age for renting a car in Dubai is 25 years old. If you are younger, we recommend checking before, during the reservation process that you have started in our car rental comparator, that you can finalize the reservation. In any case, you must be prepared, if you are under 25 years of age, for the rental car price to increase.