The largest city in the United Arab Emirates is Dubai and it is considered as the second best city to drive in the world. Under the management of RTA or Roads and Transport Authority, Dubai has a network of highways and high quality roads. In Dubai, you will find one among the finest roads in the world called the Father Sheikh Zayed Road, and the city is best to be discovered by renting a car.
Either you are in Dubai for business or vacation, there are several rent a car offices in Dubai where you can rent a car, but the most reliable place where you can rent one is at the airport. This is because the airport has extended working hours that is useful if you arrive or depart late in the evening, aside from its good offers, good parking facilities and a large number of vehicles to choose from.
In renting a car in Dubai, there are several standard documents that are required like a driving license, an original photo identification, and a credit card to be used in making a deposit, while some offices will require an international driving permit.
In Dubai, renting a car in general would have the age limit of 25 years old, unless you are planning to drive a 4WD car, then you must be of 21 years old.
Just in case you will encounter damage, accident or theft in Dubai, just like in any other countries, having a collision damage waiver insurance is advisable to have. It is further recommended that you get the highest possible liability coverage of insurance especially if you plan to travel outside of Dubai like an additional windscreen or tire insurance.
It is easy to rent a car in the United Arab Emirates, which would cost you around $40-$80 per week.
It is advisable also that you consider some aspects when using a car rental service in Dubai. Generally, the receipts are in Arabic, so it is advisable that you frist ask for an English translations of your agreement papers. Know that there is no law in the city that prevents a rental company from printing its terms and conditions in English, and so it is better to demand this form for your rent agreement.
Just in case you will go into some off road locations in the Abud Dhabi region, driving a 4×4 instead of a sedan is better, and for an extra $8-$10 payment, you can fit in a GPS and a wireless SOS system into the package.