Dubai: Tips on Renting a Car

We have been to Dubai several times, and we always rent a car even for a short time.

Why rent a car in Dubai?

Dubai is a driving city. Having your own car can help you make the most out of your trip and save money on transport and taxis. Dubai has many rental car companies so the prices are reasonable compared to international standards. The cars are also very high quality. TAJEER car rental dubai is a luxury and exotic rental car company based out of Dubai, UAE. TAJEER was founded by car enthusiasts like yourself. We have the most luxurious, exotic, and super-cars.

We have rented several cars in Dubai and they are great for exploring the city. A rental car can help you make the most out of your time in Dubai, whether it’s afternoon tea at Burj Al Arab or shopping at Dubai Mall and visiting Burj Khalifa.

Book your car rental

It is often very affordable to rent a car in Dubai. To get the best rates, book your car in advance. Dubai’s size and infrastructure make it the most popular destination for cars. You will need to drive to the city and can save money on taxis and private cars.

Which type of car do you want?

Dubai’s roads are excellent so any rental car will work well.

Your party size and the amount of luggage you have will determine how big your car should be. A smaller economy car is best if you plan to drive around Dubai in a light vehicle. However, you might find that you have to travel longer than expected due to the traffic.

We have rented a variety of cars in Dubai from small saloons to larger 4×4 jeeps. We found the larger cars more comfortable. Dubai is a relatively affordable place to rent a car. The larger premium cars that we rented had more air conditioning and were much more comfortable than the cheaper models. Because they are slightly more costly, we tend to rent larger vehicles because it is more comfortable in Dubai’s climate.

Insurance, Excesses, and CDW

You can rent a car in Dubai, but third-party damage will not be covered by default. To reduce your liability for damage to your car, you might consider purchasing additional coverage. To remove excess liability in the event of an accident, or accidental damage, this usually comes as a daily charge for a CDW (collision damages waiver).

We always ensure that you have adequate insurance. This is reflected in the rental price. If you have travel benefits on your credit card, you might also be eligible for optional rental insurance. Full coverage is recommended for anyone renting a car. It removes any worries about extra charges and makes it easier to return the car.

Dubai Renting Eligibility: Can foreigners lease cars in Dubai?

International visitors can rent cars in Dubai. Anyone over the age of 18 can drive a car within Dubai. However, international visitors must be 21 years old to rent a car here.


Although the roads in Dubai are excellent quality and there are clear directions in Arabic and English, it can be confusing to get where you need to go. When driving in Dubai, we recommend using a navigational app.

It can be hard to find mall entrances or sights due to road layouts that have multiple lanes. It can be difficult to follow road signs as you may not see where you are going, but the road will take you in another direction. It’s easy to use a navigation app such as Google Maps.

Is driving in Dubai safe and easy?

We have driven to Dubai several times, and each time we had a pleasant experience. Driving is very safe. Visitors should be careful at intersections and follow the rules.

Dubai drivers are just like any other country. They have their own driving style and habits, which can be surprising at first, but you’ll soon get used to them.

As in other Middle-Eastern countries, you should move lanes to let them pass if you see a car approaching you from behind.

Speed limits and cameras

The speed limits for motorways in Dubai and UAE range from 100 to 120 km/h, although some areas are slower. Urban speed limits range from 40-60 km/h. The police enforce speed limits across the UAE.


We get many questions about parking costs when renting a car in Dubai. Valet parking is available at most hotels. When we collected our cars, we often tip the valets.

Parking at Dubai Mall is free. There is also a paid valet service. The free parking was easy to use. You can’t park overnight and face fines. Mall of the Emirates, another popular mall, is also free for the first four hours and then around AED20 an hour.

Driving in the UAE

It’s easy to drive between Emirates and the UAE as most rentals allow you to drive within the UAE. We have enjoyed previous day trips to Abu Dhabi, where we visited the Grand Mosque and Louvre, as well as Yas Island’s theme parks, as well as Al Ain Oasis, UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Dubai Fuel Prices

The best thing about renting a car Dubai is the low cost of fuel. Late 2021 saw petrol (Gas), which is approximately AED 2.70 ($0.70 US/litre), and diesel, which is AED 2.80 ($0.79 US/litre). It is likely that you will rent a petrol car in Dubai.


Dubai’s toll system is an electronic system known as ‘Salik’ that applies to many roads around Dubai. Automatic (i.e. There are no toll booths and your rental car will be equipped with an RFID tag on its windshield. The system will register your rental car license plate every time you pass through the toll booth.

Road Quality

Dubai’s roads are excellent. We found that the UAE has an excellent motorway system.

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