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Car hire at Dubai International Airport

Sprawled on the shores of the Persian Gulf, Dubai is the gem of the Middle East. The city strikes the imagination with its record-breaking skyscrapers, modern infrastructure, turbulent history, and vibrant culture, and airport car rental in Dubai is the best way to capture it all during your trip.

Indeed, you can start your ride as soon as you land. A set of wheels on hand allows you to drive on wide urban streets, and venture outside the city limits.

Want to rent a car in Dubai now? You are in the right place! Cheap and reliable deals from Hertz, Alamo, National, Europcar, and other providers are waiting for you to hit the road. On our website, you can see all offers at once, and sort/compare them according to multiple criteria.

Fill out the search form at the top of the page to start booking. For more information about hiring a car in Dubai, continue reading below!

Mini

goldcar

Kia Picanto

Kia Picanto

from AED60.4 per day

Economy

goldcar

Hyundai Accent

Hyundai Accent

from AED60.9 per day

Compact

goldcar

Hyundai Elantra

Hyundai Elantra

from AED70.7 per day

Intermediate

goldcar

Mazda 6

Mazda 6

from AED81.7 per day

Cheap car rental at Dubai Airport

When you hire a car in Dubai, price is one of the main deciding factors. Naturally, you want to economise and therefore look for a cheap deal. However, a low price is not always the best solution because you don't know what it includes. Also, keep in mind that many factors affect the final rate, and the trip duration is one of the most important price influencers. So, take a closer look at the approximate daily, weekly, and monthly rental rates below.

Daily costs for renting a car at Dubai Airport

A particular vehicle category, availability, and seasonal demand can raise and lower the price. Based on current rates, the cheapest daily car rental in Dubai is Mini Kia Picanto available for AED58.8 per day by GOLDCAR. On the other hand, the most expensive deal is Convertible Mercedes C300 Convertible for AED602.3 per day offered by ADDCAR, resulting in an average cost of around AED177.9 per day.

Dubai Airport car rental weekly price

Did you know that hiring a car for a week can be cheaper than a 5-6-day-long hold? Yes, this is not a joke - companies use discount rates for long-term deals, and 7 days are the minimum period from which they are available. Therefore, you stand to gain if you stretch your trip. In case you don't focus on a specific company and vehicle brand/class, the weekly rates look like this:

  • The cheapest Dubai Airport hire price per week is AED350.4.
  • On average, prepare to pay AED1031.8 per week for a rental car at Dubai Airport.

Monthly car rental at Dubai Airport

On our website, you can enjoy a cheap car rental in Dubai on a monthly basis. Browse through the minimum, average, and maximum prices for this period below.

  • The minimum rate for hiring a car at Dubai Airport is AED1631.1 per month
  • The average cost for car rental at Dubai Airport fluctuates around AED4803 per month.

The cheapest rental cars at Dubai Airport

The price strongly depends on the vehicle type and class. That’s why, one of the effective ways to find the cheapest car rental in Dubai is to search for it in the cheapest category among those that suit your needs. To get your bearings, look at the minimum rates for different groups in the following list.

  • The cost of an Economy car starts from AED62.4 per day
  • Compact models are available for a minimum of AED69.8 per day
  • The cheapest SUVs are worth AED95.5 per day
  • The lowest Intermediate car rental rate is AED77.1 per day
  • The price of a Standard model starts from AED80.8 per day
  • The minimum price for a Luxury Car is AED216.7 per day
  • The cost of a Fullsize Car starts from AED110.2 per day

The cheapest prices appear in advance. Therefore, we recommend pre-reserving a car to get the best deal.

Car rental companies at Dubai Airport Terminal 1

After landing, you can rent a vehicle at Dubai Airport Terminal 1. Counters are available in the Arrivals Hall, opposite the Duty-Free Store. The list of companies that sit in T1 includes:

  • Yelo
  • Autostrad
  • Dollar
  • Al Wefaq
  • Avis
  • Fast
  • Budget
  • National
  • Europcar
  • Thrifty
  • Hertz
  • Sixt

Car rental companies at Dubai Airport Terminal 2

You can easily find providers’ offices in Terminal 2. They are located in the arrivals hall, not far from the Costa Café. After picking up your luggage, follow the overhead signs to reach them. In Terminal 2, you can use the service of such providers as:

  • Yelo
  • Dollar
  • Al Wefaq
  • Sixt
  • Avis
  • Thrifty
  • National
  • Hertz

Car rental companies at Dubai Airport Terminal 3

With over 168 rental car parking slots, Terminal 3 at Dubai Airport is one of the largest buildings on the globe. At Dubai Airport T3, car rentals can be found at level 1 parking, in the arrivals area. The following providers are available within T3:

  • Enterprise
  • Avis
  • Budget
  • Dollar
  • Europcar
  • Hertz
  • National
  • Sixt
  • Thrifty

Contacts of car rental companies in Dubai

For questions, complaints, and any other feedback, please contact your company at the phone number listed in the following table. Also, consider business hours to coordinate your pick-up and arrival times.

Company

Number

Work hours

Yelo

+971 54 331 6424

24h

Autostrad

+971 4 224 5040

8:00 am - 11:00 pm

Enterprise Rent A Car

+971 4 224 5056

24h

Avis

+971 4 518 6788

24h

Budget

+971 800 283438

24h

Dollar

+971 4 336 5065

8:00 am - 11:00 pm

Europcar

+971 4 506 3051

24h

Fast

+971 4 283 3448

8:00 am - 11:00 pm

Hertz

+971 800 43789

24h

National

+971 4 220 3023

24h

Sixt

+971 800 7498

24h

Thrifty

+971 54 581 2481

24h

Dubai car rental companies with a shuttle from the airport

If you don’t know where to find a rent-a-car service at Dubai Airport, look among off-site companies. They are located outside the facility and provide shuttle buses to their offices. Getting to the shuttle parking takes a few minutes. After claiming your luggage, look for overhead signage with a picture of a car and a key above it.

Following the signs, make your way to the arrivals hall and exit through Gate 3. Then, head to the nearest car park where the bus will be waiting to pick you up. As a rule, shuttles run every 15-30 minutes, and the trip to the providers’ offices takes not more than 10 minutes. You can find shuttle pick-up addresses and contact phone numbers of these companies below.

Payless

Address: 7 51st St - Garhoud - Dubai

Phone: +971 56 416 6810

Firefly

Address: Airport Road, Umm Ramool

Phone: +971 4 206 000

Car rental types at Dubai Airport

You can easily find a cheap car rental at Dubai Airport T1, T2, and T3 on our website. Companies we work with provide a wide range of deals. From small economy models to large passenger vans, be sure to pick the perfect vehicle for your special leisure or business needs. If you are still undecided about which category to prefer, take a look at all available options and their descriptions below.

  • SUV – with higher ground clearance and a 4x4 system, SUVs handle a variety of terrain. The spacious interior of such a car provides a comfortable ride for 5-7 people, while the trunk can accommodate 2-3 pieces of luggage.
  • Estate - the main difference between the estate and a regular sedan is an elongated body and more luggage space in the back. This feature makes it an excellent choice for long-distance road trips.
  • Luxury - this category includes vehicles from top-class brands. A typical luxury model is a full-size sedan with rich interior trim, a stylish exterior, and plenty of advanced options inside.
  • Intermediate - larger than an economy and compact but smaller than a full-size car, the intermediate one offers the perfect combination of a fairly roomy interior and agility. It copes with most travel tasks involving up to 5 people.
  • Full-size - full-size cars are ideal for long-distance trips with 4-5 passengers. A spacious interior and a roomy trunk are their main features.
  • Premium - a premium vehicle is a regular mid-size or full-size sedan that comes in the most refined configuration. This is the main difference from the luxury category.
  • Van - featuring a boxy body design, this vehicle has a front row of seats and passenger/cargo space behind it. It’s ideal for group travel (up to 15 passengers) and transporting bulky items.

Best car rental brands in Dubai

Want to enjoy a stylish ride behind the wheel of an Audi? Or maybe your desire is to feel hundreds of horsepower under the hood of a BMW? The good news is that multiple brands are at your disposal. For a more informed Dubai Airport car rental choice, view the popular automakers and models in the following hotlist.

  • Volkswagen - this brand offers reliable and practical vehicles in numerous vehicle categories. Golf, T-Roc, and Transporter are the most common models in the automaker’s lineup.
  • Seat - the Spanish manufacturer is present in several vehicle groups and knows how to make your trip better. Travellers often pick up the Seat Leon and Seat Ateca, the most rented models.
  • Toyota is a household name in the world of nice-looking, cheap cars. You will be happy to drive Toyota Aygo, Toyota Camry, Toyota Corolla, and Toyota RAV4.
  • Kia – headquartered in South Korea, Kia produces modern cars for drivers of all ages. From economy Kia Rio to MPV Kia Carnival, you will find the perfect model for special needs.
  • Audi - a car from Audi is the embodiment of modern technology in a stylish body. Also, passengers can enjoy luxurious interiors. Audi A3, A5, A6, and Q7 are among the models available in Dubai.
  • Jeep - the American manufacturer is a specialist in SUVs, and offers high-performance 4x4 vehicles for a variety of needs. The Jeep Wrangler, Grand Cherokee, Renegade, and Compass are the most popular models.
  • BMW - a stylish look and a powerful engine are characteristic features of BMW. Whether it's a BMW 5-Series or a BMW X5, you'll have an unforgettable driving experience.

Luxury brands at DXB Airport

Also, you can choose a car from luxury brands, such as

  • Porsche - the German automaker combines a luxurious interior and outstanding driving performance into a single vehicle. Every model, from the Porsche 911 to the Porsche Cayenne or Panamera, offers an elegant setting in a sporty body.
  • Mercedes - as a benchmark in the premium car market, Mercedes introduces cutting-edge technology and luxury design in its vehicles. You can find all these features in the Mercedes C-Class, E-Class, S-Class, and Sprinter.
  • Tesla - the iconic electric car maker offers a super-modern cockpit with bells and whistles. However, its driving performance is no less impressive. You can book Tesla Model 3 and Model S on our website.

How to book a specific car model at DXB Airport?

When making a booking, you do secure not a specific model. So expect to get something similar, not exactly what you booked. Why is this happening? This is because companies sort their vehicles according to key characteristics such as body type, passenger capacity, size, and class, and several models at once can fall under these specs. That is why the company doesn’t guarantee that you will pick up the reference model seen on the booking screen.

If you want to reserve a specific make and model at DXB Airport, activate our search form at the top of the page. Next, look for offers labelled with a 'Guaranteed car model' sign. When reserving such a deal, the supplier undertakes to provide you with the selected model.

TOP-10 car rental companies in Dubai

Catching the right agency is extremely important. Therefore, every traveller wants to find the best company to hire a car in Dubai. However, there are many criteria by which a supplier can be considered the best. For some, the price is the most decisive factor, while others are judged by customer reviews. So, we have prepared for you a list of popular criteria for choosing a company and the best options in each category.

  • The Best providers according to customer rating - Yelo, Autostrad, and Avis
  • The Best providers in terms of pricing - Budget, Europcar, and Hertz
  • The Best providers for underage rentals - National and Sixt
  • The Best providers for the selection of brands - Thrifty and Payless.

AVIS

AVIS

⭐ 7.7 / 10

THRIFTY

THRIFTY

⭐ 8.4 / 10

SIXT

SIXT

⭐ 7.7 / 10

DOLLAR

DOLLAR

⭐ 8.7 / 10

HERTZ

HERTZ

⭐ 8.2 / 10

NATIONAL

NATIONAL

⭐ 7.6 / 10

Extra options for a rental car at Dubai Airport

For your comfort and safety, companies offer a wide range of optional extras. Among them are GPS navigators, Bluetooth adapters, WiFi hotspots, baby seats, and luggage racks. You can add the necessary items during online car rental in Dubai on our website or at the company’s counter in the terminal.

Car rental deposit in Dubai

All car hire offers in Dubai require a deposit to be held on the customer's credit or debit card. This amount will be blocked and not available for the duration of the trip. Its amount ranges from 1,500 AED ($400) to 5,000 AED ($1,300) and may vary depending on the vehicle class. This money will be refunded within 5-10 days after the car drops off, minus the amount required to compensate for possible expenses.

Rent a car with an additional driver in Dubai

You can add one or more extra drivers to your booking to have someone replace you at the wheel. Each of them must appear at the counter for authorization, and comply with the company's driver's licence policy. It will cost you about 20 AED to hire a driver for a day in Dubai but the maximum amount per trip usually doesn’t exceed about 150 AED, depending on the specific company. Please add this option when making a reservation on our website, or when picking up keys at the desk.

Dubai Airport one-way car hire

Often, it's much more exciting not to be tied to one location. That is why consider collecting your car at Dubai Airport and returning it to a different location within or outside your city/emirate. Keep in mind that companies apply a one-way charge in this case. To view the availability of a one-way option on our website, please complete the search form for specific pick-up/drop-off destinations. The total price you see on the booking screen will already contain a one-way fee.

Documents for car rental in Dubai

You must provide a certain set of documents at Dubai Airport in order to rent a car. However, they are different for locals and those who come to the United Arab Emirates from other countries. Residents can get by with copies of their passports, residential visas, valid UAE driving licences, and Emirates IDs. At the same time, foreign travellers should have on hand the originals of the following documents:

  • Passport with visa
  • Domestic driving licence
  • International driving licence
  • Credit/debit card issued in the major driver’s name.

FAQ about car rental at DXB and in Dubai

How much does it cost to rent a car in Dubai Airport?

The cheapest deal at DXB Airport is Mini Kia Picanto available for AED58.8 per day from GOLDCAR. In a weekly equivalent, you will pay a minimum of AED350.4. At the same time, the average price is AED177.9 per day or AED1031.8 per week.

What is the minimum age for car rental in Dubai?

The minimum age to legally drive in the UAE is 18. However, you must be at least 21 to rent a car. Plus, companies require a valid driver's licence held for at least 6 months. Please note that UAE residents must carry a UAE driving licence issued at least 12 months prior to the commencement of the journey.

What is the best car rental in Dubai?

The best car rental means it perfectly meets all your requirements and has an affordable price. Fill out our search form and use filters to find the best deal in Dubai from Hertz, Avis, Sixt, Europcar, and other reputable companies.

How to rent a car in Dubai without a deposit?

The deposit serves as a financial guarantee of your liability to the company for possible damage to the vehicle and other expenses incurred during the trip. This means car rental in Dubai with no deposit is usually not available. Please fill out the search form to learn about the companies' deposit policies and find the best option for your upcoming trip.

What is the fuel price in Dubai?

On average, the fuel price in Dubai is 5.1 AED ($5.1) per gallon or 1.9 AED ($1.9) per litre.

Can I use the long-term car rental service in Dubai?

Yes, you can enjoy a long-term car rental service in Dubai, with a maximum available duration of 1 month. The cheapest monthly price is AED1631.1, while on average, you will pay AED4803 per month to rent a car in Dubai.

What is required to drive in Dubai, UAE?

The main things required to drive a hire car in Dubai are compliance with a minimum age of 21 and having a valid driving licence held for at least 12 months. An International Driving Permit is also needed if you are an overseas renter.

What companies offer rental cars with unlimited mileage at Dubai Airport?

Unlimited miles are available at the majority of companies including Avis, Budget, Enterprise, Hertz, National, and Speedy car rental in Dubai. However, some restrictions may apply. Activate our search form for a complete list of providers offering unlimited mileage.

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