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UAE Car Rental

Indigo are now offering UAE Car Rental. The United Arab Emirates consists of the capital Abu Dhabi, Ajman, Dubai, Fujairah, Ras al-Khaimah, Sharjah and Umm al-Quwain.

The population of the Emirates is just over 9 million people and it is estimated that almost 8 million of those are expatriates. This obviously means travel into and out of the Emirates is on a huge scale which is great news for those in the tourism industry. Airlines, hoteliers and car hire companies have all thrived in what is the 2nd largest economy in the Arab world.

We deal with all of the major car rental suppliers in the UAE, which means that we have access to a huge network of vehicles and various exclusive opportunities. UAE Car Rental is generally a low cost service, unless you are looking for something special. Prices are somewhat lower than a lot of western countries and the customer service is well known to be second to none.

Debit Card Car Hire In The UAE

We now have a supplier in the UAE that will allow payments to be made via Debit Card. This is a totally new service and is being trialled by one large supplier and we have exclusive access to bring it to you, our customers. Much like many other countries, there are certain requirements that your card must meet. However, the biggest difference to other debit card offerings is the way the deposit works. The supplier requires a deposit of 3500 Dirhams (Currently around £750), this is not frozen on the card but physically taken as a deposit transaction, this will be returned when the vehicle is checked in safe and sound but could take up to 30 days to hit your account, yes this is a long time but currently is the only way we can arrange rental cars without a credit card in the UAE.


UAE Car Rental – The Vehicles

UAE Car Rental companies tend to stick to what they know, you will expect to find a lot of Nissan and Toyota vehicles on fleet. From small city cars like the Nissan Micra and Toyota Yaris to the larger SUVs like a Toyota RAV4 or Nissan Patrol. In certain areas like Abu Dhabi & Dubai you can get your hands on any vehicle you may wish, if you have deep enough pockets.

Do I Need An International Driving Permit?

It is compulsory for everyone driving in the UAE to have an international permit (IDP) to accompany their own licence. If you are an expatriate resident of the UAE you must obtain a local licence. It is also useful but not compulsory to keep with you your rental agreement, insurance documents and photo ID.

UAE Car Rental – The Roads

  • In the United Arab Emirates you drive on the right hand side of the road. The reputation of local drivers precedes them and you should be prepared for wreckless behaviour, like undertaking and high speeds. When driving in the UAE you will gain an underanding of why they have some of the worlds highest accident and road death rates.
  • Avoid rush hours in the cities as much as possible and when venturing away from the cities be alert, you are sharing the road with Camels and livestock.
  • It is illegal to use a mobile phone when driving in the UAE, bad langauge, road rage and offensive hand gestures could also land you in trouble with the police.
  • The UAE has a zero tolerance when it comes to alcohol. Zero, None, Nada.. Do not drink and drive or you will almost certainly be hand a jail sentence.

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Small Car Hire UAE

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Large Car Hire UAE

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SUV Car Hire UAE

Luxury Vehicles

Luxury Car Hire UAE

UAE Car Rental – Locations

Contact Us Regarding UAE Car Rental

If you would like more information on hiring a car in the UAE, please feel free to contact our reservations and customer service teams. You can call us on 0113 88 00 748, email us at or chat with us online. We are here to answer your queries and to ensure you book with the supplier that meets your requirements.

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