If you’re traveling to the United Arab Emirates
for a holiday, you’ll
likely fly into either the Dubai International Airport or the Abu
Dhabi Airport. There are more and more flights landing in neighboring Sharjah as well as travel to the UAE increases. In Fujairah, Ras Al Khaimah and the
city of Al Ain, there are small
airports that serve less frequent international and national
flights to UAE. Service from Dubai and Abu Dhabi is offered
to the majority of main European destinations as well
as throughout the Gulf and prominent Middle Eastern cities.
UAE transportation also connects to India, Africa and Australia.
As a major world player it only makes sense that UAE transportation
is internationally connected.
Visitors should be able to arrange a UAE car rental from any of the major airports without any hassle. Even the smaller airports do offer budget car rental in UAE but they require a booking time far in advance of your trip as quantities are limited. If you’re flying into one of the smaller airports from another destination in the region and planning to fly out of Dubai, the best idea would be to wait to get to Dubai and rent a car there. This will help to avoid either having to go out of your way to return the UAE car rental or paying a fee to return it to another location.
Budget car rental in UAE is widely available. Gas prices are relatively low compared to many first world nations. Abu Dhabi is the largest emirate covering more than 80% of the land in the country. This is a great illustration of how close the other emirates actually are to each other. More and more travelers are spending some time in Dubai, enjoying the exciting attractions and then securing a UAE car rental to travel along the coast through some of the other intriguing emirates. There are many UAE resorts by the ocean, mountains, beaches, interesting Bedouin towns to explore, plenty of old souks where you’ll find all kinds of treasures while shopping, and more opportunity to learn about local culture.
There are so many advantages to overland UAE transportation that renting a car is an easy decision. That is, if you’re comfortable driving in a foreign country. If you find a good budget car rental in Dubai, you’ll be required to provide an international driver’s license, proof that you’re over 21 years old in most cases and that you have driven for more than a year. If you’re under 25, some UAE car rental agencies charge a nominal fee. You’ll also need a credit card as a security deposit and often you’ll also be required to provide a copy of both your driver’s license and your passport.
A budget car rental in UAE will cost a little more than in Western nations, yet it’s still quite affordable. They are a popular choice with travelers on UAE vacations and come in many sizes and models. Well-known rental agencies include Hertz, Budget, National and Thrifty. If you rent from local options like FAST, Real Car rental and Sixt UAE Car Rental you can usually get a better deal.
Dining, nightlife and many other things to do in UAE are all at your fingertips with your own car. The highways are modern and in great condition and there’s not much to worry about other than a stray camel or two. If you’re driving in Dubai, like any large city, it can be a frenzy of chaos. This is when cheap taxis and buses will feel like lifesavers. If you’re from the West you’ll feel right at home driving on the right side. Defensive driving will get you through in Dubai but you have to be all eyes and ears to survive the madness!