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Cheap Car Hire in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates from R271

This price is the cheapest per day rate found by a Cheapflights user in the last 72 hours by searching for a car hire in Dubai with a pick-up date of 4/6 and drop-off date of 27/6. Fares are subject to change and may not be available at all agencies or on all dates of hire. Click the price to replicate the search for this deal.
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Dubai, the United Arab Emirates car hires in 2024

Get helpful information to start your search for the perfect car hire in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates. The average price data is based on the last 12 months and was last updated on 29 May 2024.

Most popular company

GOLDENKEYCARRENTAL

Price of petrol per litre

R15,95

Average price per day

R900

Cheapest price per day

R271

What is the cheapest time to rent a car in Dubai?

Discover the most affordable period to rent a car in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates and save money on your trip. The monthly average price data is based on historical data over the last year and was last updated on 29 May 2024.

January

R494

February

R513

March

R458

April

R476

May

R513

June

R513

July

R439

August

R421

September

R403

October

R458

November

R494

December

R531

Currently, the cheapest month to rent a car in Dubai is September. The most expensive time to rent a car is December. The cheapest prices for each month are shown above, but prices will vary based on availability, how far out you book your rental car, and of course, car type.

Popular car types in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates

Explore the most popular car models available for hire in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates and choose the one that suits your needs. The price data is sourced from various car hire companies and was last updated on 29 May 2024.

At R271/day, small car is the cheapest car type available for hire in Dubai in the past week. Out of 53 car hire agencies operating in Dubai, there are, in total, 352 hire locations. View below for 4 offered car types:

Economy

Economy

Compact

Compact

Intermediate

Intermediate

Standard

Standard

Full-size

Full-size

People carrier

People carrier

Full-size SUV

Full-size SUV

Premium

Premium

Compare available car types for rental in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates

Compare and contrast the various car types offered for hire in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates to find the perfect fit for your trip. Price data is based on averages over the last 12 months and was last updated on 29 May 2024.

Small cars

R359 - R661

All Car Types

R673 - R1 485

To hire a small car in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates, you would pay an average price of R453/day. August is the cheapest month to hire a small car in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates (~R359/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is May (~R661/day). In fact, August is about 21% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a small car hire for Dubai. When comparing with other car types available for hire in Dubai, renting a small car saves you 59% in costs. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity. Here are the best Dubai small car hire prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To hire a medium car in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates, you would pay an average price of R686/day. July is the cheapest month to hire a medium car in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates (~R502/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is January (~R1 096/day). In fact, July is about 27% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a medium car hire for Dubai. When comparing with other car types available for hire in Dubai, renting a medium car saves you 38% in costs. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity. Here are the best Dubai medium car hire prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To hire a large car in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates, you would pay an average price of R2 353/day. October is the cheapest month to hire a large car in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates (~R1 418/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is May (~R4 170/day). In fact, October is about 40% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a large car hire for Dubai. When comparing with other car types available for hire in Dubai, renting a large car is 54% more expensive. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity. Here are the best Dubai large car hire prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To hire a SUV in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates, you would pay an average price of R1 137/day. August is the cheapest month to hire a SUV in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates (~R556/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is March (~R1 577/day). In fact, August is about 52% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a SUV hire for Dubai. When comparing with other car types available for hire in Dubai, renting a SUV is 3% more expensive. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity. Here are the best Dubai SUV hire prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To hire a van in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates, you would pay an average price of R2 065/day. September is the cheapest month to hire a van in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates (~R780/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is February (~R6 147/day). In fact, September is about 63% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a van hire for Dubai. When comparing with other car types available for hire in Dubai, renting a van is 47% more expensive. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity.

To hire a luxury car in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates, you would pay an average price of R3 676/day. February is the cheapest month to hire a luxury car in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates (~R1 655/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is May (~R7 960/day). In fact, February is about 55% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a luxury car hire for Dubai. When comparing with other car types available for hire in Dubai, renting a luxury car is 70% more expensive. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity.

To hire a convertible in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates, you would pay an average price of R1 739/day. November is the cheapest month to hire a convertible in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates (~R411/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is September (~R8 732/day). In fact, November is about 77% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a convertible hire for Dubai. When comparing with other car types available for hire in Dubai, renting a convertible is 37% more expensive. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity.

Toyota Corolla QuestR271/day
4
M
A/C
Toyota Corolla Quest
Nissan AlmeraR278/day
2
M
A/C
Nissan Almera

Tips for hiring a car in Dubai

Browse helpful tips for hiring a car in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates including age restrictions, car type suggestions and more. Tips were last updated on 29 May 2024.
  • Driving in Dubai is usually a pleasant experience, as the city roads are spacious, smooth and well-maintained. Dubai is served by a network of multi-lane freeways, such as the E11 and the E44, that are generally flat and comfortable to drive on and that connect with important locations, like Dubai Airport (DXB) and the Burj Khalifa Tower. Although the weather is mostly dry in Dubai, you should take care on the roads if it rains, as the road surfaces can be slippery.
  • Want to get on the road as soon as you land in Dubai? Hiring a car at Dubai Airport is a convenient way to start your trip. Car hire desks are available inside the Arrivals Halls in Terminals 1, 2 and 3. You will find these car hire desks located just after the luggage collection areas and after customs. From the airport, you can reach central Dubai by car in around 7-10min and reach the Palm Jumeirah resorts in around 30min.
  • If you want to avoid traffic congestion in Dubai, it is a good idea to avoid driving during the commuter rush hours. Rush hour in Dubai is usually from 06:30 to 08:30 and 17:30 to 20:00 on weekdays. You may also find that the roads get very busy on weekends between 14:00 and 15:30, as this is usually when parents head out to collect their kids from school. At the weekends, the roads will generally be quieter, although you may still meet some traffic during peak times. Most congestion occurs on major highways, such as the E11, E66 and E102.
  • Dubai has strict laws when it comes to driving under the influence. This means that there is a zero-tolerance policy for drinking and driving and that drivers must have a clean blood-alcohol level if they are stopped by authorities. Random breathalyser tests are not common in Dubai, but if you are involved in an accident, you will be tested. Drivers who are caught driving while drunk can face a substantial fine and even jail time.
  • Most car hire companies in Dubai will not let you drive your hire vehicle into other states or countries during your stay. However, a few car hire companies may allow this if you make prior arrangements with them. Even if your car hire company agrees to let you take your hire car out of the country, you will need to get a letter of authority from them stating that you have permission to do this and keep this letter in the car with you at all times.

Top rental agencies in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates

Explore the leading car hire agencies in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates known for their outstanding service and extensive range of vehicles to choose from. There are currently 8 car hire companies in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates. Reviews were last updated on 29 May 2024.
Hire a car with one of the top providers serving the Dubai area such as Budget, Fast Rent A Car and Alamo. Reviews, pricing info, pickup locations, and other important details are available to aid your decision.

Budget

5,2
Fair
70 reviews11 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

6,2

Comfort

5,8

Overall

5,1

Pick-up/drop-off

5,3

Value

5,2

Fast Rent A Car

8 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

8,6

Comfort

7,3

Overall

7,3

Pick-up/drop-off

6,0

Value

6,0

Alamo

7,2
Good
17 reviews8 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

7,6

Comfort

7,5

Overall

7,0

Pick-up/drop-off

6,8

Value

7,5

Hertz

7,2
Good
17 reviews8 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

8,0

Comfort

7,7

Overall

7,3

Pick-up/drop-off

6,8

Value

7,1

Dollar

6,5
Okay
18 reviews17 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

6,9

Comfort

6,4

Overall

6,4

Pick-up/drop-off

6,6

Value

6,5

Europcar

6,1
Okay
11 reviews14 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

7,1

Comfort

6,5

Overall

6,0

Pick-up/drop-off

5,8

Value

6,0

Thrifty

5,9
Fair
13 reviews23 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

6,4

Comfort

6,2

Overall

5,9

Pick-up/drop-off

5,4

Value

6,1

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

5,8
Fair
10 reviews8 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

6,8

Comfort

6,9

Overall

5,8

Pick-up/drop-off

5,4

Value

6,4

Best Dubai, the United Arab Emirates car hire deals found

Browse through a selection of recently found affordable car hiredeals in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates. Plan your trip with ease and find the perfect rental option for your needs. There are currently 8 hire car agencies in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates with an average daily rate of R471. Data was last updated on 29 May 2024.
Peruse the best Dubai car hire deals we've found. Be sure to confirm the details of the deal, such as car type, daily rate, and pickup location.
Toyota Corolla QuestR271/day
4
M
A/C
Toyota Corolla Quest
Nissan AlmeraR278/day
2
M
A/C
Nissan Almera
Toyota Corolla QuestR351/day
5
M
A/C
Toyota Corolla Quest

Car hire FAQs

Find answers to frequently asked questions about car hires in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates, including policies, requirements, and more. FAQs were last updated on 29 May 2024.
  • Which nearby cities can I drive to from Dubai?

    Due to its advanced road network, the United Arab Emirates is an excellent country to explore by car. When you hire a car in Dubai, you can easily use this location as a convenient jumping-off point to visit some of the other major cities in the UAE. For example, when you hire a car in Dubai, you will be able to drive to Abu Dhabi in roughly 1h 25min. These cities are connected by the E11 highway. You can also get to the desert city of Al Ain from Dubai in around 1h 45min or visit the northern city of Ras Al-Khaimah.

  • What documents do I need to hire a car in Dubai?

    South African drivers will need to have their passport, valid driving licence and tourist visa to hire a car in the United Arab Emirates. When you go to collect your hire car, you will also need to take your credit or debit card to pay for your vehicle. If you have pre-paid or paid a deposit online, you should take the payment card you used to make this purchase. Car hire agencies in the United Arab Emirates have built-in third-party insurance. However, if you would like additional insurance, you should buy this in advance, as purchasing insurance options through your car hire company when you arrive can be expensive.

  • What is the cheapest hire car found in Dubai?

    In the past two weeks, Cheapflights users have found many deals under R900/day when booking a car hire in Dubai. The absolute best deal a user found was for R586/day from Autostrad Rent A Car, booked on May 26.

  • What car hire company is typically the cheapest in Dubai?

    According to our data, users have found the cheapest deals when booking a car hire in Dubai from the following companies over the past two weeks: GREEN MOTION (R271/day), Alamo (R278/day), and Autostrad Rent A Car (R351/day).

  • Which car hire company is considered to be the best in Dubai?

    Taking our users’ ratings and reviews into consideration, National (10,0 rating), keddy by Europcar (10,0 rating) and Alamo (7,5 rating) seem to be the best car hire companies in Dubai.

  • What are petrol prices like in Dubai?

    The average price of petrol in Dubai is R15,95/litre over the past month, costing you anywhere between R717 and R1 036 to fill up a car’s fuel tank.

  • How much does it cost to hire a car in Dubai for a week from Golden Key Car Rental?

    Golden Key Car Rental is a popular option for travellers looking for car hire in Dubai. You can expect the average cost of car hire to be about R16 600 per week.

  • How far in advance should I hire a car in Dubai for the best price?

    Hiring your favourite car model can become more difficult the closer you are to your desired travel date. It’s ideal to book early to have that peace of mind. An early booking can save you up to 39% in Dubai - we recommend booking at least 7days in advance.

  • Can I rent a car for a month in Dubai?

    The length of time you can book a car hire for is subject to the inventory of the supplier. When renting a vehicle from Dubai it should be possible to hire a car for a whole month if needed.

  • How much does it cost to rent a car in Dubai for a month?

    Generally, a month-long car rental in Dubai can be found for about R71 143, with the average price for a rental being around R2 371 a day. Book with Autostrad Rent A Car, to take advantage of their cheap prices and pay 87% less compared to the average price of car rentals in Dubai.

  • How much is a car hire in Dubai for a weekend?

    For a weekend car hire in Dubai, you can expect the average price to be around R0. Usually a Compact hire in Dubai is your cheapest weekend car hire option, though you should always check Cheapflights to see if there are other deals on alternative car hire types. If you do opt for hiring a Compact for June, it will cost approximately R367 per day.

  • What car do most people hire in Dubai?

    Class Economy SUV, which is a Economy vehicle, is the most popular to hire at Dubai according to Cheapflights users.

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Small car hires in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates

Find small car hire deals in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates from well-known providers in the area and save on gas mileage with the options provided below. small car hires in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates cost an average of R589 per day. Price data was last updated on 29 May 2024.
Renault KwidR415/day
2
M
A/C
Renault Kwid
Renault KwidR415/day
2
M
A/C
Renault Kwid
Renault KwidR433/day
2
M
A/C
Renault Kwid

Car hires by fuel type in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates

Browse car hires by fuel type in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates. Currently, Petrol/Diesel cars are the cheapest to rent in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates. Deals were last updated on 29 May 2024.

Browse through car hire deals by fuel type in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates. There are currently 3 fuel types to choose from with Petrol/Diesel being the cheapest (R15+).

Electric

Electric

Hybrid

Hybrid

Petrol/Diesel

Petrol/Diesel

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