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Cheap Car Hire in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates from $22

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 12/7 and drop-off date of 26/7. 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

EUROPCAR

Price of petrol per litre

$1.32

Average price per day

$49

Cheapest price per day

$22

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

$40

February

$42

March

$37

April

$39

May

$42

June

$42

July

$36

August

$34

September

$33

October

$37

November

$40

December

$43

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.

There are, in total, 353 car hire locations in Dubai that are operated by 53 companies. In the past week, small car is the cheapest car type users can hire (cheapest price last found: $22/day). Explore 4 car types currently offered from Dubai hire providers:

Economy

Economy

Compact

Compact

Intermediate

Intermediate

Standard

Standard

Full-size

Full-size

Full-size SUV

Full-size SUV

Premium

Premium

Luxury

Luxury

Compare available car types for hire 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

$30 - $43

All Car Types

$64 - $135

To hire a small car in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates, you would pay an average price of $37/day. March is the cheapest month to hire a small car in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates (~$30/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is September (~$43/day). In fact, March is about 19% 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, hiring a small car saves you 62% 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 $61/day. March is the cheapest month to hire a medium car in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates (~$47/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is June (~$93/day). In fact, March is about 25% 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, hiring a medium car saves you 35% 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 $161/day. May is the cheapest month to hire a large car in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates (~$103/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is November (~$227/day). In fact, May is about 37% 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, hiring a large car is 42% 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 $91/day. April is the cheapest month to hire a SUV in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates (~$70/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is March (~$195/day). In fact, April is about 24% 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, hiring a SUV saves you 5% 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 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 $138/day. June is the cheapest month to hire a van in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates (~$83/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is February (~$304/day). In fact, June is about 40% 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, hiring a van is 32% 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 $303/day. May is the cheapest month to hire a luxury car in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates (~$132/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is July (~$608/day). In fact, May is about 57% 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, hiring a luxury car is 69% 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 $233/day. January is the cheapest month to hire a convertible in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates (~$46/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is August (~$588/day). In fact, January is about 81% 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, hiring a convertible is 60% 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 Yaris Cross$22/day
4
M
A/C
Toyota Yaris Cross
Kia Picanto$23/day
2
M
A/C
Kia Picanto

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.
  • Pick up a hire car when you fly into Dubai International Airport (DXB) to discover the city. There are a range of companies in each Terminal (1, 2 and 3), easy to access no matter which you arrive in. Choose from local and international names, including Yelo, Autostrad, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Europcar, Hertz, National, Sixt and Thrifty.
  • If you're a young driver, it's essential to read the terms and conditions of your hire company, as some have restrictions on age. The legal driving age in Dubai is 18 years. However, some companies require you to be at least 21. Others need the primary driver to be at least 25 years old.
  • You must become familiar with the traffic signs to ensure you can drive responsibly in Dubai. Blue signs often serve as instructions that must be followed and circular signs with a red outline indicate behaviours drivers must avoid. Triangular signs featuring a red outline serve as warnings. Arabic and English are both presented on the signage.
  • Dubai speed limits are measured in kilometres per hour and offer a 20 km/h 'speed buffer' on highways. This means there are dedicated fast lanes. If you do not wish to drive in one of these lanes, avoiding the left lane is best. The right lanes are often dedicated to trucks and slow-moving vehicles. On large, eight-lane roads, it's best to pick a middle lane, as this will allow faster drivers to overtake you easily.

Top hire 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. Skim reviews, hire company locations, prices, and more before making 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 hire deals in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates. Plan your trip with ease and find the perfect hire option for your needs. There are currently 8 hire car agencies in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates with an average daily rate of $39. Data was last updated on 29 May 2024.
Some of the most attractive options when it comes to hiring a car in Dubai. Check back soon for more deals if you're not finding the one you're looking for.
Toyota Yaris Cross$22/day
4
M
A/C
Toyota Yaris Cross
Kia Picanto$23/day
2
M
A/C
Kia Picanto
Toyota Corolla$25/day
5
M
A/C
Toyota Corolla

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.
  • What local places can I visit near Dubai?

    Driving around Dubai can be a great way to see the city. If you want to escape the metropolis, having a car makes it easy to access out-of-reach places. For nature lovers, head to Jebel Hafeet, where you'll find the second-highest mountain in the United Arab Emirates. For off-road driving, safe for beginners, drive to Wadi Wurrayah, a place known for waterfalls and canyons. For a scenic drive, head to Rafaq Village, where you'll drive between dunes and mountains.

  • What tolls or congestion charges are in Dubai?

    Dubai has a few roads with tolls when you enter the Sheikh Zayed Road. As there are multiple entries, you'll have to find the closest gate to pay the toll. Large highways like the Sheikh Zayed Road and Sheikh Rashid Road are where you'll typically find the toll gates. The toll rate is subject to change according to traffic demand and other factors.

  • Where can I park my hire car at Dubai Airport and in Dubai?

    At Dubai Airport, you can choose between Premium and Economy parking in Terminals 1 and 2. In the Dubai city centre, many zones have specific times and conditions. For example, zone A and B are for commercial parking, whereas C and D are non-commercial. The zones are from A to K, and most of them are specific to certain areas. Zone E is designated for car parks and underground parking, the latter of which is free. These parking restrictions are all from Monday to Saturday, with free parking on Sunday. Parking for Zones A, B, C, D, G, H, I, J and K is typically from 8:00 to 22:00. Zone E finishes at 23:00 and Zone F at 18:00. During Ramadan, there are often different times; for example, 8:00-18:00, 20:00-00:00.

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

    Australians are required to present a few documents when hiring a car in Dubai. You will need a payment card, your passport, an international driving licence and your local driving licence. Depending on your hire company, your payment card could be a credit or debit card; check the company policy to confirm. Printing your email confirmation and bringing it when picking up your vehicle is also recommended.

  • What is the cheapest hire car found in Dubai?

    In the past two weeks, Cheapflights users have found many deals under $49/day when booking a car hire in Dubai. The absolute best deal a user found was for $25/day from Ace, 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 rental car in Dubai from the following companies over the past two weeks: Goldcar Rental SP ($22/day), Enterprise Rent-A-Car ($23/day), and SURPRICE CAR RENTAL ($27/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 $1.32/litre over the past month, costing you anywhere between $59 and $85 to fill up a car’s fuel tank.

  • How much does it cost to hire a car in Dubai for a week from Europcar?

    Europcar is one of the most popular car hire companies in Dubai, offering car hire for around $427 per week on average.

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

    Our data suggests that booking early can save you up to 39% on a hire car in Dubai. Take advantage of below-average prices by booking at least 7 days prior to your desired date.

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

    Yes, hiring a vehicle in Dubai for a month is certainly possible.

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

    The monthly cost of a car hire in Dubai is $1,830 ($61/day) on average.

  • 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 $48. 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 $56 per day.

  • What car do most people hire in Dubai?

    The most popular car to hire while in Dubai is the Peugeot 3008, which is a Intermediate vehicle.

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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 ($15+).

Electric

Electric

Hybrid

Hybrid

Petrol/Diesel

Petrol/Diesel

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