Going to Dubai is a truly exciting journey for both a newbie and a seasoned traveler. If you are going to visit this city for the first time, you are lucky: You are about to experience one of the most exciting feelings when you get to learn about all Dubai’s marvels, miracles, and sensations. Even if you have already visited the largest city in the UAE (yes, this title belongs to Dubai), it will not miss a chance to surprise you one more time with something fancy and luxurious.
To cover every sightseeing in Dubai, you need to choose the most suitable way of transportation. There are metro, buses, taxis, even bicycles and boats available for you. However, if you want to stay as independent as possible and keep exploring the city at your own pace, you may want to opt for renting a car. To make your experience with car rentals as positive as possible, follow the tips we listed below.
1. Make sure your documents are legit
It’s obvious that you should have all the necessary documents present with you when you go to a car rental. But first of all, you should know exactly what documents to take. If you are a UAE resident, you should have just a valid driving license, a medical test, and any type of ID. If you are a tourist, the list is a bit longer:
- Your passport
- Visa that is not expired
- Your home country’s driving license
- International Driving Permit
It may happen that some companies will require additional documents, so be sure to check the whole list of the rental’s website.
2. Check the agreement
This rule is relevant to any document you ever put your signature on. If you consider cars for rent in Dubai and the agreement is already in front of you, be sure to meticulously go through every point of it. You should clearly understand what your obligations and the obligations of the rental are, what you are allowed to do with the car, and what to do when something goes wrong. Also, feel free to ask questions if you want to clarify something in the text. This process sounds quite boring, but it will ensure that everything will go smoothly and both parties will be happy.
3. Examine the vehicle
The agreement is not the only thing to inspect before you hit the road. There is one more thing you can do to guarantee that your travel will be perfect. You can ask the rental company to show you the car you are going to drive even before you sign the documents. If everything is fine, you can continue your cooperation with the rental.
Also, take a look at the car when you are about to start driving and report all your concerns to the agency. It will save you from any unfounded accusations and prove that you were careful while driving the vehicle.
4. Don’t go outside the UAE
It’s absolutely forbidden to drive a rented car outside the territory of the United Arab Emirates. It can result not only in warnings or fines but in jail time. We are sure you don’t want to spoil your vacations like that. To cross the borders of the UAE on your rented vehicle, you have to get legal permission from the country’s authorities.
5. Be aware of the minimum age
It doesn’t matter how experienced you are in driving cars or how familiar you are with the traffic rules if your age does not correspond to the age limit. The laws of the UAE state that the age limit for renting a car is 21 years and some rentals can help you if you are 18 and older. However, a lot of companies do not give certain types of cars to people under the age of 25.
The final tip
Even though this list can be continued with multiple items, we would like to mention one more tip which is really important, especially in the 21st century. Before clicking on the very first website and choosing a vehicle, take a look at their clients’ reviews and the overall reputation of the rental. It would be even better if you check it up on third-party platforms. In most cases, this feedback will give you a transparent impression of the company. When everything is done, hop in the car and enjoy your ride.