All-inclusive car rental in United Arab Emirates

Discover the enchanting beauty the UAE has to offer with a rental car.

Car rental in the UAE gives you the freedom to explore the bustling cities such as Dubai and Abu Dhabi, as well as the peaceful oases, traditional markets and historic villages. With its warm climate and friendly people, the UAE is the perfect destination for an unforgettable holiday.

Discover the United Arab Emirates without worries with a rental car from Sunny Cars. Our all-in formula offers optimal insurance, unlimited mileage, windows-tires-undercarriage-roof damage cover and theft insurance. All you have to do is sign and get in, and we'll take care of the rest!

Where can you rent a car in the United Arab Emirates?

From North to South, throughout the United Arab Emirates there is at least one option to pick up your rental car. Curious about the options?

  • Airport office: want to hit the road as soon as you land? No problem! We offer several options to get started immediately at various airports, such as Abu Dhabi, Dubai or Sharjah.
  • City office: would you prefer to relax first before exploring the city with a rental car? We totally understand! Visit one of our city offices in popular UAE cities such as Al Ain, Ras al-Khaimah or Dubai.
  • Hotel delivery: hotel delivery of your rental car is also possible. This way, you can spend a few days getting used to your new stay in UAE first. The rental car will be delivered to your address by our local partner at an agreed time, and collected again when the rental period is over. 

Don't fancy queuing at the queue? Book the fastlane service in advance!

Sunny Cars is not only known for our all-inclusive car rental formula, but we also offer additional services to make your car rental even more tailor-made.

With Fastlane service, you can skip the queues at airport counters and get on the road quickly. It's the perfect way to save precious time and enjoy your holiday right away.


Useful to know when car rental in United Arab Emirates.

Road signs in the UAE

Most road signs in the United Arab Emirates are bilingual, with instructions in both Arabic and English. 

Busy days on UAE roads

The United Arab Emirates can be very busy during holiday periods and during major events, such as the Dubai Shopping Festival.

Paying tolls in UAE

There are toll roads in the UAE, such as the Salik toll gates in Dubai. Toll vignettes are electronic and are levied through automatic number plate recognition. Your rental car is automatically registered, and the toll is charged to the rental company. 

Refuelling in the UAE

Fuelling in the UAE is similar to the Netherlands. Petrol stations are easy to find along main roads and in cities. They accept both credit cards and cash.

Frequently asked questions about your car hire in United Arab Emirates

Do you need a credit card to rent a car in United Arab Emirates?

Yes, you need a credit card to rent a car in United Arab Emirates. The car rental company uses the credit card as a deposit for any damage to the car. Before booking, check whether the main driver of the rental car has a credit card. Also, make sure you have the physical credit card with you and know the PIN. Moreover, keep enough spending space free on your credit card for the deposit.

Can I add a second driver to my car hire in United Arab Emirates?

A second driver is not included as standard with our all-inclusive car hire package. You can add a second driver to your car hire by:

  • Renting a car with the Additional Driver service
  • Adding the additional driver as an extra during rental car pick-up. There will be an additional charge for this locally. 

How old do you need to be to rent a car rental in United Arab Emirates?

The minimum age to drive a rental car in United Arab Emirates is usually 25, but this can vary by location and even by category. Read the rental conditions of the rental car you want to rent to see what the minimum age is. 

How much does a rental car cost in United Arab. Emirates?

The cost of car rental in United Arab. Emirates can vary a lot. It depends on the supply and demand during the desired rental period. For the most accurate price information, we recommend filling in the rental period and destination on our website. That way, you can find out what the all-inclusive rental price is for your car rental in United Arab. Emirates.

Facts about the United Arab Emirates

Discover the magic of the United Arab Emirates by rental car

Located on the Persian Gulf, the United Arab Emirates is a land of contrasts. Here you will find futuristic cities like Dubai and Abu Dhabi, with their impressive skyscrapers and luxury resorts, alongside traditional oases, ancient forts and colourful souks. With a rental car, you can discover all facets of the UAE, from its bustling metropolises to tranquil deserts and historical treasures.

Top 5 sights to visit with a rental car in the United Arab Emirates

  • Burj Khalifa - The world's tallest skyscraper, with an observation deck for panoramic views.
  • Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque - An impressive and beautifully detailed mosque in Abu Dhabi.
  • Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve - Explore the desert and take a ride on a camel.
  • Palm Jumeirah - An artificial island with luxury resorts and a lively nightlife scene.
  • Al Ain Oasis - A green oasis with historic irrigation systems and traditional buildings.

Roads in the United Arab Emirates

The roads in the United Arab Emirates are among the most modern in the world. They are wide, well-maintained and well-signposted, making driving in the country easy and comfortable. 

What kind of rental car do I need in the United Arab Emirates?

For visiting the United Arab Emirates, we recommend opting for an SUV or a luxury sedan. The mountainous terrain and changing landscapes make a car with a larger engine and four-wheel drive handy.

Best travel time to visit the United Arab Emirates

The best time to visit the United Arab Emirates is from October to April, when the weather is pleasant with mild temperatures. The summer months are very hot, so avoiding June to September is recommended.

Food and drink from the United Arab Emirates

The UAE is known for its diverse culinary scene. Sample delicious Arabic dishes such as kebabs, hummus, and falafel. Local specialities include Al Harees, a savoury wheat and meat stew, and Al Machboos, a spicy rice dish. As for drinks, enjoy traditional Arabic coffee (gahwa) and fruit juices. Keep in mind that alcohol consumption is strictly regulated in the UAE.

Arabic words and phrases about car hire

  • Stoplight - إشارة مرور (Isharat Murur)
  • Breakdown - عطل (Athal)
  • Turn - منحنى (Munhan)
  • Car key - مفتاح السيارة (Miftah Alsayara)
  • Car park - موقف السيارات (Mawqif Alsayarat)
  • Which car is for me? - أي سيارة هي مناسبة لي؟ (Ayyu sayara hiya munasibat li?)
  • Here you have my driving license. - هنا بطاقة الهوية الخاصة بي. (Huna bitaqat al-hawiya al-khasat bi.)
  • Does petrol or diesel go into my car? - هل تعمل بالبنزين أم الديزل؟ (Hal taamal bialbinzin am aldizil?)
  • Where is the nearest petrol station? - أين أقرب محطة وقود؟ (Ayna aqrab mahattat waqud?)
  • Where do I leave my car when my holiday is over? - أيني يمكني ترك سيارتي عندما تنتهي عطلتي؟ (Ayna yumkinuni tark sayyarti ‘indama tantihi eetalti?)

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