Abu Dhabi Car Rental
Abu Dhabi is the capital of the United Arab Emirates and is a hustling, bustling cosmopolitan city. The city gets more than a million visitors every year and it has an excellent accommodation and public transport infrastructure. All the major car rental service providers of the world have their branches in Abu Dhabi. Asides from them there are a fair number of local car rental firms in the city. You can hire from a variety of European, American and Japanese cars. As the weather in Abu Dhabi is arid and warm all the rental cars are air-conditioned. The variety of rental cars that you can hire, range from SUVs, which are fairly popular to saloon cars. For groups you can hire mini vans as well. Car on rent are available with or without a chauffeur. You have to have a valid driving license which is acceptable by the Abu Dhabi authorities to rent a self drive car.
You must remember that the better known car rental firms have fleets of better cars and do offer emergency services as well. You can hire a car online which you can pick up on arrival at the airport, or you can hire a car on arrival. You can also hire a car from the kiosks at the airport and from kiosks that dot the city. You can also rent a car from your hotel.
To hire a car you will need to have a valid visa and you will need to submit a copy of your passport when hiring a self drive rented car. In addition you will need a valid credit card. If you are a UAE resident you will need to have a UAE driving license.
Abu Dhabi has a uniform paid parking system. In car parks located on main streets, you can park your car for a maximum time of 4 hours. In standard parking lots you can park your car for 24 hours. The traffic police are fairly strict and you must be fully familiar with traffic signs and rules. If you plan a short visit to Abu Dhabi then it’s advisable to hire a car with a driver. This saves you the hassle of familiarizing yourself with the roads, plus having a driving license that’s accepted by the authorities.
The car rental rates vary depending on the type of vehicle you hire and the duration that you are hiring the vehicle for. Of course the longer the duration, the better rate you can expect to get. Car rentals in Abu Dhabi are b no means cheap, therefore make sure that you really need to hire a car to get around the city and the Emirates.
All the major car rental firms have their websites and you can hire cars directly online. As the authorities are quite strict you can be sure that the vehicle that you hire will be road worthy and almost new. Because of the intense competition among car rental firms, they all try to provide top class vehicles for rent.