Documents for Car Rental in Dubai

So, you have planned your trip to Dubai, chosen a hotel, and booked the tickets… But what about the car? Are you going to take a taxi whenever you need it, or rent a car and drive anywhere you like?

If driving is your choice, then you need to take some extra care about documents and payment cards. Read on to learn more.

What Documents Are Required for Renting a Car?

The traveler will have to provide a car agency with the following documents:

  • a driving license;
  • a valid passport with the entry visa;
  • a personalized credit card.

In its turn, our agency will offer 1) insurance and 2) a rental agreement with 3) Terms & Conditions. Below we will briefly go over all the documents in the pack.

Driving License

Every traveler that plans to drive a car in Dubai and the UAE must have a valid driving license. Moreover, there should be two licenses, a national and an international. Since a rental agreement may be signed by two people, both of them must have two kinds of licenses.

Also, please note that the legal age for driving in Dubai is 25. If you or another driver is younger, you are likely to pay a higher rental price because of an increased insurance rate.

Valid Passports and Visas

Each driver must provide valid passports with the entry visa issued by their country of residence.

Credit Card

In Dubai, one cannot pay for a car rental using anonymous cards, debit cards, or cash. The deposit and the rental price must be paid for by a credit card that bears the same name as all the other documents.

A typical credit card with embossed letters will be required not only to make payments but also to receive the deposit when it is paid back to the driver. Among things, the driver is likely to pay for on the road in Dubai are filling the fuel tank, driving on toll roads, and paying a fine.


Insurance always makes a part of the rental price and is a mandatory requirement from the Road and Transportation Agency (RTA). As we noted above, if the driver is younger than 25 years of age, the insurance is likely to be higher.


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    Rental Agreement

    Although the law is strictly observed in Dubai and other emirates, do make sure to sign a rental agreement that will state the deposit refund policy, the period of rental, the details of the car, and other important aspects that you may refer to if needed.

    Terms & Conditions

    Terms and Conditions include the policies regarding the rental, maintenance, and return of the car. It outlines the conditions for receiving help in a car accident or a break-down. This document also contains useful contacts. Make sure to read it thoroughly to avoid misunderstanding.

    Driving a Car in Dubai

    Although it may be scary to drive a car in a foreign country, many travelers who tried driving in Dubai have fully enjoyed the experience. Dubai rightfully boasts an excellent road quality that has been recognized globally.

    Nothing can beat the feeling of driving a luxury sports car at a moderate speed past the magnificent skyscrapers. There are many women drivers these days, so renting a car is not limited to men only!

    And while the authorities do not recommend speeding on the roads, and there are hefty fines for road accidents, most travelers bring back the indelible memories of visiting the man-made Paradise.


    If you are ready to dive into your own Dubai experience, then start by browsing our website. There is a fantastic selection of different vehicles that will suit any taste and budget. Best of all, you can rent the car of your dreams by depositing only a fraction of the price. Call us now to inquire!


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