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How To Rent a Car for World Expo 2020 Dubai

Written by Sahar

The World Expo 2020 Dubai is just around the corner. The UAE has been working tirelessly for the past decade to make it an event to remember. Visitors to the expo will have wonders to look at, pavillions to roam around, and to get to and from the Expo a plethora of transportation options including rent a car.

If you’re visiting for a day or two exclusively for the Expo 2020 Dubai then hailing cabs or rideshare might be the best option. But if you’re bringing the whole family along for an extended vacation in Dubai renting a car is the best option. It opens up a vista of things you can do.

From exploring the Expo at a leisurely pace to a relaxing day at Atlantis Dubai you can spend nights at Kite beach and visit Dubai Lego Land with the kids. A quick trip to Abu Dhabi is easy to manage when you rent a car in the UAE. And no more finding rides with enough space for all your travel gear. Rent a car and place everything in once, removing it once you’re done using the vehicle.

Renting a car in the UAE is fairly simple. You just have to keep a few things in mind before finalizing a rental deal.

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A Valid Driving License

To rent a car in the UAE you need a valid driving license. If you’re a resident this is easy enough to come by, but if you’re a visitor to the country you need to have an internationally recognised riving license to be able to rent a car. Even better is to have a European or Gulf Cooperative Council (GCC) driving license.

Visit Visa

Especially pertaining to visitors to the UAE you must submit a copy of your visit visa. This is just to ensure that the rental period matches the visit visa duration.

Age Limit

Whereas the minimum age to get a driving license in the UAE is 18, you have to be at least 21 to rent a car. It will be quite impossible for you to rent a car is you’re under 21 years of age.

Insurance Policy

When renting a car ask if it includes insurance or not. According to UAE law, all rental vehicles must include Collision Damage Waiver within the cost of rent but some companies provide the minimum which isn’t enough to cover everything you might need. So make sure to ask, and ensure that your needs are covered, even if you have to pay a higher rental cost.

Road Trip Outside the UAE

It is very likely that your trip to the World Expo 2020 Dubai is a once in a blue moon experience that you want to extend outside the borders of the UAE. Renting a car for the road trip of a lifetime seems like a sensible thing to do. Unfortunately, it can be a little difficult to find a rental company that is willing to back such a trip.

That doesn’t mean its impossible. There are reliable online sources that can help you find a rental company which offers Oman insurance as well as car insurance for your duration in the UAE. It is all you need to rent a car in the UAE and travel to Oman and back.

Security Deposit

It is standard practice to ask for a security deposit at the time of renting a car. This is just a precaution against any damage or loss to the car that insurance can’t recover. So if you’re going to rent a car keep this expense in mind.

Salik Charges and Fines

Salik charges at the Dubai toll collection system, as well as any fines incurred during the duration of renting a car in the UAE, will be charged to the renter on their final receipt.

Renting a car is easy if you keep the above in mind and plan your trip accordingly. The World Expo 2020 Dubai and all of the UAE is looking forward to your visit, waiting to wow you with the wonders that our future holds. So let’s make it worthwhile and plan the best trip for your family.

    Originally published Oct 07, 2019 12:53:49 PM, updated May 15, 2021

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