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Things to Know Before Renting a Car

Things to Know Before Renting a Car in Dubai, UAE

Before renting a car in Dubai it is very important to know the general UAE driving rules and regulations. Also you have to know the general policy that most of the companies set for renting a car in Dubai.

Here are some rules and regulations generally offered by car rental companies in Dubai. You must know them before renting otherwise you can get into trouble or get ready for the huge bill.

1. Not Allowed to Take Outside UAE
The rented vehicle is not allowed to be driven outside the UAE. It is strictly not allowed to take rented car while crossing the border.

2. Insurance Policy
Lost or any damage to the vehicle will not be covered in insurance policy.

3. Charges and Security Deposits Should be Paid in Advance
Most of rental companies has the policy that you should pay charges and security deposit for the vehicle in advance. It is advisable to pay the advance through check or Credit Card.

4. Registered Driving License
Drivers should possess registered driving license. If you own International Driving License or have Driving License from reputed countries, You don’t need to get UAE driving license to drive on UAE roads as long as you are on visit visa. (for more information visit RTA website www.rta.ae)

5. Minimum Age Limit
Age limit for driver is minimum 25 years.

6. Accident & Break Down Policy
In case of accident the renter must notify the police. If the vehicle gets damaged in an accident the rental company may charge you for the loss despite the fact if it was not your fault. Also In case your car doesn’t work properly or breaks down, you must contact the company immediately otherwise they may charge you for the damage.

7. Traffic Fine Policy
If the driver was charged with some traffic fine, the company will recover it from security deposit or additional fee can be charged if fine amount exceeds security deposit.

8. Additional Facilities Charges
Additional Charges are applied for facilities like driver, navigation system, CDW insurance and full insurance, delivery/pickup etc.

9. Read Company Policy Clearly
Like every where in the world you should read the company’s policy clearly before renting a car in Dubai. Most of well known companies have their websites. Go through their different packages. Check out company’s daily or weekly rates for different car models.

10. Read Company Terms and Conditions Carefully
Often people don’t read the terms and conditions carefully and it brings them lots of troubles. Know the rules, policies and terms & conditions to be on the safe side. Believe everyone but stay alert and very cautious so that any unfortunate incident may not cause trouble while you are enjoying your holidays in Dubai.

10. Booking Cancellation
If you want to cancel your booking kindly email us at info@hsacarrental.com with your booking reference number. You can also contact us via Phone/WhatsApp/SMS for cancellation 24 hours advance on the following number +971506340194