The driving licence requirements in UAE state that you must have a full driving licence that is valid in your country of residence. An international driver?s licence is also required.
Minimum age restrictions to hire a car in United Arab Emirates from many local companies is 25 years. You should check the age restrictions when bookng your car hire in Abu Dhabi.
Dubai to Abu Dhabi - 127kms
Manama to Sharjah - 64kms
General UAE driving information, laws rules and regulations:
Driving in UAE is on the right hand side of the road.
Seat belts when driving a hire car in UAE are mandatory.
The use of a mobile phone while driving is prohibited, with the exception of a hands-free system.
Drivers are to carry at all times while driving, a valid driver?s licence, registration documents and insurance documents.
Petrol stations in UAE generally open from 8am to 10pm with some stations in major cities and on the highway open 24 hours.
The Salik toll road system was started in Dubai in 2007, to help reduce the problem of serious congestion. Each time you pass through a Salik tolling point, the toll of AED 4 will be deducted from your prepaid toll account (tags can be purchased from petrol stations and banks) using advanced Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology. Alternative routes are available.
Parking is not allowed where the curb is painted black and yellow. Always check for the UAE parking information before you leave your car hire in Dubai and other cities..
The policy for one-way car hire within the UAE varies between suppliers so please check before travel. Some suppliers will allow a one way car hire on a one day hire whilst others require a three day minimum contract. Also, please be aware that one way car hire can incur an additional fee. Please check prior to travel as if a fee will be charged you can find out the amount in advance.
With your car hire in United Arab Emirates it is important that you have looked through some of these rules and regulations about driving a car to ensure you have the safest possible journey.
*Rates shown are per day, based upon a 7-day car hire. Taxes and additional surcharges may apply.