Car Rental FAQs in Dubai

Sky Luxse Palm Jumeirah presents a comprehensive set of frequently asked questions (Car Rental FAQs in Dubai) that you might need answers for before renting a car in the UAE. No matter if you decide to lease a Range Rover, BMW XM, Audi Q8, Cadillac Escalade, Mercedes or even a Lamborghini, Ferrari, Porsche Boxster  in the Emirates, the below answers apply. Source: various car rental companies operating in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Ras Al Khaimah and RTA (Road and Transport Authority) itself. Please feel free to share your suggestions and comments with us.  
  • What additional costs may there be when renting a car in Dubai?

    Firstly, a 5 percent VAT applies to your final bill, a standard across the UAE. Tolls are another consideration; if you’re driving a car from our company, expect a Dh5 charge each time you pass through a Salik gate.

    Dubai’s Salik system utilizes RFID technology for an electronic toll collection, seamlessly deducting fees as you drive through any of the eight established Salik gates. Frequent travel across Dubai’s main highways implies regular toll payments.

    Moreover, a daily vehicle registration fee of Dh5 is levied, which is capped at a maximum of Dh75 per month, adding to the overall cost of renting a car in the region.

  • Do I have to pay a deposit when renting a car in Dubai?

    No, we don’t require a deposit when you hire a vehicle from us.

  • What documents are required to rent a car in the UAE?

    Documents Required for Renting a Car in Dubai:

    If you are a UAE resident, you are required to submit:

    • Copy of Passport
    • Copy of Residential Visa
    • Valid UAE Driving License
    • Copy of Emirates ID

    If you are a Tourist visiting the UAE, you need to submit :

    Documents needs to rent a car in Dubai

    Documents needs to rent a car in Dubai, UAE.

    • Passport
    • Visit Visa
    • Home Country License
    • International Permit

    Passport holders of GCC, US, UK, Canada and certain other countries can drive on their home country license in the UAE

  • Can I rent a luxury car for AED 9000 per month in the Emirates?

    Yes, you can rent luxury cars like the Mercedes E, GLE, GLC, and more for AED 9000 per month with Sky Luxse’s special long-term rental offers in the Emirates.

  • What Driving License do I need to rent a car in the Emirates?

    To rent a car in the UAE, you will need a valid driving license from your home country or an International Driving Permit (IDP). If your license is in the English language and uses Latin alphabets, you may not need an IDP.

    It is worth noting that the minimum age requirement to rent a car in Dubai is typically 21 years, but our car rental company may require renters to be at least 25 years old. .

    Before renting a car, it is essential to familiarize yourself with the local driving rules and regulations. In the UAE, driving is done on the right-hand side of the road, and seat belts are mandatory for both the driver and passengers. Speed limits are strictly enforced, and using a mobile phone while driving is prohibited.

    It is highly recommended to carry essential documents such as your passport, driving license, and IDP with you at all times when driving in Dubai. Additionally, you should have a valid travel insurance policy that covers driving in a foreign country.

  • Which countries’ driving licenses are valid in the UAE?

    Check the underneath 2024-updated list to discover out.

    Canada (Quebec*)
    Ireland Italy
    New Zealand
    Qatar Romania
    Saudi Arabia
    South Africa
    United Kingdom(UK)
    United States of America(USA)

    *Original + Deciphered Duplicate required
    For all other nations, an Worldwide Driving Allow is basic from the driving permit holder’s domestic nation.

  • What is Salik? Who pays the Salik charges?

    Salik, the automated toll payment system operational on select routes within the United Arab Emirates, impacts drivers using these specific pathways. Should you decide to navigate the rental vehicle through Salik-tagged roads, bear in mind that any toll fees accumulated throughout the lease period fall under your financial responsibility.

  • What features do rental cars in the UAE include?

    Firstly, air conditioning comes standard in all vehicles, a necessity given the country’s hot climate. Additionally, for your convenience and safety, GPS navigation systems are often included to help you navigate the roads with ease.

    Furthermore, our cars are equipped with the latest entertainment systems, including Bluetooth connectivity, allowing you to enjoy your favorite music or podcasts during your journey.

    Finally, considering safety a top priority, these vehicles typically feature advanced safety systems such as airbags and ABS brakes, ensuring peace of mind while you’re on the road.

  • What are the charges for insurance cover on the rental car?

    Basic insurance is included in the car rental charges as per RTA Dubai regulations. Full-coverage insurance and additional insurance options may be available at an extra charge.

  • What is CDW insurance?

    Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) insurance ensures coverage for any accidental damages to the rental car resulting from a collision, regardless of who is at fault.

    It’s crucial, nonetheless, to secure a Police Report from the emirate where the incident occurs. Opting for CDW insurance is highly recommended for a worry-free driving experience.

  • What is comprehensive insurance?

    Comprehensive insurance provides protection against any accidental damage to the vehicle, on the condition that you are not at fault. To avail of this coverage, it is mandatory to present a Police Report accompanied by either a green or white slip.

  • Can anyone else drive my rented auto other than me?

    By submitting the necessary documents, an additional driver can be added and insured on the same rental agreement, although this may lead to extra charges based on the specific car chosen and the rental company’s policies.

    In the event of an accident involving the rental car, if the person behind the wheel is not officially registered, the Police could deem you responsible, potentially leading to fines and other penalties.

  • Why should I choose Sky Luxse for car rental in Dubai?

    1. Latest Vehicle Fleet: Our collection includes the newest models, ensuring you drive the latest on the road.

    2. Prestigious Brands: We offer an exquisite range of the most esteemed car brands, allowing you to experience unparalleled luxury and performance.

    3. Competitive Pricing: Enjoy the most affordable rates across the Emirates, making luxury accessible without the hefty price tag.

    4. No Deposit Required: Ease your rental process as we operate without the necessity of a deposit, making us a convenient choice.

    5. Flexible Payment Options: With the acceptability of various payment methods including cash, cryptocurrency, rubles, and MIR cards, we cater to your convenience.

    6. Doorstep Delivery: For added convenience, we deliver the car right to your door, saving you time and hassle.

    7. Cost-Effective Long-Term Rentals: Opting for long-term rentals with us proves more economical than purchasing, offering significant savings.

    8. Test Drive Luxury: Seize the opportunity to test drive the most luxurious and high-performance cars available in the market.

    9. Flexible Rental Duration: Whether you need a car for an hour or up to a year, our rental agreements are designed to match your specific requirements.

    Sky Luxse is dedicated to providing an unmatched rental experience, embodying flexibility, convenience, and luxury at every turn.

  • What is mileage limitation? Why should I care about it?

    At Sky Luxse, we have set a uniform standard for our car rental packages, ensuring that every vehicle comes with daily allowance of 250 km, extending to 1400 km for weekly rentals, and reaching up to 4500 km for monthly agreements.

  • What about fuel charges? Who pays for the petrol (gas) in a rental car?

    As the person renting the vehicle, you are responsible for covering the petrol costs. Additionally, it is required that you return the car with the same amount of fuel that was in it when you received it. A wise practice is to take a photograph of the fuel gauge at the time of the vehicle pickup to serve as evidence of the initial fuel level.

  • What type of fuel should I fill in the car I have leased?

    When leasing a car, it’s imperative to ascertain the correct type of fuel for the vehicle right from the outset. This can be accomplished by consulting from our  team.

    Although personnel at fuel stations might offer assistance, the responsibility ultimately lies with you to ensure the rental car is refueled with the appropriate type of gasoline.

    Should there be an instance where the car is filled with the incorrect type of fuel, you may be held accountable for any resulting damage. This includes covering the costs for repairs and for the period the car remains out of commission in a garage.

  • What if I meet with a minor accident?

    If you meet with an accident, minor or major, be sure to get a Police report. Your car should be insured with basic insurance at the least and if it’s not your fault, you’ll get a green slip from the Police which means you are not liable to pay for the damages.

    If, however, you get a red slip, you are entitled to pay as much as the excess fees max.

  • Who pays for parking a rented car?

    Regarding the responsibility for parking fees for a rented vehicle, the onus falls on the customer to make these payments as necessary. While parking meters can be found in the majority of parking areas, it is important to note that certain parking lots exclusively accept payments through SMS to 7275.

  • How to pay for parking in Dubai?

    The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) presents a variety of user-friendly methods for settling parking charges in its public zones throughout the UAE. Initially, the cash payment option is available at Park Meters, strategically positioned in or adjacent to the parking areas. After depositing coins or banknotes, a ticket is issued and should be collected from the compartment below. This ticket must then be prominently displayed on the dashboard of the vehicle to aid RTA inspectors during their rounds.

    Parking rates are determined by the specific zone, with the starting fee set at AED 2 per hour in Dubai. To use this option, simply feed the meter with two Dirham coins, confirm the transaction by pressing the OK button, and remember to place the generated ticket where it’s visible under the windshield.

    Moreover, the RTA offers a digital payment method via an SMS service, enabling payments directly from your mobile phone. This process involves sending a text to 7275 that includes the vehicle’s “Plate number,” the “Parking zone” code, and the “duration of stay” in hours.

    For example, to park a vehicle bearing the license plate Q46126 in zone 316F for a duration of three hours, the SMS should be formatted as “Q46126 316F 2″. You will then receive a confirmation text, which also includes a warning as the parking time approaches its end. This approach offers a seamless and eco-friendly alternative to traditional payment methods, keeping you in line with the UAE’s parking regulations while facilitating mobility.

  • Guidelines for driving in Dubai

    Always bear in mind to cover parking fees in both public and private paid-parking areas. Furthermore, it’s crucial not to exceed speed limits, especially when behind the wheel of a rented vehicle. Doing so could lead to not just the standard AED 600 speeding fine but possibly additional charges as well.

  • Prices for rent a car in Dubai

    The expenditure associated with leasing a high-end vehicle in Dubai is influenced by various factors, including the vehicle’s brand and model, the duration of the lease, and the season. Here’s an in-depth look at the costs you might encounter when renting a luxury car in Dubai.

    Luxury Car Selections

    Opting to rent your ideal luxury vehicle in the Emirates offers an unparalleled opportunity to immerse yourself in the city’s lavish lifestyle. The range of vehicles available includes top brands like Ferrari, Lamborghini, Bentley, and Rolls Royce, offering a diverse selection for any taste. For example, making a bold statement with a Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG could require a cost of approximately AED 1,800 per day, similarly, a BMW 7-Series 2024 might also demand about AED 1,500 daily. On the other hand, those seeking elegance might consider a Range Rover at AED 1,400 per day or perhaps a Porsche 718 S Boxster, available for roughly AED 900 per day.

    Lease Duration

    Duration of the rental plays a crucial role in determining the cost of a luxury car lease in Dubai. While a minimum rental of one day is standard, options for extended leases are available, with longer durations typically offering more favorable daily rates. For instance, a week-long lease for a Range Rover could be priced at around AED 12,000, whereas a month-long rental could approach AED 45,000.

    Seasonal Variations

    Seasonal fluctuations also affect rental costs in Dubai. Prices tend to rise during the peak tourist season, spanning from November to April, while the summer months might see a dip in rates. Notably, during high-profile events like the Formula 1 race or the Dubai Shopping Festival, demand surges, potentially driving costs upwards.

Should you have any further inquiries, feel free to reach out to us by WhatsApp +(971)58-6637500. We are always here and eager to provide you with the guidance you need.

Car Rental FAQs in Dubai

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