Car Rental from Dubai International Airport
Dubai International Airport is the main airport serving Dubai and also the busiest in the United Arab Emirates. The airport is set across three passenger terminals and is known for its fantastic range of services and facilities. Handling flights to and from over 270 destinations across the globe, the airport offers seamless entry into the wonderful land of Dubai and the UAE.
Where to rent a car at Dubai Airport
Several leading car rental companies are available to travelers at Dubai International Airport including:
- Avis: (+971 42245219)
- Sixt: (+971 8007498)
- Hertz: (+971 42245222)
- Europcar: (+971 42245240)
- Dollar: (+971 42244855)
- Budget: (+971 42245192)
Depending on your needs, you will find cheap car rental in Dubai as well as luxury car rental options. Both short and long-term car rental options are also available to match the length of your stay. For your convenience, car rental desks can be found in the arrivals hall of all three passenger terminals at the airport.
Reaching your destination
Although most people arriving in Dubai come to see the city itself, with car rental your horizons are broadened and there are plenty of other destinations to explore.
Dubai International Airport is situated just 5 km from central Dubai, so driving into the city is a breeze with your own vehicle. The journey will usually take less than 20 minutes when traffic is normal, but the roads can get rather hectic at peak hours so be prepared for a longer journey during the morning and evening rush hours. Get on the D89 west from the airport which eventually joins the E11 road for easy access to the city.
Abu Dhabi is less than 150 km from Dubai and is connected to the city on the E11. The journey time can vary depending on congestion, but you will usually be able to make the trip in around 1 hour 30 minutes. To get into the center of Abu Dhabi you can eventually branch off right onto the E10 near the Emirates Park Zoo. If you have the time, Abu Dhabi is a fascinating place to visit known for its gorgeous corniche, world-class shopping malls and well-preserved heritage. Find out the top things to do in Abu Dhabi.
Sharjah and Dubai are just 30 km apart and access is even easier directly from Dubai International Airport, with the journey taking around 20 minutes via the E11 (be advised there are road tolls). Alternatively, you can take the E311 which will only add a few more minutes to your journey and help you avoid the road tolls. Sharjah is much smaller compared to Dubai but is well worth the short trip northwards to explore its stunning natural beauty and interesting heritage sites.
What to Expect in Dubai
In Dubai the roads can get very busy and chaotic during the morning and evening rush hours and tend to stay quite busy in the evenings as people go out to enjoy themselves in the city. You will find that the roads are very quiet every Friday, so this may be a more opportune time to explore the city and the surrounding region. Check out the best things to do in Dubai.
It’s fairly straightforward to find parking at your destination as the country is accommodating towards vehicle owners. Valet parking can be found at leading shopping centers and hourly street parking is usually available. Be careful about leaving your belongings exposed to direct sunlight in your vehicle as the searing heat can reach up to 50 degrees during the summer. Explore the hotel options that Dubai has to offer and choose the right accommodation for you.
Dubai Airport Information
Travelers at Dubai International Airport will find everything you could possibly need for a pleasant experience. The airport is celebrated as one of the world’s finest and is known especially for its luxury and designer stores which are complemented by extensive duty-free shopping. You won’t be short on other amenities including cafés and restaurants, while other luxuries on offer include rest zones, many excellent airport lounges and free Wi-Fi access.
* This information is correct as of November 2018