raodtrip uae

With stunning scenery and well-maintained roads, the UAE might be one of the best places in the world for a road trip. Whether you’re travelling for business or pleasure, there’s little to beat hitting the highway and leaving the hustle and bustle of city life behind. Alternatively, you might be going for an off-road adventure that could see you disappearing into the desert for a day or two. Whatever the reasons for your journey, it’s worth planning in advance to ensure that you remain fit and well throughout. Read on to find our top tips to stay healthy on a long drive or road trip.

Your first consideration

The right car is absolutely essential. If you’re sticking to the roads, then Hertz hire cars, such as the Toyota Yaris and the Lexus IS 300, tick all the right boxes. Both offer superior legroom, so your passengers won’t feel cramped or uncomfortable. The Yaris offers a great audio system to keep everyone entertained, and there’s Bluetooth connectivity for that all-important Satnav. However, if you’re hitting the road with kids on board, the Lexus IS 300 might be the better car rental option. With superb safety features and an easy-to-use infotainment system, it’s quickly become one of our most popular car rent choices.

For those taking the roads less travelled, cars such as the Toyota Land Cruiser and the Jeep Grand Cherokee are better suited to the job. These models are built to deal with even the most challenging terrain, whether you’re ploughing through mud, rolling over rocks, or pitting your driving skills against the Rub’ al Khali dune field. Spacious, powerful, and fuel-efficient, they’re ideal rides for adventurous spirits.

Food and drink

Staying hydrated and sated are two of the most important things to keep you healthy on a long drive or road trip. Be sure to pack plenty of water and snacks to keep you going as you travel. Car lease options, such as the Toyota Camry and the Volvo S90 both boast superior boot space, allowing you to snack-stuffed pack cool-boxes for the drive ahead. However, if you find any service stations along your way, you can replenish your supplies when it’s time for a quick pitstop. Those heading for the offroad sands won’t have that luxury, so ensuring your Hertz car rent choice has enough boot space for food, drink, and safety equipment can make all the difference to your desert-bound drive.

Keep your cool

If you’ve decided to rent a car, UAE Hertz knows just how vital air-conditioning can be. Summer temperatures in the United Arab Emirates can easily climb into the mid-forties, so having cool air at your disposal is an absolute must. In addition to keeping you at just the right temperature, having the aircon on can help fight off fatigue – essential when you’re clocking up some serious mileage.

Take a break

Knowing your route in advance will allow you to plan for rest breaks. Current guidelines suggest that a driver should take a break once every two to three hours. While grabbing a coffee along the way will stave off tiredness for a while, there’s little to beat a 15-minute stretch or even a quick power nap. Similarly, ensuring that you get enough sleep the night before can help you tackle a long trip with more energy and keep you alert for as long as possible.

Whether you’re zipping off for a few hours or need to lease a car for a month, Hertz UAE has some of the best car rental deals Dubai has to offer. We’ve got branches across the UAE, including Dubai Airport, Dubai Motor City, Abu Dhabi Airport, Sharjah Airport, and Al Hamra Mall. Alternatively, you can make your car booking online through our easy-to-use website. Whatever your reasons for hitting the road, check out our daily, weekly, and monthly deals, and tick your first consideration off the list.

Dubai Head Office, Al Rashidiya Dubai Airport Terminal 1 Dubai Airport Terminal 3 Dubai Motor City Dubai Festival City Abu Dhabi Airport Etihad Plaza, Abu Dhabi Al Reem, Abu Dhabi Al Reef, Abu Dhabi Sharjah Airport Al Hamra Mall, RAK

Dubai Head Office, Al Rashidiya

Address

Um Ramool, Rashidiya,
Dubai ,
United Arab Emirates 36800

Phone

971 4 2060206

Opening Hours

Monday-Sunday; 09:00-22:00

Dubai Airport Terminal 1

Address

Terminal 1 Arrivals Hall, Dubai International Airport,
Dubai ,
United Arab Emirates 36800

Phone

971 4 2245222

Opening Hours

Monday-Sunday; 24 hours

Dubai Airport Terminal 3

Address

Terminal 3 Arrivals Hall, Dubai International Airport,
Dubai ,
United Arab Emirates 36800

Phone

971 4 2203013

Opening Hours

Monday-Sunday; 24 hours

Dubai Motor City

Address

Shop 8, Ground Floor, Foxhill 8, Motor City,
Dubai ,
United Arab Emirates 36800

Phone

971 4 4273200

Opening Hours

Sunday-Friday; 08:00-20:00 Saturday; Closed

Dubai Festival City

Address

InterContinental Hotel, Dubai Festival City,
Dubai ,
United Arab Emirates 36800

Phone

971 4 7011239

Opening Hours

Sunday-Friday; 08:00-17:00 Saturday; Closed

Abu Dhabi Airport

Address

4th Level, Sky Plaza Park, Abu Dhabi Airport,
Abu Dhabi ,
United Arab Emirates 36800

Phone

971 2 5998939

Opening Hours

Monday-Sunday; 24 hours

Etihad Plaza, Abu Dhabi

Address

Etihad Plaza, Al Raha, Etihad Village,
Abu Dhabi ,
United Arab Emirates 36800

Phone

971 2 55 69130

Opening Hours

Sunday-Friday; 09:00-18:00 Saturday; Closed

Al Reem, Abu Dhabi

Address

Marina Square, Al Reem Island,
Abu Dhabi ,
United Arab Emirates 36800

Phone

971 2 6320494

Opening Hours

Sunday-Friday; 09:00-18:00 Saturday; Closed

Al Reef, Abu Dhabi

Address

Al Reef Downtown, ,
Abu Dhabi ,
United Arab Emirates 36800

Phone

971 2 645 8488

Opening Hours

Sunday-Friday; 09:00-18:00 Saturday; Closed

Sharjah Airport

Address

Inside Arrivals Terminal, Kiosk 2, Outside baggage claim area, Sharjah Airport,
Sharjah ,
United Arab Emirates 36800

Phone

971 6 5528290

Opening Hours

Monday-Sunday; 08:00-20:00

Al Hamra Mall, RAK

Address

Unit 52, First Floor, Al Hamra Mall, Sheikh Muhammad Bin Salem Rd,
Ras Al Khaimah ,
United Arab Emirates 36800

Phone

971 7 2434386

Opening Hours

Monday-Sunday; 10:00-21:00

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