How to rent a family car

If you have a special family holiday coming up, or want something smaller, greener and nippier for the school run or trip to the Mall, Hertz Car Rental is here to help. Rather than buying a car, why not rent? Long-term rental agreements can be changed as your family needs alter. That gives you greater flexibility, more options, and can work out cheaper than buying a car in the UAE too.

But what do you need to consider before you sign that rental agreement? Here are a few handy hints from Hertz to help you make the right decision.

Size – SUV or compact sedan?

Pick a car from Hertz’s UAE fleet and you have the choice of full-size SUVs through to compact city run-arounds. The size of the car you choose will depend on several factors, not least of which is how big your family is, and whether there are going to be any additions in the near future! A sedan or compact crossover with extra space to take a child seat is the obvious choice. But if your children are a little more grown-up then a more compact four-door sedan such as a Kia Picanto will work well.

You will also need to think about parking. If your space is limited, there’s no point in renting a car that’s too big to fit on your driveway or in your underground car parking space! Make sure you measure up your parking space before you start looking for your family rental car (and don’t forget to leave enough room so that your passengers can open the doors!).

Economy – can going green get you further?

The rise of hybrid cars and EVs means that eco-friendly families now have a much greater choice of economical and planet-friendly vehicles. From hybrids that give you the benefits of both a petrol engine and electric motors for city use, to EVs that run solely on electricity, there are some fabulous options to choose from. We particularly like the Polestar 2, a fully electric vehicle that produces zero emissions and is ideal for city driving. The Volvo XC40 is another fully electric option, with the benefits of Volvo’s legendary engineering prowess and flawless safety record.

Budget – Rental packages that save you money

At Hertz Car Rental, we know that budget plays a big role in your decision-making process. So we’ve put together a selection of flexible monthly packages that are tailored to your lifestyle, including those important family commitments.

Drive Green is our eco-friendly family option, where you can rent a hybrid or EV for a duration of one, three or six months, with a monthly allowance of up to 2,500km. Delivering greater efficiency and keeping those emissions down, it’s the right choice for couples with young children.

Alternatively, you can go for our Daily Drive flexible package, or our Super Saver package, which gives you a 5,000km allowance per month and includes comprehensive insurance and up to two additional drivers on your policy. If you’re planning on doing a lot of travelling and want to tie in your insurance costs in one monthly payment, Super Saver is an ideal option.

What if you change your mind?

This is the real beauty of a Hertz rental package. If you change your mind, or you find that your first choice of car doesn’t suit your needs, you can change your mind! With Hertz, our monthly rental packages allow you to swap to a different vehicle so you’re not stuck with a car you don’t like or doesn’t fit in with your lifestyle. It’s that flexibility that makes renting a car in the UAE a viable alternative to buying outright.

For more information, have a look at our selection of cars to rent and browse our rental packages to find your perfect fit. And if you have any questions then don’t hesitate to drop into your nearest Hertz Car Rental and chat with one of our friendly expert advisors for impartial, no-nonsense advice.

Dubai Head Office, Al Rashidiya Dubai Airport Terminal 1 Dubai Airport Terminal 3 Dubai Motor City Dubai Marina Dubai Festival City Abu Dhabi Airport 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; 07:00-22:00

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 Marina

Address

Hertz - Dubai Marina City Premiere Marina Deluxe Hotel Apartment ,
Dubai ,
United Arab Emirates 36800

Phone

971 4 4226775

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; 09:00 AM -05:00 PM Saturday; Closed

Abu Dhabi Airport

Address

AUH Terminal A Rental Returns, short term park 2nd level,
Abu Dhabi ,
United Arab Emirates 36800

Phone

971 2805 8090 971 2805 8089

Opening Hours

Monday-Sunday; 24 hours

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 AM -06:00 PM 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 AM -06:00 PM 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

Sunday - Thursday; 10:00-22:00 Friday-Saturday; 10:00-23:59

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