Hertz in Abu Dhabi

Hertz makes car rental in Abu Dhabi easy with branches conveniently located in and around the city. There is so much to see and do in Abu Dhabi that renting a car is essential if you want to get round everything without relying on taxis or buses. The temperatures in the emirate are scorching so a car can also give you some much-needed air conditioning and shade.

Abu Dhabi has boomed as a tourist destination in recent years and is continuing to do so, with the developments on Yas Island – the existing F1 circuit and a Ferrari theme park to come — making it an amazing destination for car lovers. This is accentuated by Abu Dhabi’s excellent roads and traffic light system that make it stand out against other emirates.

Driving and Parking in Abu Dhabi

You will need a full driving licence and must be over 21 to rent a car in Abu Dhabi. If you are from outside the United Arab Emirates you will also need an International Driving Permit (IDP). For more information about driving regulations in Abu Dhabi, take a look at our page about renting a car in the UAE .

Despite the excellent roads, driving in Abu Dhabi needs a good level of focus and attention. Ensure that you follow the local speed limit and never drink-drive, which can result in a prison sentence. Cameras at intersections monitor drivers who run red lights and there is a fine of up to AED500.

If you rent a car in Abu Dhabi, you will find there are several pay-to-park car parks as well as parking within hotels and resorts. If you choose on-street parking, you will use the Mawaqif system, which is in force from 08.00 until midnight Saturday to Thursday, excluding public holidays. Parking meters set limits for use of the spaces and you will pay between AED2 and AED3 per hour or AED15 per day, making it very reasonable.

Driving in and around Abu Dhabi

Key Routes

Many motorways run through Abu Dhabi, making it quick and easy to get around within the emirate. The E10 and E12 connect the islands to the mainland, while the E22 runs out to the oasis city of Al Ain.

These motorways connect to local city streets to help you get to just the right part of Abu Dhabi and make it fairly easy to navigate.

Major Highways

If you want to get out to explore more of the UAE when you rent a car in Abu Dhabi, the E11 is the main route you will need. It connects all of the emirates along the Persian Gulf, giving you easy access to Dubai, Sharjah and Ras al-Khaimah. The route lets you see some of the dazzling sights of the UAE as you drive through, as well as tantalising glimpses of the ocean.

Speed limits can be changeable on the motorway so you should check for local signs to advise you of the caps. They are usually somewhere between 140km/h and 100km/h (between 85 and 60mph) depending on the particular stretch of road and whether or not it is running through a built-up area.

Abu Dhabi Airport

Abu Dhabi Airport

4th Level, Sky Plaza Park, Abu Dhabi Airport, Abu Dhabi, 36800

Monday-Sunday; 24 hours

Al Reef, Abu Dhabi

Al Reef, Abu Dhabi

Al Reef Downtown, , Abu Dhabi, 36800

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

Al Reem, Abu Dhabi

Al Reem, Abu Dhabi

Marina Square, Al Reem Island, Abu Dhabi, 36800

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

Etihad Plaza, Abu Dhabi

Etihad Plaza, Abu Dhabi

Etihad Plaza, Al Raha, Etihad Village, Abu Dhabi, 36800

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

Dubai Head Office, Al Rashidiya Dubai Airport Terminal 1 Dubai Airport Terminal 3 Dubai Motor City Dubai Marina 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 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; 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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