Hertz in Dubai International Airport (DXB) – Terminal 1

Dubai International Airport is one of the world’s busiest airports – in 2016 it handled 83.6 million passengers, making it the busiest airport in the world by passenger numbers. Lying just 2.5 miles east of Dubai in the Al Garhoud district, the airport is the home base for flydubai and Emirates. Connected to the city by bus and the MetroLink, the airport is conveniently situated for those wishing to rent a car with Hertz to explore more of the local area.

Hertz has provided customers with high-quality rental vehicles for almost a century. Customers arriving at the Dubai International Airport branch of Hertz Car Rental can choose from a wide selection of rental vehicles so that they can explore the area at their leisure, without relying on public transport. Book your airport car rental today and travel hassle free.

About the airport

The airport has over 26,000 square metres of retail space with numerous eating and shopping outlets. As well as this, it has two open-air garden spaces, business centres, prayer rooms and spa facilities.

Terminal 1 underwent major refurbishment between 2013-2015, including improvements to the arrivals area, pick-up and drop-off points, and modernisation of the departure hall. Today it has capacity for over 20 million passengers annually and Concourse D opened in 2016, linked to Terminal 1 by airport train.

There are three terminals at Dubai International Airport with a total capacity of 90 million passengers annually.

How to rent a car at Dubai International Airport

Where is the Dubai Airport Hertz branch located?

The Hertz Car Rental branch at Dubai International Airport is in the arrivals area of Terminal 1 and is open from Monday to Sunday, 24 hours a day.

How old do I need to be to rent a car in Dubai, UAE?

You must be at least 21 to rent a car in the UAE, 25 in some cases, depending on the class of vehicle you are hiring.

You must present a valid licence held for at least one year. Residents of the following countries can drive in the UAE without an International Driver’s Permit (IDP): Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Romania, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the USA. All other customers must present a valid International Driver’s Permit with their national driver’s licence at the time of rental.

Where customers have arranged advance collection, the relevant documentation will be required, and all payments can be made using a credit or debit card.

Are child seats available?

Child seats are available upon request at this branch.

Driving in the UAE

Visitors to the UAE are only allowed to drive hire vehicles with the appropriate insurance and a full licence. More information on driving in the UAE is available here.

Nearby attractions

Hiring a car with Hertz means you’re free to see all of Dubai’s attractions at your leisure, and you can get off the beaten track, if you like. If you’re here at the right time of year you might be lucky enough to catch the Dubai International Motor Show at the Dubai World Trade Centre. Climb the Burj Khalifa and enjoy stunning views from the observation deck, splash about at Wild Wadi Water Park in Jumeirah or explore the Dubai Marina with its yachts, designer boutiques, restaurants and bars.

For something a little further afield, take a day trip to Abu Dhabi, the capital of the UAE, just 1.5 hours away by car, or head for the garden city of Al Ain, worth visiting for its lush greenery, unusual in the usual desert landscapes of the area. The beach resorts on the outskirts of Fujairah are also scenic and peaceful if you fancy escaping the hustle and bustle of the city.