There are 12 locations for Hertz car rental in Dubai, making it quick and easy to get around when you visit the emirate. With some of the most stunning buildings in the world such as the Burj Khalifa (the world’s tallest structure) and the Burj al-Arab hotel (the world’s only 7-star hotel), driving is a great way to get around the city state and see all it has to offer — as well as keeping you safely out of the incredibly hot sun.

Dubai’s popularity as a luxury holiday destination has boomed in recent years. As well as enjoying the beach and, perhaps, relaxing in luxury hotels there’s a lot to see in Dubai. Old Dubai has many historic buildings and mosques as well as wonderful souks, whereas in Modern Dubai you can shop to your heart’s content. Driving, of course, lets you do both.

Driving and Parking in Dubai

You will need a full driving licence and must be over 21 to rent a car in Dubai. 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 Dubai, take a look at our page about renting a car in the UAE.

While by car is the best and easiest way to see Dubai, there’s no getting around the fact that Dubai is hard to navigate. So it is worth bringing a Sat Nav with you or ensuring you have data connectivity on your phone and using a maps app to navigate. You will need to take care on the roads and ensure that you follow the rules and regulations to the letter when driving.

Parking in Dubai is generally a mix of pay-to-park car parks and city parking zones. Parking zones use pay and display machines although the local government has recently introduced the mParking service where you can pay for parking by sending a text message from your mobile phone when you rent a car in Dubai.