Driver’s License


All drivers with a UAE-issued Residence or Employment Visa must produce a valid, UAE-issued driving license that has been held for at least 12 months.


Citizens with driving licenses from the following countries may drive in the UAE using their foreign license with a valid visit or tourist visa only. Note that the original license should be from the same country as the residence visa of the customer.

These countries include:

Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Oman Bahrain  
Kuwait Qatar  
Germany Greece France
Italy Sweden United Kingdom
Switzerland Belgium Norway
Poland Ireland Romania
Slovakia Turkey Luxemburg
Finland Denmark Spain
Portugal Netherlands Austria
Cyprus Holland Iceland
Hungary Bulgaria Serbia
Lithuania Latvia The Republic of Montenegro
United States of America Quebec State in Canada
Japan People’s Republic of China
Australia New Zealand Hong Kong
South Korea Singapore South Africa

Customers with driver’s licenses from Japan, Turkey, Greece, and South Korea are requested to provide a translation of their driver’s license duly approved by their respective consulate or embassy.

Drivers from countries which are not listed above may rent a vehicle as long as they have a valid International Driver’s Permit (IDP) in addition to a valid foreign driver’s license that has been held for at least 12 months.

Important: Please note that the details related to Driving License Requirement get updated from time to time. While we attempt to provide the most up-to-date information to our customers, Hertz does not take any responsibility for the accuracy of this information. Please refer the website of the UAE Government for details.

Passport Information

For all UAE residents, a copy of their passport (photo ID page and visa page) should be provided at the time of rental. For tourists and visitors, a valid UAE entry visa along with a passport is mandatory.

Hertz will ask for the copies of the passport and visa to be shared at the time of booking to avoid issues at the collection stage.

Method of Payment

A valid credit card in the renter’s name is required. At the time of vehicle pick-up, the estimated rental charges are taken up front, and a pre-authorization will be taken as per the terms of the contract. The credit card must have sufficient credit to cover all costs related to the rental. The blocking amount depends on the type of car rented.

All Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Diners Club credit cards are accepted. Please note that debit cards are not accepted for security blocking. However, they can be accepted for payments.

Credit Cards are our preferred mode of payment, while cash and debit cards may be used when settling dues at some Hertz counters.