Required Documents for Car Rental in Dubai

The rental conditions for hiring a car in Dubai vary depending on whether you are a tourist or a resident of a specific country.

To rent a car in Dubai, you must first prepare the required documents listed below and send them along with your chosen car via WhatsApp.

Documents required for renting a car in Dubai by Iranian tourists:

  • Passport copy or image
  • Minimum age 19 years
  • Copy or image of UAE visa
  • Copy or image of international driver’s license
  • Cash deposit (deposit)

Documents required for renting a car in Dubai by residents of the UAE:

  • Copy or image of Emirates ID card
  • Minimum age of 19 years
  • Copy or image of UAE driver’s license or international driver’s license
  • Cash deposit or deposit

Can foreigners rent a car in Dubai?

Yes, foreigners can easily rent a car in Dubai. Rentkonim, our car rental company, offers a straightforward process for visitors to book vehicles for their stay.

Which countries' driver's licenses are valid for driving in the UAE?

Canada (Quebec)

Netherlands (Holland)

New Zealand
Qatar Romania
Saudi Arabia

South Africa
United Kingdom (UK)
United States of America (USA)

What documents are required for renting a car at Dubai Airport?

 In addition to the documents mentioned in the previous sections, you must provide your flight information or airplane ticket to our specialists for car delivery arrangements. Our transfer colleagues will be waiting for you in the lounge with your identification card plaque one hour before your flight arrival, and the car will be delivered in the parking lot.

Documents required for renting a car with a driver in Dubai

Renting a car with a driver in Dubai does not require any specific documents. This is because all responsibilities regarding the car, damages, accidents, traffic violations, parking fines, and Dubai road tolls (Salik) are the responsibility of the driver. However, according to the laws of the UAE, car rental services must be provided to individuals over 19 years old, so the only document required for renting a car with a driver in Dubai is a copy of the passport or Emirates ID to verify age.

Some points about car rental conditions in Dubai:

  • Contracts are signed electronically. Upon car delivery, the electronic copy of the contract sent via email or WhatsApp must be provided.
  • Renty uses paperless operations to protect the environment.
  • The value-added tax (VAT) rate in the UAE is 5%, which is added to all car rental contracts in Dubai as it is considered a service.
  • All contract information and customer identification documents are registered in the UAE government’s RTA system.
  • Residents of Iran must visit the Association for Safe International Road Travel to obtain an international driving license.
  • Residents of the UAE holding Emirati licenses or those with licenses from specified countries mentioned above do not need an international driving license.
  • If other companions also wish to drive, their documents must also be sent to Renty specialists.
  • The security deposit paid as a guarantee to the company is returned to the individual’s account within 30 working days after deducting potential expenses such as traffic fines and minor damages.
  • Payment of the deposit and car rental can be done both in person and remotely, using various common currencies such as Emirati Dirham, Iranian Rial, US Dollar, Euro, and even digital currencies.

Insurance coverage for car rental in Dubai:

Renty offers two types of insurance for car rental in Dubai to increase customer flexibility and choice. All Renty Dubai rental cars come with international LDW insurance, which covers theft and other incidents. In general, basic insurance provides minimum coverage for expenses and damages resulting from accidents, while comprehensive insurance reduces the customer’s financial liability up to the deposit amount.

Basic Insurance:

  • Extensive Roadside Assistance (ERA)
  • Third Party Insurance (ALI)
  • Safety Car Commitment (SSP)
  • Comprehensive Theft Coverage

Basic insurance is free of charge and covers the above-mentioned items by default, applicable to all vehicles. In case of an accident or physical damage, all expenses must be paid by the customer.

Comprehensive Insurance:

  • Extensive Roadside Assistance (ERA)
  • Safety Car Commitment (SSP)
  • Third Party Insurance (ALI)
  • Loss Damage Waiver and Minimum Liability (LDW)
  • Partial damages (glass, tires, body)
  • Comprehensive Theft Coverage
  • Car Stoppage Costs at Repair Shops or Police Stations
  • Car Depreciation Waiver (only in Dubai)

Comprehensive insurance is offered to customers at approximately 35% of the daily rental cost and reduces the customer’s liability up to the deposit amount. This means if the costs of car damages exceed the deposit amount, no additional charges will be imposed on the customer.

Minimum age for car rental in the UAE?

You should at least 19 years old to rent a car in the UAE.

What are the required documents to rent a car in the UAE?

An international driver’s license, passport and plane ticket if you seeking for car rental at airport.

Can I pick-up the rental car in Airport and drop-off in another location?

Yes, flexible pick-up and drop-off locations available in the UAE.

What should I do in case of accident or car breakdown?

Contact our 24/7 customer service and they will assist you.

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