UAE RESIDENTS - All drivers with a UAE issued Residence or Employment Visa must produce a valid, UAE issued driving licence no less than one year old.
TOURISTS AND VISITORS - Citizens with driving licences from the following countries may drive in the UAE using their foreign licence with a valid visit or tourist visa only. Note that the original licence should be from the same country as the passport nationality.
These countries include:
Australia, France, Kuwait, Romania, Switzerland, Austria, Germany, Netherlands, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Bahrain, Greece, New Zealand, Singapore, United Kingdom, Belgium, Hong Kong, Norway, South Africa, United States, Canada, Ireland, Oman, South Korea, Denmark, Italy, Poland, Spain, Finland, Japan, Qatar and Sweden.
Please note that customers with driver’s licences from Japan, Turkey, Greece, and South Korea are requested to provide a translation of their driver’s licence duly approved by their respective consulate or embassy.
Drivers from countries which are not listed above may rent a vehicle subject to them producing a valid International Driver’s Permit (IDP) in addition to a valid foreign driver’s licence no less than one year old.
For all UAE residents, a copy of the passport (photo ID page and visa page) should be provided at the time of rental. For tourists and visitors, a valid UAE entry visa must be stamped in the passport. For residents renting group G, H, I, L and N vehicles, it is mandatory to present the original passport prior to renting.
Method of payment
A valid credit card in the primary driver's name is required for any vehicle rental. At the time of rental, an authorisation will be obtained on your credit card based on estimated rental charges and excess. The credit card must have sufficient credit to cover all charges related to the rental.
Major credit cards accepted are Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Diners Club. We regert that debit cards are not accepted.