Flugzeug über Dubai
With more than 2.3 million inhabitants, Dubai is the largest metropolis in the United Arab Emirates and can be easily explored by hired car. Most of the inhabitants of the Emirate of Dubai live in the city centre and it is here that most of the social, cultural and political life takes place. Dubai is attracting an increasing number of tourists from all over the world with its sightseeing attractions, and by 2013 the number of arriving travellers had reached 40 million. The desert metropolis offers a unique blend of highlights, where oriental traditions meet spectacular architecture in perfect sunshine. In Dubai, the tourist attractions are scattered all over the city, so ideally, as a holidaymaker, you should use a hired car to get to the hotel and highlights.
Dubai International Airport is located about five kilometres southeast of the city centre. It is one of the world's largest airports - 80 million passengers per year. Dubai's airport, which began operating in 1960, reaches the limits of its capacity every few years, and there are always extensive expansions to follow. Its future is strongly linked to the rise of Dubai as a business metropolis, and the number of flights and air travelers is also increasing.
Dubai's airport is very extensive, the terminals are difficult to reach on foot because of the distances. You can travel back and forth between the terminals with the airport shuttle, the transfers are free of charge and take place every 20 minutes. Terminals 1 and 3 are also connected by underground. Dubai International Airport's IATA code is DXB, operated by the Department of Civil Aviation of the United Arab Emirates.
Beach visit with a convertible
Make the summer your adventure and cruise through Dubai with a hired car. Pick up the hired car at the airport in Dubai and start your well-deserved summer holiday. Whether shopping in one of the luxurious malls or simply relaxing on the beach, a summer in Dubai has it all. For those of you who love freedom, a convertible is the perfect hired car for Dubai. Feel the wind in your hair and the sun on your skin. But beware: the temperatures in Dubai can get very hot in summer. Make sure you have adequate sun protection and enough liquid. With the right hired car the summer in Dubai can only be a complete success.
In the table below you will find an overview of sights in Dubai and their distance by hired car from Dubai Airport.
|Highlight||Distance from the Airport DXB||Duration|
|Burj Khalifa||13 km||15 min|
|Burj al Arab||27 km||25 min|
|Palm Jumeirah||32 km||25 min|
|Dubai Mall||13 km||10 min|
As an independent comparison portal for car hire providers, we at Driveboo.com work with every car hire company at Dubai International Airport. You can compare all the car hire companies with us and book a cheap car at the preferred company. On our website you can hire your vehicle not only at a low price, but also with all the necessary accessories (navi and child seats) as well as the preferred insurance package.
A reservation made through us means for you to arrive relaxed at the international airport and to pick up your hired car after a few formalities at the car hire company or at their pick-up station. Afterwards you can relax in the hotel, which has already been booked.
Bookable accessory: child seats
Booking a hired car at Dubai Airport
At Dubai Airport you can choose between these car hire models:
You will find the counters of every car hire company in all the terminals of Dubai International Airport, so it doesn't matter which terminal you arrive at. Your hired car company or your car hire company is present either in Terminal 1 (international flights of different airlines except Emirates) or in Terminal 3 (travel with Emirates or Quantas).
Your car hire company is already waiting for you at Dubai DXB Airport with the completed rental contract. All you have to do is check if you could hire the car with extras and insurance as cheaply as you promised. According to our experience, most of the time everything is fine, now only your signature is missing before the inspection at the pick-up station. Every car hire company has a pick-up station at Dubai Airport in one of the car parks of the corresponding terminal. Car hire companies with counters in each terminal have multiple pick-up points. Ask your car hire company about the pick-up station and use the free shuttle bus if necessary.
Take a close look at the hired car
Irrespective of how cheaply you could hire your car from us, you must critically examine the hired car at the pick-up point. Please check the functionality of the lights and brakes, all other controls should also undergo a short test. Checking the bodywork is just as important. If you discover old dents or scratches, have them noted in a list of complaints. If you generously overlook such deficiencies, the car hire company can hold you responsible as the alleged perpetrator when you return the car. In case of technical defects resulting in reduced traffic safety, you should immediately request another car from your car hire company.
In any case, we recommend that you choose the tank control "full-full". You will receive the hired car with a full tank and will drop it off the same. This means that you only pay for the fuel you actually use and do not have to bear any extra costs for tank services. The nearest petrol station is only 1 km away from the airport (DXB).