To hire a vehicle in Dubai one is required to provide a relevant Driving Licence (additionally, those who are not citizens of the below mentioned countries, will need International Driving Permit, as well), original Photo ID* and their Credit Card** (to reserve a deposit).

• Which License do you need to drive a rental car in Dubai?

Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Korea (North), Kuwait, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Oman, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States of America.

These are the countries granting their citizens the opportunity of no International Driving Permit while all the trying to get the right of driving in Dubai. However, a full/normal licencevalid for at least 1 year withoutprimary endorsements is still demanded. For UK licence holders it is important to keep in mind the necessity of having the photocard at hand.

• Who needs an International Driving Permit (IDP) to hire a vehicle in Dubai?

Should you not find your country in the above mentioned list, you will need an IDP to hire and drive a rental car here.

• What is the way to obtaining an IDP?

Solve this issue when still being at home. To gain an IDP you should apply to your local bodies. Yet, being a UAE resident and having a solid UAE license, visit the below listed authorities/companies bypresenting:

• Copy of valid UAE Driving License
• Copy of passport (valid residence visa for expatriates )
• Two passport size photographs

The companies/ authorities issuing IDP in UAE are as follows (mind that this is possible in case you hold a solid UAE driving licence).


Arabian Automobile Association (AAA)
Belhasa Advance Motorist (BAM)
Belhasa Driving Center (BDC)
Dubai National Air Travel Agency (DNATA)
Emirates Driving Institute (EDI)
Emirates Post Office (EMPOST)
HERTZ Rent a Car
IMC Middle East (IMC)
Orient Travel Services
Road & Transport Authority (RTA)

Abu Dhabi

Emirates Post Office (EMPOST)
Abu Dhabi Hospitality Company (Duty Free)
AUH Travel Bureau
Al Masaood Travels
Al Masaood Travels – Al Ain Branch
OmeirTravelsAlsa Travel & Tourism LLC


Emirates Post Office
Marur Typing Center
Sharjah National Travel & Tours (SNTTA)
Cosmo Travels
Emirates Post Office (EMPOST)
Brothers Tours & Travels
Fujairah National Driving Institute (FNDI)

*Please, remember to possess a photo ID (your passport or National ID) when taking the hired car.

• **What credit card should I possess and how much is the Deposit?

ACCEPTED credit cards: American Express, Diners Club, MasterCard (not debit), Visa (not debit)
Intended for your booking phase, you will be deposited 1,500 AED against your card.
Credit card(s) used while the deals must belong to the primary driver.
Other repayment ways are not accepted.

Should you fail to provide an authentic credit card or should you be short of finances onyourbank account, it is possible for the rental agent to refuse the release of the car. If so, no money already paid is to bereturned. Furthermore, in case you do not provide any of the mentioned documents, or the presented ones are considered as invalid, or you lack monetary funds on your account, it is probable for therental agent to refuse the release of your preferred vehicle and meantime no money will be given back to you.
Please, go to Manage Booking page for extra info specific on your reservation.