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I'm moving to Dubai in September and would like to rent a car for 2-3 months until I buy.
Unable to find anything over 28 days on the web.
Help needed please!...
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Old 1st August 2009, 11:20 AM
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Hi.
I'm moving to Dubai in September and would like to rent a car for 2-3 months until I buy.
Unable to find anything over 28 days on the web.
Help needed please!...
Ian
I found that rental companies with good reputation either do a monthly rate or they offer much longer term such as 3 years. When I arrived in Dubai in April I managed to get a deal with Thrifty (04 3479001) which was was 4 months for the price of 3 (AED 3300 per month for a Camry or an Accord). Not sure if they still have that deal. Also try Diamond Lease (DIAMONDLEASE), although they seem to have a good 3 year term and they have a limit on the mileage you can do.

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Loads of them here everything from Hertz to Dollar to Ali Al Ragheads....

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Loads of them here everything from Hertz to Dollar to Ali Al Ragheads....
Hey Andy,

Would you happen to know of any of them that will rent to drivers whose UAE license is new (less than 1 yr old), and don't have a previous license (not even from a "non-magic" country)?

Thanks for any help! I've made a few thousand calls... and found nothing so far...

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I've never had a problem renting a car providing you have a UAE licence and are over 21 i can't see why there'd be an issue?

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I've never had a problem renting a car providing you have a UAE licence and are over 21 i can't see why there'd be an issue?
Over 21 with a UAE license that's only a few days old... (read: seconds... ).

Want to rent for a couple months, and most companies say "I'm sorry ma'am, we need your UAE license to be at least 1 year old, unless you have proof of an older license from a different country?"

Help... oh help...

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I found that rental companies with good reputation either do a monthly rate or they offer much longer term such as 3 years. When I arrived in Dubai in April I managed to get a deal with Thrifty (04 3479001) which was was 4 months for the price of 3 (AED 3300 per month for a Camry or an Accord). Not sure if they still have that deal. Also try Diamond Lease (DIAMONDLEASE), although they seem to have a good 3 year term and they have a limit on the mileage you can do.
A follow up: I called Thrifty today and they said they are still running the same deal until the end of August, 4 months for the price of 3. I am quite happy with their service up to now.

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Hey All,

back to my original point, did anyone find rental companies willing to rent out to "first-time drivers"? i.e. no previous license, and just a "brand new" one from the UAE?

Thanks,
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Hey All,

back to my original point, did anyone find rental companies willing to rent out to "first-time drivers"? i.e. no previous license, and just a "brand new" one from the UAE?

Thanks,
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I used to rent mine from budget based in emirates towers - 2-2300 dh a month for a yaris. no problems with them. 04 31 987 33

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I was told that one cannot legally drive in UAE on an employment visa until you get a UAE drivers licence after receiving residency...

I find it a bit strange that you can legally drive on a visit visa but not an employment visa.

So first 20 days will be subject to public transport..... hmmmmm

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