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I'll be arriving in Dubai in September and am already thinking ahead in terms of transport etc. Any advice on which companies offer the best deals for leasing of cars? I'd love a small 4x4 like a Rav4 if possible - how much do this normally cost per month? I've contacted a couple of companies I found on google who've quoted me around 1800AED per month for a small Toyota Yaris type car.
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1. Do a search as this subject matter has been discussed many (I mean MANY) times before.

2. For a Rav4 type vehicle it will cost you a minimum of AED3,500. This is based on the quotes I got when I first got here as I was looking to do the same thing. The leases are really not worth doing in the UAE.

3. Leases don't really exist in the UAE like we are used to in the US or UK. Leases don't always exist with the car companies (like Toyota, Nissan, and Mitsubishi). They run promotions where a 'lease' is available, but you need to check if it is year round. Most leases happen through the rental companies and you will need to go through them. Leases differ her than the west as: The prices here are not negotiable, they are very much fixed. You will put down a 20-30% deposit on the vehicle and finance 50% of the remainder for the lease term. If you do the math, you will soon find out that leasing the car has no benefit to you than buying the vehicle (at least in my case it was).

4. As stated above, do a search.... it has been discussed and you will save people the time and trouble to re-type the information for you.

5. Good Luck and enjoy your stay.

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Try Diamond Lease.

SWB Pajero is around 3200 per month

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Like indoMLA mentioned, Leasing is not really worth it. Buy a car that has keeps its value good and then sell it on Dubizzle once you want to get rid of it. As a 4 wheel drive, i would recommend a Prado or Pajero. You can sell them within a couple of days if you have to.
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...2. For a Rav4 type vehicle it will cost you a minimum of AED3,500...
Try Europcar, we leased a number of cars from them and the rates were consistently lower than Budget/Hertz/etc.

For example, I had a full options Pajero for ~3200 AED. The Rav4 type was close to ~2500 AED. The final rate depends on how long the lease term (longer = cheaper, obviously)

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Try Europcar, we leased a number of cars from them and the rates were consistently lower than Budget/Hertz/etc.

For example, I had a full options Pajero for ~3200 AED. The Rav4 type was close to ~2500 AED. The final rate depends on how long the lease term (longer = cheaper, obviously)
I did try them. I hit up almost every rental car agency I could find (even some obscure local ones that kinda looked shady). I was an individual, but most rental agencies wanted to know if my company had a contract with them or not. Based on that I am assuming that if a company deals with them, then they and their employees get lower preferential rates. I was getting quoted some crazy high prices... I remember one place wanted $3k/month for a Tahoe. For that money, I could buy the Tahoe 2 times over.
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Out of curiosity, how much does auto insurance cost in Dubai / Abu Dhabi? Suppose it is dependent in value of car, so maybe as % of car value on a per annum basis?

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5% of the vehicle's value (in Dubai at least)
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That's the price I found on jasdubai. Have a miss read it? I know the 660 price is only for a minor service but that still seems like a good price.
That price looks like a service at one of the service stations. They change the oil, filter and clean the airfilter and top up the liquids. The price could be possible, as 1L of Mobil 1 is AED 50.00 and a filter around AED 80.00 (Material cost would be around AED 380.00).

If you want to service your Porsche for a reasonable price, send it to House of Cars. We send our Cayenne there as well, and they have qualified technicians.

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How much do you usually pay for your service with your cayenne? And is it for a minor or major service? Cheers

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Beware when leasing a car - especially a 4X4. You will probably not be allowed to "off road", or use it for towing, or take it into Oman without extortionate additional insurance.

Car loans are very cheap here and, if you keep the term low, buying is probably better value.

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