FAQ ,What Do You Need To Know To Rent a Car in Dubai

Q&A: The specific documentation requirements vary depending on your country of origin and whether you are a resident of the UAE or a tourist.

For UAE residents, the process is streamlined and swift, necessitating only four documents: passport copies, a residential visa, Emirates ID, and a valid UAE Driving License.Tourists have slightly different document requirements, including a passport, visa with entry stamp, a valid driving license from their home country, and either an international driving permit or an international driving license. However, if you possess a passport from GCC, US, UK, Canada, or certain other countries, you can use your home country’s license for driving.

To verify your eligibility for renting a car in Dubai, please ensure that your driving license is valid for driving in the UAE.

The car rental price does not cover certain items, such as a refundable deposit held by 4Matic Car Rental, which will be returned once the car is brought back and all fines are settled. Additionally, expenses for fuel, car parking, and Salik (road tolls) are not incorporated in the price.

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In a bustling city like Dubai, fines are a common occurrence. One of the most frequent violations is exceeding the speed limit, given the extensive network of speed cameras monitoring the majority of roads in Dubai. It’s easy to unintentionally surpass the speed limit while enjoying a smooth drive on Dubai’s roads.

In the event of a traffic violation, a fine will be issued to the driver. To steer clear of this, it’s crucial to adhere to the permitted speed limits, ensure timely payment for RTA parking, and unfailingly observe all road signs.

Our offer is contingent on a maximum usage defined by the specified number of kilometers outlined in your contract, generally ranging between 200 and 300 kilometers per day, depending on the vehicle. Any extra usage will incur a charge at a rate of AED (5-25 AED) per kilometer, contingent on the type of car.

Your booking can not be cancelled, once the rent payment is processed.
Once the car is reserved, refunds cannot be processed.

When seeking to rent a car in Dubai or any other Emirate, you will need to present a valid UAE driving license or an international driving license, depending on whether you are a resident or a visitor.

If your driving license is issued from one of the following countries, consider yourself fortunate, as it is recognized as valid in the UAE.

Canada (Quebec*)
Great Britain
Hong Kong
New Zealand

If your country is not included in the list, please ensure that you possess a valid International Driving Permit (IDP).

4Matic Car Rental offers an excellent option for individuals looking to hire a car without holding a driver’s license. Our skilled drivers guarantee a memorable and secure driving experience, regardless of the car you choose to rent. This way, you can unwind and appreciate the scenery while exploring the city.

When renting a car in the UAE, a deposit is required to cover any potential fines or damages. The deposit amount depends on the type of car rented. The deposit is blocked on the credit card and will be refunded after 21 days, minus any fines or deductibles. Dubai has a toll system called Salik, where AED 5 is deducted from the prepaid toll account whenever a car passes through. All records are done through the RTA Salik system and billed upon car return.

Salik is Dubai’s road electronic free flow toll system that works without toll booths and allows drivers smooth and continuous driving. Every car has a red sticker on the windshield, so a fee of AED 5 will be deducted from the prepaid toll account whenever you pass through Salik. In 4Matic Car Rental , all the records are done through the RTA Salik system and are billed when the car is returned.

It’s worth noting that even when using a taxi, you’ll still incur Salik charges at the end of your journey.

Smoking within our vehicles is strictly prohibited due to the potential for damage and the associated safety hazards while driving. Violation of this rule may result in a fee of up to AED 500.

The driver is responsible for returning the car in the same condition it was received. Any presence of dirt, food residue, or stains will incur an additional charge.

Engaging in activities such as off-roading, rallying, racing, or ‘drifting’ with our vehicles is strictly forbidden. Venturing into deserts and tracks is not allowed.

Customers are required to adhere to a speed limit of 160km/h. Any violation will lead to a charge of 2000 AED on the second instance. On the third occurrence, the vehicle will be immobilized, and there will be no refund for the remaining rental period.

Although pets may be allowed in our vehicles, it’s important to note that cleaning and potential damage fees will be applied without any exceptions.

In the event that the car is returned with an excessively messy interior, including litter and leftover food, a fee of 500 AED will be enforced.

Salik & Darrab toll charges encompass the toll fee (typically AED 4), an extra AED 1 service fee, and VAT applied to the service fee.

Traffic fines comprise the actual penalty, along with a service charge of AED 50, plus VAT on the service fee. We will promptly inform you upon receiving notification from the respective authorities.

In instances where fines lead to the impoundment of the vehicle, an additional fee ranging from 100 to 6000 AED will be applied.

You will be required to promptly address these amounts upon receiving notification.

All rental durations are calculated on a 24-hour basis. For instance, if you initiate a one-day rental at 9am, the vehicle must be returned by 9am the next day. Any delay, such as returning the car at 5pm on the following day, will incur an additional day’s charge.

Upon receiving notification, prompt settlement of these charges is required.

If a customer intends to extend their rental agreement for additional days, they must notify us at least 12 hours in advance. Failure to do so will result in charges based on the standard daily rate for that season.

Payment for extensions must be made in advance; otherwise, the extension will not be considered valid.

Features Included

In the UAE, all rental cars come with an AC and radio, while the newer models also have a USB music player or mobile charging port, making the driving experience even more convenient. Of course, every car model is different and has its own features and specifications, like a touch screen or a push-button ignition. So, before renting a car, make sure that the chosen car has everything you have been looking for.

In case you need a GPS, baby or child seat, and WIFI, they are available in 4Matic Car Rental on request at an additional price.

Yes. At 4Matic Car Rental, we are happy to spare you from the hustle of coming to pick up or drop off your car, so no matter where, airport, hotel, or house, your car will be delivered to your doorstep free of charge.Yes. At 4Matic Car Rental, we are happy to spare you from the hustle of coming to pick up or drop off your car, so no matter where, airport, hotel, or house, your car will be delivered to your doorstep free of charge.

In case you need a GPS, baby or child seat, and WIFI, they are available in 4Matic Car Rental on request at an additional price.


Only the registered driver, whose documents were provided to the car rental company, is allowed to operate the vehicle. If there are two drivers, both must submit the necessary documents.

This policy is in place to ensure that in the event of an accident, if the driver’s information was not properly registered, you may be held responsible even if it was not your fault. For any inquiries, please reach out to us.

No, due to our Policy, smoking is not allowed in any of our cars

In the majority of shopping malls, parking is free for a particular period of time, and after that, there is an hourly payment. Also, in Dubai, there are many roadsides, underground and open-space parking that are constructed for the drivers’ convenience. Always remember to pay for your RTA parking via paid parking machines or SMS to 7275 with your car plate and parking zone number; otherwise, fines will accrue.

There are more than 260 car rental companies in the UAE, and quite often, they do not deliver what they promise. At 4Matic Car Rental, prioritizing customer satisfaction sets us apart from the rest.

With a huge fleet of fully checked and fully vetted cars, we give a chance to make every customer’s dream come true. With the best prices on the market, we will help you live your dream. We have a wide range of vehicles for all budgets, so you can choose the car that will be delivered to your doorstep. No hustle, no pitfalls, or hidden prices.

We have established ourselves as the premier luxury car rental company in Dubai, thanks to our highly trusted and reputable services in the market.

Don’t waste your time looking anywhere else; call 4Matic Car Rental or check our websites for the best deals.

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