Car Rental in AD

Old Sep 27th 2010, 1:27 pm
  #1  
Forum Regular
Thread Starter
 
Joined: Apr 2008
Posts: 188
Britmal is just really niceBritmal is just really niceBritmal is just really niceBritmal is just really niceBritmal is just really niceBritmal is just really niceBritmal is just really niceBritmal is just really niceBritmal is just really niceBritmal is just really niceBritmal is just really nice
Default Car Rental in AD

Hi guys,

Many thanks to all those who gave me info regarding UAE visas and hotel costs in AD.

I have one more question: How much will it cost me (per month) to rent a basic car in AD?

I'm talking about a 1.3 Toyota Corolla or similar.

One more thing, am I correct in understanding that I can rent a car in AD on a British driving licence, on a 30 day UAE visit visa?

Any feedback is much apprecciated.

Cheers!

Last edited by Britmal; Sep 27th 2010 at 1:44 pm.
Britmal is offline  
Old Sep 27th 2010, 1:35 pm
  #2  
Account Closed
 
Joined: Oct 2008
Posts: 242
Tillybean is an unknown quantity at this point
Default Re: Car Rental in AD

Probably around 2,000 AED a month, fully insured for something small.

I am currently borrowing a Jeep Cherokee, and thats 130 AED a day.
Tillybean is offline  
Old Sep 27th 2010, 1:37 pm
  #3  
BE Enthusiast
 
csdf's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2010
Location: Abu Dhabi
Posts: 865
csdf has a reputation beyond reputecsdf has a reputation beyond reputecsdf has a reputation beyond reputecsdf has a reputation beyond reputecsdf has a reputation beyond reputecsdf has a reputation beyond reputecsdf has a reputation beyond reputecsdf has a reputation beyond reputecsdf has a reputation beyond reputecsdf has a reputation beyond reputecsdf has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Car Rental in AD

Originally Posted by Tillybean View Post
Probably around 2,000 AED a month, fully insured for something small.

I am currently borrowing a Jeep Cherokee, and thats 130 AED a day.
Be aware that the car rental firms have started cracking down on people commuting Dubai-Abu Dhabi by insisting on 4000-5000km / month max usage.
http://www.thenational.ae/apps/pbcs....29744/1010/rss
csdf is online now  
Old Sep 27th 2010, 2:23 pm
  #4  
BE Forum Addict
 
Oyibopeppeh's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2010
Location: UK
Posts: 1,308
Oyibopeppeh has a reputation beyond reputeOyibopeppeh has a reputation beyond reputeOyibopeppeh has a reputation beyond reputeOyibopeppeh has a reputation beyond reputeOyibopeppeh has a reputation beyond reputeOyibopeppeh has a reputation beyond reputeOyibopeppeh has a reputation beyond reputeOyibopeppeh has a reputation beyond reputeOyibopeppeh has a reputation beyond reputeOyibopeppeh has a reputation beyond reputeOyibopeppeh has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Car Rental in AD

I'm paying 2,100 a month for a newish 1.8 Civic auto through Thrifty. No mileage limit.
Oyibopeppeh is offline  
Old Sep 28th 2010, 9:04 am
  #5  
IOGM
 
Spikus's Avatar
 
Joined: Jul 2010
Location: enfin..... Abu Dhabi
Posts: 69
Spikus will become famous soon enough
Default Re: Car Rental in AD

Originally Posted by Oyibopeppeh View Post
I'm paying 2,100 a month for a newish 1.8 Civic auto through Thrifty. No mileage limit.
Renting a Tiilda through Thrifty for my wife.... 89 DHS per day unlimited. She is driving on a UK license.
Spikus is offline  
Old Sep 28th 2010, 12:09 pm
  #6  
BE Forum Addict
 
Joined: Sep 2009
Location: Abu Dhabi
Posts: 1,802
Brains1983 has a reputation beyond reputeBrains1983 has a reputation beyond reputeBrains1983 has a reputation beyond reputeBrains1983 has a reputation beyond reputeBrains1983 has a reputation beyond reputeBrains1983 has a reputation beyond reputeBrains1983 has a reputation beyond reputeBrains1983 has a reputation beyond reputeBrains1983 has a reputation beyond reputeBrains1983 has a reputation beyond reputeBrains1983 has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Car Rental in AD

Originally Posted by Spikus View Post
Renting a Tiilda through Thrifty for my wife.... 89 DHS per day unlimited. She is driving on a UK license.
you'll get a yaris or lancer for 1500-1750.

suggest trying Paramount or Texas Rent a Car, i have two on hire for the staff, both are reasonable (Paramount slightly chearper IMO)
Brains1983 is offline  
Old Sep 28th 2010, 1:15 pm
  #7  
Forum Regular
Thread Starter
 
Joined: Apr 2008
Posts: 188
Britmal is just really niceBritmal is just really niceBritmal is just really niceBritmal is just really niceBritmal is just really niceBritmal is just really niceBritmal is just really niceBritmal is just really niceBritmal is just really niceBritmal is just really niceBritmal is just really nice
Default Re: Car Rental in AD

Many thanks for the info guys.

A Lancer will be OK for me, I would expect to be driving less than 200km a day whilst in AD.

Now I need to know if I can drive a car hired in AD into Oman via Hatta?

If so, what regulations must I meet and what costs (if any) will I need to pay on leaving and
re-entering the UAE?

All info very much apprecciated.

Thanks.

Last edited by Britmal; Sep 28th 2010 at 1:28 pm.
Britmal is offline  
Old Sep 28th 2010, 1:22 pm
  #8  
BE Forum Addict
 
Oyibopeppeh's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2010
Location: UK
Posts: 1,308
Oyibopeppeh has a reputation beyond reputeOyibopeppeh has a reputation beyond reputeOyibopeppeh has a reputation beyond reputeOyibopeppeh has a reputation beyond reputeOyibopeppeh has a reputation beyond reputeOyibopeppeh has a reputation beyond reputeOyibopeppeh has a reputation beyond reputeOyibopeppeh has a reputation beyond reputeOyibopeppeh has a reputation beyond reputeOyibopeppeh has a reputation beyond reputeOyibopeppeh has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Car Rental in AD

Originally Posted by Britmal View Post

But I do need to know if I can drive a car hired in AD into Oman via Hatta, and if so, what regulations must I meet, and what costs (if any) will I need to pay on leaving and re-entering the UAE?.

You'll need to buy additional car insurance to get into Oman. Can't remember exactly how much but it's not a lot.
Oyibopeppeh is offline  
Old Sep 28th 2010, 1:39 pm
  #9  
Forum Regular
Thread Starter
 
Joined: Apr 2008
Posts: 188
Britmal is just really niceBritmal is just really niceBritmal is just really niceBritmal is just really niceBritmal is just really niceBritmal is just really niceBritmal is just really niceBritmal is just really niceBritmal is just really niceBritmal is just really niceBritmal is just really nice
Default Re: Car Rental in AD

Originally Posted by Oyibopeppeh View Post
You'll need to buy additional car insurance to get into Oman. Can't remember exactly how much but it's not a lot.
Thanks for that Oyi.

Can anyone tell me what is the normal (and accepted) procedure for driving this route?

Thanks!
Britmal is offline  
Old Sep 29th 2010, 10:06 am
  #10  
Account Closed
 
Joined: Oct 2008
Posts: 242
Tillybean is an unknown quantity at this point
Default Re: Car Rental in AD

You may also need a letter from the rental company confirming that you have permission to take the car to Oman - I know I had to arrange this for my boss when he took his rental over the border.

You can get extra insurance in Oman (at the border crossing) but again check with the rental company as this may already be included (was for my boss).

For costs - you will pay for an Omani visa. I think thats it - its a while since I went.
Tillybean is offline  
Old Sep 29th 2010, 10:11 am
  #11  
Forum Regular
 
meseta's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2004
Location: UAE
Posts: 142
meseta has a spectacular aura aboutmeseta has a spectacular aura aboutmeseta has a spectacular aura about
Default Re: Car Rental in AD

Fox rent a car in Abu Dhabi.
I'm paying 2300 aed/month unlimited for a Chevrolet Epica. Best deal I've found.
02 441 8199
meseta is offline  
Old Sep 29th 2010, 10:12 am
  #12  
Millhouse is not a meme
 
Millhouse's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2009
Location: Disneyland, Dubai
Posts: 15,186
Millhouse has a reputation beyond reputeMillhouse has a reputation beyond reputeMillhouse has a reputation beyond reputeMillhouse has a reputation beyond reputeMillhouse has a reputation beyond reputeMillhouse has a reputation beyond reputeMillhouse has a reputation beyond reputeMillhouse has a reputation beyond reputeMillhouse has a reputation beyond reputeMillhouse has a reputation beyond reputeMillhouse has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Car Rental in AD

Originally Posted by Tillybean View Post
You may also need a letter from the rental company confirming that you have permission to take the car to Oman - I know I had to arrange this for my boss when he took his rental over the border.

You can get extra insurance in Oman (at the border crossing) but again check with the rental company as this may already be included (was for my boss).

For costs - you will pay for an Omani visa. I think thats it - its a while since I went.
yup. 35Dh for a UAE resident, or 70Dh if you are not. Get a spot of lunch and mini golf in at the Hatta fort hotel.
Millhouse is offline  
Old Sep 29th 2010, 10:14 am
  #13  
BE Enthusiast
 
csdf's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2010
Location: Abu Dhabi
Posts: 865
csdf has a reputation beyond reputecsdf has a reputation beyond reputecsdf has a reputation beyond reputecsdf has a reputation beyond reputecsdf has a reputation beyond reputecsdf has a reputation beyond reputecsdf has a reputation beyond reputecsdf has a reputation beyond reputecsdf has a reputation beyond reputecsdf has a reputation beyond reputecsdf has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Car Rental in AD

How come you've turned into the Hatta Fort Hotel ambassador all of a sudden?
csdf is online now  
Old Sep 29th 2010, 11:24 am
  #14  
Millhouse is not a meme
 
Millhouse's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2009
Location: Disneyland, Dubai
Posts: 15,186
Millhouse has a reputation beyond reputeMillhouse has a reputation beyond reputeMillhouse has a reputation beyond reputeMillhouse has a reputation beyond reputeMillhouse has a reputation beyond reputeMillhouse has a reputation beyond reputeMillhouse has a reputation beyond reputeMillhouse has a reputation beyond reputeMillhouse has a reputation beyond reputeMillhouse has a reputation beyond reputeMillhouse has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Car Rental in AD

Originally Posted by csdf View Post
How come you've turned into the Hatta Fort Hotel ambassador all of a sudden?
I think that is Spugsy's role. Just trying to jump in there before he did.

To give a bit of balance, the HFH also has some of the most expensive camel rides I've ever seen. 35Dh for Me & Mini Millhouse to go 100m.
Millhouse is offline  
Old Oct 3rd 2010, 10:10 am
  #15  
Forum Regular
Thread Starter
 
Joined: Apr 2008
Posts: 188
Britmal is just really niceBritmal is just really niceBritmal is just really niceBritmal is just really niceBritmal is just really niceBritmal is just really niceBritmal is just really niceBritmal is just really niceBritmal is just really niceBritmal is just really niceBritmal is just really nice
Default Re: Car Rental in AD

Originally Posted by Brains1983 View Post
you'll get a yaris or lancer for 1500-1750.

suggest trying Paramount or Texas Rent a Car, i have two on hire for the staff, both are reasonable (Paramount slightly chearper IMO)
Thanks for that Brains.

Any chance you could give me a contact name/number at Paramount and/or Texas?

Cheers.
Britmal is offline  

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information

Copyright © 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.