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Old Jul 3rd 2019, 3:51 am
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Are there any issues using a UAE driving licence to hire a car in France? Do you need an IDP?

I'd use my UK one but I can't find it.
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Old Jul 3rd 2019, 4:30 am
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I've not had any, neither in France nor Italy. These days rental companies even seem happy just to use the digital version (AD Police App) rather than the physical card.
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There is one thing to look for when renting a car in UAE is that some of the shady agency are trying to not refound your deposit.

Their main tactics is as follow:
Rule 1: only allow to refund after 1 month (to verify you did not get any fines)
Rule 2: Only allow payement by check that they can only give in person

If you are there less than a month say goodbye to the deposit!

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Originally Posted by Binoclard View Post
There is one thing to look for when renting a car in UAE is that some of the shady agency are trying to not refound your deposit.

Their main tactics is as follow:
Rule 1: only allow to refund after 1 month (to verify you did not get any fines)
Rule 2: Only allow payement by check that they can only give in person

If you are there less than a month say goodbye to the deposit!

He is looking for advice on how to rent a car in France
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Old Oct 2nd 2019, 12:01 pm
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Sporyy got it the wrong way around

Then there is no problem French poeple are the most honnest on earth!
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Then there is no problem French poeple are the most honnest on earth!
I assume you're taking the p!ss?

As for driving in France, I got an IDP. For the ease of getting one its worth it. I wasn't asked but have been elsewhere in the past.
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Old Oct 10th 2019, 6:45 am
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For what it's worth I had no issues with the UAE licence on a pick up in Paris from sixt.

Off brand local car hire on the other hand - say bye bye to your deposit unless you're prepared to sit in the office and call the police - lesson learned there...


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