How to Save Money on Your Car Rental

In Dubai, car rental companies play an important role. Nowadays you may hear about the high cost of car rentals. During the Covid-19 pandemic, the demand for car rentals decreased. So the car rental companies sold their vehicles because of fewer sales and lack of demand. But now most of the people are fully vaccinated and the world is back to normal. So the tourist counts also increased. The increased demand has increased the car rental rate also. If you are taking a trip and need a car rental in Dubai, there are so many ways to save money on your car rental.


Book your car right away

If you are planning to go for a trip, then now is the time to book the car from a car rental company. If you miss the car booking, then the trip date gets closer and the price will be higher. So you can book a car at a lower rate in advance. Advance booking is very beneficial for future trips.


Use a car-sharing service

If you are not satisfied with the rental prices you are seeing, then you may use a car-sharing service to rent a car. So many companies in Dubai allow car owners to rent their vehicles to people. This is a good way to save on the expense of a car rental.


Don’t forget discount codes

Discount codes and coupon codes can help you a lot. Before making a booking, don’t forget to ask about any discounts and coupons that the company offers. Here are some examples

●     AARP

●     AAA

●     Costco members

●     Military discounts

●     Union member discounts


Consider a non-airport rental location

Many car rental companies have set up their locations at airports. This can offer convenience, but charge more rate than other services. If you want to lower the rate of car rental, then look for a location away from the airport. It is very cheaper as compared to the charge for an airport location.


Book multiple reservations with free cancellation

It is another way to save money to make multiple bookings. If you are planning to book a car rental, then take a look around at other cheapest car rentals companies and check their rates and offers for the same date. You can make a different booking. When your trip date is closer, then cancel the bookings and keep the lowest-rated booking. To avoid extra fees, you can book a reservation and offer free cancellation also.


Check the fuel policy

The car rental companies offer different fuel policies. The most common one is Full to Full. It means the car rental company provides the car with a full tank and the customer returns with a full tank or the customer has to return with the same fuel level at what level he will get the car upon on hire time. This is the cheapest option as you pay only for the fuel you use.


Pack your GPS and child seats

Instead of paying extra fees for the GPS the rental company. You must bring your GPS and map function available on your smartphone. If you need a child seat for your child, bring your child’s seat from home to avoid paying extra to the rental company.



These are the few tips to save money on your monthly car rental. If you are ready to book a trip, then don’t overpay for your car rental reservation. Following the above tips will help you to save money when booking a car for your enjoyable trips.

Required Documents to Rent a Car

If you are hoping to hire a car in Dubai the following documents need to be submitted in order to complete the booking process:
UAE Nationals & Residents

Original Passport or Copy (Residents)
UAE Resident ID Card
UAE Driving License

International Tourists

Original Passport or Copy
Stamped Visa Copy
A Valid International Driving License

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