September 24, 2020

Requirements for Hiring a Car

car rental

There are certain things which you need to pick-up while having services of car rentals. They are discussed below:

Forms of payment

For booking, you need to have Credit Card. The driver should own a Credit Card in his name when going to pick up the car. The card will pay for the extra equipment, local fees and for all additionally purchased items at the car hire counter. Debit Cards and Cash are not accepted. The Card must contain enough funds to pay for the excess/ deposit amount. The accepted cards include Master Card and Visa Card. The company will not accept any recharge, virtual credit cards or prepaid or any other card which has no embossed characters. For details please check the website of UnionPay. All companies will not accept Chinese UnionPay credit cards.

Requirements of License

The main driver or any additional driver needs to show driving license in their name while coming to pick up the car. The drivers should be in possession of a license for at least a year. Instead of International Driving Permit, the driving licenses issued by the People’s Republic of China must be assisted by a Notarized Translation. Residence of UAE Visa Holders and UAE Nationals must show a valid UAE License. Residence of GCC Nationals comprises of the countries of Oman, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and UAE.  An approved translation of driving license is required for the residence of Japan, Turkey, Korea and Greece. If you belong to the following countries then you can drive in UAE without International Driving Permit

  • Ireland
  • New Zealand
  • The USA
  • Great Britain
  • Australia
  • Belgium
  • Canada
  • Denmark
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany

All customers from other countries must be able to show an authentic International Driving Permit together with their national driver’s license at the time of the car rental.

 Clauses & Rules

The counter staff will need to see your driving license because of safety protection, at the time of picking your car. The car hire company will not ask for a license check code, which many other companies now demand.


Show identification means,

  • Provide your Passport
  • Provide whole documents

Rental Voucher

When your booking is confirmed you will receive a Voucher, which you need to show to the customer staff when going to pick the car. This voucher confirms that the main driver has booked and paid for the car. The car rentalcompany might ask for a printed copy of the voucher at pick-up. If you are unable to provide this then you might be charged again for the rental or the company will not allow you to pick the car.

Age Requirements

The minimum age for renting a car is 21.

Arrival Details

If you are arriving by plane provide us with your flight number so that we can give to your rental company, ideally, you need to give this information 3 days before coming to pick your car.