Things to know about renting a car in Abu Dhabi

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Are you staying in Abu Dhabi for a sizable amount of time? As with all major cities, there are multiple transportation options available to you, such as buses and taxis. But what if you’d like to explore the city and travel to places at your leisure? In that case, you might want to consider renting a car in Abu Dhabi.

Before choosing a car, there are a few things you should be aware of. First, although the age to drive legally in Abu Dhabi is 18, you must be 21 to rent a car. If you’re a resident, you also need to have a valid UAE license. If you’re a tourist, you need a valid international driver’s license. Second, you won’t be allowed to take your rented car outside the UAE.

There are also some things you should know about roads in the UAE. Unlike the United States and other countries where you can drive as long as your blood alcohol concentration is under 0.08%, the legal blood alcohol concentration for driving in the UAE is 0%. Furthermore, when you get to the highways, there will likely be more lanes than you are used to. Avoid the inner lanes, as cars can move extremely fast. Play it safe, especially if it’s your first time in the country. Be sure to educate yourself about the important details of driving in Abu Dhabi before you commit to renting a car. When you feel ready to choose a vehicle, Monte Carlo Rent A Car, LLC can help you set up a long term car rental Abu Dhabi.