Car Rental In Dubai – Important Driving Tips For First Time Drivers

Car rental in Dubai can be arranged at the airport as the representatives of most agencies can be found there. Here is a brief description of some of the things that you can expect.

Driver’s Licence

In order to be eligible for driving in the UAE, you will need an International Driver’s Licence. The car rental in Dubai is also going to ask you for the same before discussing further details of the rent, so make sure you have it covered before arriving in Dubai.

Do Not Abuse!

Locals in Dubai do not take too lightly of show of abusive gestures or profanity while driving. While it may be an accepted norm from you come from, out here it is a criminal offense. In fact, it could land you in jail if reported to the authorities by someone!

Lanes- Stick To Them!

Whether it is Burdubai or Burjuman, when on expressways and highways in Dubai, stick to your lane and always try to avoid the lane to absolute left as this could mean inviting unnecessary attention as fellow drivers behind you will continuously hassle you to change your lane or give them the way.

Never Flee The Scene

Minor skirmishes might take place with somebody accusing you of scratching their paint, or leaving a dent on their car. These are okay to ignore. However, when caught in an accident, never leave the scene until the police have taken your statement or you will be adjudged as the perpetrator.

Toll And “Salik”

Remember to carry change, as you will need to pay up at toll. Since tollbooths do not keep change for UAD 100, make sure that you tender the exact amount to avoid any unpleasantness.

When you pass through Shaikh Zayed Road, you will notice ‘Salik’ toll points, which provide automated service meaning that the necessary deductions are made directly to your Salik Card.

This card is provided by every car rental in Dubai, as they will then charge you the total deductions in your final bill. So, remember to ask them for the card before you take to the road.

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