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Dubai Downtown

If you're looking for car rental in Dubai Downtown, look no further. We offer low CO2 vehicles that are at the cutting edge of environmental technology, with a choice of hire vehicles right across the range, from small city cars to luxury limousines all of which give our customers the opportunity to reduce their CO2 emissions.

Tips for renting a car in Dubai

Before you rent
Choose wisely. In 2019 we introduced our multi-product system which helps you choose a car based on your needs and easily see the final price. Car rental insurance can be tricky to navigate and often isn't what you expect, by booking with us direct you'll receive the correct insurance for your rental.

When you collect your vehicle
Plan ahead. We recommend planning your route before you leave, especially when renting a car at an airport. Are you sure where you're meeting your chaperone or where the rental desk is? Your confirmation email will have the contact information for the location, so we suggest saving the number in your phone ahead of time.

Have the correct documents ready. We try and keep the check in process as painless as possible but we do need to process certain information for legal reasons so having these ready ahead of time can help speed up the process. Make sure you have your booking details ready, along with your driving licence, passport and valid credit card.

Complete a vehicle check. It's essential when you are taken to your car you complete a Vehicle Condition Report (VCR) and note any existing damage, paying particular attention to the five damage hotspots. If you don't report this, you may be liable for these damages when you return the vehicle. We don't want you to get caught out, so we've put together a handy vehicle inspection video to help you check everything thoroughly.

While you rent
Take care. Unfortunately you may be liable for any damage caused to a vehicle in your care, and this will vary depending on the product you choose. A large proportion of damages to any car can be dings you pick up in car parks, so be mindful when space is limited and park further away and walk a little further to your destination.

When you return your vehicle
Complete a vehicle check. It's time to carry out a VCR again and even more essential to fully log any damage, no matter how small, to ensure you are fully covered and we can process your return effectively. Be sure to check the vehicle as before, paying special attention to the five damage hotspots.

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Why choose Green Motion for car rental?

Our pricing is transparent

With Green Motion, you always easily see the total final price. Car rental insurance can sometimes be difficult to understand - by booking with us, you always get the right insurance easily.

Get your car with ease

Our car rental points are located within easy distances from central locations - near airports and train stations, as well as in the heart of cities.

We are eco-friendly

We strive to minimize our environmental impact. We invest in, among other things, biodegradable chemicals and less water-consuming methods to clean our cars, such as steam cleaning.

We are always happy to help

You can reach us by phone from 9 am to 5 pm and at other times by email, [email protected].

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Good to know about car hire in Dubai Downtown, UAE


Once you have landed in Dubai and picked up your rental car from the designated office, we wish you a safe and delightful journey.

For those navigating Dubai's roads for the first time, take a moment to get acquainted with the vehicle, understand the UAE's traffic regulations, and plan your routes.

In the UAE, driving is on the right-hand side. A valid driving license from your home country is required, and depending on your country of origin, you may also need an International Driving Permit (IDP).

Dubai is known for its well-maintained roads and highways, but traffic can be heavy, especially during peak times. Driving in Dubai requires attention to speed limits and awareness of local driving habits, such as sudden lane changes or the presence of luxury sports cars at high speeds.

The speed limits in Dubai are generally 60 km/h in urban areas, 80 km/h on secondary roads, and 100-120 km/h on highways, with strict enforcement through speed cameras and fines for violators.

Fuel stations are abundant in Dubai and are conveniently located throughout the city and along major highways, making long-distance travel within the UAE straightforward.

If you need help while in Dubai, don't hesitate to contact our office. In an emergency, the national emergency number is 999.

Useful Information about renting a car in Dubai Airport, UAE

Where do you pick up your car?

Green Motion Dubai Downtown is based within Al Rais Shopping Centre, Dubai Mankhool Road, Bur Dubai. 10 Minutes away from Dubai International Airport. Easy to reach via the Metro, the station is located within 100 metres from Al Fahidi Metro, or easily reached by public transport Buses. Open between 0800-2000 every day. If you require any assistance please call +971 564151666.

Side of road

Drive on the right side of the road

Nearest gas station

There are multiple gas stations around the city, but one the closest ones is EPPCO, located a few minutes from the pick up spot. The address is: Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmad Al Jaber Al Sabah Street 117.

Nearest train station

The nearest metro station is Sharad DG Station, which is strategically located to serve the Al Barsha area, providing easy access to various shopping and residential districts. This station is especially convenient for those visiting the Mall of the Emirates, one of Dubai's major shopping destinations.

Nearest bus station

The nearest bus station to Al Rais Shopping Centre is Al Ghubaiba Bus Station, which is about 900 meters away. This station provides access to a broad network of bus routes, facilitating convenient travel around Dubai​.

Local currency

Dirham (AED)

Average temperatures

20 °C (68 °F) – 36.5 °C (98 °F)

FAQ car rental in Dubai Downtown, United Arab Emirates

How much does it cost to rent a car in Dubai?

The cost of renting a car in Dubai can vary widely depending on the type of vehicle, rental duration, time of year, and insurance options. On average, prices can range from AED 100 to AED 200 ($27 to $54 USD).

Can I drive a rented car from Dubai to other parts of country?

Yes, you can drive across the United Arab Emirates. Please let us know your travel plans before-hand!

Are there any specific driving rules I should be aware of in UAE?

In the UAE traffic laws include mandatory seatbelt use for all passengers, prohibition of using a mobile phone while driving (except for hands-free systems), and zero-tolerance policy towards drinking and driving. Children under the age of 10 are not allowed to sit in the front passenger seat. Speed limits and traffic signs may differ from those in your home country, so it's important to familiarize yourself with local driving regulations.

Do I need a car in Dubai?

Tourist attractions in Dubai are spread out far and wide, so you may find using public transportation very exhausting, time-consuming, and unpredictable. Getting around may get difficult for you without a knowledgeable and reliable guide. Also, renting a car is usually much cheaper than public transportation.

What do I need to know about tolls in Dubai?

In Dubai, the toll system is known as "Salik," and it operates without toll booths. Tolls are automatically deducted from a prepaid account when vehicles pass under Salik gates. Setting up a Salik account involves purchasing a tag and sticking it to the windshield of your vehicle. It's essential for drivers, including those in rental cars, to ensure that their vehicle is equipped with a Salik tag to avoid fines for passing through toll zones without paying.