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Car hire at Dubai Airport

Car hire at Dubai Airport

Dubai International Airport (DXB) is the primary airport serving Dubai and one of the busiest in the world. Located just under 5 km from the centre of Dubai, it can be easily accessed by car as it is located close to the E11 highway.

What I need to know

Dubai International Airport car hire is easy, with numerous options to choose from. Using Holiday Autos means you will not be charged any credit card fees and you will be sure to be getting the best price, as we compare rates from 1,500 car rental companies.

Where to pick up my car

Where you collect your car will depend on which hire company you have a booking with, but the majority have a desk in the arrivals hall of at least one of the three terminals. From here you will be able to collect the keys and be on the road quickly and easily.

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  • “The pick-up was easy, it took 5 minutes from arriving at the desk to driving out the car, and the return took even less time.”
    Diane T

Where to go

Dubai International Airport car rental gives you the ability to explore the emirate of Dubai and the surrounding area by road. Head to the beach, explore some of Dubai's large shopping centres or take in some of the impressive buildings.

Nearby Dubai Airport

From Dubai International Airport you can be in the centre of Dubai in a matter of minutes if you are travelling by car. From here you can head to the beaches for some sunbathing or surfing, up one of Dubai's many skyscrapers for excellent views, or to waterparks such as Aquaventure.

Longer drives

Around 150 km along the coast is Abu Dhabi, the UAE that is also home to an impressive collection of skyscrapers and tourist attractions. Ras al-Khaimah, an emerging tourist destination, is 102 km to the north.

Eating and drinking

Dubai is home to many world-class restaurants, so you will not be short of choices when it comes to eating and drinking. Spices and herbs are used frequently in local cuisine, which often consists of lamb, beef and chicken dishes, as well as vegetarian options.

Things to do

Head to Ski Dubai to enjoy some winter sports in a purpose-built indoor facility, or visit the adjoining Mall of the Emirates, one of the world's biggest shopping malls. Dubai is also home to a number of museums, including a coffee museum.


The observation deck at the Burj Khalifa offers unparalleled views of Dubai, while the Palm Islands, a group of three islands off the coast of Dubai, are a fantastic man-made spectacle.