Dubai Car Hire
Car hire in Dubai, UAE
Below, we have listed the most conveniently located Avis stations around Dubai. Please follow the links to find bespoke information for each location. This information includes map and address of location, contact numbers, opening and closing times and more. Don't forget you can book your hire car from Avis at any point using the booking panel on this page.Book now
Avis car rental in Dubai
The second largest of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), this Persian Gulf emirate excels in every respect. Peel back the layers of luxury and you’ll also discover a traditional heart and the beauty of the desert. Explore it all with the comfort and flexibility of Avis car rental.
Weather in Dubai
It’s hot here. Seriously hot. Even in winter, the temperature hovers around 25 ºC. In summer, it rises to 40 ºC with high humidity. The only way to travel is door-to-door in air-conditioned comfort.
With Avis car hire, you can do just that, in everything from a compact city car to an SUV. We can also provide you with optional child seats, satellite navigation and roof racks. When it’s time to leave, you can return your car to any Avis car hire location at a time that’s convenient for you.
Explore Dubai with Avis
The Old Town
Formally established in 1833, the astonishing rise of the Emirate of Dubai is plain to see. However, just forty years ago, before the oil began to flow, it was a still a modest coastal trading post.
The old town of Bur Dubai grew on the south bank of the ‘Creek’ and is now a fascinating mix of Emirati architecture, immigrant culture, modern shopping and souks. At the mouth of the Creek is the Al-Bastakiya quarter, a carefully restored warren of Arabian alleyways with a skyline of traditional wind towers.
On the north bank is Deira, the old commercial centre, whose many old souks include finely worked gold as well as heady and colourful spices. On the Creek itself is the old Dhow Wharfage, where hundreds of traditional Arab dhows stand in evocative contrast to the 21st century city.
The Dubai Skyline
The oil discovered here in 1966 has fuelled one of the most phenomenal building projects in history. Emerging from the desert is a shimmering city that strives for excellence in every respect.
Here, you’ll find the world’s tallest building, the Burj Khalifa, the world’s most expensive hotel, the landmark Burj al Arab, and some of the most exclusive shopping and fine dining venues on the planet.
Sheikh Zayed Road
The aim was to create the world’s most fabulous resort for the world’s most fabulously wealthy people. To appreciate the scale and audacity of this undertaking, simply travel the length of Sheikh Zayed Road.
This links the offset symmetry of the Emirates Towers, the Burj Khalifa with its dancing light fountain, the marina, the new epicentre of the city, and the famous man-made Palm Islands.
Things to do in Dubai with your Avis rental
Thanks to low import duties and a huge range of products, one of the most popular activities is shopping. Venues range from traditional souks to dazzling modern plazas with shops, boutiques, restaurants and spas. Fittingly, one of the city’s main annual events is the shopping festival in January.
Art Dubai, an annual art fair attracting artists from around the world, usually takes place in the spring.
On and in the water
Being a coastal city, there's lots to do both on and in the water. The white-sand beaches offer a break from the pace of the city and ocean temperatures reach 35 ºC in the summer months. You can charter a yacht, swim with dolphins, water ski, jet ski and scuba dive. For something more sedate, take a cruise on the Gulf or try your hand at deep-water fishing.
Sport in general is popular here, and the desert climate is no obstacle. There are numerous golf courses, all perfectly watered, plus a year-round indoor ski resort. The city plays host to a number of major international events in tennis, golf and horse racing. For something more traditional, join up with the locals for camel racing, long-boat racing and falconry.
Driving and the desert
Outside the city, there’s an excellent road infrastructure throughout the UAE. The interior of the country has the highest mountain range in eastern Arabia as well as waterfalls, oases and fascinating cliff-face fossils.
Around the city itself, the fine white dunes made from coral and shell are the perfect location for a desert safari. A number of local companies offer off-road tours where you can ‘bash the dunes’ with quads and 4x4s, learn to ride a camel, ski on sand and spend the night beneath a starlit sky.