Are you ready to hit the roads of Abu Dhabi with your car rental? If the answer is in the affirmative, then this blog is ideal for you. When you rent a car, it offers you complete freedom to plan your itinerary, and explore the city at your pace. This freedom, though, can come at a cost, especially if you are not aware of the local rules. Continue reading to understand how you can save on your rent a car in Abu Dhabi price.
Ever heard of the saying – ‘The early bird catches the worm’? This is also applied when looking for a car rental. It is always wise to book early, as you tend to benefit from significant savings.
Lookout for Deals
Most car rentals offer a provision of free cancellation. So, say you come across a better deal, then you can always cancel your current booking and opt for the one that is offering you a lower rate. That being said, you need to stay vigilant and keep an eye on new deals on car rentals.
Ask About the Booking Terms
It is not necessary that the day you book a car rental would be the same day you start driving in it. If you have crossed the booking timing, technically your first day of booking will start from the next day. However, you must clarify this with your car rental company first to avoid any additional payments, especially if you are not going to be driving the car.
If you already have an insurance, it is wise to check with them if your plan also covers a rental car. If so, you can save up on the unnecessary payment of insurance when renting a car. If you, however, don’t have an insurance, then we suggest opting for it, as a matter of safety.
Don’t Fall for Free Upgrades
Don’t blindly accept any free upgrades from the car rental company. Most non-professional companies tend to offer you a free upgrade which may not be very cost-efficient for you in the long run. Say you opted for an economy car but have been upgraded to an SUV; in a city like Abu Dhabi with daily traffic, having a smaller-sized car may seem like the right choice. It is also helpful when parking in tight parking spots. But, if you do prefer an SUV and are willing to handle the fuel costs, then you can always go ahead with it.
Know the Speed Limit
When driving in Abu Dhabi you need to be very cautious about the speed limit. Unlike Dubai, the speed limit here is relatively lower in most areas, and there are several cameras placed around, so to avoid any fines, it is best to have your speed in control and within the limit. It not only prevents fines but keeps you and everyone around safe.
Driving at Roundabouts
As a new driver or someone who is not accustomed to the roads in UAE, especially at roundabouts, it is essential for you to be very careful. In fact, several roundabouts still don’t have traffic signals, making it difficult for most drivers, especially those who are new. In order to avoid fines and an accident, it is best to wait until the coast is clear before making a move. If this is not possible, switch on your hazard lights to warn other drivers.