Our Dubai Airport desk is located in the car rentals area of Terminal One while there is also a Sixt desk at Terminal 3. From there it takes just 15 minutes on the E11 road to reach the city centre. Our Sheikh Zayed Road office can be found in the Gargash Enterprises Showroom next to Time Square.
Dubai has excellent roads but ongoing construction works can lead to temporary closures and diversions. A Sat Nav helps you avoid these problems. The city roads become very congested during morning and evening peak hours. Several roads have toll charges, Salik tags on rental cars automatically register these and you will be charged when you return your vehicle.
There are plenty of parking options in Dubai either in metered street zones or clearly marked parking areas. Payment can be made by cash, SMS or by downloading a smartphone app.
Starting your visit to Dubai with a drive across the city highlights the contrast between the small Old Dubai district and the spectacular modern city that is spreading across the desert. Then spend a morning in the original part of the city. Here many buildings have been reconstructed in the traditional style giving you an evocative glimpse into the past. The Dubai Museum is located under the al-Fahidi Fort and documents just how quickly the transition from a pearl-diving village to today's modern city-state has been made. While in Old Dubai, take some time to browse the souks for your souvenirs. Head forwards in time and drive to Dubai Marina. Walk along the suspended Marina Walk, admiring the superyachts around you. The Marina also has beaches, shops and restaurants.