Situated right in the heart of one of the most innovative, vibrant and dynamic cities in the world, the floating, man-made island of Abu Hail is a unique location. This is where the rich and famous come to show off their wealth, and where Dubai’s elite come to do business. A fast-paced business centre as well as a residential area and an attraction in its own right, Abu Hail draws visitors from all over the world.
With over 90 years’ experience in providing the very best in hire vehicles, RPM Car Rental offers an exclusive service to visitors to Abu Hail that includes everything from luxury limousines to 4×4 off-road vehicles. Whether you want to cruise the bright city streets in an open-top sports car or go dune driving in the desert, RPM Car Rental has the right car for you.
You will need a full driving licence and must be over 21 to rent a car in Abu Hail. For more information about driving regulations in Abu Hail, take a look at our page about renting a car in the UAE. Cars are left-hand drive, and traffic drives on the right hand side of the road.
Malls such as Abu Hail Walk and the underground parking lots at the various complexes along the Marina provide visitors with spacious parking. Parking is generally free for the first couple of hours, but after that you will need to get both validation from the restaurant or complex you’re visiting and spend at least Dh50 (authenticated by a valid receipt from one of the outlets).
If you fail to present a receipt with the correct stamp when exiting the car park then you will have to pay the regular parking fee of Dh20 for the first hour. If you lose your receipt the cost rockets up to Dh150, or up to Dh250 in Emaar buildings.
One of the biggest new parking lots is the 1,200-space Jumeirah Beach Residence (JBR) underground lot. It can be accessed from Al Gharbi Street, across Abu Hail to Sheikh Zayed Road.
Dubai’s roads are very high quality (potholes are a rarity), but they can become very congested, particularly in downtown areas and around the Marina. However, driving standards in Dubai are truly dreadful, and the country has an incredibly high accident rate. Dubai city is very busy, and the city’s tramways also make driving challenging. It may be best to park in one of the underground car parks and explore the city on foot or by public transport.