What you need at pick-up
When picking the car up, the main driver and any additional drivers will need to provide a full driving license in their name. All drivers must have held their driving license for at least 6 months. UAE Nationals and UAE Resident Visa Holders must provide a current valid UAE License. GCC Nationals, which includes the countries of Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Saudi Arabia and UAE, must provide their valid GCC Driving License. For Korean, Japanese, Turkish and Greek nationals an approved translation of their Driving License is required.
Customers from the following countries can drive in the United Arab Emirates without an International Driving Permit (IDP): Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Romania, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and United States of America. All other customers must present a valid International Driving Permit together with their national driver’s license at the time of the rental.
Forms of Identification
A Passport is required.
Rental Voucher / E-Voucher
When you pick your car up, the counter staff will need to see your gcrdubai.com voucher/ E-voucher, which you receive when your booking is confirmed. Your gcrdubai.com voucher proves that the main driver has booked and paid for the car. At pick-up, the car hire company will require EITHER a printed copy of the customer’s voucher OR an E-Voucher. If this is not presented, the car hire company may not allow the car to be picked up or may charge again for the rental.
Included in the Rental Price
Collision Damage Waiver (CDW)
If the car’s bodywork gets damaged, the most you’ll pay towards repairs covered by the Collision Damage Waiver is the damage excess. This cover is only valid if you stick to the terms of the rental agreement. It doesn’t cover other parts of the car (e.g. glass, wheels, interior, roof or undercarriage), or charges (e.g. for towing or off-road time), or anything in the car (e.g. child seats, GPS devices or personal belongings).
This covers the driver’s liability for injuries and property damage which are covered by the policy. It does not cover injuries to the driver or damage to the GCR This cover is only valid if you stick to the terms of the rental agreement.
Not Included in the Rental Price
This section shows charges that you will pay at the counter because of where you’re picking your car up, who’s driving, and where you go during your rental.
This section doesn’t show other over-the-counter costs, such as charges for fuel, child seats or additional services. You’ll find details of other charges in other sections of these terms and conditions. You are responsible for any charges and fines, including tolls, congestion charges, speeding tickets and parking or traffic fines.
After your rental
If you’ve incurred any charges, such as speeding fines, the car hire company will try to contact you and charge the fine on the credit card provided which will be provided to the car rental company. Please read the terms and conditions carefully before signing the contract of car hire company as all credit card details are provided to them for taking pre-authorization on your credit card. Please note: to help you compare different deals, we’ve standardized the names of these charges. The names that your car hire company uses might be slightly different.
The minimum age limit for car hire in UAE is 23.
Flight Details – If you are arriving by plane, please tell us your flight number so we can pass it on to your rental company (ideally, at least 3 days before you pick your car up). You can tell us your flight number when you book your car.
Deposits, Excess and Cover
All rental cars must have Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) and Theft Protection (TP). Both policies will be either:
included in our package, or
purchasable from the car hire company, or
provided by the customer’s credit card company.
Deposit / Excess
The rental company will require a security deposit of minimum AED 1,000.00 when you pick your car up. The deposit will be returned after the rental, if all conditions have been met. The car has a theft excess of AED 1,000.00 including tax. Due to fluctuating foreign exchange rates and other possible banking charges, the car hire company cannot be held responsible for any difference between the amount paid and the amount refunded.
If you purchase the gcrdubai.com Full Protection waiver product before you pick the car up, we will waive your liability (and refund you) for: charges for damage to the rental car’s exterior or mechanical components, including bodywork, roof, undercarriage windscreen, windows, mirrors wheels, tires, hubcaps, engine, clutch, battery, locks
‘immobilization’ charges (for loss of revenue while the car is being repaired and cannot be rented out)
Roadside assistance charges resulting from a breakdown or accident charges directly related to locking yourself out of the rental car or losing its key(s) the amount the car hire company charges because of claiming on the car’s Theft Protection policy car hire company administration fees related to any of these points
Rental Cars UAE Full Protection waiver product will not waive liability in respect of:
repairs, roadside assistance or other services not approved by the car hire company
All drivers must abide by the terms of the rental agreement: our Full Protection waiver product will not refund any cost incurred under circumstances which violate those terms, such as dangerous, careless or negligent driving, refueling errors, or driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
If you purchase our Full Protection waiver, the car hire company will still block your credit card with a deposit when you pick your car up, to cover potential damage to or loss of the rental car – but our Full Protection waiver product means that we have waived your liability to pay for the charges detailed here and we will refund the sum withheld from the deposit to cover these charges, subject to the terms described here.
If you buy Full Protection, you will receive the policy documentation from Car Hire company.
Optional Covers and Waivers available at the rent a car location.
In the event of an accident, this insurance covers medical and legal costs for injuries which are covered by the policy, including death and loss of limb(s). This cover is only valid if you stick to the terms of the rental agreement. Super Collision Damage Waiver (SCDW) reduces the driver’s liability if the rental car is damaged, limiting their legal obligation to pay for repairing or replacing the car, subject to the terms of the rental agreement.
Rather than the full cost, the driver is generally only responsible for the first portion, known as their ‘excess’ – and in many cases, this excess is set at zero, meaning the driver’s liability is waived entirely. This protection applies to all authorized drivers of the rental car.
When you pick your car up, the counter staff may offer to sell you additional products in relation to your excess or deposit. If you have bought Full Protection through us, you do not need to buy them. However, the rental company’s products might provide additional benefits: for example, an advanced level of service. If you decide you want these benefits, you may choose to buy their product(s) as well.
Please make sure you read the terms and conditions of the cover you receive when signing the rental agreement at pick-up, to find out about the policy’s exclusions and limits. Policies normally exclude things such as windscreens, glass, wheels, tires, undercarriage, interior, personal belongings, towing charges & off-road time – as well as any ‘extra equipment’ hired from the car hire company, such as child seats and GPS devices.
Note that your cover will be invalidated by negligence, refueling errors or breaking the terms of the rental agreement (for example, by driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs). If extra insurance, or cover is purchased at the car hire counter the deposit amount will be reduced.
Damage to the car will be charged for by the car hire company after it is dropped off – and will incur a Damage Administration fee on top of the amount deducted from the excess. An Immobilization Charge is payable in the event of an accident. This is in addition to the amount deducted from the excess and is compulsory. This charge is calculated against the car group and the number of repair days.
Fuel Policy Options
Full to Full
When you collect your car, the fuel tank will be full or partly full. You will leave a deposit to cover the cost of the fuel: the counter staff will block this money on your credit card. Just before you return your car, please replace the fuel you’ve used. At pick-up, the customer will be required to leave a deposit to cover both the excess and the fuel
Extra Services (Payable at Counter)
If you arrange to pick the car up in one location and drop it off in another, the car hire company may charge a one-way fee to cover the cost of returning the car to the original location. Prior notification is required for all one-way rentals. If you drop the car off at a location other than the one originally agreed; you will incur a ‘Penalty’ from the car hire company.
Outside Office Hours
Please contact us if you want to change your pick-up or drop-off to a time when the counter is closed (e.g. because your plans have changed, or you’ve been delayed). You can’t do this online, because we would need to check whether the rental company can arrange for someone to be there for you. If they can, there will be a fee for this. The cost of this service will be confirmed to you before your departure date.
Cross-Border and Boundary rules
Please note that cross-border travel is allowed by car rental companies on request.
Deliveries and Collections
The car hire company will deliver the car at the start of the rental for booking above 30 days free of cost. If it is less than 30 days, then the cost will be paid to the car hire company on signing the rental agreement. Prior notification is required for a collection service.
Taxes & Fees
Any additional services will be subject to any applicable sales taxes and location fees.
Extra Equipment (Payable at Counter)
Pay local extras equipment
Additional extras should be paid for (directly to the car hire company) at the time of pick-up. Please note that gcrdubai.com cannot guarantee the availability – and that prices are controlled by the car hire company and may be subject to change.
Extra Equipment Conditions
Additional extras will be subject to any applicable sales taxes and location taxes. Customers requiring extra equipment may have to leave a deposit with the car hire company.
The cost to add an additional driver varies per rental for every company. The car hire company’s age-related charges and restrictions will apply to all additional drivers.
gcrdubai.com Important Information
To make sure you understand the rules and laws about driving hire cars at home and abroad, it’s essential you read the Terms & Conditions in full before you leave to pick your car up.
Please make sure you know what documents and other paperwork you must take with you and what you’ll need to pay for at the car hire counter. If you don’t have everything you need, the car hire company may not let you pick the car up. By making this booking, you are confirming that you have read and accept our Terms & Conditions. When you pick your car up, the car hire company will need you to sign a rental agreement and is required supply of the necessary documents to your Car Rental Provider (e.g. driving license, forms of identification, and payment cards). Please make sure you read it carefully – and if anything is not clear, discuss it with the car hire company before you sign. If you are dissatisfied with any aspect of your rental, it’s very important you discuss this at the time with the car hire company.
If you are not satisfied with their response, please visit our Contact page and tell us about it. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us. You’ll find our opening hours and contact information on the Contact us page of our website. If you are having any problems with your hire car, please call the car hire company.
Car Hire Company Important Information
Accident or Breakdown – In the event of a breakdown, accident or mechanical difficulties, you must call the car hire company immediately. They must give authority for repairs or replacement cars. Please keep copies of all documentation you are asked to complete.
This may be needed if you wish to make a claim. For accidents, a police report and an incident report from the car hire counter will be required. Roadside Assistance – Most car hire companies will provide emergency roadside assistance service, for which you may have to pay extra. When you pick your car up, please make sure you find out where the paperwork is kept. In most cases, it’ll be in the glove box or attached to the sun visor.
Lost Keys – If you lose your key(s), you will be charged the cost of replacement.
Seatbelt – Whatever country you’re driving in, driver and passengers must wear seatbelts if fitted, wherever they’re sitting in the car.
Please be aware that all cars have a non-smoking policy. Fines will apply if this policy is not adhered to. Price Calculation – Prices are based on the Delivery and drop-off time will be confirmed once booking is completed. If you pick the car up any later or bring it back any earlier, you will not receive a refund for unused time.
Flight Details – If you are arriving by plane, you must inform your arrival flight number to the car rental company. If you do not, we cannot be held responsible if your plane is delayed and as a result your car is not available. Please ensure that you enter your flight number and not any other number the airline may have sent you, such as a confirmation number.
At pick-up, the customer may choose to take a different car, rather than the one reserved for them. If they do, they may be charged an additional premium, even if the new car is smaller than their original choice. If you are involved in an accident; and the car “Rolls Over” onto the roof because of your fault; you may be asked to pay an additional fee on top of the excess amount.
Cancellations, No Shows & Amendments
Cancellation of Fully Prepaid Bookings:
If you cancel 48 hours or more before your rental is due to start, the money you’ve paid will be refunded. If you cancel in the 48 hours period before pick-up, the money you’ve paid will be refunded, minus the cost of a 3 days rental. if you had booked the car for less than 3 days, there won’t be any additional charge, but you won’t receive any refund.
Cancellation of Deposit Bookings:
If you cancel 48 hours or more before your rental is due to start, you’ll receive a refund of the money you’ve paid, minus the deposit. If you cancel less than 48 hours in advance, but before your rental is due to start, you’ll receive a refund of the money you’ve paid, minus either the deposit or the cost of a 3 days rental, whichever is greater. If you had booked the car for less than 3 days, there won’t be any additional charge, but you won’t receive any refund.
A ‘No-show’ is when you:
wish to cancel but don’t tell us before your rental is due to start, or
fail to pick the car up at the arranged time and date, or
fail to provide the documentation that is required to rent the car, or
fail to provide a credit card in the main driver’s name with enough available funds on it.
In all these cases, you’ll receive no refund of the money you’ve paid. The car hire company reserves the right to refuse the car to any customer who fails to arrive on time with all necessary documentation and a credit card with enough available funds for the car’s deposit. In such a case, unless the rental has been cancelled in advance, the customer will not be entitled to a refund