What’s On teams up with Emirates Man to profile three fun and original car rentals in Dubai, including limo hire, retro and luxury cars.
If you’re going to hire a car in the UAE, choose one that stands out from the crowd at these rental firms, as profiled by our friends over at Emirates Man.
A relative newcomer to the UAE car hire scene, Retro Rentals currently only has one car available to rent, the GMC truck, but with the promise of being able to offer more in the future. Based in Dubai, the company has managed to find a hole in the market, renting out beautiful, classic and unique motors in a market already flooded with supercars and SUVs. Their 49-year-old GMC Truck comes with a wooden interior, banana yellow chrome bumpers and a 350 Chevy engine. Price on request.
Retro Rentals UAE. Tel: (050) 4537175. retrorentalsuae.com
DUBAI EXOTIC LIMO
While Dubai Exotic Limo rents out standard Cadilac Escalade SUVs and Lincoln Navigators, it’s the Exotic part of its name that offers the more outrageous vehicles, including stretched Hummers, Dodge Chargers and Lincolns. Naturally, a lot of its business comes from weddings and birthday parties, but Exotic Limo also recommends its beasts of the road for events such as the Dubai Rugby Sevens.
The pick of their bunch is BiG Red, basically a Ford F550 truck that’s been turned into a limo and can fit 30 people in it – standing up. It comes with a sound system, a red leather interior, six TVs, a fully-stocked bar, a DVD player, a phone and, perhaps most importantly, tinted windows. It’ll cost you a million dirhams to buy one and Dhs1,000 per hour to rent.
Dubai Exotic Limo. Tel: (800) 7277. dubaiexoticlimo.com
LUXURY CAR RENTALS
With a catalogue of cars and SUVs that would put the makers of Furious 7 to shame, Luxury Car Rentals has some 150 different types of car available to rent. The jewels in its crown include supercars such as Lamborghinis (such as the Gallardo, which can count Hollywood stars Jeremy Piven, Jamie Foxx and Pierce Brosnan as members of its fanclub), Aston Martins, Porsches, Bentleys and a Rolls-Royce Phantom, alongside a range of SUVs. If you want to live life in the fast lane like Dubai’s wealthier residents, this is the place to visit.
What they have….
A classic-styled angular and elegant Lamborghini, the Huracan has a 602-hp V-10, and all-wheel drive. Expect to hit 60mph in just under three seconds, and a top speed of 202 mph.
Porsche Carrera 911
With a top speed of 299kph, the Carrera isn’t going to hang about, although you might get a tad frustrated sat in traffic on the Sheikh Zayed Road. Dhs3,000 a day.
Ferrari 458 italia
Comes with a is a dual-clutch, 7-speed GETRAG gearbox E-Diff and F1-Trac traction control systems to improve handling. Dhs4,500 a day
Luxury Car Rentals, Dubai. Tel: (050) 1010546. luxurycarrental-dubai.com