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Rent A Car at Airport Terminal 3, Dubai

Terminal 3 at Dubai International Airport is a gigantic structure that covers more than 1.7 million square feet and serves as Emirates Airlines main hub. This Dubai-based airline is the largest airline in the Middle East and operates over 3,600 flights a week to more than 80 countries. With Concourses A, B, and C, Terminal 3 (the largest facility in the world by floor area) can accommodate 60 million passengers annually. There are 20 Airbus A380 gates strategically set throughout the terminal's concourses. Terminal 3 features an impressive infrastructure with 82 moving walkways, 97 escalators, 157 elevators and 8 skytrains. Additionally, the terminal presents the largest duty-free store in the world.

An array of transportation choices are available to go and from Terminal 3 including Dubai metro (Red Line), RTA buses, taxis, car rentals, and limousines. Renting a car is a beneficial option for more independence. The cost-effectiveness of car rental in comparison with multiple cab charges, combined with the freedom to follow your own schedule, makes it a popular choice for travelling the city at your own pace. Consider Friends Car Rental for a hassle-free car rental experience in Dubai.

Process To Rent A Car at Terminal 3

Book a car rental at DXB Airport Terminal 3 with FriendsCarRental. Our extensive fleet of reliable cars from top brands waiting for you. Choose your ride from luxury, sedans, SUVs, convertibles, coupes, passenger vans and sports cars. Want to feel the wind in your hair? You can choose a convertible or a luxury model. Planning to cruise around Dubai's downtown? A sedan or a SUV might be best. Booking a rental car is a simple process with FriendsCarRental. Follow these steps to make an online reservation:

  • Browse and look through our car fleet of 200+ cars.
  • Click on "Book Now" below the car that meets your needs.
  • Next, fill out the booking form with your information and make a secure payment by using payment options. Following completion, you will receive a confirmation email with a reservation voucher.

Cheap Car Rental Dubai Airport Terminal 3

Consider hiring a vehicle for your visit to Dubai? Go for it on and save both time and cash – it's a win-win! Arriving at Airport T3? Book a car through our booking platform to make your trip to Dubai more convenient. That's what savvy travelers do – Reserve a car in advance and get a great deal on a rental car at Terminal 3. Then go on your own terms to explore the UAE's largest city.

We offer a wide variety of car rental choices for all budgets and preferences. We have everything you need from luxury rides to economical solo adventures, sedans for a small group of four and spacious SUVs or vans for larger groups of family and friends. Just follow the easy steps to rent a car, grab a deal and drive around Dubai with your budget-friendly DXB Airport rental car. Call now to book our 5-seater, 7-seater, 9-seater or a van!

Rent A Car With a Driver at the Airport Terminal 2

Renting a car from the airport with a driver can make travelling easy and convenient, especially if you are not familiar with the area. Our rental cars with drivers are an excellent choice whether you're a business traveler with a tight schedule, tourist looking for a stress-free trip or need airport transfer. Booking a rental car with an RTA-approved driver not only gives you a chauffeur who knows Dubai's ins and outs but also gives you peace of mind without having to worry about fines, directions or traffic. Moreover, our drivers can speak English, Arabic, French, Russian, Dutch, Polish and other languages well, so you can communicate with them easily.

To book our chauffeur-driven car visit or call us directly. Provide us the following information:

  • Your flight number
  • Your arrival date and time
  • The number of passengers
  • The type of car you would like
  • Your destination

Our drivers will meet you in the arrivals hall at Dubai International Airport Terminal 3 once you have booked. They will be holding a sign with your name on it. Later, your driver will take you to your destination in a comfortable and air-conditioned car.

Terminal 3 from Dubai Airport T1 & T2

Dubai International Airport (DXB) is one of the busiest Airports in the world, and it can be hard to find your way around if you haven't been there before. Multiple options are available to commute from Terminal 1 or Terminal 2 to Dubai Emirates Terminal 3.

Here is a table summarizing the different options for getting from Dubai Airport T1 and T2 to T3:


30 minutes (from Terminal 1),

1 hour and 6 minutes (from Terminal 2)

15 minutes

13 minutes (from Terminal 1),

24 minutes (from Terminal 2)

CostFree AED 5Varies depending on the type of car you rent
ConvenienceEasiest option Not as convenient as walking, but fasterFastest option, but expensive

Tips for getting between terminals

  • Allow extra time for your getaway, especially if you're walking or taking the bus.
  • Make sure you always have your boarding pass and passport with you.
  • Follow the speed limits and traffic signals when you're driving.
  • Need help finding your way? Ask the airport assistant at the airport.

Checklist Essentials - Rental Policy, Documents, Insurance & Traffic Rules

A stress-free car rental experience requires several crucial steps. This checklist covers the essentials:

Rental Policy: Understand fuel requirements, mileage limits and age or license restrictions. Learn about return policies, times and procedures.
Documents: Check that you have a valid driver's license and consider getting an international license. Keep a credit card on ready for the security deposit. Carry a valid passport or ID for identification.
Insurance: Confirm the type of coverage that we offer (e.g. liability, collision and comprehensive).
Traffic Rules: Learn the area traffic laws and rules to drive safely and legally.

Luxury 5-Star Hotels at Airport Terminal 3

Compared to Terminals 1 and 2, Terminal 3 is distinct in that it features a hotel too. The Dubai International Hotel — a luxury 5-star hotel inside Dubai International Airport. It's an excellent choice for travellers who need to stay between flights or want to enjoy the elegance of a world-class luxury hotel. The hotel offers variety of amenities such as gym, pool, hot tubs, restaurants, and bars. It also has a 24/7 front desk, free Wi-Fi, currency exchange, ATM, baggage storage and a business center. The hotel also provides airport shuttle service to and from the terminals.

Here are some luxury 5-star hotels nearby Terminal 3:

Hotel NameDistance from DXB Airport Terminal 3
Le Méridien Dubai Hotel & Conference Centre0.7 km
Mövenpick Grand Al Bustan Dubai 1.3 km
Grand Mercure Dubai Airport 1.5 km
The Oberoi Dubai 1.9 km
Armani Hotel Dubai 2.6 km
Jumeirah Creekside Hotel 5.2 km
Hyatt Regency Dubai 5.4 km
Sofitel Dubai Airport 5.7 km
Pullman Dubai Creek City Centre 6.0 km

Thank you for choosing FriendsCarRental to rent a car at Terminal 3. We value your trust highly and will make sure your trip goes smoothly. We highly anticipate the chance to help you once more in the future. Wishing you a wonderful and exciting trip!

Frequently Asked Question

Yes, definitely. To ensure you can rent a car during peak travel seasons you should book in advance. Additionally, be aware of possible congestion around popular tourist destinations. Plan your arrival and departure times to avoid peak traffic hours to make your rental experience smoother.

Sheikh Zayed Road, Jebel Jais Road, Dubai Marina Walk, Meydan Bridge and Madinat Jumeirah are among some of the city's most picturesque routes. Don't miss the must-visit attractions for a memorable drive including Burj Khalifa, Dubai Mall, Palm Jumeirah, Dubai Miracle Garden and Global Village.

Yes, there are four charging stations for electric vehicles near Terminal 3. Here are a few options - DEWA Charging Station, Tesla Supercharger, EV Green Charging Station and Tesla Destination Charger. Please keep in mind that these are just a few of the many charging stations in Dubai. You can find more information about charging stations on the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) website or the Tesla website.

Absolutely, flexibility is at the core of our service. FriendsCarRental knows that travel plans can change and we allow to return the rental cars to a different terminal, airport or location within Dubai. We suggest you inform our team in advance of your preferred drop-off location in order to facilitate a seamless process. We strive to fulfil your preferences to ensure your hassle-free rental experience, whether your plans involve switching terminals or spotting different regions of Dubai.

There are specific rules for driving in and around Terminal 3 at Dubai International Airport (DXB) to ensure everyone's safety. The speed limits vary – main roads are at 80 km/h, airport access roads at 60 km/h, and car parking lots at 40 km/h. Stop for safety reasons at red lights when approaching major intersections and strictly observe the traffic signals. Take extra care at crosswalks considering pedestrians have the right of way. Using mobile phones while driving is illegal and seatbelts are a must for all occupants. Back seats with safety belts should be used for kids under 13 years old. Driving under the influence of alcohol is strictly prohibited with a 0.0% blood alcohol level. Be patient and don't drive aggressively for a safe trip around Terminal 3 at DXB. Following these recommendations will guarantee a pleasant and enjoyable drive. Drive carefully!

There are many parking options for rental cars at Dubai International Airport's Terminal 3. The Terminal 3 Parking located across the street from the terminal has both short-term and long-term parking options. The Valtrans Terminal 3 Valet Parking on the Departures level is a great place to check in as this is really convenient. A smaller parking lot at Terminal 3 is also suited for short-term parking. The large Parking at Terminal 3 offers both short-term and long-term parking. Also, DAFZA Paid Parking offers an additional option for short and long-term parking.

Yes! Renters with driver's licences from other countries are welcome at FriendsCarRental. Citizens from the United Kingdom, United States, Canada, Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) and the European Union don't need an International Driving Permit (IDP) or a translation. If you are from a country other than these then please get in touch with us and we'll assist you to get the IDP. Our top goal is to make sure that renting a car at Terminal 3 is easy for you.

Of course! FriendsCarRental goes the extra mile to make sure that your special events are truly unforgettable. You can set up or decorate your hire car in a surprising way for events like birthdays, proposals or anniversaries. Contact our team in advance time and share your ideas. Then, we'll work to make the rental car distinctive and gorgeous. We're here to make your occasions special, whether it requires flowers, decorations or anything else. Get in touch with us to discuss the specifics and let FriendsCarRental assist you in adding a magical touch to your special times.

If you leave something in your rental car please call our customer service immediately and give them specific information about the lost item and your rental. We have an organised method to check for and get back lost things. If it's found, we'll make sure it gets back to you safely. To avoid making mistakes, we suggest that you carefully check the car before you return it. We want you to be happy with FriendsCarRental and our team will do all the things to get you back any belongings you may have left behind by mistake.

Of course! FriendsCarRental provides you the freedom to rent cars for photo or film shoots. Our team is here to meet your needs, whether you need a specific model of car or a whole fleet for a particular scene. Get in touch with us in advance of time to discuss the specifics of your film or photoshoot project such as the period, car model and any customization needs. We are committed to offering a seamless and customised experience for your film or photoshoot. Let FriendsCarRental assist you in making your creative concepts come to life.