In a short number of years, Dubai has gone from a humble desert town to one of the world's leading travel destinations - and you can see it all by hiring a car at Dubai Airport.
What a story Dubai can tell. For much of the 20th century, the UAE city was little more than a town in the middle of a sprawling desert. Fast forward less than 30 years, and the region is one of the richest in the world - with expansion and luxury synonymous with this incredible city. Dubai International Airport is the third-busiest on the planet, just behind Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport and Beijing Capital International Airport.
There are a ton of things to see and do when in Dubai, and as the city spreads outwards, you're going to need a quick, efficient way to get around - and a rental car from the airport is the perfect solution.
There were more than 78 million passenger movements at Dubai International Airport during 2015. To put this number in context, a flight lands in Dubai every three minutes, all day - we told you it was busy!
This big airport has three passenger terminals and each has its own dedicated car rental area. Whichever one you land at, you'll find a range of reputable names on offer, including Hertz and Sixt. With DriveNow, you can book your vehicle from the comfort of your favourite armchair, and it will be ready and waiting for you to pick up once you land. It's around a 15-minute drive to the futuristic city centre via the E11, so sit back and take in the sights!
Wherever you are in Dubai, you'll be able see the Burj Khalifa - it is the world's tallest building, after all. At 828 metres, you can guarantee that the views from the observation deck are going to be absolutely breathtaking, and on a clear day, you can see for literally hundreds of miles into the distance.
The Palm Jumeirah is often referred to as the 'Eighth Wonder of the World' - it's an artificial island laid out in the shape of a palm tree. With each 'branch' showcasing high-end hotels, superb restaurants and world-class shopping, you could feasibly spend an entire month on the Palm Jumeirah and continue to find things to see and do.
Dubai is, of course, located in a desert, and exploring the vast expanses of golden sand in your rental car is an experience you won't ever forget. Who know what you might find out there?
Be sure to book online with DriveNow for the lowest Dubai car hire prices in existence!