In Dubai it is not uncommon to see some of the most exotic cars in the world racing down its 12 lane roads. Driving a Ferrari might seem a pipe dream in most other parts of the world, but not here in Dubai where many Ferraris grace the roads along with other luxury cars including Bentleys, Aston Martins and Lamborghinis. If driving a luxury car has always been your dream and you are lucky enough to be able to afford one, the Ferrari combines speed and luxury for an unforgettable driving experience. You can enjoy the thrill of driving without the worries of maintenance, garaging or depreciation.
Additionally, the roads here are wide with relatively high speed limits, particularly in neighboring Abu Dhabi, making driving a superior machine like the Ferrari an absolute pleasure. The weather is sunny for most of the year so driving with the top down can be exhilarating. Below are a few tips on driving your Ferrari in Dubai:
- Minimum age of the driver should be 25 years.
- The speed limit on most highways in Dubai is between 100kmph and 120 kmph. On interior roads, these limits are much lower ranging between 40, 60 and 80 kmph in school and residential zones.
- Highways are controlled by speed radars, which are usually set to about 20kmph above the speed limit particularly on major roads such as the Sheikh Zayed Road and the Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Road. However, some radars are set to the exact speed limit so be sure not to get carried away when driving your Ferrari. Some, not all, interior roads are also monitored for speed.
- The best day to enjoy Dubai’s clean and beautifully maintained roads is a Friday. This is a holiday in Dubai and you will find the roads pretty much everywhere in the emirate almost deserted making this the best time to enjoy the experience of driving your Ferrari.
- There are several roundabouts in Dubai. When negotiating these, give way to traffic from the left.
Whether you’re here on holiday and looking to make the most of all that this emirate has to offer, or you are a resident and just want to splurge on a luxury car for a special occasion, there are plenty of rental companies that deal with the rental of exotic cars. Some of the most reputable and well known in the emirate are listed below: these are selected for their guarantee on quality of service, selection of exotic vehicles delivered to your doorstep in mint condition and their knowledgeable staff that is willing to go the extra mile to make your experience smooth and enjoyable.
365 Luxury Car Hire
One of the leading exotic and sports car rental services in Dubai, 365 Luxury Car Hire offers its customers the newest makes and models of luxury and sports cars available in the market. They have several models of Ferrari available for rental. Customers can fill in an online form for requests of quotations.
VIP car rentals pride themselves on great service provided by knowledgeable staff that can help customers choose a tailored ride to fit their holiday or trip requirements. Whether you’re looking to show off your new ride or to drive with the top down to enjoy the crisp Dubai weather, VIP has a fleet of Ferraris to select from. As with most luxury car rental services, drivers must be 25 years of age with a valid driver’s license. Rented vehicles may be taken into other emirates but cannot be taken across the border outside of the UAE.
Lane Rent a Car
Supporting a range of stylish automobiles for their discerning customers, Lane pride themselves on the quality of their fleet, the high standard of service afforded to each individual customer and their knowledgeable personnel. They have several models of Ferrari available for rental, which need to be booked in advance. Purchase of full liability and third party insurance is mandatory and is payable in advance by the hirer. A refundable authorization deposit is required to be maintained with the rental company; the amount of the deposit varies with the model of the vehicle being rented. In addition, the hirer will also be required to keep their passports with the rental company. Daily rental rates vary from AED 5000 to AED 6,500 depending on the model selected. Lane has special offers on rentals from time to time such as a 10% discount for American Express Card Holders. Offers available at the time of rental can be checked on their website.
Super Car Rental
Located in the Abu Hail area, Super Car rentals has some of the world’s rarest and most stunning cars for short term or long term rentals. They cater to a variety of occasions including anniversaries, birthdays, graduations, weddings and several other occasions that can be made extra special by renting a luxury car. Cars can be delivered to anywhere in the UAE at any requested time and the company guarantees that you will receive the model of your choice in pristine condition. They are continuously updating their fleet of cars and from time to time, they also offer discounts on select makes and models.