Book Budget hire cars in Dubai

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
23 Sep — 30 Sep
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Thu 23-9
Noon
Thu 30-9
Noon
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Pros

" and helpful."(in 1394 reviews)
""Great price, veryr.""(in 3750 reviews)
"Great car and -off"(in 1485 reviews)

Cons

"Terrible as well"(in 355 reviews)
"Will Budget again!"(in 252 reviews)
"Car smoke !"(in 239 reviews)

Reviews for Budget in Dubai

Overall rating5.3 OkayBased on 128 reviews
Cleanliness
6.1
Comfort
5.7
Overall
4.9
Pick-up/Drop-off
4.9
Value for money
5.2

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3.6
Unprofessional staff at Dubai Airport Terminal 3Cons:When returning the car I was charged 25 AED despite the fact that my vehicle was returned during the grace period. The staff was unsure what to do and when checking with his supervisor they were informed that the checkout paper time is irrelevant and they can only go by the contract time. When I picked up my vehicle it took over 25 minutes to receive the car . Contract time was 1440, checkout paper 1505, return 1655. The supervisor On the phone threatened to charge me a full extra day if I complained since she claimed that grace period is not in the contract. Anyone who can read will see that the contract fine print spells out GRACE period. Finally please be advised that checkout takes more than 30 minutes per customer.Reviewed 6 Jan 2019
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4.4
Fake rateCons:They charge me extra $18. They claimed it is airport fee which is not mentioned in my reservation and tried to get drop off fees.Reviewed 19 Oct 2017
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6.0
Pros:Staff. LateCons:Speed up processReviewed 21 Jan 2021
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2.0
PoorPros:Nothing since they refuse my drive license that I use in many countries.Cons:You should ask more information and be aware of the details otherwise it is just frustratinReviewed 8 Nov 2016
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4.4
Cons:The car has smelled like an ashtray, though I am sensitive to smoke . The AC was very noisy and I preferred to turn it of than hearing that noisy bearing soundsReviewed 21 Apr 2019
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5.2
No office or cars in Terminal 3Pros:Cheap car in decent shape, though very basic trim package.Cons:There is a rental car garage in terminal 3, with outlets for Hertz, National, Dollar, Sixt and others. You can exit your Emirates flight and grab a car. For Budget, you need to call and connect with a driver that will take you to terminal 1. It took me 45 minutes to get to a counter from the time I entered the arrivals hall. Another 15 minutes when returning to get driven from Terminal 1 to Terminal 3. Would never use them if flying on Emirates. The car was fine and cheap, but I imagine all the other brands would have also been fine without the extra wasted hour and hassle.Reviewed 6 Apr 2016
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7.6
DXB process is poorPros:The car was great - clean, comfortable, brand new, drove beautifully, a nice car.Cons:The process at DXB terminal 1 was dreadful. Even though we were first at the desk, our car hire had been pre-booked, our plane was late (thus giving more time to get the car ready) we still waited more than 45 minutes for the car to be delivered. There was no real explanation why - it is just a hugely inefficient process. Drop off was no better - the guy at the desk seemed completely unwilling to take the car back until his driver - who checks over the cars - was available. No one knew where he was or why he was not available. I ended up leaving him the car keys - I had a plane to catch! Budget needs to employ a couple more drivers!!Reviewed 25 Mar 2017
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5.2
Decent Car But Poor RecordsCons:Their records had us booked for more days than we had originally reserved. Also, bad info -- we were told we couldn't pick up a car in Dubai Terminal 2 after 8 pm when in fact they had send our rental there. We ended-up taking a taxi to Terminal 1 and then got delayed picking-up our car because of this mix-up. Lastly, because their records had connected 2 separate bookings, when we came to pick-up the 2nd time, they had no car for us because they used the original booking reference number for both bookings so that when we returned the first booking, they had closed the file on both bookings.Reviewed 20 Nov 2018
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4.4
Car in very poor mechnical shapeCons:The car provided (Chevrolet Aveo) was in very poor mechanical shape. The engine could not maintain proper rpm and car was stalling badly (and dangerously) upon acceleration. On a few occasions the engine choked and had to be re-ignited. The tires were also poorly balanced, with the car vibrating at high speed. I have rented many vehicles, including with Budged, but this was by far is the worst ever. I will certainly not rent with Budged in the UAE again. Also, proper vehicle drop off instructions were not provided and that resulted in a significant delay. DXB should also post very clear "Rental car return" signs on both T1 and T3 to avoid confusion.Reviewed 4 Dec 2016
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6.0
You have to take a taxi to get your carPros:Once I got my car everything was fine, the car was clean and Ethel trip proceeded as plannedCons:Upon arrival there was no office, no help and no car. There was only a man standing in a parking lot. My car was not there and I was told I had to take a taxi to terminal one. The hook was that the price of the taxi would be refunded but when you get to terminal 1 and provide a receipt, they charge you you a BS car parking fee. This fee just happens to be the same price as the taxi fare you just paid. So you pay for the taxi, the subtract it from your car bill and then add a car parking fee. So you get to pay the full price of the car and a taxi ride because they screwed up. Bad business practice Budget.Reviewed 26 Nov 2017
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3.2
Old car and trying to hang damage to my usePros:If anything, it was a proper price at first sightCons:- Check-in took extremely long - Car was dirty - Gas tank was 80% - 58692 km on the clock, which is a lot for a not so good car - Electronic key failed multiple times - Screen wash reservoir empty - Tires or wheels made a terrible whooping noise When returning the car the return agent complained heavily about the car being dirty, which was caused by the roads being very muddy due to the heavy rain that came in during the past days before our arrival. I did not wash the car before returning, because it was also not washed when I got it. He also immediately found a dent (very suspicious because the dent was invisible from standing next to the car, it almost looked as if he exactly knew where the dent was) underneath the car on the left side of which he tried to blame me because it was NOT on the damage form. I did for sure NOT bump on to something that might have caused this dent. If they rent out old cars with over 58000 km and then try to blame me for some not obvious damage, they should present clear detailed pictures of all sides including the bottom, with a creation date of 1 minute before pickup, so I can check all damages upfront. I never went on my knees to check the bottom of any rental car. When picking up the car they already missed a very obvious big bump in the hood, luckily, I saw that one at 02:00 at night with bad lighting, otherwise, based on the attitude of the people, I expect they would have tried to blame me for that one too. I normally rent with Hertz (gold member) and never had any problem and I now know why budget is cheaper. I MUST SAY THAT I HAVE NOT BEEN CHARGED YET BUT THE EXPERIENCE WAS ENOUGH TO MAKE ME MAD AND VERY SUSPECIOUS and if they really going to charge me for the damage, I will try to get my credit card company to go against them. IT WAS A VERY BAD AND OFFENDING EXPERIENCE!Reviewed 5 Mar 2017
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2.0
Pros:Extra charges on pick-up for airport taxes when other companies do not charge. Car had with an odor of cigarettes. Returned the car 10 h earlier. Rates not really good.Reviewed 25 Mar 2021
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Where can I find Budget hire cars in Dubai?

Arrivals Hall Terminal 3, Budget car hires

Address

Arrivals Hall Terminal 3

Hours

Monday00:00 - 23:59
Tuesday00:00 - 23:59
Wednesday00:00 - 23:59
Thursday00:00 - 23:59
Friday00:00 - 23:59
Saturday00:00 - 23:59
Sunday00:00 - 23:59

Phone

+971 52 316 9780

Address

Two Seasons Hotel Lobby

Hours

Monday10:00 - 19:00
Tuesday10:00 - 19:00
Wednesday10:00 - 19:00
Thursday10:00 - 19:00
Friday10:00 - 19:00
Saturday10:00 - 19:00
Sunday10:00 - 19:00

Phone

+971 4381 8166

Address

Dubai Marina Cascades Building

Hours

Monday09:00 - 18:00
Tuesday09:00 - 18:00
Wednesday09:00 - 18:00
Thursday09:00 - 18:00
Friday09:00 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 18:00
Sunday09:00 - 18:00

Phone

+971 4 452 3300

Address

Dubai Investment Park 2

Hours

Monday09:00 - 18:00
Tuesday09:00 - 18:00
Wednesday09:00 - 18:00
Thursday09:00 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 18:00
Sunday09:00 - 18:00

Phone

+971 4 884 0022

Address

Ja Ocean View Hotel Jbr

Hours

Monday10:00 - 19:00
Tuesday10:00 - 19:00
Wednesday10:00 - 19:00
Thursday10:00 - 19:00
Friday10:00 - 19:00
Saturday10:00 - 19:00
Sunday10:00 - 19:00

Phone

+971 4884 0022

Address

Arrivals Hall Terminal 1

Hours

Monday00:00 - 23:59
Tuesday00:00 - 23:59
Wednesday00:00 - 23:59
Thursday00:00 - 23:59
Friday00:00 - 23:59
Saturday00:00 - 23:59
Sunday00:00 - 23:59

Good to know

Most popular location

Arrivals Hall Terminal 1

Most popular car type

Economy

Average price

S$ 32/day

Good deal

S$ 28/day

Top tips for hiring a car from Budget in Dubai

  • 25% of our users found a car hire from Budget in Dubai for S$ 28 or less
  • Economy car hires from Budget in Dubai are around 50% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car from Budget in Dubai

  • On average a car hire from Budget in Dubai costs S$ 32 per day.

  • Economy (Hyundai Accent or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type from Budget in Dubai.

  • Budget has 6 car hire locations in Dubai. Take a look at our Budget hire location map to find the best car hires near you.

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