Terms and Conditions

Payments & Additional Charges

All prices are payable in UAE Dirhams and all major credit cards are accepted (Visa/Master/Amex/Diners/Union Pay)

Pre Authorization Procedure

Daily & Weekly Rentals

Pre authorization will be blocked on a valid credit card based on the type of the car and insurance excess.

Monthly Rentals

A pre authorization will be obtained on a valid credit card for the insurance excess, depending on the type of the car. For all monthly rentals payment are to be made in advance.

Delivery & Collections Charges

  • Within City Limits: AED : 100 per pick up or drop off
  • Inter Emirates : AED : 225 per pick up or drop off

Drop Off Charges

Airport Location: Vehicles rented from Ruwais or Al Ain locations and returned at Abu Dhabi Airport and vice-a-versa are subject to a AED 125 drop off charge which is excluding the Airport fee of AED 25.

Non Airport Locations: Vehicles rented from Ruwais or Al Ain locations and returned at any of our locations in Abu Dhabi and vice-a-versa are subject to a AED 125 drop off charge.

Toll Tax (Salik)

Toll Tax (Salik) will be charged @ AED 5/- per crossing and rates are subject to change without any prior notice.

Fines

All fines incurred by the hirer are his/her liability and will be charged with a 10% administration fee.

Airport Return Charge

Returning the car at the airport will entail a mandatory airport return charge as detailed below:

  • Dubai International Airport - Terminal 1 - AED 50/-
  • Dubai International Airport - Terminal 2 - AED 50/-
  • Dubai International Airport - Terminal 3 - AED 50/-
  • Dubai World Central Airport – AED 50/-
  • Sharjah International Airport - AED 25/-
  • Abu Dhabi International Airport - AED 25/-

Additional Driver

Daily & Weekly Rental

    • Additional driver fee is charged starting from AED 15 per day for Daily rentals and AED 80 per day for Weekly rentals.

Monthly Rental

      • Additional driver fee on Monthly rentals starts from AED 100 per month

VRF - Vehicle Registration Fee Charges:

VRF charges apply for all rentals and are as follows:

      • Daily Rental : Dhs.5/- per day,
      • Weekly Rental: Dhs.30/-per week and
      • Monthly Rental: Dhs. 75/- per month

One Way Rental Fee:

In case the rented vehicle is returned to any Thrifty location other than the rental pick up location the following one-way rental charges will apply upon returning the car at the counter, also for all airport drop off locations Airport Offering Surcharge will apply irrespective of the pickup location of rental. 

Drop-off Location Pick-up Location Fees
DXB (Airports) DXB/AJM/SHJ/FUJ/RAK 50
DXB (Non-Airports) DXB (Non-Airports) 20
SHJ Airports DXB/AJM/SHJ/RAK/FUJ 25
AJM/RAK/FUJ/SHJ(Non-airport) DXB 50
SHJ/AJM/RAK/FUJ SHJ/AJM/RAK/FUJ 20
Abu Dhabi & Al Ain DXB/AJM/SHJ/RAK/FUJ 225
Al Ruwais Mall DXB/AJM/SHJ/RAK/FUJ 400

 

Documentation Required

U.A.E Residents

      • Valid UAE driving license is a must.
      • Passport copy with the valid resident visa page
      • Emirates ID
      • A valid credit card

Please note that driving without a Valid UAE driving license when on residence visa is a violation of the LAW

Non – Residents

      • A valid credit card
      • Valid International Driving License.
      • A valid Passport with the visa entry stamp
      • Please note that in case your visit or tourist  visa in UAE is changed to Residence visa , you need to obtain an UAE driving license and the same with a copy of your passport with residence visa page has to be submitted to Thrifty Immediately. 
      • All GCC Countries, US, Canada (Quebec), Japan, Australia, Singapore, South Korea, Germany, Italy, Switzerland, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Finland, Poland, Slovakia, Spain, Netherlands, Greece, Sweden, Romania, Belgium, Ireland, Turkey, Denmark, Portugal, Austria, France, Great Britain, Norway, Luxembourg, Republic of China

International or National Driving license in any other language other than Arabic and English should be translated into Arabic or English. The translation should be attested by the Embassy.

Additional Insurance / Protection Options:

PERSONAL ACCIDENT INSURANCE (PAI)

The PAI for the driver is included in the basic rental rate. PAI for the co-passengers can be purchased at an additional cost. Purchase of PAI provides for compensation to the occupants in the unfortunate event of any physical injuries or death but does not include hospitalizations.
The insurance excess deductible payable depends on the type of additional insurance / protection availed by you at the time of booking or hiring the vehicle as detailed below:


 

Type of                                

 Accident Type


Insurance / Protection                                     

 

Hirer at fault

 

Hit and Run

 

Hirer not at fault

INSURANCE EXCESS: if no added protection (CDW/SDW) is purchased the hirer will be charged an Insurance Excess.

Full Amount of Insurance excess to be paid

Full Amount of Insurance excess to be paid

Not Applicable as Insurance Excess is Covered

COLLISION DAMAGE WAIVER (CDW): On purchasing CDW, the insurance excess liability in event of an accident is limited to 50% of the deductible.

50 % of the Insurance excess to be paid

50 % of the Insurance excess to be paid

Not Applicable as Insurance Excess is Covered

SUPER DAMAGE WAIVER (SDW): On purchasing SDW, the insurance excess liability becomes ZERO.

Not Applicable as Insurance Excess is Covered

Not Applicable as Insurance Excess is Covered

Not Applicable as Insurance Excess is Covered

Please note under all the above a police report is mandatory

Violation of Law

The insurance does not cover any accidents / damages if the vehicle has been driven under the influence of alcohol / drugs or used for racing, towing and off-road driving or any other activity considered against the UAE law. Any Such violation of law would make the hirer liable to pay for the total damages to the vehicle and any ancillary damages caused.

Age Restrictions

Minimum age requirement for driving rented vehicles is 21 years.

Vehicle Impounding

Incase if vehicle is impounded by the authorities for any violation of the Law the customer will be liable to compensate Thrifty for both the Impounding charges and loss of rental.

Value Added Services

Baby Seats

We recommend that the baby seats are pre-booked to ensure availability.

GPS

We recommend that the GPS are pre-booked to ensure availability.
Thrifty Car Rental is not liable for any errors, inaccuracies, omissions, or for any loss or damage suffered by users arising out of usage of any of the information published on any pages /maps on the Garmin GPS
The hirer is liable to pay for charges of AED 1000 for the loss of the Unit. In case of any damages all charges as determined by Thrifty are payable.

General Guidelines

Geographical Limits

Vehicle can be driven within the geographical boundaries of UAE only

Mileage Restrictions

Daily & Weekly Rentals

Unlimited Mileage on daily & weekly rentals for all the vehicles except the ones listed below. This restriction is applicable for vehicles rented from Abu Dhabi / Ruwais & Al Ain locations.

 

Make or Similar

Daily Mileage

Weekly Mileage

Excess per Kms 

Ford Eco Sport

300

1750

35 fils

Ford Escape

300

1750

35 fils

Renault Duster

300

1750

35 fils

Ford Focus

300

1750

35 fils

Ford Edge

300

1750

35 fils

Renault Capture

300

1750

35 fils

Ford Explorer

300

1750

35 fils

Audi A8 /BMW 730Li

350

2450

1 aed

Mazda 3

300

1800

75 fils

Mazda 6

300

1800

75 fils

Dodge Charger

300

1750

50 fils

Monthly Rentals

Below is monthly mileage restriction for any rentals above 21 days.

 Group  Car Type  Mileage Limit  EMC
 B  Nissan Sunny (1.5)  5000  0.25
 C
 Mitsubishi Lancer (1.6)  5000  0.25
 Toyota Yaris  5000  0.25
CS  Renault Duster  3000  0.5
 D
 Mazda 3  3000  0.5
 Ford Focus  3000  0.5
 DS  Ford Escape  3000  0.5
 E  Corolla (2.0L)  5000  0.25
 F
 N/Altima  5000  0.25
 Toyota Camry  5000  0.25
 Mazda 6  3000  0.5
 Honda Accord  5000  0.25
 G  Charger  3000  0.5
 I
 BMW -5series  3000  1
 Audi 6  3000  1
 J  Audi A8/ BMW 7 series  3000  1
 RS  Ford Edge  3000  0.5
 R
 Mitsubishi Pajero  5000  0.25
 Ford Explorer  3000  0.5
 Toyota Prado (7 Seater)  5000  0.25

 

 In order to avoid any refueling charges it is advisable to return the vehicle at same fuel level. If the vehicle is returned with a lower fuel, refueling charges will apply.

Rental Period

Rental Charges are on a 24 hour basis

Pre-Paid Terms & Conditions

General

This online reservation facility does not constitute a contract for the supply of vehicle rental services. A contract will be entered into at the time of rental and will be governed by the laws of the country of rental.
Thrifty prepaid rental booking showing a specified value will be accepted as a means of payment of the reservation charges at rental counters. The booking must be accompanied by a credit card both for security and to cover the charges not included in the booking value, such as fuel, extras, and excess in case of damage or loss of the rented vehicle. A pre-authorisation will be taken on the credit card to cover excess & other additional charges at the time of vehicle hire. Standard Thrifty UAE Terms and Conditions apply. All rentals may be subject to additional surcharges (e.g. for special equipment, additional drivers, young drivers, optional insurances, fuel, Salik, Traffic fine etc.).
All rentals are subject to an insurance excess, optional insurances are available to excess.

Amendments:

(A) PAYMENT BY CREDIT CARD

Credit cards are accepted for online payment. Please note the Credit card used online must be presented at time of pick up. Credit card on the name of card holder must be available at pick up location. This is a mandatory requirement. The credit card must have enough funds to cover the security deposit.

(B) PREPAID RATES ONLY

Thrifty Car Rental UAE applies Cancellation and No Show/Lost Rental charges on all prepaid rates booked from www.Thriftyuae.com

(C) Change of Reservation:

1. Any change to a booking made online or through the call center will be recalculated based on the availability and prices at the time the change is made. This may be greater or lesser than the price originally booked. This applies to changes made to:
a. Drop off location | b. Pick up date and time | c. Drop off time and date | d. Vehicle group |e. All other additional products.
2. Any modification for changes made online would have an amendment fee of Aed: 50.00
3. The primary customer name and the pick-up location on a reservation cannot be changed. If you wish to change the primary name or the pick-up location, then you must cancel the reservation (see below "Cancellations") and make a new reservation.
4. You will be asked to enter a valid credit card number at the end of a change to a prepaid reservation. This MUST be the same credit card that was used for the original reservation. If you wish to change the credit card, then the original reservation must be cancelled (see below “Cancellations”) and a new reservation to be made.
5. Administration charges will not apply to amended bookings, unless the amendment significantly changes the original booking, in which case it will be subject to the cancellation fee detailed below. All requests to amend a booking will be subject to normal availability of the requested vehicle. Prices may change between the date of the original booking and the amended booking, in which case the later prices will apply.

Cancellation:

1. Customers may cancel a pre-paid booking with an administration fee of AED: 50.00 if Thrifty car rental is advised 48 hours prior to pick up date.
2. For cancellations of rentals with less than 48 hours’ notice, Thrifty Car Rental will charge one day rental of the reservation and an Administration fee of AED: 50.00.
3. Refunds will be made to the credit card that the original booking was made on within 21 working days.

Early Return/ No Shows:

1. There will be no refund for unused car rental days on a prepaid rental, once the rental has started.
2. There will be no refund if the customer fails to show up for a rental that has not been cancelled prior to the pickup date.

Extensions:

If a rental needs to be extended once the car has been picked up, local rental rates and policies will apply for the additional days and the additional charges will be settled by customer's credit card.

Cash:

Cash as a form of payment is only accepted at the end of rental. At the beginning of rental a credit card is required for the deposit.

Late Arrival Policy:

If you make a reservation specifying a pick-up location and you do not arrive at the specified pick-up location for the rental within 4 hours of the specified pick-up time, (or if the location closes before then, by the locations closing time), the reservation will be treated as a No Show and charged accordingly.

Extras:

Your extras, i.e. GPS, Baby seat etc. are payable at the rental location & is subject to availability.

Security:

Front side copy of credit card along with NOC for credit card charges of the hirer of the vehicle should have a mandatory minimum validity of 3 months. If this is not available then Thrifty reserves the right to refuse the rental. Preauthorization on the credit card to cover the estimated cost of the rental will be taken.  

General

This online reservation facility does not constitute a contract for the supply of vehicle rental services. A contract will be entered into at the time of rental and will be governed by the laws of the country of rental.
Thrifty prepaid rental booking showing a specified value will be accepted as a means of payment of the reservation charges at rental counters. The booking must be accompanied by a credit card both for security and to cover the charges not included in the booking value, such as fuel, extras, and excess in case of damage or loss of the rented vehicle. A pre-authorisation will be taken on the credit card to cover excess & other additional charges at the time of vehicle hire. Standard Thrifty UAE Terms and Conditions apply. All rentals may be subject to additional surcharges (e.g. for special equipment, additional drivers, young drivers, optional insurances, fuel, Salik, Traffic fine etc.).
All rentals are subject to an insurance excess, optional insurances are available to excess.

Amendments:

(A) PAYMENT BY CREDIT CARD

Credit cards are accepted for online payment. Please note the Credit card used online must be presented at time of pick up. Credit card on the name of card holder must be available at pick up location. This is a mandatory requirement. The credit card must have enough funds to cover the security deposit.

(B) PREPAID RATES ONLY

Thrifty Car Rental UAE applies Cancellation and No Show/Lost Rental charges on all prepaid rates booked from www.Thriftyuae.com

(C) Change of Reservation:

1. Any change to a booking made online or through the call center will be recalculated based on the availability and prices at the time the change is made. This may be greater or lesser than the price originally booked. This applies to changes made to:
a. Drop off location | b. Pick up date and time | c. Drop off time and date | d. Vehicle group |e. All other additional products.
2. Any modification for changes made online would have an amendment fee of Aed: 50.00
3. The primary customer name and the pick-up location on a reservation cannot be changed. If you wish to change the primary name or the pick-up location, then you must cancel the reservation (see below "Cancellations") and make a new reservation.
4. You will be asked to enter a valid credit card number at the end of a change to a prepaid reservation. This MUST be the same credit card that was used for the original reservation. If you wish to change the credit card, then the original reservation must be cancelled (see below “Cancellations”) and a new reservation to be made.
5. Administration charges will not apply to amended bookings, unless the amendment significantly changes the original booking, in which case it will be subject to the cancellation fee detailed below. All requests to amend a booking will be subject to normal availability of the requested vehicle. Prices may change between the date of the original booking and the amended booking, in which case the later prices will apply.

Cancellation:

1. Customers may cancel a pre-paid booking with an administration fee of AED: 50.00 if Thrifty car rental is advised 48 hours prior to pick up date.
2. For cancellations of rentals with less than 48 hours’ notice, Thrifty Car Rental will charge one day rental of the reservation and an Administration fee of AED: 50.00.
3. Refunds will be made to the credit card that the original booking was made on within 21 working days.

Early Return/ No Shows:

1. There will be no refund for unused car rental days on a prepaid rental, once the rental has started.
2. There will be no refund if the customer fails to show up for a rental that has not been cancelled prior to the pickup date.

Extensions:

If a rental needs to be extended once the car has been picked up, local rental rates and policies will apply for the additional days and the additional charges will be settled by customer's credit card.

Cash:

Cash as a form of payment is only accepted at the end of rental. At the beginning of rental a credit card is required for the deposit.

Late Arrival Policy:

If you make a reservation specifying a pick-up location and you do not arrive at the specified pick-up location for the rental within 4 hours of the specified pick-up time, (or if the location closes before then, by the locations closing time), the reservation will be treated as a No Show and charged accordingly.

Extras:

Your extras, i.e. GPS, Baby seat etc. are payable at the rental location & is subject to availability.

Security:

Front side copy of credit card along with NOC for credit card charges of the hirer of the vehicle should have a mandatory minimum validity of 3 months. If this is not available then Thrifty reserves the right to refuse the rental. Preauthorization on the credit card to cover the estimated cost of the rental will be taken.