Thrifty UAE Car Rental


I have never received better service from a car rental company than Thrifty. Meer from Mall of the Emirates branch is a true customer champion. Thank you so much for an extremely smooth process.

Rasmus Andersen to Thrifty Car Rental - Mall of the Emirate 28/10/2023

We rented from Thrifty - Golden Sands branch couple of times and had a very good experience. Need to specially thank Mr. Mirza for this seamless cooperation and professional handling of all my queries patiently and ensuring my requirements were met Cars were in very good condition and handled professionally by all staff. Wouldn't hesitate to rent from them again! Keep up the good work! 👍

Syed Fasihuddin to Thrifty Car Rental - Golden Sands Hotel Sharjah 25/10/2023

High Quality cars, very easy, friendly, professional and smooth transaction with Salam St branch Abu Dhabi. Highly recommended to all customers seeking for fast and reliable car rental service in the UAE.

Maryann Formacil to Thrifty Car Rental - Salam Street 15/10/2023

I booked a car for rent through Thrifty. Even though I booked Nissan Sunny, I was offered brand new Suzuki Ciaz and delighted to drive the new car. The staff were very friendly and co-operative and received well. I strongly recommend renting cars from Thrifty.

Venkatesh M to Thrifty Car Rental - Airport Road 09/10/2023

I am a regular customer in Dubai and have just recently returned to Thrifty after the lockdown. I usually rent from Deira City Centre, at times Dubai Mall and Festival City. I would like to point out that your employees have always been very gracious and professional, and they are one of the main reasons why I keep coming back to Thrifty. Despite some economical ups and downs making expenses difficult to maintain, I find myself always returning. Please take note that the service employee, Shoukat, at Deira, is always helpful and professional. The counter staff is also very nice. Yesterday Rizza was a super big help. Sometimes honourable mention deserves a bit of my time out of my busy work day.

Anna Maria Herreras (currently renting on a monthly basis)

Sibil was very courteous and professional. He answered all my inquiries. I will definitely call again if I need a car to go to Dubai.

Albetro Jr Laborte

Just want to thank you for the support and friendly hospitality when collecting and dropping off the vehicle. It’s been a pleasure and will always support you where possible. It’s been a great year with you. Thanks again and stay safe.

Theo Holmes

Super helpful, it was my first time renting a car. Location of Thrifty was extremely convenient (Dubai Festival City, and Yas Mall). Process was clear, and the car was in excellent condition. Happy that the car was picked up and dropped off at a different location (although I wish it didn’t cost so much for that convenience: AED 250+). Easy to extend rental, if need be. Thrifty rep was extremely friendly, punctual, and helpful.


Thank u soo much for helping staff specially Edith, Sabrina ma’am and Allerese have always helped a lot to arrange the car of my choice. Thank u soo much for being so supportive staff, god bless u and stay happy and safe always… Thanks and Regards.

Waqas Ahmed

Excellent and prompt customer service. A truly professional car rental company. Cars are in up-to-date condition. In case of emergency, the response from the team is quick. The availability of customer support service is 24x7. All payments, contract terms, and transactions are transparent. Great promotions and support from the sales team helped me get a brand-new SUV. Thanks to Thrifty.

Ameya Namjoshi

I would like to express my appreciation to one of your representatives in Dubai, Mr Jai Bhagwan. I rented a vehicle from the Mall of the Emirates and after a couple of days, a problem with the battery came up; the car could not be moved. So I asked for assistance and immediate substitution. Mr Jai Bhagwan was very professional and efficient in the situation. He went above and beyond what was expected of him by arranging the recovery and supply of a new vehicle on the spot. Because of this experience, I will have no problem recommending your company’s service to my friends and fellow colleagues in Dubai.

Vasilis Giorgas

It’s always been a great pleasure to deal with such highly professional car rentals like Thrifty.


Mr Nel, Manager at the Ibn Battuta Mall is an excellent guy! He made sure that it was the best experience ever. An absolute pleasure to deal with. Would highly recommend his services.

Rajat Arora

Excellent customer experience and very high level of professionalism and support.


I needed a car at the last minute and Chris, at the JBR (Sadaf) location, was just excellent. There was no problem and even when I called to extend the rental, he was great. Many thanks to him.

Michael Dooling

The staff at the JBR Branch is always friendly and helpful.

Nolan Libero

Thank you very much for your swift reply and thank you for the help. I’m very glad that I can continue using Thrifty, as I am very happy with the service you provide. Best Regards.

Andreas Bo

Thank you for your reply. You did exactly what I wanted. I appreciate your cooperation. Kindly two request, if possible: Special thanks for the man who received me when I signed the contract as he was very cooperative and did a great welcome when I arrived. I was surprised with these traffic fines (speed limit) so can I know the general rule for the speed limit especially on Dubai-Abu Dhabi road? I saw the people speed more than I did. In the last three years, I have never had traffic fines, however, we have more speed cameras in Saudi. But I think because I didn’t know the exact rules in UAE. Again, thank you and have a nice day.


Cars are all good and always in new condition. I would like to commend Ms Aileen of DIP branch who has been so helpful, cheerful, and always ready to serve her customers with a smile.

Diana Estay


Abdulla AlShehri

Positive experience all over. Two areas for improvement: Reducing crowd at counter and finding better drop off process at Mall of the Emirates.

Ashraf Mohammad Elkhodary

Very good

Mark Stephan

I took a Nissan Altima car, it’s comfortable and well-maintained. Thanks a lot Mr Shaukh and Thrift


Wow! You just made our day! It was a good experience having rented with Thrifty. Friendly staff, clear information, even an offer of a newer model when I arrived at the airport! Thank you very much for your service.

Mario Rojas

My special commendation goes to Mr Gagan of Al Wahda Mall. Yesterday, 2nd of September 2015, I took a chance again to see if there’s a possibility of renting a small compact car just by showing up at the counter. At that moment, none was available for taking. In most cases, the person at the counter will just tell me straight that there’s no available car of that category, period. Or he will tell me to take the next higher category, come back the next day or place my booking through your website. And then the “Thank you” and “Have a nice day” thing follows. Instead, he didn’t waste time calling in his colleagues from different sites just to know if they have a spare car. To cut to the chase, Mr Gagan accommodated my request and got me a car! Deserved to be commended as he did his job with a smile, satisfied your client, gave a very good impression, and uplifted the reputation of your esteemed company. Hey, it’s two thumbs up for Mr Gagan and his staff! Thank you very much and more power!! Cheers!

Jacob Olano

I, Imran Y Akbani, rented a Nissan Altima from the Aloft Thrifty. Would like to bring to your attention that I was very confused as to what car should I rent and to my surprise... excellent service Mr Nabil & Mr Javed suggested a few models with their experience and made my choices easier. The service was effective and efficient and made me rent the car for 3 days instead of 1 day. Amazing suggestions and service. I have already booked the same car for next week and shall be recommending my friends to hire from Thrifty Aloft from now on. I was surprised and sad to hear that Nabil was no longer a part of the Aloft branch. I hope he gets back soon. Excellent service and communication. I am impressed. Thrifty Team, you need to really hire more of such guys.

Imran Y Akbani

I just wanted to let you know the whole experience that I had with Thrifty Dubai. The welcoming was great at the arrival office, the car was clean and tidy inside out, the picking up time was less than 10 minutes, handover time was 10mins and all of this is because of your instruction and the effort of Mr Fairoz that I was lucky to be at his shift on the receiving and handing over the car. He was the person who took the whole anger of my previous incident with a big smile. Dinesh, thank you for your time and effort and you can consider me back to Thrifty Rent a Car as a loyal customer.

Monir Al Midani

My name is Mrs Fatin Tantawi, and I have been a customer with Thrifty since 2006. I have nothing but great things to say about your service and promptness. Thrifty employees all share the same values and skills. Very polite, professional, always on time and well-mannered. I am also pleased to especially thank Mr Binu George (Al Maha Arjaan branch) for his utmost service and professionalism as my daily driver. And I cannot recommend him enough to all Thrifty customers.

Mrs Fatin Tantawi

It is a pleasure writing to you. I am writing with a “Thank You” note to express my sincere thanks and appreciation for the fine staff of your Khalidiya Mall branch in Abu Dhabi for the wonderful and professional service they provided me with and continue to provide me while visiting that branch. This includes the staff at the desk as well as the drivers whose excellence service means a lot. I never let any good experience go without mentioning it so, please convey my appreciation to them and set them as examples to other employees of your fine company.

Dr Nasir Eltinay

I have been renting a car every other weekend from you. I would like to compliment Mr Preveen Rajan for all his help and professionalism while dealing with your company. Mr Praveen is always available and helpful whenever I call. Thank you for your good service.


I would like to briefly say a big thank you for all your efforts. You managed to help when I had an urgent requirement, and you were able to sort things out very smoothly including the collection. This is the difference between using a company or not, and I truly appreciate your efforts.

Martin Hickson Recruitment Manager – UAE, Iraq & Egypt WorleyParsons

As a long term client of Thrifty, I think it’s only fair that Mohammed Sami gets the recognition he deserves. We were first referred to Sami in 2011, when our on-going issues with the airport branch (I won’t go into that here) remained unresolved time and again. Sami immediately took charge of the situation and had us sorted out in no time at all. From what I understand, Sami is in charge of all of Thrifty’s vehicles in terms of accidents/deliveries/pick ups and drivers. He has also on numerous occasions worn the hat of sales consultant. It seems to me there is nothing that this amazing man can’t do!! He must have a clone of himself sleeping at home that takes over at night because I was a little concerned to learn that he is available pretty much 24 hours per day to try and fulfil his numerous duties and has two mobile numbers that are never switched off. Nothing seems to be too much for Sami and he is always ready with a solution to any problem (and a speedy one at that). I can honestly tell you that if it weren’t for Sami stepping in and smoothing things over in 2011 that I would have taken my business elsewhere and it is only his continuous excellent service that keeps us with Thrifty. Unfortunately, all too often these amazing people get overlooked in large companies and I hope you will take a few moments to consider my feedback and congratulate Sami on his continuous excellent service to us. I have on a previous occasion also commended Sami’s service to the General Manager but never received any feedback or response. Perhaps this time, you will be so kind as to let me know that you have received my email.

Louis and Erna Manders

Recently I happened to Rent a Car from Thrifty for 3 days. This was the first time I was using Thrift, though I have been in the UAE for more than a decade. I was very happy with the experience, especially with the professionalism shown by your staff e.g. Mr Sreevalsan. He did the new customer registration well in advance and even followed me to tell me that the car was ready. Consequently, I did not have to waste a single minute in the paperwork. He was polite and explained to me all the Dos and Don'ts in a professional manner and gave me some valuable tips also.


I have been a loyal customer with the Thrift Rent a Car in Al Maha Arjaan by Rotana Hotel Abu Dhabi for several years. And Ms Reshma has been my point of contact for all my service needs to me and my entire family. She has been nothing but helpful to us and very organised, precise and patient with our requests. Ms Reshma is a responsible young lady, who handles all customer requests with utmost priority and precision. She is eloquent, honest, very professional, and is a great asset to work in her field.

Mostafa Tantawi Vice President – Operations (KSA)

I would like to tender my appreciation towards the service provided by Thrifty, Mazyad Mall on my first visit. In fact, I used to take the car from a Competitor. One of my friends suggested trying Thrifty as he availed your service in Italy. It was a really fascinating and fantastic approach towards behaviour and services received from your staff, also the quality & reliability of the car was remarkable. Once again, I would like to thank Ms Thrifty UAE and looking forward for a long term business association with you.

Premananda Behera

I would like to express my appreciation to one of your representatives at the Mazyad Mall branch in Abu Dhabi, Mr Sayed Amer. I rented a vehicle from your Mazyad Mall branch and had problems on the road that required roadside assistance and recovery. Mr Sayed Amer was very professional and efficient in the situation, and I believe that he went above and beyond what is expected of him by arranging the recovery and supply of a new vehicle on the spot. Because of this experience, I will have no problem in recommending your service to my friends and fellow Etihad employees.

Wiehann Nortje

They have hired Passat excellent, comfortable and clean استاجرت من عندهم باسات جدا ممتازه ومريحه ونظيفه

Great service, absolutely terrific staff and extremely professional!!! This was my first ever car renting experience. Awesome!!

The best Rent a Car Company in the Middle East

I’m really impressed with your staff at Al Moosa branch, Patricia. She was service-minded, attentive and proactive. I think you have very valuable staff with you.

Always great customer service from the team at Dubai Terminal 3

Best car rental! Flexible, reasonable, polite, and clear explanation. Fabulous first impression of Dubai!

Thanks a lot. I am so happy. Thanks again.

Thank you, I always get the best price from you. But if you can reduce the airport parking charges

Rajesh is a great staff member. He was excellent.

Everything was perfect, I liked that the age limitation for some cars is better than other suppliers; I am 22, and I wanted a van. I would like the tax to be included in my booking voucher next time.

Outstanding service from Dubai Mall 2 personnel; professional, friendly and efficient.

High standards service, please keep it up ?

New car clean with full petrol.

Keep up this very good service and I see you as the best in the car rental field. Thanks and best regards

Excellent team on ground with great support

Thrifty has good cars and good service.

Very good rental car company with a very good price.

Thanks to the nice and professional lady in City Centre Ajman branch

The good thing is the fast transactions done at the airport at the time of taking the car and the drop off.

Excellent service, friendly staff and well-conditioned cars! I am more than happy to have chosen Thrifty Car Rental and would continue to do so, if required in future.

Tried other car rentals before but never had a similar experience before. Perfect service ?

Great… all the way… especially Mr Mir from Mirdif City Centre was fabulous even though I took the car from Terminal 3. Good product knowledge, customer service offered during these 4 months time for renewal, payments. Great professional asset to have.

Very good response, quick and professional.

I have never received better service from a car rental company than Thrifty. Meer from Mall of the Emirates branch is a true customer champion. Thank you so much for an extremely smooth process.

Rasmus Andersen to Thrifty Car Rental - Mall of the Emirate 28/10/2023

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