Your quick travel guide to Ajman

Car Rental in Ajman: the perfect starting point to discover the Emirates

Ajman is the smallest of the emirates in the United Arab Emirates, with about 16 km of coastline. The emirate and its capital, Ajman City, are an excellent, central base from which to explore the Emirates as a whole, as they are conveniently located along a number of important highways, particularly Emirates Road. Make the most of your visit by staying mobile and comfortable via rental car. Book your car today!

Ajman’s weather doesn’t vary much throughout the year, though summers do tend to be quite humid. For the most comfortable weather, visit Ajman during the winter.

Arabic is the official language of the United Arab Emirates, though English and Urdu are widely spoken. Due to its colonial history, many road signs and governmental documents are in English in addition to Arabic.

Ajman is in the Gulf Time Zone, UTC+4.

The currency in the United Arab Emirates is the dirham, which is pegged to the US dollar at 3.67 dirham to 1 dollar. ATMs are typically quite frequent throughout the United Arab Emirates, and credit cards are accepted at the vast majority of businesses.

Automobile hire is available in downtown Ajman.

Road tripping in the United Arab Emirates is a great way to spend a free day or weekend. From Ajman, for instance, head to:

  • The Al Hajar mountains to Hatta, about 140 km from central Ajman. The journey there is just as beautiful as your destination!
  • For a longer trip to get away from the bustle and business of the coast, drive about 380 km south to the Liwa Oasis, a beautiful and serene desert location.
  • Finally, for a good dose of greenery, drive 170 km south to Al Ain, also known as the country’s “Garden City.”

Visa Regulations

There are no visa requirements for visitors from the Gulf Cooperation Council. Citizens of about 60 further countries can receive a visa upon arrival free-of-charge. However, citizens of all other countries are required to apply for a visa in advance of their arrival, so do double-check requirements for your nationality. In order to apply for this visa, you will require a sponsor from inside the country. Citizens of Israel are not permitted to travel to the United Arab Emirates.

Driving in Ajman

Road infrastructure and signage is in excellent condition throughout the United Arab Emirates, making exploration via car truly comfortable. Just be aware that many residents of the Emirates tend to drive very fast and aggressively.

Right-Hand Driving

  • Traffic drives on the right-hand side of the road throughout the United Arab Emirates.

Speed Limits

  • In cities: 40 to 80 km/h
  • On rural roads: 100 km/h
  • On the freeway: 120 km/h
  • Avoid roads during morning and evening rush hours, when you’re likely to find that roads are packed and traffic very slow moving.

Other Regulations

  1. Parking is a real challenge in Ajman City in particular, so be sure to book a hotel with complementary off-street parking if you plan to rent a car for the duration of your stay.
  2. An international driver’s permit in addition to your valid domestic driver’s license is required to drive throughout the United Arab Emirates.
  3. While there are no toll roads in the direct vicinity of Ajman, you will run across them in Dubai. In order to pay these tolls, you will have to purchase a Salik Card, which you can find anywhere that also cells prepaid mobile phone cards.
  4. There is zero tolerance for drunk driving in the United Arab Emirates. If you are pulled over for drunk driving, you will typically wind up in jail for a number of nights.
  5. The minimum driving age in the United Arab Emirates is 18 years, though most rental companies will require that you are at least 21 years old to rent a car, and you are likely to face young-driver surcharges until the age of 25.

Cheap Car Rental in Ajman

Automobile hire in Ajman typically starts at around $26 a day. Here are some of the best deals in Ajman:

  • Nissan Micra or similar (mini class) – $26/day
  • Nissan Sunny or similar (economy class) – $27/day
  • Nissan Tiida or similar (compact class) – $30/day
  • Honda Civic or similar (intermediate class) – $32/day
  • Honda Accord or similar (standard class) – $40/day

Note that prices vary depending on the availability of each specific car and the season in which you rent. For the most accurate offers, use the search bar above.

Tips for Renting a Car Inexpensively in Ajman

The price for rental cars rarely varies in Ajman. While you can sometimes find deals that are a euro or two below the average price, your basic car in Ajman is bound to be about $26 a day. Thrifty is the agency available in Ajman, and they typically work together to provide you the best price possible.

Keep an eye out for discounts starting at 8% to save even more money.

You can also typically save at least $3 a day by extending your rental period to over a week!