Book Budget car rentals at Dubai Intl Airport

Dubai, United Arab Emirates - Dubai Intl
1 Oct — 8 Oct
Dubai, United Arab Emirates - Dubai Intl
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Pros

"Better "(in 350 reviews)
"The was pleasant"(in 1394 reviews)
" was clean with no issues"(in 3683 reviews)

Cons

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"Blocked unnecessarily large sum on credit d."(in 3893 reviews)
"Blocked unnecessarily large sum on credit d."(in 3705 reviews)

Reviews

Overall rating5.2 OkayBased on 62 reviews
Cleanliness
6.1
Comfort
5.6
Overall
4.8
Pick-up/Drop-off
4.8
Value for money
4.7

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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6.0
Pros:Payment flexibility needs to be considered I landed at 10 pm was completely done with all process including PCR In less than 30 mins while arrived home around 1:30 am, due to the no cash policy payment, and they didn’t allow me To use my husband’s card? I had to communicate with my Bank to seek extra approval on amount blocking, yet I extended my stay they didn’t offer me a better rate. Plus no one escorted me to the vehicles pickup area I had to look for it and ask so many people moving around outside the airport in Dubai super hot humid weather with my luggage because the handover office had no signage. And the car was not washed & not Kia Sportage. How would you rate it ? If you were in my shoes?Cons:All the above should be re-considered. To the fact that I was paying 120$ per day Experience should be different.Reviewed 19 Jun. 2021
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9.6
Pros:Friendly & helpful staffCons:Direction for drop not easily available, making drop off time consumingReviewed 4 Feb. 2019
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Budget car rentals near Dubai Intl Airport

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

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

Address

Sahara Centre

Hours

Monday11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday11:00 - 22:00
Thursday11:00 - 22:00
Friday13:00 - 22:00
Saturday11:00 - 22:00
Sunday11:00 - 22:00

Phone

+971 6533 7777

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