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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
4 Oct — 11 Oct
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Pick-up locationDubai
Hire locations223
Airport locations63

Dubai car hire reviews and directory

From $32/dayRated no. 1
Budget
Most popular
Best rated
5.5 Okay (102 reviews)
6 locations in Dubai
Budget
Locations in Dubai
  • 6.3
  • 5.7
  • 5.3
  • 5.1
  • 5.2
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent20 Sep. 2021
It was a very good experience.
7.9 Good5 Sep. 2021
The pick up took some time which caused delay to my arrival plans.
6.0 Good19 Jun. 2021
Payment flexibility needs to be considered I landed at 10 pm was completely done with all process including PCR In less than 30 mins while arrived home around 1:30 am, due to the no cash policy payment, and they didn’t allow me To use my husband’s card? I had to communicate with my Bank to seek extra approval on amount blocking, yet I extended my stay they didn’t offer me a better rate. Plus no one escorted me to the vehicles pickup area I had to look for it and ask so many people moving around outside the airport in Dubai super hot humid weather with my luggage because the handover office had no signage. And the car was not washed & not Kia Sportage. How would you rate it ? If you were in my shoes?All the above should be re-considered. To the fact that I was paying 120$ per day Experience should be different.
2.0 Mediocre25 Mar. 2021
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.
6.0 Good21 Jan. 2021
Staff. LateSpeed up process
4.8 Okay16 Feb. 2020
Clarify the insurance value in the website, as we could calculate our budget accordingly.
2.0 Mediocre22 Nov. 2019
The vehicle was booked with basic insurance but once the car was to be collected Budget requested me to pay the basic insurance again. So this was paid twice. Tax Invoice from Budget not yet received.
2.0 Mediocre18 Jul. 2019
Did get a chance to like anything they didn’t have the suv I wantedBetter customer service
8.0 Excellent21 Jun. 2019
Reduce the amount of holding fee or deposit
2.0 Mediocre19 Jun. 2019
they charged me extra for my reservation, stuff at pickup was rude and when I asked about his supervisor he told me that there is no supervisor, drop off was easy stuff was friendly, but it looks like they charged me twice for the tool road, I paid cash 86 Dirhams and I see that they charged my bankMy reservation was total $119.00 and I see that they charge my account for $144.00, they charged me 86 Dirhams for tools which I paid cash and now I see that they also charged my credit card for $23, which is worrying me.
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From $30/dayRated no. 2
Avis
5.7 Okay (34 reviews)
10 locations in Dubai
Avis
Locations in Dubai
  • 5.8
  • 5.8
  • 5.5
  • 5.6
  • 5.7
Recent reviews
2.4 Mediocre11 Jun. 2019
NothingRude staff Price discrimination based on bank (more likely national origin) Damaged car False accusations regarding damages to gain more fees
8.0 Excellent3 Apr. 2019
Staff was very kind and attentive.The car was about 3-4 years old and the AC didn't work well.
2.0 Mediocre27 Feb. 2019
the car is differentthe car is different
2.4 Mediocre15 Jan. 2019
I don't like the serviceI don't like their serviceI don't like their services also the price is high
2.0 Mediocre13 Jan. 2019
Car of DeathThat my family was safe after vehicle malfunctionedThis branch Terminal 2 offered me a vehicle with poor maintenance. My family and I could have died on the highway when it malfunctioned. The staff couldnt care less about our situation and Mangosh even told me that ‘this is the Emirates, we are different, we dont offer the services you are asking for’. The team was deceitful and rude. I reported this branch to consumer protection services. If you dont want to die, avoid renting. I’ve contacted my credit card company to dispute payment to them. Kayak should not promote them.
2.4 Mediocre10 Jan. 2019
Not a great experience!I just liked the performance of the car.The interior of the car was absolutley dirty!! Very small car. It didn’t fit all of our 3 luggages. The price we paid for this car was not worried at all.
5.2 Okay10 Dec. 2018
Not same what I expectedIt was Audi Q7 and what they have Toyota Prado
8.8 Excellent30 Nov. 2017
Excellent Cars and Rental Service, but weak after-rental serviceExcellent car - they upgraded my rental East and hassle-free arrangement of delivery/pick-up of car No sudden surprise charges on the part of AvisLack of assistance in after-rental period, when I was suddenly charged due to a generic and unclear traffic violation ("interrputing traffic in any other way" for USD$150) after a day I returned the car, which I was completely not aware of why. I was asking their assistance to ask the police for the description of my violation/which road I commited the violation, since I am already out of the country. They were not able to respond to my request, and just charged me the traffic violation with myself having no choice but to helplessly pay, since they have previously blocked an amount in my credit card already.
2.0 Mediocre7 Sep. 2017
Don't choose a pick up time!!these people are scam artists they want you to pick up a pick up time so that they could charge you without giving you a car! Well played AVIS well played!!
7.2 Good6 Sep. 2017
Nice but need to clean insidePickup counter employeeInside condition, the car was 2015 it's very old
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Rated no. 3
Enterprise
9.8 Excellent (2 reviews)
8 locations in Dubai
Enterprise
Locations in Dubai
  • 10
  • 10
  • 10
  • 10
  • 9
Recent reviews
9.6 Excellent20 Oct. 2020
Good
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Rated no. 4
Hertz
7.4 Good (18 reviews)
8 locations in Dubai
Hertz
Locations in Dubai
  • 7.7
  • 7.3
  • 7.6
  • 7.3
  • 7.2
Recent reviews
7.2 Good8 Aug. 2018
Not fairI rent the car for one day and u charged me 2 days. Not fair.
2.0 Mediocre23 Jul. 2018
Was left carlessNothing unfortunatelyI went there with all the necessary documents. After some time waiting, they informed me that they didn't have the car I rented, nor any other car in the upgrade. Even though I have reserved the car way before AND paid for it AND called to confirm a day before, they did not have the car... I still didn't receive my refund by the way. They did offer a downgrade, but I couldn't send back home one of my kids with two bags!
3.2 Mediocre20 Jun. 2017
Bad carVery bad condition plus the car I reserved was a Toyota Yates instead of being upgraded I was downgraded to Honda city which had terrible air conditioner and horrible wobble when approaching speed of 80km and above
9.6 Excellent24 Apr. 2017
KAYAK Car Rental at HertzIt was perfekt and the Hertz people were friendly and helpful. Great!
2.0 Mediocre17 Jan. 2017
Cheating from hertz rentali booked through KAYAK and before one day i called hertz and make sure everyhting is good and they told everything is perfect after reaching on airport hertz counter told me rate error is their and we can't give you car in same rate and they charged me 3 times. they are ripping of customer by such scheme and on dubai airport hertz franchise give to some other company anf they did not honor hertz rates confirmation and rip you off so take care and don't book from hertz.
6.8 Good2 Jan. 2017
goodvalue of moneywaiting at the pickup
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From $31/dayRated no. 5
Sixt
7.3 Good (4 reviews)
4 locations in Dubai
Sixt
Locations in Dubai
  • 8
  • 7.5
  • 7
  • 8
  • 6
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent3 Apr. 2020
Good service nice people
7.2 Good21 Jun. 2019
The outstanding service by the employees and duty managerNot to put a misleading offer (it was supposed to be a Ford Focus or equivlant, but i got a Chinese car?!!!) and too many hidden fees that appears later at the branch
2.0 Mediocre19 Dec. 2018
NothngI reserved on your cite BMW Q1 and they gave me a Chinese crummy and unsafe car. The customer service was horrible . Will never rent a car from them and never recommend them .
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From $29/dayRated no. 6
Alamo
7.3 Good (16 reviews)
8 locations in Dubai
Alamo
Locations in Dubai
  • 7.3
  • 7.4
  • 7.2
  • 7.7
  • 7.4
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent27 Sep. 2021
the deposit amount was too much. 3.000 AED deposit should be decreased
5.9 Okay16 Sep. 2021
They give me an old car maybe 2016 model But in general it was okay.
4.0 Okay7 Jul. 2021
The drop off was easyThe rate condition must be more clear. The processes of collecting the car is slow, staff should be more and trained. Insurance rate is high and it is a hidden cost
10.0 Excellent18 May 2021
Clean car fast checkinNeed put a sign board in airport with name of Alamo
10.0 Excellent25 Mar. 2021
Staff friendly car clean and dis-infected.
6.0 Good12 Mar. 2021
I wanted to rent for an extra day but couldn’t get the same rates, so returned. It was an inconvenience. Why can’t car rental companies in Dubai extend rentals at same discounted rates?
8.0 Excellent21 Jan. 2021
Friendly and promptFaster service
4.4 Okay16 May 2018
Not greatNice vehicleAlmost an hour later than promised, exterior filthy, interior had bugs. Attendants spoke very poor english. Some documents in Arabic only.
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From $26/dayRated no. 7
Dollar
6.7 Good (16 reviews)
12 locations in Dubai
Dollar
Locations in Dubai
  • 6.8
  • 7
  • 6.8
  • 6
  • 7.1
Recent reviews
2.0 Mediocre29 Dec. 2018
Refuse to give me a car!!!They refuse to give me a car!! they said the reservation is not confirmed !!??
10.0 Excellent14 Mar. 2017
Great customer serviceI felt welcomed, and though I have heard over the years horror stories of renting cars abroad, my experience with Dollar at Dubai airport was excellent.Returning the car, it wasn't clear where to park (unlike in every US airport, there's no obvious 'rental return' lot. I had to find a parking spot in close proximity to the office - but that is just Dubai normal. I just wish it was made clearer.
10.0 Excellent11 Mar. 2017
All went as planned. excellent service, excellent car
10.0 Excellent4 Feb. 2017
Always satisfied with my car rental experience from Dollar. Consistency is the word
2.0 Mediocre29 Nov. 2016
It was not confirmed. They asked for full normal price if hired directly. They did not accept email confirmation sent by you. Thanks
10.0 Excellent25 Nov. 2016
Awsome ServicePick up was flawless, personnel were easy to work with. This helps after a 20 hour flight.Return parking was not well directed, but Our dollar car tenant drove the car to the right spot for me. Very Nice!
2.0 Mediocre23 Nov. 2016
We couldn't rent itFree waterWe couldn't rent it because we didn't have a credit card.
4.8 Okay8 Sep. 2016
PrizeOn Kayak the prize was good.But as i reached to the Dollar counter they have added almost 40% extra on the total cost which i dont like and also they have not provided me with the car i booked instead they have downgraded my car because the car was not available. And also on returning the car i have waiting for half an hr for the car get inspected.
3.6 Mediocre21 Aug. 2016
Poor service and incompetent staffCar was almost newI did not like the service provided and was charged 3 days where else the contract is 2 days moreover was again charged after delevering the car additional charges with out my authorization which turned to be fraud and cheating I call the customer service help like they did not have a immediate solutions since I was at the airport I had to go back and face staff who did use my credit card with out my authority after mentioning that I will sue them he immediately void the transaction so why should I go through all this hassle ?
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From $33/dayRated no. 8
Europcar
6.7 Good (20 reviews)
11 locations in Dubai
Europcar
Locations in Dubai
  • 6.9
  • 7
  • 6.6
  • 6.3
  • 6.8
Recent reviews
6.8 Good4 Feb. 2019
Yes, the philipian lady at check in was very professional and helpful. Drop off, staff was ok not to welcoming.Give clear guidance how to go to the terminal 2!
2.0 Mediocre24 May 2018
Europcar is a scamNothingWe booked and had a confirmation email with the price for the rental for 8 days. When we arrived the person at the desk had all our reservation information but said the price was 4 times what our email said. When we showed him the confirmation stating the vehicle and the price, he said “I cannot do that price, this is my best price” and the amount was four times our confirmed reservation amount. We have since checked back to see if we misunderstood the email but no, they just offer one price online and then when you get there adjust the price and will not honor the confirmation from online. The worst part is when this was happening the guy behind us in line said “oh yeah they do that all the time, every time I rent with europcar they charge way more than when you originally book, it’s a huge scam” he said the only reason he uses them is because it is a company card so not his money. I would NEVER use them again. We had to scramble to find another company last minute and got a car from them for a more reasonable rate.
2.0 Mediocre6 Apr. 2018
Be very careful of the currency when you book your vehicle.I booked the vehicle in AED(local currency in Dubai) and I have an email confirmation for this, but when I got to the rental desk I was told the amount would need to be paid in dollars. So the reservation turned out almost 4 times the amount. Even though I had an email confirmation with the currency clearly written in AED, they would not honor it. They already had the slowest and most pathetic service I’ve ever experienced in my life, so I went ahead and just paid the amount to save my time. I highly would not recommend this company.
10.0 Excellent24 Mar. 2018
Thier flexibilty and the free upgrade
10.0 Excellent25 Feb. 2018
very good carthe same i booked with full options and tented windows
3.6 Mediocre19 Feb. 2018
It took way too long (~45) min to get the car out at rental place. Car was not clean. It took two follow-up emails to get the rental invoice emailed to me.
10.0 Excellent14 Jan. 2018
All goodThe car was good . Returning the car was fast .Taking the car took a long time .
7.6 Good26 Nov. 2017
Car is beautiful and comfortableBad service on delivery and rewind
3.6 Mediocre4 Dec. 2016
They give me a smaller car Pajero and I'm very upset for that and they sad it's kayak mestic .
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From $26/dayRated no. 9
Thrifty
Cheapest deal
6.5 Good (6 reviews)
17 locations in Dubai
Thrifty
Locations in Dubai
  • 6
  • 6.6
  • 6.6
  • 6.3
  • 7
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent26 Dec. 2016
Super thriftyAlways using thrifty in Dubai
6.0 Good22 Oct. 2016
the car glass was not clean good they changed me for airport parking
3.2 Mediocre26 Aug. 2016
Bad and disappointedNothingAir condition was not good for dubai weather I've Booked online toyota yaris but they said it's not avalible so they gave me honda civic but i had to pay more! Also the value for the insurance will increase. Many scratches on the body of the car , and it was dirty! When I delivered the car they said there is a scratch on the body and i have to pay for fixing! I totally don't recommend to deal with this company
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From $28/dayRated no. 10
Payless
3.2 Mediocre (5 reviews)
8 locations in Dubai
Payless
Locations in Dubai
  • 3.6
  • 3.6
  • 3.2
  • 3.2
  • 2.8
Recent reviews
2.8 Mediocre9 Oct. 2019
They tried to charge me an extra 50 USD just to drop off in AD when it was clearly included in the original booking, then they added 50 AED for airport pickup when again, the booking was originally front the airport. Basically a load of hidden fees. Borderline scam. And the car was a bit old and dirty.
2.0 Mediocre3 Jan. 2018
Rental agency branch did not existWe arrived at DXB to find that the rental agency Payless no longer existed at DXB. The phone number provided by the booking service is not in service. We were stranded and our only options were to take taxis or book expensive last minute car rentals on the spot. We opted for taxis and public transportation as the other rental options were too expensive. We were surprised and let down. I know now not to rely on Kayak.
Rated no. 11
INTERRENT
2 Mediocre (1 review)
7 locations in Dubai
INTERRENT
Locations in Dubai
  • 2
  • 2
  • 2
  • 2
  • 2
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Sunnycars
28 locations in Dubai
Sunnycars
Locations in Dubai
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From $63/day
keddy by Europcar
17 locations in Dubai
keddy by Europcar
Locations in Dubai
Recent reviews
Cargets rent a car
12 locations in Dubai
Cargets rent a car
Locations in Dubai
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DRIVUS
8 locations in Dubai
DRIVUS
Locations in Dubai
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Fast Rent A Car
8 locations in Dubai
Fast Rent A Car
Locations in Dubai
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National
8 locations in Dubai
National
Locations in Dubai
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Autorent Car Rental
7 locations in Dubai
Autorent Car Rental
Locations in Dubai
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GO Rent A Car
7 locations in Dubai
GO Rent A Car
Locations in Dubai
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ADDCAR RENTAL
5 locations in Dubai
ADDCAR RENTAL
Locations in Dubai
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Diamond Lease
4 locations in Dubai
Diamond Lease
Locations in Dubai
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White and Black
4 locations in Dubai
White and Black
Locations in Dubai
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Edel & Stark
3 locations in Dubai
Edel & Stark
Locations in Dubai
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GREEN MOTION
3 locations in Dubai
GREEN MOTION
Locations in Dubai
Recent reviews
Comfort & Ideal Rent A Car
2 locations in Dubai
Comfort & Ideal Rent A Car
Locations in Dubai
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Al Wefaq
1 location in Dubai
Al Wefaq
Locations in Dubai
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Aplus
1 location in Dubai
Aplus
Locations in Dubai
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Avenue Rent a Car
1 location in Dubai
Avenue Rent a Car
Locations in Dubai
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Easy Line
1 location in Dubai
Easy Line
Locations in Dubai
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Eldorado Rent a Car
1 location in Dubai
Eldorado Rent a Car
Locations in Dubai
Recent reviews
224 travellers who hired a car in Dubai gave the car agency they used an average rating of 6.0

Car hire locations in or near Dubai

Good to know

Most popular agency

Budget

Most popular car type

Intermediate

Average price

$39/day

Good deal

$31/day

When to book a car hire in Dubai

Average daily price per month
Car hire prices as pick-up date approaches

Car hire excess insurance in Dubai

Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) & Theft Protection Waiver

Collision damage waiver and theft protection are insurance options that cover renters from paying high penalty fees if the car is stolen or returned damaged. Some Dubai car providers already include Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) and Theft Protection Waiver into the rental price but not all of them. We recommend always be aware of your coverage when renting a car in in Dubai.

Deductible

Keep in mind that car hire excess insurances often have a deductible clause, which is the amount you’ll have to pay if something happens during the time of your rental. If you want to avoid unwanted surprises, you should consider adding a no-deductible option to your Dubai car rental.

Top tips for hiring a car in Dubai

  • Excited to hit the road after landing in Dubai? Fortunately for visitors looking to rent a vehicle, hire car centers are located in the lobbies of all three terminals of Dubai International Airport. So, no matter if you are landing in Terminal 1, 2, or 3, you can quickly pick up a car and be out of the airport in no time.
  • When driving on the highways, drivers should keep their eyes open for the United Arab Emirates’ somewhat unique road hazards, including camels and goats. Similar to deer and other wildlife in the United States, goats and camels will often wander onto the more remote roads in the UAE. They are not daily visitors, but they do make frequent appearances, so it pays to be cautious especially on empty roads.
  • Driving is very popular in Dubai and, unfortunately, that means rush hour can be quite severe. The typical morning rush hour goes from 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. and in the evening from 4:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Along with the standard Monday through Friday rush hour traffic, Sundays are also included on the list of rush hour traffic days as many commuters are returning to the city for work.
  • An advantage to renting a car while you are in Dubai is that you are no longer stuck in the city. The United Arab Emirates has plenty to offer aside from Dubai and with a car it is as simple as a quick drive to reach neighboring emirates such as Sharjah and Abu Dhabi, where you will find the King Faisal Mosque and Saadiyat Island, respectively.
  • 25% of our users found a car hire in Dubai for $31 or less
  • Book your car hire in Dubai at least 5 days before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Intermediate car hires in Dubai are around 46% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car in Dubai

  • Some car hire companies in Dubai which have updated their car rental health and safety policies due to COVID-19 to make sure vehicles are clean and disinfected include Budget, Avis and Europcar

  • On average a hire car in Dubai costs $39 per day.

  • Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car hire company in Dubai is Dollar (6.2, 94 reviews).

  • The average price of fuel in Dubai is $3.44 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between $41 and $55, depending on the car size.

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

  • Car hire companies onsite at Dubai Intl airport include Budget, Sixt, Avis, Europcar, Thrifty, Dollar, Payless, keddy by Europcar and Alamo.

  • Car hire companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Dubai Intl airport to off-airport locations include Budget, Sixt, Avis, Europcar, Thrifty, Dollar, Payless, keddy by Europcar and Alamo.

  • Take a look at our extensive car hire location map to find the best car hire deals near you.

  • A Intermediate car hire in Dubai costs $28 per day, on average.

  • A Economy car hire in Dubai costs $29 per day, on average.

  • A Full-size car hire in Dubai costs $65 per day, on average.

  • In Dubai, cars are most frequently hired at Avis Sheikh Zayed Road (2 km from city centre ).

  • On average hiring a car in Dubai costs $271 per week ($39 per day).

  • On average a car hire in Dubai costs $1,159 per month ($39 per day).

  • If you want to fit in, a luxury sports car is certainly the best hire option for Dubai. However, if you are just looking to get around, then you really have your pick of the litter as the streets and roads in Dubai will fit vehicles of all sizes. Petrol is also affordable, so even a petrol guzzler will do alright on the streets of Dubai.

  • Speed junkies will rejoice to hear that Dubai has some of the fastest highways in the world with the freeways going all the way up to 140 km/h (86 mph). Aside from those roads however, the standard range of speeds is 40 km/h (25 mph) to 60 km/h (37 mph) on residential roads and 100 km/h (62 mph) on rural roads.

  • It may come as a surprise to most visitors, but petrol prices on average in Dubai are actually no cheaper than the typical prices seen in the United States. On average, petrol prices in Dubai sit around Dh2.50 ($0.68) per liter. In gallons, that is the equivalent of Dh9.46 ($2.58) per gallon.

  • Parking is widely available in Dubai and visitors should have no problem finding a free spot no matter where they go. Travelers should note that parking fees are broken down into a number of categories. The three primary categories are commercial, non-commercial, and special areas; amongst those, commercial and non-commercial split into a further two separate zones that charge different rates. The exact tariffs will be posted on signage by the parking lots, but it pays to know in advance that fees are not uniform across the city.