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Dubai has scores of car-rental agencies, from major global companies to no-name local businesses. The former may charge slightly more but you get peace of mind knowing that you can get full insurance and that they’ll get you out of a fix if you need assistance. In our experience, Europcar offers the best combination of low prices and efficient service – it will even drop the car at your hotel or home, which other companies don’t do.

Avis www.avis.com; airport 224 5219; head office 295 7121

Budget www.budget.com; airport 224 5192; head office 282 3030)

Europcar www.europcar-dubai.com; airport 224 5240; head office 339 4433)

Hertz www.hertz-uae.com; airport 224 5222; head office 282 4422

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Dubai International Airport (224 5252, flight inquiries 216 6666; www.dubaiairport.com) The busiest air hub in the Middle East, with a famed duty-free selection.

Emirates Airlines (214 4444; www.emirates.com; DNATA Airline Centre, Al-Maktoum Rd, Deira; 9am-6pm Sat-Thu) There’s another office on Sheikh Zayed Rd, Bur Dubai.

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