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Complete Guide to Renting a Car

Are you renting a car for the very first time? Or confused about all the car renting procedures? If you are overwhelmed, then sit back and relax as we’ve got you covered! 

With more than five decades of experience in the rental industry, Al Muftah Car Rental provides top-notch customer services to local and international customers with an easy to book one-click car rental service.

What Do You Need to Rent A Car?

Credit card
Be at least 21 years old
Have a valid driver’s license and a valid form of identification*
*You need to present either a Qatar driving license or an international driving license.

Before you decide to rent a car, ensure the place you are going to pick it up from and which place you will drop it. Our car rental outlets can be found throughout Qatar.

The next step is to decide which car you need to rent and the trick to knowing that is analyzing your transport needs. Think about the following things when you are renting a car:

Which Area Are You Travelling To?

The neighborhood you are planning to travel plays an important role in deciding the right type of vehicle to rent. For instance, if you are travelling to an area that has rocky roads and rugged surfaces then consider renting an AWD SUV. SUVs have flexible tyres which can take on uneven terrains and the powerful suspensions further support the drive. The all-wheel drivetrain system enhances tyre traction by providing varying power to different wheels.

Furthermore, consider the spots you are travelling to. Will it be able to park a large car? If not then choose a compact SUV, such as Honda CR-V or a mid-size sedan, such as Toyota Corolla.

How Many Passengers Will You Carry?

This is another great factor that will help you decide which car to rent.

If you are carrying a small number of people such as 4-5 people, then a mid-size sedan would do fine for you. For instance, you can rent a Honda Civic or a Toyota Corolla. The vehicle has a good seating capacity along with a large trunk.
If you need slightly more space, you can opt for a mid-size SUV like Toyota Sienna. It can accommodate eight people.
If you are going with a large group of friends, you may want to book a van that carries up to 12 people.

Long Journey and Fuel-Efficiency

Long journeys can be hectic and tiring. Offering more comfort, large sedans and bigger SUVs can make your long journey cosy and enjoyable. If your drive is long, go for a vehicle like Toyota Highlander or Honda Accord.

If you think most of your time will be spent driving within the city and you want a fuel-efficient ride then go for a compact sedan or SUV. Furthermore, choosing a hybrid SUV like Honda CR-V could be a smart decision as it offers 40 mpg city mileage, which is quite impressive.

How Much A Car Rental Costs and How The Price Is Calculated?

The price of car rental can vary depending upon different factors. Some of these are:

The brand of the car and its body type.
A time period of rental.
Additional products such as car seats, GPS, etc.
Pick-up location (charges are extra for an airport)
Safety features and insurance (which is optional)
Number of additional drivers.

Whether you are renting for the first time or it’s been a while since you last rented a car, this comprehensive guide to car rental which surely helps you with your search. So, read it carefully and make an informed decision.


What we offer?

We offer a world class car rental services to people across the Qatar region through a user friendly online booking system. Apart from renting cars, we offer car with driver and also buses with various capacity. Airport transfer facility is also available.