1. You’ll need an international driver’s licence to hire a car in Abu Dhabi. Apply in advance online, by post or at your local Post Office.
2. Look out for tolls on some of the major roads. The Al Garhoud Bridge and the Sheikh Zayad Road both operate toll systems.
3. If you plan on exploring the desert, then many car hire agencies offer 4x4 vehicles. Make sure you take plenty of water, travel in a convoy of vehicles and let people know where you’re going.