According to a report in Khaleej Times, the RTA has launched the Smart Rental Services, which enables you to rent cars for short periods not exceeding six hours via apps.
The report said that the RTA has contracted two private companies, U Drive and ekar, to operate 200 vehicles, which will be deployed over 45 locations across the city, including five main locations at Dubai Metro stations: Rashidiya, Burjuman, Ibn Battuta, Union, and Business Bay Stations.
Reportedly, U Drive charges by the minute (from 40 to 50 fils) while ekar's fare is per hour (Dh24 to Dh30). Plus, the rent is inclusive of free parking at the metro stations, and commercial and non-commercial zones A, B, C and D; insurance and fuel cost!
The service is accessible via smart apps of the two companies, the report added.