How to get a limousine ride for hire

How to get a limousine ride for hire

The affinity for limos has rubbed off on ordinary individuals

Certain occasions call for shiny limousines, and they are not limited to the elite or the celebrities anymore. Nowadays, the affinity for limos has apparently rubbed off on ordinary individuals who want to experience the lifestyle of the rich and famous.

This trend has been observed in the UAE for years, with several firms providing limousine services. Whether it is a wedding, birthday party, graduation, ball, concert, or simply surprising a loved one with a chauffeured luxury from the airport, limousine rental firms here have a fleet of vehicles that suits every occasion and budget.

The limo offerings range from coach buses and stretch Hummers to luxury/classic cars such as Cadillac and Rolls-Royce. These are rented out on long or short-term basis with pickup and drop-off services in any location.

Rental fees vary depending on the event, the duration of the event, the number of people invited and distance. Some companies offer package deals especially for large occasions, and special deals that club limo and yacht charter together. Generally, fees start from an average of Dh300 per hour to as high as Dh2,000 per hour, depending on the vehicle chosen.

All limo rental companies boast trained chauffeurs; some offer online reservations. However, it still pays to weigh your options carefully before renting one to get the features and services that will best meet your needs, giving you value for money at the same time.

Handy Hints:

• UAE rental firms offer a range of limousine services

• Limo offerings include Hummers to classic vehicles

• Fees start at Dh300 per hour to several thousands

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Source: Ellen Joyce Soriano, Special to Classifieds

The writer is a freelancer