20 May 2013 - The demand for car rental services in Dubai is expected to drive in growth of more than 25 per cent before the end of 2013. Recent industry reports have revealed that the emirate's thriving tourism industry has played a major role in helping increase the rental of high-quality, world class vehicles, Looking to meet the growing demand, Najd Rent-a-Car, one of the UAE's leading automotive rental providers and a member of the Al Basel Group of Companies, has announced its recent purchase of 50 new luxury vehicles, which includes 10 new Audi A6, A8 and Q7 models, while the remaining 40 new models include BMW 7 Series, Mercedes Benz S Class, the new Range Rover Sport and Porsche Cayenne.
According to the company's senior executives, Dubai's position as a premier tourist destination has keyed in a large demand for car rentals, widely coming from tourists hailing from neighbouring GCC countries and other regions as well, particularly Russia. Seeing the industry's continued growth, the company has decided on investing in newer luxury vehicles to cater to the forecasted increase in car rentals in the next few months. Prior to the acquisition of the 10 new vehicles, Najd Rent-a-Car was already offering Audi A8 models for rent.
“Over the years, Dubai has not only positioned itself as an investment haven with immense investment and real estate opportunities but has also become a global tourism destination—offering key attractions like the Burj Khalifa, Dubai Mall, JBR, Dubai Marina, etc. Complementing these sights are tourism related services like hotels, restaurants and more importantly, car rentals,” said Omar Al Kasem, Partner and VIP Operations Manager, Najd Rent-a-Car. “As tourism is expected to thrive continuously in Dubai, we are also seeing an accompanied increase for car rental services in the next few months. Looking to address this, we have invested in the purchase of 50 new vehicles, which will complement our existing fleet of 60. This move reflects our commitment towards providing our customers with best-in-class vehicles.”