Lease-to-own cars in the UAE

What is the difference between leasing and renting a car?

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Car Lease in the UAE

Car leasing and rental are popular options for obtaining a vehicle, each with its own features and considerations. Understanding the nuances between these two options is crucial for those seeking a transportation solution that aligns with their preferences and needs.

Takeauto does not offer short-term rentals. We specialize in car leasing with subsequent purchase options at a fixed residual value.

Leasing vs. Rental: Key Differences

Definition of Car Leasing

Car leasing involves a temporary agreement for usage, where customers pay a monthly fee for the right to use the vehicle without long-term ownership commitments. Takeauto, unlike other leasing companies, offers unique conditions such as a 25% down payment for market cars or 15% for cars in stock. Monthly payments are calculated individually based on the contract term, with a mandatory redemption payment of 1000 DH at the end of the leasing period. Importantly, at the end of Takeauto's leasing agreement, customers have the option to purchase the vehicle, making this feature distinctive.

Other companies offer leasing where, at the end of the term, the vehicle is returned, or customers can exchange it for a new one by entering into a new leasing agreement.

Definition of Car Rental

Car rental, on the other hand, involves short-term rental agreements with monthly payments. Unlike leasing, rental does not provide ownership options, and customers do not have the choice to purchase the car at the end of the rental period.

Monthly Payments and Commitments

Lease Payments

Factors such as the initial down payment, leasing duration, and agreed-upon terms influence the monthly costs of leasing with Takeauto. Ownership possibilities at the end of the leasing period provide flexibility to customers.

Rental Payments

Monthly costs for rentals are usually straightforward, but the absence of ownership options can be a limiting factor for those considering future car ownership.

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Duration and Flexibility

Lease Duration

Leasing entails long-term commitments with various options at the end of the term, providing flexibility in choosing a lease term that suits individual needs.

Rental Duration

Rental is characterized by short-term commitments with the option for extension, offering limited flexibility in long-term agreements.

Ownership Options

Leasing End-of-Term Options

Takeauto's unique end-of-term option allows customers to purchase the car at a pre-established residual value, providing a clear path to ownership. In other leasing companies, customers have the option to return the vehicle or choose a new lease

Rental End-of-Term Options

Rental typically does not provide ownership options. Customers can either return the car or explore rental extension possibilities.

Mileage and Usage Restrictions


Takeauto stands out by eliminating mileage restrictions and hidden limitations, providing customers unprecedented freedom during the leasing period.

Other leasing companies may impose mileage restrictions as, at the end of the agreement, the car is returned to the company.


Rental offers flexible mileage options, but there are usage restrictions on the vehicle.

Credit Considerations

Credit Checks in Leasing

Traditional leasing companies often consider credit scores when approving leasing applications. However, Takeauto stands out by not emphasizing credit scores during the leasing approval process, making it more accessible for individuals with lower credit scores.

Credit Checks in Rental

Rental typically involves a simplified approval process with minimal or no impact on credit checks.
Takeauto's unique leasing conditions, such as flexible down payment options, individualized monthly payments, and distinctive end-of-term choices, set it apart from traditional leasing companies. The absence of mileage restrictions, credit rating considerations, and the opportunity for customers to purchase the car at the end of the term make Takeauto a unique participant in the car leasing industry. Understanding these differences empowers customers to make informed decisions tailored to their specific needs and goals.

Leasing a car through Takeauto in Dubai provides a flexible and convenient solution for both residents and visitors. This option enables individuals to experience car ownership benefits, offering manageable monthly payments and the opportunity for ownership without undisclosed fees. Opting for our leasing services grants access to a diverse fleet of vehicles and flexible terms tailored to meet individual requirements.

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