Pay-by-the-minute car-rental companies have taken the UAE by storm, with vehicles from ekar and Udrive now regular fixtures on our roads – the latter's green-liveried options are particularly common sights.
Until now, however, nobody was cruising around showing off in models such as the Chevrolet Spark, Nissan Tiida and Toyota Yaris, but that has all changed with the addition of Udrive's Premium Models.
For 70 fils per minute, or Dh279 per day, customers can get behind the wheel of the likes of the Ford Mustang and Mercedes-Benz A-Class.
The price includes fuel, parking, insurance and an allowance of 200 kilometres per day.
The company has also updated its service with the addition of cars in Ajman, as well as starting its Intercity service, which for a Dh75 fee allows motorists to end their journeys in different emirates to where they picked up the car, between Sharjah/Ajman to Abu Dhabi and vice versa.
The National tested both the ekar and Udrive apps when they were first launched, where we detailed the full process of hiring one of their cars.