Our expat car buying guide outlines the process and paperwork requirements, so you’ll know exactly what to expect.
Do Your Research
Before you get started, make sure to compile your paperwork and set a realistic budget.
- Valid passport
- Valid UAE residency visa
- Valid UAE (or GCC) driver’s license
- Salary certificate from an employer
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Find & Purchase a Vehicle
Many dealerships list their inventory online, which makes it easy to browse options, compare prices, and schedule a test drive.
Choose a Dubai car trader that is transparent about the car’s service history and offers a thorough integrity check.
All dealerships can secure financing for you, ask about 0% down payment promotions and loan rates.
Auto Insurance is Easy
All drivers must carry third party liability insurance or more comprehensive coverage.
Ask your car dealer to connect you with an RTA-recognized insurance partner. In most cases, you can get a quote and sign up for your policy over the phone. Let us help you.
Did you know?
UAE auto insurance costs 3-5% of your car’s value for annual coverage.
Register Your Vehicle
The car dealer will provide you with the original registration card and license plates for the used vehicle.
Drive to the nearest Dubai traffic department, Tasjeel Eppco, Shamil Emarat, or Belhasa Wasel car testing centre to check emission outputs.
With your registration card and updated plate stickers, you’re all set.
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Skip long bank lines and headaches at the registration office with competitive loan rates and personal support.
We are here to answer all of your questions and make car buying hassle-free.
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