Need some wheels? Follow the procedure to hit the road in Dubai
Time Out Dubai staff
There are now a large number of reputable dealers selling quality vehicles at a reasonable price. Whoever you buy from, do your homework by checking local classifieds and websites to get an idea of average prices. Insist on a decent warranty and try to get the garage to include a service or check-up in the price. Avoid buying privately until you know the market better as it is very easy to get ripped off. If you do buy from a dealer, consider getting the car you like checked by an independent specialist.
Register your car In order to legally drive your car, it must be registered in your name. Dealers will do this for you, but if you buy from a private seller you will have to do it yourself. You also have to re-register your car once every year.
1 To transfer the vehicle in your name, you and the seller of the vehicle will have to visit a police testing and registration centre (see www.dubaipolice.gov.ae) or, a more convenient and quicker way is to stop at one of the selected Emarat Shamil (04 343 4444; www.emarat.ae) or Eppco Tasjeel (www.eppcouae.com) petrol stations that have a vehicle testing area so you can take care of everything in one place.