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Old 28th November 2012, 08:02 AM
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Is car insurance here in the UAE as much as a minefield as it is back in the UK?
No, it's twice as bad!
Honestly. You have to pay an extra premium at the outset to get dealer repairs, or else it goes to a backstreet garage in the industrial area. That's even if the other guy is at fault. You can pay extra to include car hire if your car is off the road but they will only allocate it for a set period.

The good news is that when you insure your car here then anyone can drive it.

I would recommend sticking to reputable worldwide companies, such as AXA and RSA.

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Am I right in thinking that the process of selling a car is easy?

For example, I go along to the RTA place opposite MoE with my passport/visa copies, Emirates ID, registration card and bank release letter accompanied by the buyer who will have his passport/visa copies, Emirates ID, driving license, some cash and insurance certificate?

Does the car need to be inspected again (I renewed the registration 6 weeks ago)? Does the seller have to pay any fees? Does the number plate have to be changed? Do we need to fill out any forms in advance?

And how do I cancel the Salik?

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Old 28th November 2012, 08:57 AM
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Am I right in thinking that the process of selling a car is easy?

For example, I go along to the RTA place opposite MoE with my passport/visa copies, Emirates ID, registration card and bank release letter accompanied by the buyer who will have his passport/visa copies, Emirates ID, driving license, some cash and insurance certificate?

Does the car need to be inspected again (I renewed the registration 6 weeks ago)? Does the seller have to pay any fees? Does the number plate have to be changed? Do we need to fill out any forms in advance?

And how do I cancel the Salik?
thats about it. In AD the car wouldn't need to be inspected again, but you should check with the RTA for the Dubai Rules. Is the car staying in Dubai or being "exported"?

In AD the buyer can keep the numberplate, they have to pay 120AED to register the car in their name.

Cancelling Salik - peel the tag off the car, phone the Salik helpline and cancel it. You can transfer a balance over to another Salik tag if you hold one.

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Old 28th November 2012, 09:05 AM
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Just got my UAE driving license for cars and motorbikes.

Time to rent or buy a car. It looks scary to buy though, a lot of procedures.

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thats about it. In AD the car wouldn't need to be inspected again, but you should check with the RTA for the Dubai Rules. Is the car staying in Dubai or being "exported"?

In AD the buyer can keep the numberplate, they have to pay 120AED to register the car in their name.

Cancelling Salik - peel the tag off the car, phone the Salik helpline and cancel it. You can transfer a balance over to another Salik tag if you hold one.
It's staying in Dubai, I'll take the Tasjeel certificate with me, and we'll go first thing in the morning just in case there's any hold ups. Cheers.

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Just got my UAE driving license for cars and motorbikes.

Time to rent or buy a car. It looks scary to buy though, a lot of procedures.
Come see me......

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Does the car need to be inspected again (I renewed the registration 6 weeks ago)? Does the seller have to pay any fees? Does the number plate have to be changed? Do we need to fill out any forms in advance?
Most questions answered already.
The number plate need not be changed. In case the new owner wants it, can be done on the spot. No forms to be filled in advance. there is a typing center at the RTA place (I went to the one in Al Barsha), and they did whatever needed to be done.

I bought a car which was 6 months into its registration. I needed to get it inspected again. The Tasjeel certificate is valid for 30 days, so you may need to get it done again.
No fees to be paid by the seller.

This is based on my experience 2 years back. WHo knows what the rules now are ! But to be honest vehicle registrations have been the 2nd smoothest encounter with bureaucracy I have had here (the smoothest is the egate card).

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What brand and model (second hand) would be best to buy that will not lose much of its value if I used it clean and nice and planned to sell it in a year or two?

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What brand and model (second hand) would be best to buy that will not lose much of its value if I used it clean and nice and planned to sell it in a year or two?
Nissan or Toyota. Any model. Check a few out on dubizzle.com

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Nissan or Toyota. Any model. Check a few out on dubizzle.com
I am already on there, but so many models and years

Are there showrooms or something that sell second hand and provides full history of the cars (like genuinely)?

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