How To Buy a Car in Dubai

Been looking for a way to buy a car in Dubai? Well, it's easier than you might imagine. Although there a few things you need to know to do this safely and legally. You also have to remember you need to register, pay for insurance, and pay for importing fees. So if you've been considering buying a car in Dubai or importing a car into Dubai to take advantage of the low prices in that country then keep reading.

Before making any moves to buy a car in any country you first need to have your resident visa. (If you're not a resident there of course.) Without a resident visa if won't be possible for you to buy a car in that country. Now, that you have your resident visa you'll need to choose between a new or used car. While new cars are sold for a good price, it's important to remember that used ones are even less.

Many people choose to buy used cars in Dubai simply because they are so affordable. Used cars are usually just as good as new ones since the turnover rate of expatriates in Dubai is so swift. People are always coming and going and will often sell their cars for great bargains. If a used car is what you're after be sure to check notice boards, online forums, newspapers, colleagues, and even used car dealerships.

There are plenty of dealerships specializing in both used and new cars. An excellent source of used cars in Dubai is at auction. Buying a used car at auction or a dealership in Dubai is usually your best bet as the cars have all undergone vehicle checks and tests.

After finding your car you will need to find a way to fund your new purchase. You can you cash if the means are available to you. However, if you need to finance you can do so through a local bank, or through the dealership you buy your car from. It's important to note that different countries have different policies when financing vehicles such as in Dubai lenders will need post dated checks to cash every time your monthly payment is due to ensure your payment is on time. You might want to check with the bank you use for more information. In most cases if you bank with them already they will give you better interests rates also.

Next, you'll need to search for car insurance. When buying from Dubai this is necessary. If you can't find an insurance company on your own a dealership could refer you to a few. Keep in mind that insurance companies are different in different countries. For example, in Dubai most insurance policies do not include female spouses or they include "blood money" which is money paid to the family of the victim who dies or is severely injured in the case of a collision.

Once you've purchased the car and insured it you will need to register it. All cars in Dubai must be registered. If you buy a car from a dealership, the dealership will help you register the vehicle. However, if you purchase the car from an individual the responsibility lies on you. Remember, if your car is more than two years old, it must be tested before it can be registered. You can take it to a testing center or hire a service to do this for you.

As long as you know all the basics about buying a car in Dubai, you should be fine. Just remember, it is always wise to go into the purchase of a car as an informed consumer, so do your research before signing on the dotted line. Also, if you plan on importing a car into the country, there are other steps that you will need to take, so making your purchase locally might be your best bet.

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