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Revealed at the recent LA Motor Show with three rows of seats, plenty of space and a vast assortment of technology, the 2020 Hyundai Palisade will be available in the select MENA countries in Summer 2019.

With bold styling and a dominant cascading front grille, the premium SUV is ready to make a statement with eight-seats as standard.

Inside, Hyundai’s flagship SUV is fitted with Nappa leather, a number of USB ports available on all three rows and One-Touch second-row seats that can ‘put-away’ with a press of a button.

With a top-tier model comes a plethora of top-tier tech. Up front is a 12.3-inch fully digital TFT dashboard cluster and a 10.25-inch TFT infotainment system. Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, an Infinity audio system and a Qi wireless charging pad are all available.

As for safety, the Hyundai Palisade comes with a Heads-up display, smart cruise control, blind-spot collision avoidance assist, forward collision avoidance assist and lane following assist plus much more.

Regarding the engine, power comes directly from an Atkinson-cycle 3.8-litre direct-injection V6 petrol motor rated at 291 horsepower and 355 Nm of torque at 6,000 RPM. Connected to an 8-speed automatic gearbox with a multi-plate torque converter, drivers can instantly shift into two-wheel or HTRAC four-wheel drive configurations.

Pricing for the MENA region has yet to be revealed for the Hyundai Palisade.

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With a fresh face, a wide range of tech and improved safety features, the 2019 Lincoln MKC has arrived in the UAE.

Launched in the UAE three years ago, the latest MKC is influenced by other Lincoln which is evident with the new enlarged front grille, headlights and wheel designs.

Inside, the cabin is filled with plush, soft-touch materials and features a redesign of its own and a range of options including cooled front seats, USB charging ports and touchscreen infotainment system with optional navigation.

Furthermore, the interior has been fitted with Active Noise Control to keep unwanted road noises out of the cabin and to enhance the driving experience. Microphones are specifically placed around the interior which monitor the sound profile of the interior. What they pick up is duplicated at inverted by a signal processor which then creates an opposite acoustic wave which is quietly pushed out of the speakers.

The driving force behind the 2019 Lincoln MKC is a 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine which has been designed to offer quite a kick and fuel-efficiency at the same time. Rated at 245 horsepower, the engine boasts some highly impressive mechanical features.

Three of which can be found in the engine bay alone and all attribute to the fuel efficiency.

Pricing for the 2019 Lincoln MKC starts at AED 169,995 including VAT.

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If you’re buying/selling a vehicle in the UAE, you’ll need to have the vehicle ownership transferred in your name. If this is not done and you are caught by the police, you will have to pay a fine of AED 3,000.

If you’re leaving the country and you are giving your car to a friend or family member, vehicle ownership will also have to be transferred. Not doing so will result in a fine as well even if it is your mother or best friend.

Here are a few things to make a note of:

  • The buyer must be a resident of the UAE.
  • Any outstanding fines must be paid off.
  • Any car loans (mortgages) must be paid off or transferred to the new owner.
  • The insurance policy must be terminated or transferred to the buyer. If the insurance policy has expired, the buyer must purchase an insurance plan.  

The RTA in Dubai has an application available on iOS and Android. Via the app, users can sign in and check the status of their vehicle, fines (you can even pay them via the app), what insurance company insures your vehicle and car loan (mortgage) status.

Number plates can be retained by the new owner. If the previous owner wants to keep them, they can but will have to purchase an owners certificate from the RTA.

If the previous owner decides to keep the plates, new ones will be issued using the current code (Letter followed by one to five digits)

And yes, you can own a number plate without actually owning a vehicle, although an oddity this happens quite a bit.

What documents are required?

The new owner will need to bring the following:

  • UAE driving licence (original and copy)
  • Insurance certificate (original)  
  • Passport with valid residence visa (original and copy)
  • Emirates ID (original)

All of the documents must be valid. Any that are not updated or expired will be rejected.

The new owner will also need to pay a 400 AED transfer fee for light vehicles. A knowledge/innovation fee is usually applied at AED 20.

The current owner will need to bring the following:

  • Vehicle registration card (original) (also called mulkiya)
  • Emirates ID (original)
  • Passport with residence visa (copies are said to be accepted, although we recommend you bring the original too.)
  • Confirmation of final loan payment or transfer of loan from the bank or finance company if there is a car loan.
How to transfer vehicle ownership

Transferring vehicle ownership to any party must be done either at the Dubai Traffic Police HQ or an RTA licensing centre, both parties (current owner and new owner) must be present.

Once you’ve arrived, head over to the typing centre to have a vehicle permit application form filled out for the new owner.

All filled out? You’ll need to submit all documents including the vehicle permit application at the registration desk. A check for outstanding fines will be checked; if there are any, they must be paid off by the seller before vehicle ownership can be transferred.

Once given the all clear, the new owner must pay the transfer fees. The new registration card (mulkiya) will be printed with the new owner’s name printed on it which usually takes a few minutes.

Now that the card has been printed with the owner’s new name, a copy must be sent by the previous owner to the insurance company and the finance company to confirm the vehicle has been sold.

Note to previous owners/sellers – keep a copy of the new registration card to prove the vehicle has been officially sold/transferred as you may need it for a refund on your insurance policy.

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First of all; What is Salik?

Launched in 2007, Salik is Dubai’s automatic road toll collection system which is currently in use around the Emirate of Dubai. Driving underneath a Salik gate with a Salik tag attached to your vehicle will automatically deduct AED 4 from your registered Salik account.

Salik is the Arabic translation for open or clear.

There are currently seven Salik gates in operation around Dubai;

  • Maktoum Bridge
  • Garhoud Bridge
  • Al Safa (Shaikh Zayed Road)
  • Jebel Ali (Shaikh Zayed Road)
  • Al Barsha (Shaikh Zayed Road)
  • Airport Tunnel
  • Al Mamzar North*
  • Al Mamzar South*

* There are two gates in quick succession, however, driving underneath both in the same direction within one hour you will only be charged once.

As of 2013, there is no daily limit. Previously, you were capped at AED24 a day (Six trips in a day would be charged, any trips after that would be free of charge), but that cap has since been removed.

To obtain a Salik tag, ensure you have the following documents with you;

  • A copy of the car registration card
  • Identification documents (Emirates ID is preferred, but a Passport also works)

As for companies who want to apply for a Salik tag for company vehicles, a copy of the trade licence is also required.

How much does it cost to get a Salik Tag?

There are two options when it comes to buying a tag. The first is going to a shop to buy one. Not every shop around town sells the tags, but they can be purchased from petrol stations and RTA facilities. Buying from one of these outlets will cost AED 100 and comes preloaded with AED 50.

The second option is to buy a tag online via the Salik official website. Here the tag will cost AED 120 but still includes the AED 50 balance. The additional AED 20 is for delivery charges.

Note: if using the online method, double check your area to see if delivery is possible.

Once firmly attached to the vehicle (the RTA say just under the rear view mirror on the windshield is the best place to stick it), you are now able to drive under any toll gates scattered across Dubai. From the date of purchase, you have ten days to attach the tag to your windshield.

Warning: Do not attempt to remove the tag once in place, in doing so you risk damaging the tag and will have to get a new one.

I ran out of balance! How do I top up my Salik account?

This can also be done in one of two ways; either with the same shops that sell tags or via the net.

If you choose to go to any of the shops, make sure you have the account number handy as it is required to top up. Recharging your balance online requires a credit or debit card.

The RTA will also send reminders to the registered phone number if the balance is to low.

To check your current balance, you can;

  • Use the Smart Salik app
  • Salik’s official website
  • Via the 24 hour number (800 72545)

The maximum amount of money you can have on your account is AED50,000.

If you don’t drive under a gate for some time, your balance will remain intact for up to five years.

Salik fines

If by chance you find yourself crossing underneath a Salik gate without a Salik tag, you have ten working days to register a Salik account for your vehicle, if you don’t register for one you will be fined.

You can check out all fines below:

Offence Fine amount
Insufficient funds in Salik account If recharged within five days, there is no fine and will be deducted from the amount topped up. After the five day grace period, violators will be fined AED50 per day
 

No Salik tag on the vehicle

100 AED on the first trip (after ten day grace period)

200 AED on the second trip (after ten day grace period)

400 AED on the third trip and subsequent trips after that (after ten day grace period)

To avoid any fines regarding number plates not matching the account number, make sure if a different number plate is attached to the vehicle, you should update the information before travelling underneath a gate. The same applies if ones phone number changes too.

If I sell my car what should I do with the Salik Tag?

If and when you sell your car, make sure you remove the Salik tag from the vehicle as the tag is registered to your account, not the vehicle itself. If not removed and the new owner drives under a gate, the person who the account is registered with will be charged and fined if there is not enough balance on the account.

Are there ways to avoid Salik gates?

Yes, there are alternative routes surrounding Dubai which are free of Salik gates.

From 10 pm to 6 am on weekdays, driving underneath the Al Maktoum no amount will be deducted from your account and from 10 pm on a Thursday night to 6 am Saturday morning (free all Friday), you will also not be charged the usual AED4.

Are there any vehicles exempt from Salik?

People of determination are exempt from paying Salik. Electric vehicles are not exempt although if you do plan on buying one, you get a free Salik tag until 2019.

Military and police vehicles are exempt as are ambulances, RTA public buses, school buses and college buses.

Taxi’s used to be exempt many years ago, nowadays if you take a taxi and travel under a gate, you will be charged an additional AED4 for your trip.

Do Salik Gates exist outside of Dubai?

No, Salik gates are only found in Dubai. Earlier this year, Abu Dhabi had considered implementing a similar system in the nation’s capital.

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Have you ever wondered why you got the standard plate and how select individuals have number plates that differ from yours? We’re not just talking about fewer digits on the plate; we’re talking about the ones that have the new logo, coloured logo or are smaller in size.

First of all, you can’t actually get “new” plates from every RTA centre; there are only a handful of places you can get them from. Luxury/Sport plates tend to be more common compared to the coloured ones.

You can rush over to one of the select centres and wait in line, but if that’s not your thing, here’s a handy guide on how to do it online via the RTA’s official website.

Step 1: Enter your plate details
  • Enter your plate number. These are the one to five digits that appear on the plate.
  • Category. Private is the only category available.
  • Code. This is the letter/s that appear on your plate (ranges from A-Z also includes AA and WHITE)

Once you’ve put the security code in, proceed to the next step.

Step 2: Your vehicle

Here you’ll have a chance to review your information and to double check that you’ve got the right car you want your new plates to be attached too.

You’ll also have the option to select what plate size you want with three available for the front and two for the rear an there are as follows:

Number plate size Price (per plate) Note
Short AED 35
Long AED 50
Coloured Dubai logo AED 400 Adds a vibrant Blue and Pink colour
Luxurious (Sport) AED 500 Only available for the front

The prices mentioned above are for front and back only. You can not order one and not the other.

You can also use this service to replace a lost number plate. If both have been lost, you’ll need to call the RTA hotline (8009090)

Note: It will also show when your registration expires.

Step 3: Select Delivery Method

As of writing, there is only one delivery method which is to collect it yourself from one of a handful of RTA centres. They include:

  • Tasjeel Vehicle Testing centre, Al Qusais (Near Al Madina Mall)
  • Tasjeel Vehicle Testing centre, Al Barsha (Opposite Mall Of The Emirates) Can be accessed via First Gulf Bank Metro Station.
  • Tamam Vehicles Testing, Al Barsha (Near Ramada Chelsea hotel)
  • Cars Vehicle Testing centre, Deira Can be accessed via Abu Bakr Al Siddique Metro Station.
  • Wasel Belhasa, Al Jadaf (Behind Al Wasl club and next to Belhasas driving centre Al Wasl)
  • Al Momayez, Al Barsha Mall (Near Al Mawakeb School)
  • Al Momayez Asawaq, Al Mizhar  (Near Emirates Post Office Al Mizhar)
  • Quick Registration centre, Al Qusais Industrial Area 3 (Zalihka Hospital)

All of the locations mentioned above have location maps that pinpoint each location within Dubai.

You can also choose your delivery date to your desired location. Same day or next day delivery is not available, only three days in advance is available.

You’ll also have to put your contact information in including your mobile phone number, email address plus confirmation. Phone number and PO Box are not mandatory fields.

Step 4: Confirmation

Here you’ll be given an overview of your order and a break down of how much everything costs.

On top of all the plate fees, an additional AED 10 will have to be handed over for the sticker that displays the registration expiration date as well as an AED 20 for Knowledge/innovation Fee.

Prices for all combinations are as follows

Plate size front Plate Size back Total cost (including knowledge/innovation fee)
Short (no colour) Short (no colour) AED 100
Long (no colour) Long (no colour) AED 130
Short (no colour) Long (no colour) AED 115
Short (colour) Short (colour) AED 430
Long (colour) Long (colour) AED 430
Luxury/Sport (no colour) Long (no colour) AED 580
Luxury/Sport (no colour) Short (no colour) AED 565
Luxury/Sport (colour) Long (colour) AED 730
Luxury/Sport (colour) Short (colour) AED 730

Selecting “missing front plate” or “missing rear plate” does not add any additional charges. Prices don’t change according to the delivery location.

Once every you’ve chosen the combination you want, it’s time to pay. As of writing, you can only pay online, cash on collection is not available.

Step 5: Payment

Once payment is complete, you’ll get confirmation on your order. Now you just have to wait for it to arrive.

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Have you received an SMS that you’ve incurred a fine in the UAE? Not sure how to pay it? Dubicars is here to help with a guide on “How to pay a traffic fine in the UAE.”

What is a traffic fine/violation?

In the UAE, there are a total of 140 traffic violations which include speeding, illegally parking, texting and driving and so on. Most if not all roads in the UAE are monitored by radars that can not only catch speeding drivers but can also scan number plates to check registration details including expiration dates.

Traffic Police and Police Patrol units can usually be spotted around the city especially during peak rush hours, events etc.

How to check for traffic fines

Besides the obvious text message you receive from Dubai Police stating you have been issued a fine for whatever reason, you can check the Dubai Police website for all fines and black points accrued within a 12-month timeframe. Allow for up to 24 hours for fines to show up.

The Dubai RTA has a handy app you can download on iOS and Android called Drive Dubai. In the app, you can link your traffic file which gives you easy access to fines, vehicles registered in your name more. Via the app, you can pay fines issued in Dubai only, even if your vehicle is registered in another Emirate.

If you’ve been pulled over by the Police, you’ll be handed the fine there and then. You can’t pay the fine on the spot; you will have to use one of the following methods below.

Paying traffic violations

You have three options:

  • Any Traffic Police Department, select RTA centres, EPPCO Tasjeel or Shamil centres and Empost/ Post office.
  • Online via the respected Police website depending on the Emirate. Credit/debit card is the only available payment methods.
  • Select smartphone applications including the RTA Dubai Drive and Dubai Police app.

No matter which method you choose to pay, an AED 20 knowledge/innovation fee will be applied.

Note: If you have a fine in a different Emirate you may not be able to pay it via RTA/Dubai Police services, you may have to go to the Emirate of which the fine was incurred or pay it online via the Emirates respected authority website.

Certain fines come with black points and possible car confiscation for up to 90 days. Of the 140 traffic violations, two do not have a predetermined amount; those two will be determined by the court.   

Fines must be paid off before a vehicle is sold.

Occasionally, select Emirates in the UAE offer 50% on select fines. Usually, they are announced before the end of the year.

Clearing black points

It is not possible to remove black points from one’s license in the UAE for 12 months. Once those 12 months are up, the slate is wiped clean.  

Be warned; if you incur 24 black points in the UAE over 12 months, you will have your license suspended for one year.

Below is a list of the harshest fines on can expect:

Traffic Violation Black Points Notes
Using the vehicle to carry or transport passengers without permission 24 Vehicle impounded for 60 days
Transporting inflammable or hazardous materials without permission 24 Vehicle impounded for 30 days
Driving under the influence of narcotics, psychotropic or similar substances 24 Vehicle impounded for 60 days
Driving dangerously that impacts the safety of others 23 Vehicle impounded for 60 days
Driving in an unsafe manner that harms the public or private property 23 Vehicle impounded for 60 days
Driving under the influence of alcohol* 23 Vehicle impounded for 60 days
Causing the death of others** 23 Vehicle impounded for 60 days
Causing a serious accident or injuries 23 Vehicle impounded for 60 days
Exceeding the speed limit by more than 80 km/h 23 Vehicle impounded for 60 days
Driving a vehicle without plates 23 Vehicle impounded for 90 days
Exceeding the speed limit by more than 60 km/h 12 Vehicle impounded for 30 days
Driving a noisy vehicle 12
Driving through a red light (light vehicles) 12 Vehicle impounded for 30 days
Running/driving away from a traffic Police officer 12 Vehicle impounded for 30 days
Modifying the vehicle’s engine or chassis without permission 12
Violating the terms of the driving license (don’t ride a bike if you have a car license and vice versa) 12

*- Driving under the influence of alcohol is zero tolerance in the UAE, and when caught, the consequences can be massive. First of all, a court decides how much the fine will be, a jail sentence may be handed out, and possible deportation is a possibility. DO NOT under any circumstance drink and drive in the UAE.

**- Causing the death of others also results in a large sum of money to be paid out to the victims family also known as Blood Money.

Note: All of the above are as per the Dubai Police, glancing over Police Authorities from other Emirates, fines, black points and vehicle confiscation are identical.

There are other penalties that come with 6,4 and 2 black points. 

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Are selling your car? Did you know that before you can sell it, the vehicle must be tested? Dubicars is here to help with information and a guide on “How to get a vehicle tested in the UAE.” Without a test certificate, a vehicle can’t be purchased or sold.

All vehicles two years or older must be tested every year before registration, being sold or bought. New vehicles or vehicles that are less than two years old do not have to be tested unless they are purchased from an unauthorised vehicle agent in the UAE.

If you’re are buying a vehicle that is less than two years old and is used (100+ km on the odometer), the vehicle will have to be tested before buying/selling.

The RTA or Registration Authority won’t necessarily remind you that the vehicle has to be tested after 12 months. However, the Registration Authority in your respected Emirate will send you a reminder (usually a few days in advanced) that your vehicle needs to be re-registered via SMS.

Vehicle testing has to be done when buying and selling a car and when re-registering.   

Where to go to get a vehicle tested

Testing facilities can be found all over the Emirates with the most notable ones being ENOC Tasjeel, Emarat Shamil and Tamam. There are others that are registered with the Authorities. Most if not all are located right next to a registration centre across the UAE.

Testing a light motor vehicle costs AED 120 via the RTA, AED 170 via Shamil (only in Dubai, Northern Emirates it’s AED 150). Tasjeel in Sharjah charge AED 100 for an inspection.

What do they check

Technical inspections cover the following:

  • Brake system
  • Exhaust emissions
  • Lighting equipment
  • Suspension
  • Axles
  • Wheels
  • Tyres (If the tyres are two years or older, its an immediate fail)
  • Visibility (Includes the windshield, cracked ones will result in an immediate fail)
  • Bodywork and frame
  • Engine
  • Gearbox

After the inspector has given the all clear, you will be given a test result certificate which s mandatory for selling a vehicle. They are valid for 30 Days.

There is also the standard knowledge/innovation AED 20 fee.

You can’t have a vehicle tested in another Emirate to which it is registered. For example, if the vehicle is registered in Dubai, it can’t be tested in Sharjah.

What to do if the vehicle fails the inspection

If the inspector finds a fault with any of the previously mentioned items, the vehicle will automatically fail the inspection and can’t be registered in the UAE even if it is an oil leak until fixed.

Once fixed, you will have to re-test the vehicle, with the previous inspection report, a re-test will cost AED 50.

Shamil offers a free retest in the Northern Emirates up to 15 days, after that its the standard AED 50.

Vehicles with chassis damage or have been in a major accident can’t be registered in the UAE.

VIP Services

ENOC offers a VIP service where they will collect the car, have it tested and returned to you for AED 150. Only available at select locations (Al Quasis, Al Warsan, JAFZA, Al Barsha and Sharjah).

Shamil offers a VIP service too which costs AED 200.

Operating hours for Vehicle Test Centres

Working hours vary with most usually open from 9 am to 6 pm. A handful of test centres are open 24 hours a day including the Al Quasis branch.

During public holidays, timings can change.

What documents are required
  • Emirates ID (original)
  • Vehicle registration card/mulkiya (original)
  • Transfer certificate (only applicable if the vehicle is from another Emirate)
Are there any requirements for the vehicle?

When taking your vehicle for an inspection, do the following before you head to the inspection centre:

  • Clean the vehicle
  • Clean the license plates
  • Remove any underside cover (if applicable)
  • The vehicle must be free of all advertisement or stickers unless approved.
  • A warning triangle (safety triangle), spare tyre (must be inflated and usable) and a fire extinguisher (depends on your vehicle category). All must be visible and accessible.

Note: If any of the three items are not present during the inspection, this can result in a failed test even if the car is in perfect condition.

How to get your vehicle tested in the UAE

No matter the Emirate or the facility, the procedure is identical.

Once you’ve reached the testing centre, you’ll have to wait your turn as some centres can be quite busy. Don’t honk or get mad at the person in front of you if they haven’t moved forward.

Once you’re the next vehicle in line, submit the documents required (Emirates ID and Vehicle Registration Card) and the vehicle keys at the check-in desk.

As the test bay is cleared, the inspector will move your vehicle into the bay and begin the test. All centres have two strict rules, 1) Do not enter the bay 2) Do not talk to the inspector.

The test should take around 30 minutes, and once it’s completed, you’ll receive a test result certificate.

Now that’s all been cleared up; you’ll need a vehicle to test. Choose from 10,000 new and used cars for sale in Dubai, Sharjah, Abu Dhabi and Ajman on Dubicars.

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Have you just found the perfect car for you but it’s for sale in another Emirate? Don’t worry; we’re here to help with a handy guide on “How to buy a car in another Emirate.”

Before we get started here are some general tips when on how to buy a car in another Emirate;

  • Remove the Salik tag; no Salik tags don’t carry over to the new owner as they are registered in the person’s name, not the car. Make sure the Salik tag has been removed from the vehicle as the previous owner will be getting the bills not you.
  • Fines; Make sure when buying a used car the vehicle has no fines if there are unpaid fines on the vehicle, it can not be transferred until paid.
  • Car loans; If the car has been purchased via a loan, the seller needs to clear this loan beforehand. (At least a couple of days due to bank clearance)

Note: Vehicles can only be registered in the same Emirate as one’s visa. If your visa is from Abu Dhabi, the vehicle must be registered in Abu Dhabi and cannot be registered elsewhere.

Now with that out of the way, here’s how you get your newly purchased car to your home Emirate.

Buyer from a dealer? Most if not all dealers in the UAE have extensive knowledge on how to buy a car in another Emirate and will aid you through the process with help from their PRO

Buying privately? You’ll have to sort transferring the vehicle to your home Emirate buy yourself. Check below for more information.

Buying a car in Dubai

You will have to transfer the vehicle on the back of a recovery truck (flatbed/till) from the Emirate that it was purchased into the Emirate of registration. Depending on the destination, the driver will charge between AED 150 to 600 depending on the Emirate.

Dubai Authorities do not provide export plates unless the vehicle is being exported outside of the country.

Buying a car in Abu Dhabi

Buying a car in Abu Dhabi? You can buy export plates (usually blue) and drive the vehicle back to your home Emirate. These plates are valid for three days, and you will have to purchase export insurance at AED 250 and is valid for 14 days. Alternatively, you can also use a recovery vehicle to transfer the vehicle.

Once the vehicle has been transported to the respected Emirate you are registering it in you’ll need to still register in that Emirate via the Transport Authority.

Recovery prices will be more or less identical to Dubai depending on distance.

Buying a car in Sharjah

Buying a car in Sharjah, but live in a different Emirate? You have two options to choose from identical to that of Abu Dhabi. You can put it on the back of a recovery, or you can obtain export plates.

Recovery prices will be more or less identical to Dubai depending on distance.

No matter the Emirate, when buying the vehicle, both the buyer and seller must be present. Once transferred to the new owner (buyer) only the new owner must be present. There is, of course, an exception by giving power of attorney to an individual if one is not available.

If the car is purchased from a dealer, most will have a PRO on hand to aid you through the process. They’ll need a copy of your Emirates ID to issue an export certificate in your name to your required Emirate which you can take to the registration department; the seller does not have to be present as long as you have the certificate in your name.

An export certificate costs AED 120.

Registering in Dubai

You’ll need the following documents in order to complete the process;

  • Insurance certificate
  • Driving license
  • Emirates ID
  • Transfer certificate from the other Emirate

Registering a vehicle in Dubai costs AED 340.

You may also need a Salik tag; you can check out our guide here.

For further information, check out our how to register a car guide here.

Registering in Abu Dhabi

You’ll need the following documents in order to finish the process;

  • Driving license
  • Emirates ID or Passport
  • Vehicle registration
  • Vehicle test certificate
  • Insurance policy for 13 months

Registering a vehicle is Abu Dhabi costs AED 305.

Registering in Sharjah

You’ll need the following documents to complete the process;

  • Original vehicle papers
  • Insurance documents
  • Vehicle test certificate
  • Copy of ID (passport, Emirates ID, driving license)

Registering a car in Sharjah costs AED 395.

Dubicars recommends that you also physically take your passport, Emirates ID and driving license just incase even though copies are said to be accepted.

Once all of that has been handed over and verified, you’ll be given new number plates and a registration card also known as Mulkiya (golden card).

And that’s it! Now is this time to buy a car, choose from over 10,000 new and used cars for sale in Dubai, Sharjah, Abu Dhabi and Ajman on Dubicars.

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Revealed last year, the heavy camo has been lifted from the 2019 Mercedes AMG A35 and along with the release comes a long list of information about the latest hot hatch.

Following in the footsteps of the potent A45, the latest A-Class benefits from a 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine rated at 301 horsepower and 400 Nm of torque. As standard, drivers will find a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox and all-wheel drive.

Ready to do battle with familiar hot hatch models including the VW Golf R and Audi S3, the 2019 Mercedes AMG A35 accelerates from 0-100 km/h in 4.7 seconds before hitting a top speed of 250 km/h.

As the hatchback is part of the AMG lineup, the chassis has been finely tuned and comes with a range of features. Things like AMG Ride Control adaptive suspension is present as are larger brakes with four-piston callipers, additional braces to support the suspension and steering and speed-sensitive electro-mechanical steering.

Drivers have a choice of five drive modes to choose from. While they may seem familiar, a new mode has been added. ‘Slippery’ mode adjusts the vehicle for low-grip conditions and offers smoother gear changes.

Two unique packages are available for the 2019 Mercedes AMG A35. The AMG Track Pace data logger adds over 80 parameters to monitor via the MBUX system.

The other package Mercedes are offering is the AMG Aerodynamics Package which adds a more aggressive aero kit that has been developed not just for show but to improve handling at high speeds.

Planning an upgrade and want to sell your car? Starting at just AED 99, you can advertise your vehicle on Dubicars today!

Dubicars has new Mercedes A-Class and used Mercedes A-Class for sale in Dubai, Sharjah and Ajman.

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Its been a few months since Aston Martin Zagato confirmed the existence of the Shooting Brake variant. With only a few spy shots of the model testing, finally, the quaint British manufacturer has released a handful of images before its global premiere.

Inside, the bespoke Aston Martin Zagato Shooting Brake is fitted with custom brown leather with unique Zagato stitching. With only two seats, the rear end has been converted into a spacious luggage compartment with a carbon fibre finish. A large glass panel is also visible.

The exterior shots show off the limited-edition Aston Martins white exterior and complementing black roof.

As with the other spectacular Aston Martin Zagato lineup, the Shooting Brake is based on the Vanquish S. This means a 5.9-litre naturally aspirated V12 petrol engine drives the rear axle with 592 horsepower on tap.

Although the model was revealed last year, spotted testing on the highway in the UK three months ago and now shown off in three pictures, Aston Martin has yet to reveal when they will unveil the model, when production will start and when deliveries will begin.

If your eyes a fixated on the Aston Martin Zagato Shooting Brake they are going to stay like that as buying one is near impossible as all 99 are already sold.

In total, Aston Martin has confirmed there will be four variants of the Zagato lineup. The Vanquish Zagato, Vanquish Volante Zagato, Zagato Shooting Brake and Speedster Zagato. The rarest of the bunch is the Speedster as just 28 examples will be built.

Dubicars has new Aston Martin and used Aston Martin for sale in Dubai and Abu Dhabi.

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