In Dubai its no more an option to not have a car as an expatriate. The limited public transport system in the country is steadily growing, but still inconvenient and inappropriate for regular trips, especially for employees for whom punctuality is a must.
Whilst your trusted and favorite car can be imported from abroad, in Dubai buying a used car on sale by different sources is generally cheaper than importing a car. Auto showrooms and dealerships are plentiful in this Middle-Eastern country so expats have little trouble selling their dream cars at a reputable location.
Besides being generally less costly than cars that sell in the United States or the United Kingdom, a car’s purchase often requires fewer waiting times and approval times, so consumers might well find that buying a car in Dubai is less stressful than they normally do. The guide will direct you through everything you need to know about finding a used car on sale in UAE, the purchasing process, the registration of your car and certain special Dubai driving regulations.
Where can I find a used car on sale in UAE and how?
To find a used car on sale to buy in Dubai is similar to those other parts of the world. Before you decide what car you want to purchase, perform a detailed research on the internet to find out which car dealers or individual sellers are selling your vehicle of choice. The vehicle is to be seen and checked in person and on the Dubai RTA website, its most recent inspection stamp, to ensure the car is free from fines and charges. Check out our other article here: https://www.starwheeler.com/tips-on-buying-and-selling-used-cars-in-dubai/
We will explore different options in a commercial vehicle market and reaffirm some of the more obvious “buyer beware” warnings following a “loved” purchase.
Local Authorized Dealerships
Most of the authorized dealers have second hand car options to select from. These will be usually 1 to 5 years old with low mileage usage, and is likely to have been sold and serviced by the same dealer since it was first bought out.
Some dealers also give a 12 month warranty because the dealers are certain that there will be no trouble.
The good part of going through this way is that most probably you will end up with a car that will likely come with a good warranty and costing you almost near to the purchase of a new car.
In simple words, you get almost a new car with peace of mind.
On the contrary side, this option will be the most expensive way to buy a used car in UAE. And in some cases, you might end up signing a deal of car servicing with the same dealer for a period of time, if the guarantee offer from the dealer has to be valid.
A well known name in the second-hand cars in UAE is Al Futtaim Motors’ Automall. They are the owners of the Toyota, Lexus, Volvo, Honda, and Chrysler/Jeep dealerships,so Automall has lots of choices to go with.
You can also look online for other brands of the cars to check the latest versions of the car you want to buy and their prices.
There are also a few private car dealers in Dubai who specifically deal with used cars on sale. 4X4 Motors is a well known among the people here as it has been in the market for a while now. They always have lots of stock in multiple outlets.
Target Auto Showroom in Sheikh Zayed Road is another dealer who is well known in Dubai. They also have luxury premium used cars on sale.
There are also others along the Sheikh Zayed Road near Business Bay and Dubai Downtown area. All kinds of cars ranging from different prices can be found here.
Dubai’s Used Car Souq
Gold Souq of Dubai is well known for its spices, fabrics, gold etc, where you can find everything related to your daily activities with multiple sellers and competitive prices.
But have you ever heard of Car Souq? Yes, there is one!
Its located in Ras Al Khor Industrial area called Al Aweer Used Car Market. Most of the independent used car dealers in Dubai can be found around this area and in this market as well. Here is a detailed information about Used Car Market in Dubai.
Apart from multiple sellers of used cars on sale, you will also find many car insurance offices there. Also the Al Tasjeel (the Dubai Road Transport Authority’s department tasked with road-worthiness, testing, and registration) has an office there which will make your work much easier.
You can literally just go and buy the car here and get all other things like inspection, test-drive, register the car and drive away the same day. Assuming you arrive there early morning and select a used car in less time before the closing times of Al Tasjeel.
Online Used Car Market
Last but not the least and latest trending way of buying used cars on sale in UAE. You get to see and select from all the different types of cars and their every details here. Its always suggested to do your research well online either you buy online or offline.
Make sure to spend some time on researching about your next car before deciding on which one to go. Setting a target price range and checking previous history of the car is highly recommended here.
There are many websites which come up when you do a Google search about buying used cars on sale. One of the well known among them is Dubizzle.com with huge number of cars to select from. Unfortunately, its not a free to post your ad website, so most of the cars might come a little costly by adding the expenses of posting ad here.
Another recommended website is our classifieds section of Used Cars In UAE where is free for the sellers to post their car ads and sell their cars fast. You can directly contact the seller and get detailed info of the car and bargain a good price without any middle man involvement. With increasing number of cars everyday, you will find your next used car here fast.
If you go on the second-hand route of your first car to buy in Dubai, you will surely be spoiled with choices.