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Ask Louise | Which Car Should I buy in Dubai
Hi Louise, we’re moving to Dubai in 2 weeks and I need to buy a car, I’d love to know if you have any advice for me. I have 2 daughters, 8 and 6, and we’d like something small-medium sized that will stand out in a car park, something fun yet safe. We were thinking of a convertible but not sure it’s a good idea in the heat. Any recommendations would be gratefully received! Thank you.
A Convertible would be lovely for a couple of months of the year but really the rest of the year you will jump into the car and put the air-conditioning on full blast! Even though you are just arriving it is worth thinking about the re-sale of your car and the most popular makes of car for re-sale include Toyota, BMW, Nissan and Ford.
I would also recommend if possible going for a car with a bit of height to give you a good view all around. You will find that when you hit the roads a lot of the cars are big Land Cruisers, Patrols and even quite a few Hummers so if you are in a small saloon you may feel a bit vulnerable. Consider Toyota FJ Cruiser, Jeep Wrangler, Honda CRV, Range Rover Evoque, Ford Explorer/Edge. Unfortunately, none of these will stand out in the car park as loads of people have them and some of the car parks (especially Dubai Mall) are huge!