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You need to renew your car registration once every year. If you have purchased a new vehicle, the dealer will handle all formalities for the first year. From the second year onwards, you will have to renew your car registration.  Car registration takes place at the Dubai Traffic Department/other emirates traffic department or online and the vehicle testing at Tasjeel Centre Al Barsha, Tasjeel Centre Al Twar, Wasel Belhasa Vehicle Testing Centre in Al Jaddaf and Quick Registration in Al Ghusais (all open 24 hours).

It is worth noting if  a vehicle is not older than three years, it does not need to be tested. It is, therefore, not necessary for the customer to visit the service centre as the whole process can be done online.

Half an hour from start to finish! That’s how long it took me to renew my car registration at the traffic department in Al Barsha this morning. Remarkable when I think back to 15 years ago when I dared not go to get my car registered without our office PRO (Public Relations Officer) to guide me through every step, all the queues and manic hand waving. Read more

Q  Where can I get a international driving license from. My family and I are traveling to in three weeks and only have a UAE license.

A Hi, You can obtain an international driving license from DNATA on Sheikh Zayed Road next to the Marriot Marquis Hotel. Documents required include passport copy,  Visa copy, 2 PP sized photos and your valid UAE license.

Traffic Offences

With the aim to provide updated legal advice in a clear and readable way for expats living in Dubai and the Middle East, here we set out your rights when it comes to traffic offences. It is important to note that the penalties for breaching any of the following traffic laws can include black points, fines and/or imprisonment in some cases. Read more

Recently I visited the Etisalat desk at Dubai Mall regarding an offer they had and I was told I had to go to the main Etisalat office. I asked them “do you mean the one at Defence Roundabout” they all looked at me blankly. As it turned out they had never heard of Defence Roundabout and why should they as it doesn’t actually exist anymore. This got me thinking of all the places that don’t actually exist anymore or are not known by that name or maybe places expats hardly ever have the need to go to now as Dubai has grown. Read more

A common site while driving along any of Dubai’s roads is the large number of blown out tyres strewn across the road. This is very hazardous, not only for the driver of the vehicle who’s tyre just blew out but also for the rest of the on-coming traffic who has to swerve to avoid the shrapnel. One of the main causes for these blow-outs is that the tyres don’t meet the standards required for the weather in the region. Action in Dubai will soon be taken to try and avoid these situations with the resale and reuse of old tyres being banned, as the Emirates Authority for Standardisation and Metrology’s (ESMA) new tyre quality management scheme comes into effect across the UAE. Read more

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