Insuring A Vehicle

Under UAE law every vehicle on the road must be insured, (the car is insured, not the driver). Packages vary between insurance providers and benefits to look out for are agency repairs, off-road cover, roadside assistance, GCC cover and windscreen protection.

Prerequisites

  • UAE resident
  • Vehicle owner with valid UAE driving licence
What to bring
  • UAE driving licence (copy)
  • Passport with residence visa (copy)
  • Copy of the vehicle registration card or, if it is a new car that has not been registered yet, a copy of the (pro-forma) invoice, or customs clearance documents declaring the vehicle details.

Procedure

  • Shop around for quotes that suit your needs; check if the policy covers Oman as this is often extra.
  • You will be able to choose the start date of your insurance when you make an online or telephone booking. (Keep in mind that you cannot register a car with the relevant traffic authorities without valid insurance).
  • After approval of your application, the insurance company will issue the policy documents.
  • A notification with policy number and copy of the policy will be emailed to you.
  • The original insurance policy documents will be posted to your PO Box address.

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