Buying A Vehicle (New)

The process of buying a vehicle in Dubai is fairly straightforward, particularly when buying a new vehicle as the car dealer will typically handle most of the paperwork. New vehicles must be insured and registered annually, but they don’t need to be inspected at a test centre for the first two years. Many showrooms offer amazing deals on financing, such as interest-free payment plans for the first few years as well as free insurance and breakdown cover as an added incentive to buying a new car.


Unless you’re a cash buyer, you need to meet the requirements for vehicle finance through one of the UAE banks. If you are buying the car through a dealer, they will assist with this procedure.

What to bring

  • Passport with residence visa (original and copy)
  • Resident ID
  • UAE driving licence (original and copy)
  • Bank statements for the past three months, showing salary transfer.
  • Salary certificate from your employer.


  • Cash for purchase
  • Find a vehicle you would like to purchase.
  • Arrange vehicle finance if necessary (at a bank or with the dealer).
  • Request number plates from RTA.
  • Insure the vehicle and register it with the Dubai Traffic Police (see Registering your vehicle).
  • The above procedures will probably all be done for you if you purchase the vehicle from a dealer.

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