Buying a new car is a big commitment. It involves putting a significant investment, which is why many people stay away from it, especially during the first few years after moving to Dubai. If this is a dilemma you face, why not consider buying a second-hand car? It’s a more affordable option than buying a new one. Dubai has a great selection of authorised dealers and outlets where you can find mint condition second-hand cars/used cars for sale. Want to know more about them? Read on to know all about the places you can buy used cars in Dubai.
Best places to buy used cars in Dubai
Here are the top five places to buy used cars in Dubai. All of these are authorised used car dealers in the UAE, which means that you are guaranteed a selection of top quality second-hand cars.
Al Futtaim Motors’ Automall
Known to be one of the top used car dealers in the UAE, Al Futtaim Automall offers the most seamless experience of selling and buying pre-owned vehicles in Dubai. You can shop from a range of second-hand car makes and models ranging from luxury cars such as Cadillac to more affordable options such as Toyota. You can even trade in your existing car and upgrade to something that suits your needs. Apart from offering used cars for sale, they also offer a range of other services including issuing vehicle valuation certificates, service, maintenance and finance solutions when purchasing the car.
The outlets of Al Futtaim Motors’ Automall can easily be located using Google Maps. For more detailed information on the directions, timings and services of each outlet, contact 600-567-005.
- Location: Four locations – Dubai Festival City, Airport Road, Airport Road Service Center, Al Aweer
- Timing: Dependant on the location
- Contact: 600-567-005
Al Aweer Auto Market
The Al Aweer Auto Market is a used car market in Ras Al Khor that features the best authorised used car dealers in Dubai. Whether you are looking for something exotic or more fuel-efficient options, you are likely to find it at the Al Aweer Auto Market. If you are lucky, you can even find limited edition models for certain car brands here. Due to the large collection of second-hand car dealers and an array of car brands on offer, this market is definitely one of the best places to buy used cars in Dubai.
Since the Ras Al Khor Industrial Area isn’t serviced by metro station, the easiest way to get to the Al Aweer Auto Market is by cab or bus. If you plan to go by bus, the stop to get down at is called ‘Ras Al Khor, Used Cars Exb. 2’. Here are the bus routes that go to the Al Aweer Auto Market include: route #63E from the Al Quoz bus station, route #61 from Ghubaiba bus station, route #64 from Gold Souk bus station and route #55 from the Satwa bus station.
- Location: Al Awir Road, Ras Al Khor Industrial Area
- Timing: 10:00 am – 08:00 pm (Sat-Thu), closed on Fridays
- Contact: 800 900
Emirates Auction is another great place to buy second-hand cars in Dubai. Established in 2004, this is the first and the largest online auction in UAE. They specialise in auctioning items ranging from automobiles to number plates and property too! Whether you are looking for a Ferrari or a Honda Accord at Emirates Auction, you’ll be able to find it here at some great prices. If you’re lucky you could even get a Ferrari for half its price! Bids can also be placed online on their website.
The Emirates Auction office is located adjacent to the Al Aweer Auto Market. The same bus routes that go to the Al Aweer Auto Market go to the Emirates Auction office too; just get down at the stop called ‘Ras Al Khor 11’.
- Location: Manama Street, Ras Al Khor Industrial Area
- Timing: 09:00 am – 06:00 pm (Sat -Thu), closed on Fridays
- Contact: 600-545-454
Individual Car Dealerships
If aren’t able to find the car you desire in any of the other places, try visiting any of the existing car dealers in the UAE. This is a great option If you already have a specific car model and make in mind. Many of the vehicle showrooms in Dubai also have a selection of pre-owned vehicles for sale at discounted rates. They feature low mileage and are serviced by the dealership itself, making them indistinguishable from a new car. While this may be a slightly pricier option, you will get peace of mind buying from the official showroom. Some of the options you can consider include Nissan, Galadari, Al Futtaim and Gargash.
Online web portals
Don’t have time to head to all of the other outlets? Well, thanks to the power of the internet you can browse through a vast selection of used cars for sale in the UAE, from the many online portals. You can find many websites offering classified listings with used cars for sale, however, if you are looking for websites that exclusively deal with second-hand cars for sale in Dubai, here are the ones you can consider. Most of these places cater to other emirates too, so if you are looking to buy second-hand cars anywhere else in the UAE, you can find them here.
- Car Switch (carswitch.com)
- Yalla Motor (uae.yallamotor.com)
- Dubi Cars (dubicars.com)
- Auto Trader UAE (autotraderuae.com)
There you have it! All the places with used cars for sale in Dubai. While the city does have an advance Public Transportation system that can get wherever you want to go, the newer residential communities like Dubailand and Town Square do need you to have a car if you live there. Gated communities like The Meadows and The Lakes also have limited access for public transportation links like buses and taxis, so having a car is important if you live here too.
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