In the UAE’s car industry, classic cars are in high demand. Several historic car museums may also be found across the emirate. If you are a prospective buyer, the information about classic car registration and inspection may be useful.
Here’s a step-by-step guide to registering a classic car in the UAE.
REGISTRATION OF CLASSIC CARS IN THE UAE
Except for Abu Dhabi, the process of registering a classic car is the same in all emirates. Learn how to register a classic car in the emirates listed below.
DOCUMENTS REQUIRED IN THE UAE FOR CLASSIC CAR REGISTRATION
For classic car registration in the UAE, the following papers are required:
- Previous registration in case of prior registration
- Vehicle Customs Certificate
- Original invoices from the vehicle manufacturers
- Car insurance documents
- Valid Emirates ID/Passport
- Valid and original UAE driving license
- Other historical documents
DUBAI CLASSIC CAR REGISTRATION
A car must be 30 years old to be labeled a classic. It should also adhere to the safety requirements established by the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) and the Automobile Touring Club UAE (ATC).
ASSIGNMENT BY CATEGORIES
A classic car is examined in two ways in the UAE: visually and for safety. The classic cars are classified based on the results of these tests. They are as follows:
A – Cars in category A are permitted to travel 10,000 kilometers per year on all UAE highways. Cars made between 1950 and 1970 are often classified in this category.
B – Owners of these cars are permitted to drive them across the UAE up to 5,000 kilometers per year. This category includes automobiles manufactured before to 1950.
C – These vehicles are not permitted on Dubai streets due to speed constraints, as some Dubai roads have a minimum speed limit of 60 km/h.
D – Cars in this category should not be driven in the evening due to equipment such as headlights that are insufficient for low-lit regions. You may, however, drive them throughout the day.
E – Category E cars can only be driven on service and internal roads.
F – These vehicles are purely for show.
DUBAI CLASSIC CAR REGISTRATION FEE
The classic car registration charge in the UAE is roughly AED 850, with the registration fee being AED 430 and the classic car inspection fee being AED 420. After the registration is finished, a brown number plate is provided.
ABU DHABI CLASSIC CAR REGISTRATION
There are just two types of classic cars in Abu Dhabi. The first category includes cars that may be driven on all roads and have a one-year registration duration. This category’s classic cars registration charge is AED 400, while the renewal fee is AED 350.
In the second category, classic cars that will not be driven are only considered for car shows. Technical inspections and Abu Dhabi auto insurance are required for such vehicles. For these cars, the registration charge is roughly AED 1100 for a three-year term, and the renewal fee is AED 1050.
Cars in the second category must be carried on a truck and must never be driven on public roads.
CLASSIC CAR REGISTRATION CENTER OF THE RTA
Here is the list of classic car registration centres operational under RTA.
- Barsha Tasjeel
- Al Warsan Tasjeel
- Hatta Tasjeel
- Wasel Nad Al Hammar
- Wasel Al Jaddaf
- Tamam Al Kindi
- Al Mutakamilah Vehicles Testing
- AG Cars Vehicle Testing- Al Mamzar
- Al Yalayis Vehicle Testing
You can get a classic car now that you know everything there is to know about classic car registration. If a historic car is not what you’re searching for, have a look at these used cars for sale in the UAE. Also, after you get a car, be sure to do classic car maintenance such as checking the tyre pressure, engine, fluid levels, and so on.