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Old Jun 25th 2008, 2:50 pm
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Hi, I was wondering if anyone could tell me how to go about transporting a car from the UK to Dubai, how long it takes and roughly how much it costs?


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Old Jun 25th 2008, 2:55 pm
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Have you thought about the steering wheel issue? They drive on the right over here!
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Old Jun 25th 2008, 2:59 pm
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No I wasnt aware-I should probably have done more homework on this- are car prices similar to home?
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Old Jun 25th 2008, 3:02 pm
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Originally Posted by markjmcsorley View Post
No I wasnt aware-I should probably have done more homework on this- are car prices similar to home?
No, they are considerably cheaper over here, especially the big gas-guzzling SUV types.
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No, they are considerably cheaper over here, especially the big gas-guzzling SUV types.
Sounds good thanks for your help!
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i may be wrong, but i'm sure someone told me it was almost impossible to import a car cos there isn't the ME spec, and you would need to get it converted to left hand drive, which wouldn't make it worth your while...that said, this may be complete bollox, sure someone will correct me though...!

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You would have to make sure that your air conditioning system was super-duper, you definately need it here, plus I've heard rumours that certain cars haven't been adapted for the weather here and parts of them melt in the heat!
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Don't bother, it's next to impossible....there was a thread about this a few months back you might be able to find that went in to it.

Cars aren't that badly priced out there anyway...
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You cannot drive RHD vehicles on the roads in the UAE, it's against the law.

Sell your car and with the money you could buy a better car out here!

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You cannot drive RHD vehicles on the roads in the UAE, it's against the law.

Sell your car and with the money you could buy a better car out here!

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ooh, glad to hear i wasn't just making it up...!

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You cannot drive RHD vehicles on the roads in the UAE, it's against the law.
I'm sure that wouldn't bother the locals- they'd just tear down the SZR backwards. Voila- left hand drive!
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I'm sure that wouldn't bother the locals- they'd just tear down the SZR backwards. Voila- left hand drive!
Thanks everyone for the advice, im obviously new to this and hope to arrive in Dubai soon, any top tips-its obviously going to be quite a culture (and climate thankfully) shock!
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Originally Posted by markjmcsorley View Post
Thanks everyone for the advice, im obviously new to this and hope to arrive in Dubai soon, any top tips-its obviously going to be quite a culture (and climate thankfully) shock!
Have a look at www.autotraderuae.com which should give you a good indication of car prices over here
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Thanks everyone for the advice, im obviously new to this and hope to arrive in Dubai soon, any top tips-its obviously going to be quite a culture (and climate thankfully) shock!
read the wiki...
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