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Old Sep 19th 2010, 6:21 pm
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Does anyone know if any of these cars that were dumped at Airports etc when people left are sold off via auctions here or anything? Or if there are car/bike auctions in the UAE anywhere?
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Old Sep 19th 2010, 7:54 pm
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Does anyone know if any of these cars that were dumped at Airports etc when people left are sold off via auctions here or anything? Or if there are car/bike auctions in the UAE anywhere?
Try this; not great but a start...

http://www.manheimarabia.com/
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Old Sep 20th 2010, 4:11 am
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Try this; not great but a start...

http://www.manheimarabia.com/
The do auctions. I've seen adverts for them in the gulf news classifieds. You pay (I think) 3000 Dh as an entry fee which is credited against your purchase.
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Old Sep 20th 2010, 5:07 am
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But how can this be?? Good old Lt Gen Tamim said that the stories of hundreds of cars dumped at airports, apartment blocks etc was wrong..

If so, what are they auctioning??
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Try this - I think this is where they ended up:

http://emiratescarauction.com/CarOnl...FYKY2AodmmRbHg
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Old Sep 20th 2010, 5:22 am
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Only 20 or so cars on the whole site (and they are poo!) Maybe there are no cars after all!!! Manheim are one of, if not THE biggest auctioneers in Europe (maybe the world) for auto's so if they have no stock then maybe auctioning isn't that popular here?
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Originally Posted by K8-notlate View Post
Try this - I think this is where they ended up:

http://emiratescarauction.com/CarOnl...FYKY2AodmmRbHg
That's a good site! Thank you
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But how can this be?? Good old Lt Gen Tamim said that the stories of hundreds of cars dumped at airports, apartment blocks etc was wrong..

If so, what are they auctioning??
My husband was at the airport the other night & saw some 50 cars dumped on just one the the levels of the carpark. Or he might have been hallucinating.
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Old Sep 20th 2010, 5:39 am
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My husband was at the airport the other night & saw some 50 cars dumped on just one the the levels of the carpark. Or he might have been hallucinating.
He judged them as dumped because they were filthy or because the keys were in them or some other reason? Proper question
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Hubby and I took a drive up north the other weekend and were amazed to see Dubai cars littered all over the place - covered in dust and semi valid registrations - probably thought the car would be harder to find if it was dumped outside Dubai borders - and they weren't rentals
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Hubby and I took a drive up north the other weekend and were amazed to see Dubai cars littered all over the place - covered in dust and semi valid registrations - probably thought the car would be harder to find if it was dumped outside Dubai borders - and they weren't rentals
Up North being Ras Al Khaimah? I wonder how someone could just buy one of these dumped vehicles before it hits the auction houses etc.....
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You could try approaching your bank to see if they have any cars that have been impounded that you want to buy direct from them - at the end of the day the want their money back - they don't really care how they get it
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You could try approaching your bank to see if they have any cars that have been impounded that you want to buy direct from them - at the end of the day the want their money back - they don't really care how they get it
Hmmmmm..........I'll not be offering whats owed, thats for sure!!! But yes, its worth a shot!
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He judged them as dumped because they were filthy or because the keys were in them or some other reason? Proper question
Because they all an inch of dust on them & one had a notice on the windscreen that said 'I hate Nakheel'. Rather obvious really
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Because they all an inch of dust on them & one had a notice on the windscreen that said 'I hate Nakheel'. Rather obvious really
Maybe their owners are all using the Metro nowadays..

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