Buying Auto Insurance in Dubai – Practical Tips

Having a car in Dubai is simply a must for most expatriates. You will have to put up with busy traffic and congestion, but it is much better to be in a car than in a public transport bus. You cannot register your vehicle without insuring it first. Just like in any country, you are legally obliged to purchase auto insurance.

You have to buy a package that corresponds to the legal minimum set by the Dubai authorities. These packages are called TPFT, which stands for third party, theft and fire. Basically, it covers property damage and injury liability. It also gives you a basic level of financial protection in case of your car being stolen or damaged by fire. As the name suggests, this type of policy does not provide collision coverage. Continue Reading

What to Do in Case You Are Involved in a Car Accident in Dubai

Regrettably, Dubai is not the safest place to drive in the world. In fact, the emirate is quite high up in the charts for road accidents with approximately 2000 happening every year. Hopefully, provided that you drive safely and carefully keeping all road traffic regulations, you will never get into an accident. However, it is worth knowing what to do in such a situation, since panic and confusion are quite common among drivers and passengers alike.

In case you get involved in a card accident in Dubai, you have to contact the police immediately. The emergency number is 999. You can use this number of 998 to call an ambulance. 997 is the telephone of the fire and civil defense. The dispatcher on the other side of the line will speak English, so it should not be a problem for you to explain your situation. The important thing is to try to stay clam. Continue Reading