Dubai is a competitive market for buying and selling new or used cars at the regional level. Many expatriates tend to export their Dubai-registered cars to their respective countries, whether during their annual vacation or when they leave Dubai for good, giving a substantial boost to the sale and export of cars at the level of individuals and dealers alike.
The RTA in association with the Federal Traffic & Licensing System, Dubai Police and the Ministry of Interior has permitted renewal of car registration of vehicles issuedfrom other emirates, as well as non-Dubai driving licenses. Apart from renewal of licences and registration of vehicles, the new RTA system will also facilitate no-objection certificates (NOCs). These facilities are being tried at RTA's main customer centre at Umm Al Ramool, Deira Licensing Centre and Al Barsha Licensing Centre and in the next phase will be made available at other RTA centres.