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Where to Find the RTA's Vehicle Testing Centers in Dubai

There are multiple Vehicle Testing Centers across the emirate that you may visit when registering your vehicle

Posted on

27 June 2018

Last updated on 19 January 2020
Vehicle Testing Centers by RTA in Dubai

Need to test your vehicle for vehicle registration? Here's a guide to the many Vehicle Testing Centers (VTC) across Dubai you can visit.

The VTCs across Dubai are launched and ran by the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) in the emirate, and each offers different services related to vehicle inspections.

If you have bought a new car from a dealership, often they may assist with the first registration of your vehicle. After that however, you're on your own - to help, check out our guide to renewing your vehicle registration.

On the other hand, if you're a new car owner doing it yourself, or in your 3rd or 4th year of ownership and in need of a test, here you'll find the nearest VTC to you...

Why and when must I test my vehicle in Dubai?

As per Dubai's laws, vehicles must undergo tests at their respective frequencies to ensure they are road worthy. There are different tests available, including; a defect test, an export test, new vehicle registration test, periodic vehicle test and re-tests.

The two most likely tests you'll come across as a driver in Dubai is the new vehicle registration test, and the periodic vehicle test. The former must be done when a new vehicle is registered, and the latter is done after 3 years, and then every year thereafter for light, private vehicles. Periodic tests must be held every year for commercial vehicles, as well as heavy vehicles.

Where are the RTA's Vehicle Testing Centers located?

There are multiple vehicle testing facilities in Dubai, find all the details of each here:

Tamam

Branch: Ras Al Khor
Location: Community 613, Ras Al Khor 4
Services: Light vehicles, heavy vehicles and trailers, renewal test, registration test, export test
Timings: 8am to 10pm

Cars

Branch: Deira
Location: No. 8 Al-Khabeesi area, opposite Hamarain Center P.O. Box 5239
Services: Light vehicles, heavy vehicles and trailers, renewal test, registration test, export test
Timings: 7am to 10pm

Tasjeel

Branch: Warsan
Location: Warsan, University City Street
Services: Light vehicles, heavy vehicles and trailers, renewal test, registration test, export test
Timings: 8am to 10pm

Tasjeel

Branch: Discovery Gardens
Services: Light vehicles, heavy vehicles and trailers, renewal test, registration test, export test
Timings: 8am to 9pm

Tasjeel

Branch: Jebel Ali
Location: Jebel Ali Free Zone, Entrance 18 - Roundabout 13
Services: Light vehicles, heavy vehicles and trailers, renewal test, registration test, export test
Timings: 8am to 3pm

Tasjeel

Branch: Barsha
Location: Sheikh Zayed Road, Al Quoz Industrial 3 - Bur Dubai Traffic Building
Services: Light vehicles, renewal test, registration test, export test
Timings: 8am to 10pm

Tasjeel

Branch: Qusais
Location: Beirut Street, Al Qusais Industrial 5
Services: Light vehicles, renewal test, registration test, export test
Timings: 8am to 10pm

Tasjeel

Branch: Awir
Location: Ras Al Khor, used car complex
Services: Light vehicles, renewal test, registration test, export test
Timings: 7.30am to 9pm

Fun fact: did you know? The word 'Tasjeel' in Arabic literally translates to 'registration'.

Shamil

Branch: Muhaisana
Location: Qusais Industrial 2, Beirut Street
Services: Light vehicles, renewal test, registration test, export test
Timings: 8am to 10pm

Shamil

Branch: Nad Al Hammar
Location: Nad Al Hamar, Nad Al Hamar Street
Services: Light vehicles, renewal test, registration test, export test
Timings: 8am to 10pm

Shamil

Branch: Adhed
Location: Hudaiba, Sheikh Rashid Road, opposite Modern International Hospital
Services: Light vehicles, renewal test, registration test, export test
Timings: 8am to 10pm

Wasel

Branch: Al Jadaf
Location: Al Jadaf, behind Al Wasl
Services: Light vehicles, renewal test, registration test, export test
Timings: 7am to 9.30pm

Wasel

Branch: Al Mizhar
Location: Arabian Centre
Services: Light vehicles, renewal test, registration test, export test
Timings: 8am to 10pm

Mumayaz

Branch: Al Mizhar
Services: Light vehicles, renewal test, registration test, export test
Timings: 8am to 10pm

Mumayaz

Branch: Al Humriyah
Services: Light vehicles, export test
Timings: 8am to 10pm

Shirawi

Branch: Sheikh Zayed Road
Services: Heavy vehicles, renewal test, registration test, export test
Timings: 8am to 10pm

Vehicle Testing Centers by RTA in Dubai

Quick Vehicle Registration Services

For those in need of quick vehicle registration services, there is another VTC in Al Qusais, on Amman Road in Industrial Area 3. At this RTA Vehicle Testing Center, which is open from 7am until 10pm, the following services are available for Dubai drivers:

  • Vehicles licensing services
  • Vehicle and motorcycle testing & registration
  • Special number plates
  • Tourist certificate
  • Refund (Insurance refund certificate)
  • Trade of number plates and renewal
  • Export certificate & transfer certificate
  • Renewal of vehicle registration
  • Clearance certificate
  • Fine payments
  • Transfer of vehicle ownership
  • Renewal and reservation of number plates
  • Replacement of registration card
  • Changing of number plates
  • Typing of the vehicle certificate
  • Replacement of number plates
  • Cancellation for vehicle

Platinum Vehicles Registration Services

Lastly, there is a Platinum Vehicles Registration Services available for Dubai drivers on the ground floor of The Dubai Mall, in the cinema parking, level P1. Here, drivers may have their vehicle renewal test as well as their registration test. The Platinum VTC in The Dubai Mall is open from 8am until 10pm on Saturdays to Thursdays, and from 2pm until 10pm on Fridays.

 
 

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