Learn about abandoned cars in Dubai, how to buy and ship them to your destinations, among other things.
Dubai is a luxury, chic and posh destination for some of the world’s most lavish residents. This means exotic cars in Dubai are a common sight. Dubai is one of the cities in world with the highest number of luxury cars, including supercars. In fact, the Arabian city is the home to the world’s first and only female-only supercar owners’ club, Arabian Gazelles.
Given the foregoing, neglected cars in Dubai happen rather frequently. According to Gulf News, approximately 2000 to 3000 cars get abandoned in Dubai each year. This is a boon to buyers looking for cheap cars for sale in Dubai.
Abandoned regular cars, exotica, supercars and hypercars are some cars to buy in Dubai. You could find these in the categories of Dubai abandoned cars and crashed cars.
Given luxury cars are teeming in Dubai, sales of crashed and abandoned cars in Dubai are cheap. In this way, to find an inexpensive car in Dubai for sale is relatively easy. Comparatively, to buy abandoned Dubai cars is cost-effective, even after fixing and shipping or shipping and fixing.
Dubai abandoned cars are kept in Dubai car graveyard (Dubai supercar graveyard, if you like) and are sold on Dubai auto auction websites. Their auction also features a range of abandoned supercars in Dubai.
The following video may be instructive.
Dubai abandoned cars are sold through Dubai vehicle auction websites or houses. Here, you can find virtually any Dubai supercars for sale. You can also get regular and classic cars from the abandoned car market in Dubai. Some reliable Dubai car auction agents are Copart UAE Auctions LLC and Emirates Auctions L.L.C.
NB Shipping information below.
Copart is a leading online re-marketer of vehicles, selling over 2 million vehicles per year and with more than 170 facilities across the world. In 2012, Copart branched out its resources to the Middle East, with the first headquarters set up in Dubai, UAE. This makes it one of the major Dubai auto auction.
Used car buyers, dismantlers, dealers, body shops, salvage buyers and other individuals can find Copart useful as they support 100% online car auctions featuring used, wholesale and salvage vehicles. At Copart, you are not only able to buy car online at an online auction, or let their proprietary software do the bidding for you.
On this car market website, you can easily find used Dubai cars, salvaged Dubai supercars, among others. To buy a supercar in Dubai online from Copart, for example, you can either search their inventory or use their calendar to bid for a car for sale.
Address: Copart UAE Auctions LLC – DIC, Plot:500-663 SEIH SHUAIB 3 Dubai, UAE
Phone: +971 4 459 2700
Email: [email protected] (for membership) & [email protected] (for vehicle info)
Operating hours: 9:00 am-5:00 pm, Sunday – Thursday
Emirates Auction (EA) bills itself as the first and largest online car auction in UAE and Middle East. They also auction machineries. Their Guinness World Records seem to be good indications that they’re a UAE car auction agent to be reckoned. This is especially true as they have undertaken different certifications and strive to maintain high standards, relevant for customers’ protection and satisfaction.
At this UAE car market, you can buy new, damaged, salvaged and used UAE cars online. Car details such as information on shape, type, color, mileage, and the year of manufacture are well documented.
Address: Ras Al Khor, Industrial Area 2, Opposite Auto Market
Telephone: 600 545454 | +971 4 331 3333
Fax:+971 4 320 3333
Email: [email protected]
Operating hours: Saturday – Thursday: 8:00 am – 9:00 pm
Emirates Auction and Copart render shipping services through which they can ship your car from Dubai to the USA, UK, Canada, South Africa and all over the world. If you want this service, contact them:
Telephone: 600 545454 | +971 4 331 3333
Fax:+971 4 320 3333
Email: [email protected]
Phone: +971 (4) 459 2300
Hours: 9:00 am-5:00 pm, Sunday – Thursday
AlphaWorldWide.me (who we’re in no way affiliated to) could also help you with the shipping, particularly to countries in Europe and GCC. Visit their website at AlphaWorldWide.me or find them on IG at @alphaworldwidecarshipping. Please, we have no affiliation with the businesses mention here.
Below are videos of abandoned Dubai supercars graveyard. Note that the crashed supercars are repairable.
NB You might not find some cars in the park on the auction sites, although after a while you could.
The cost of abandoned Dubai supercars is one of the reasons why buyers are heavily after them. Another reason however is variety. Dubai scrapyard cars, including supercars, are cheap. The prices they’re sold for are only fractions of the original prices. It’d be interesting to mention that crashed luxurious cars are appreciably cheaper than the abandoned ones but the abandoned ones are, again, some of the cheapest in the world.
Below are price samples of what you could expect in the abandoned car market in Dubai. Note that the following car examples may either be abandoned and having a faulty or working condition or may be crashed but repairable. The samples with prices closer to the original prices are all virtually abandoned cars in a working condition and may be with minor “fault”.
As there are different cars in Dubai scrapyard in terms conditions, so are there different reasons to why supercars get abandoned in Dubai. The first reason would be accidents and this is pretty much expected anywhere in the world. In this connection, I say to our Dubai-based readers to always drive gently. I suspect that as Dubai is such a glitzy and glamorous place, some supercar owners wouldn’t want to fix their crashed supercars and thus abandon them or sell them and they’re usually cheap.
There’s another reason and this may be peculiar to Dubai or a few cities and that’s the city’s financial laws and this dates back to 2008. At the peak of the Global Financial Crisis in 2008, a large number of exotic and expensive supercars and luxury vehicles were abandoned in the city as their owners could no longer afford the repayments.
This is because under Dubai law at the time, a person who failed to pay a loan was at risk of a jail sentence, and consequently fled the UAE leaving their expensive cars behind. Fast forward to this day, according to a motoring journalist, Damien Reid, a Dubai-based Australian, “… there’s no longer a risk of jail time simply for loan default.”
“Many people did ‘dump and run’ during the (2008 to 2010 Global Financial Crisis) because back then a bounced cheque was a criminal offence resulting in a prison sentence.”
“So when many expats lost their jobs, they simply walked out of their rented accommodation, left their cars and credit card debt behind, and jumped on a one-way flight,” he said. “So for about two years, it was true, you did see abandoned cars, and back then the airport car park had a lot of dusty exotica.”
People are effectively buying abandoned supercars in Dubai year in, year out which means these buyers should have exhausted the luxurious cars seized in Dubai in 2008 and even in 2010. While that’s true, the supercar graveyard welcomes scores of luxurious cars as authorities to this day still seize plenty of supercars, and many expats still leave cars behind just because they are too lazy – or too rich – to be bothered selling their secondhand luxurious vehicles.
According to Reid’s exchange with CarAdvice, Dubai police can impound cars for three months if a driver is caught running a red light, tailgating, driving on the hard shoulder, or travelling at 45km/h over the speed limit, “so the impound yards for cars are always full and always have some good supercars in there”.
Before a car is impounded, it’s issued a notice and its owner is sent a notice which could be via SMS. If the owner doesn’t respond within 15 days, the car gets seized and the owner has until six (6) months to claim their car after paying a fine. Once six months, being the deadline passes, the abandoned or seized vehicles are auctioned for a fraction of their original price.
The combination of abandoned cars and those wrecked in crashes – make Dubai home to one of the richest and most valuable scrapyards in the world. In other words, it’s the place with the highest density of very expensive vehicles left to rot. You could avail yourself of this abandoned luxurious cars’ wonderland. We strive to get you this information; kindly share it on your social platforms. Thank you and stay a Dubai Tour Pro! | See: Car Repair Dubai.