Renewing your vehicle is important when living in Abu Dhabi. All you have to do is get your vehicle tested from ADNOC vehicle testing centres if your car is older than three months. Get your motor insurance that is up to 12 months. Pay all your outstanding fines and then you will be able to renew your vehicle either online or by going to a centre.

Vehicle Registration Renewal Abu Dhabi Contact & Location

There are about 9 places in Abu Dhabi from where you can renew your vehicles. They all open around 7 am and close around 7:30 pm. You can contact these places on:

Location Contact Website
Renew Car Registration    
Abu Dhabi Licensing Department & Heavy Vehicle    800 3333
Light Vehicles Registration Office   800 3333
Drivers and Vehicles Licensing Department 800 3333  
Emirates Transport government vehicle inspection 02 652 2600  
Confiscated Cars Abu Dhabi 02 513 4277
Vehicle Registration 055 5728940
ADNOC Vehicle Inspection Centre 02 554 4098
Abu Dhabi Police Smart Traffic Centre    

Vehicle Registration Renewal Abu Dhabi Fees

You have several ways when it comes to registering your car for the first time. You can register it MOI smart application, their website, or Emirates vehicle gate. The first time registering fees is AED 400/-.

Further, before getting your car renewed you need to get it inspected, checked and insured. The cost of inspection is about AED 170/- and takes about 30 – 45 minutes. The fees for renewal is AED 350/-.

Vehicle Registration Renewal Abu Dhabi Submitting an Application

There are two ways that you can submit an application for car renewal and get it renewed in Abu Dhabi. The two ways are:

  1. Real Time – Once you have all the documents required and your car insured, you can visit the Abu Dhabi Police general Headquarters or one of the locations mentioned above. They will give you a new registration sticker once the process has been done. This sticker should then be stuck in your car over the old one.
  • Online – Visit the Abu Dhabi Police e-services portal. Select the tab for registration, enter all required details, submit documents and confirm your preferred delivery method. Your renewal process will be processed within 5 working days. You can also visit MOI website or Emirates Vehicle gate for online renewal. The process will be the same.

Vehicle Registration Renewal Abu Dhabi Grace Period

Renewing your car is really important in Abu Dhabi. Your car is renewed for 12 months and you are given a grace period of 30 days in which you can get your car inspected, insured, and tested. The old insurance is applicable for 13 months that is it covers the costs of inspection during this grace period. However, If the car is not renewed after it, there is a hefty fine of AED 500/-.