Last updated on June 5th, 2021
United Arab Emirates (UAE) is a hub of business for travellers all around the world with so many opportunities for everyone. Every second person has a well-set business and owns a few of the most elegant and popular cars in Dubai. However driving the same cars over and over again gets monotonous, that’s why people prefer to buy used cars in Dubai and over the entire UAE so that they can replace cars easily. Carswitch is the best-used car market in the UAE, they are based in Jumeirah Lake Towers, Dubai. You can also check their website for the latest car listings.
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UAE as a Hub of Business & Travel
Most of the people who visit UAE go for either work or set up their own business since it’s a hub of businessmen all around the world, therefore, people usually get their own cars for ease of travel. As per the research conducted by Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), Dubai has 540 cars for every 1,000 people which is the highest in any Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC).
As Dubai continues to surge in population, it is expected that the Car manufacturing industries will grow which can result in fast depreciation in old cars leading to very cost-effective purchases for average earning people.
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Top Popular Cars in Dubai
There are few of the most driven and used cars in UAE which tickles the fancy of everyone. Let’s take a look at the top best and most popular cars in Dubai:
Toyota Land Cruiser
Dubai is full of expensive and exotic cars. Though Land Cruiser is a bit heavy on the pocket however due to its reliability and resale value it is the most popular car in Dubai. Toyota Land Cruiser is considered one of the best off-roaders in the world.
The latest model of the Land Cruiser features a 5.6-liter V8 engine which generates an impressive 381 horsepower.
Price of New Car (2020): 170,000 – 280,000 AED
*Price of the Used Car (2019): 77,000 – 190,000 AED
One of the world’s biggest automakers but not because of bringing new and innovative cars into the market, but the modern features added to the car.
The cars made by Toyota are not only economical but reliable with terrific safety features. Toyota Camry is among the most popular cars in Dubai and a prime vehicle used by hundreds of taxis operating in the city.
Price of New Car: 80,000 to 90,000 AED
*Price of Used Car (2017): 45,000 – 60,000 AED
Mercedes Benz S-Class
Mercedes being a trustworthy brand known for its durability and advanced technology; its styling and comfort continue to emerge and keep its place among the top popular brands in UAE.
Mercedes-Benz S-Class is the most popular model of this iconic brand.
Price of New Car (2020): 440,000 – 599,000 AED
*Price of Used Car: 259,000 – 300,000 AED
The reason Mitsubishi Pajero being considered one of the best is its enormous features. The balance between its fuel efficiency and strong off-road capabilities makes it unique and famous among the dessert riders.
With a 3.5 L V6 engine, Pajero can definitely hit the Dubai dunes without compromising on anything because of the large space and 4×4 drive feature.
Price of New Car: 123,000 to 130,000 AED
*Price of the Used Car (2019): 85,000 – 99,000 AED
Like Land Cruiser and the Mitsubishi Pajero, Nissan Patrol is very popular in Dubai due to its off-road capability. It can take you anywhere from carpeted roads to sand bashing in the middle of the desert. Nissan Patrol Safari may not be as iconic as its competitors but its unique features, reliability and unique class bring the spirit of adventure for the riders.
The latest model of the Nissan Patrol is powered by a 5.6-liter V8 engine offering 298KW horsepower which is quite impressive.
Price of New Car (2020): 70,000 – 80,000 AED
*Price of the Used Car (2019): 50,000 – 60,000 AED
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One of the top-selling cars in both Dubai and UAE gives a tough competition in the stream of middle-size sedan class cars. The popularity of this wonderful beast in Dubai is at the top of this Japanese car brand.
The stylish design along with its 2.5-L cylinder engine keeps a spacious sedan that has a paddle shifter for a sporty feel.
Price of New Car (2020): 94,900 – 95,000 AED
*Price of the Used Car (2019): 30,000 – 60,000 AED
Recently BMW X5 has become the latest trend among the residents of Dubai due to its sporty look and outstanding performance. Car Price is another reason for its popularity compared to its competitors.
BMW X5 is powered by an Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I6 3-litre engine that gives the owner an amazing experience of high speeds and exceptional driving dynamics.
Price of New Car (2020): 310,000 – 380,000 AED
*Price of the Used Car (2019): 110,000 – 150,000 AED
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After Camry and Land Cruiser Corolla is the most popular car from Toyota. Corolla is ruling the world for so many years now and they keep improving every year. This compact saloon is known for its fuel economy, reliability, classical looks and interior space. Toyota Corolla is powered by a four-cylinder 1.8litre engine and all Corolla’s are equipped with the latest auto technologies.
The main features included are Variable intermittent windshield wipers, lane-keep assist, automatic high beam, Headlight-integrated LED DRL and automated emergency braking system etc.
Price of New Car (2020): 60,000 – 80,000 AED
*Price of the Used Car (2019): 30,000 – 45,000 AED
The Hyundai Elantra is a compact sedan with attention to aerodynamics design and a powerful engine. This very good-looking car comes in two engine variants 1.6-litre and 2.0mpi. The Hyundai Elantra is getting popular in Dubai and UAE because of its cutting edge highlights, speed, performance and most importantly, the cost.
Price of New Car (2020): 50,000 – 70,000 AED
*Price of the Used Car (2019): 35,000 – 45,000 AED
*Depends on the number of miles driven, and model
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Despite all the luxury and high salaries in Dubai, used cars are very popular among the residents of Dubai. It makes a lot of sense as living cost in Dubai is quite high. Expats usually buy luxury used cars in Dubai and sell them before leaving the country. All of this opens up the opportunity for used cars buyer in Dubai. And it is not surprising if you end up buying only a 1 or 2-year-old luxury car in Dubai at a very reasonable price. Here you can find Dubai luxurious used cars for sale at the cheapest price in the city.