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Dubai Municipality LogoThe Dubai Municipality constructed a large used car complex at Al-Awir Industrial Area, Dubai, UAE (United Arab Emirates) to support the growing trade of used cars in the emirate. Unlike the used car area in sharjah, the Al Awir complex is located outside the central city area.

The first way to find the complex is by heading towards the Al Awir Used Car Complex Location MapDubai International Airport from the Clock Tower Roundabout. After passing the airport, which will be on your left hand side, you will reach a street light. At the light, keep going straight until the next street light. At the light, turn right, which is now Nadd Al Hamar Road, and head straight to the next street light. At the light, continue straight which will lead to an overpass, which you should go over. You will then come to a street light where you will see the complex infront of you, to your left. To enter the complex, you will need to make a left turn at the light and then make the first right turn that comes. The other route to get to the complex is by heading towards Al Wasl Hospital along the Oud Metha Road. When you come to the Bu Kirda Roundabout, turn left and head along the Ras Al Khoor Road (also known as the Al Aweer Road, which is the road that heads to Hatta), until you come to the first over-head bridge. At the bridge, turn right and then left at the first street light. The car complex will be on your right hand side.

The complex is located right beside the Dubai Cars and Automotive Zone (DUCAMZ), which is Dubai's automobile Freezone. The free zone deals in the distribution of left-hand drive vehicles into the local market and the re-export of right-hand drive vehicles to mainly India, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Yemen and other African countries.

The Complex
The Dubai Used Car Complex spread over 14.3 hectares, with a Al Aweer Used Car Complex Mapwidth of 460 meters (503 yards) and a length of 310 meters (339 yards). The complex has the necessary facilities required to deal with used car trading. The complex is comprised of 126 car showrooms, an auction yard, car testing facility and an administration building. The administration building contains a traffic department, insurance offices, an auction company, and a bank. Golden Bell Auction is the company managing auctions and the bank in the administration building is a branch of the Middle East Bank. Offices at the complex are open in the morning from 7:30am to 2:00pm and then again in the evening from 4:30pm to 11:00pm.

Weekly Auction
Golden Bell Auction LogoOn Wednesday of each week, Golden Bell Auctions organizes the auction of 20 to 50 vehicles. Golden Bell Auction's website contains the weekly list of vehicles being sold, which can be found here. Each vehicle auctioned, has to be first tested at the Eppco's Tasjeel car testing facility. All cars should be submitted by Monday so that the vehicles can be studied and advertised. Buyers at the auction will pay a refundable deposit before the starting of the auction, to confirm their sincerity. The auction is held between 6:00pm and 9:00pm.

Vehicle Registration
Dubai Police LogoWith an office in the adminstration building, Dubai Traffic can handle all the payments of fines and car registrations required in selling and buying a car in the used car complex.

Eppco Tasjeel LogoCar Testing at Eppco's Tasjeel
The Dubai Traffic Department handed over the checking of cars to Eppco's Tasjeel service which has vehicle check-up centers throughout Dubai. With a branch at the used car complex, the testing of cars can normally take less than half an hour and costs Dhs. 50.

Insurance and Finance
A few insurance companies are found in the administration building and finance services are provided through Middle East Bank if necessary.

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