x Abu Dhabi, UAETuesday 16 January 2018

Dubai vehicle testing services now available on Fridays

New Friday service will help to ease pressure at testing centres during the week, says RTA.

DUBAI // Car owners in Dubai can now get the vehicle testing required for insurance and registration renewal done on a Friday, the Licensing Agency at the Roads & Transport Authority (RTA) has announced.

"Vehicles testing and insurance services will be available on Fridays, but not transaction processing," said Mohammed Nimaat, director of Vehicles Licensing Services.

Tasjeel, Shamil, Tamam Al-Ghandi, Al-Shirawi, Cars, and Al-Mumayaz testing services will take turns remaining open on a Friday, and customer can contact the RTA's Call Center (800 9090) to find out which are open.

The hours were extended to "meet the needs of a huge chunk of the public who asked for the provision of these two services during official holidays", Mr Nimaat said. He said he hoped the extra shift would improve matters for both customers and employees by easing the workload on week days.