Sure, loads of people write articles titled “How to buy a car in Abu Dhabi”, but the truth is, I when I bought a used car in Abu Dhabi, my fourth such purchase but first in the UAE, and whenever I clicked on any of them, they were short on “actual details that would have helped”.
As is the case with a lot of stuff that expats try to do here, the best way to go about it is ask people who have bought cars what to do, then piece together the procedure from there.
So here is my unofficial guide to buying a used car in Abu Dhabi.
I have been writing a little eco-tips column for the weekend paper's House and Home section, which is fun, and in it today I detail my recent victorious battle with cockroaches. I hate cockroaches. They ruin my life. And I come from Canada where, if you have even one (and no one has just one), you are basically one dirty mother*&^%er.
*Rich-Joseph Facun's pic from The National – those are not my dead roaches, but it's still satisfying to see them
The Dubai ruler tweeted news of the birth Saturday, prompting many to marvel at this break with the UAE's traditionally very private royal families. One might expect to learn about the new child of a ruler via the state news agency WAM, well after the fact – if at all. With his Facebook page and Twitter accounts, though, Sheikh Mohammed has been much more open.