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Things to do after a car accident in the UAE

Things to do after a car accident in the UAE


Unfortunately, some of us may find ourselves involved in a car accident at some point during our time in the UAE. Understanding what to do if such a thing should happen is a legal requirement and you should always be prepared to deal with it.

There are, of course, different levels of incidents. For this guide we are focusing on a collision between one or more cars in which there are no serious injuries to the people involved. In the event of serious injury, then you must dial 999 for an ambulance immediately. Note: The same steps listed below still apply for serious injuries as well.

The most important document to ascertain in the event of a collision is the Police Report. Without this you can find yourself in serious trouble, both legally and financially.

In Dubai and the Northern Emirates, you dial 999 for the police. In Abu Dhabi and its suburbs you dial 999 for Saeed – the traffic police.

Collision with another vehicle/ Reporting an accident

Step 1: Tie the area down

  1. Regardless of whether you have hit someone or someone has hit you, all cars involved in an incident must stop in the safest place immediately (Do not obstruct traffic).
  2. Turn your hazard lights on and get out of the car (if or when it is safe to do so).
  3. Check that all other people involved, including those in your car and those in other cars, are ok.
  4. In the event of the other driver speeding away from the scene of the accident, try and take down their license plate number; you can hand this to the police when they arrive.

Step 2: Alert the authorities/ How do I report a minor car accident in Abu Dhabi or other emirates.

  1. Dial 999 and explain to the operator that you have crashed and that you require the police. You will need to explain where you are. If an ambulance is required for any injured person (even if you suspect someone needs medical attention) then ask for one also.
  2. Make sure that you have your driving license, car registration card, and Emirates ID or passport ready.
  3. If you can, take some pictures of the damage to your car. Be careful not to take pictures of the people in the other car as this can cause problems later on (remember, you need permission to take photos of other people).


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